JULY 6, 2008 AM
“OUR SUPREME COMMANDER”
SCRIPTURE READING: PSALM 46
SCRIPTURE TEXT: Isaiah 54:5
For thy Maker is thine husband; the Lord of hosts is
his name; and thy Redeemer the Holy One of Israel;
The God of the whole earth shall he be called.
God has promised that His
people would be fruitful.
A promise is only as good as the character of the
one making the promise.
In Isaiah 54:5 God manifests His character in six
different ways which in turn show us that He will
keep His promises.
In His first manifestation, God revealed His
creativity, wisdom and foreknowledge as our Maker.
In His second manifestation, God revealed His love
and concern for His people as a husband.
In His third manifestation, God reveals His power
and authority as The LORD of Hosts.
The size of the problem is no problem.
2 Chronicles 14:11 And Asa cried unto the
Lord his God, and said, Lord, it is nothing with
thee to help, whether with many, or with them that
have no power: help us, O Lord our God; for we rest
on thee, and in thy name we go against this
multitude. O Lord, thou art our God; let not man
prevail against thee.
The difficulty of the problem is no problem.
Jeremiah 32:17 Ah Lord God! behold, thou
hast made the heaven and the earth by thy great
power and stretched out arm, and there is nothing
too hard for thee:
God has the authority, power and resources to
Romans 4:21 And being fully persuaded
that, what he had promised, he was able also to
It says that God is the
LORD of hosts, not the LORD of host.
I. THE LORD OF ALL ANGELIC HOSTS.
1 Kings 22:19
And he said, Hear thou
therefore the word of the Lord: I saw the Lord
sitting on his throne, and all the host of heaven
standing by him on his right hand and on his left.
GOD SENDS A HOST OF ANGELS TO DELIVER ELISHA
2 Kings 6:16-17 (KJV)
And he answered, Fear not: for they that be with us
are more than they that be with them.
And Elisha prayed, and said, Lord, I pray
thee, open his eyes, that he may see. And the Lord
opened the eyes of the young man; and he saw: and,
behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots
of fire round about Elisha.
Psalm 68:17 The chariots of God are
twenty thousand, even thousands of angels: the Lord
is among them, as in Sinai, in the holy place.
B. GOD SENDS ONE ANGEL TO DELIVER JERUSALEM.
Isaiah 37:36 Then the angel of the Lord
went forth, and smote in the camp of the Assyrians a
hundred and fourscore and five thousand: and when
they arose early in the morning, behold, they were
all dead corpses.
II. THE LORD OF ALL HEAVENLY HOSTS.
Lift up your eyes on high,
and behold who hath created these things, that
bringeth out their host by number: he calleth them
all by names by the greatness of his might, for that
he is strong in power; not one faileth.
GOD CAUSES THE SUN TO STAND STILL.
Joshua 10:12-13 Then spake Joshua to the
Lord in the day when the Lord delivered up the
Amorites before the children of Israel, and he said
in the sight of Israel, Sun, stand thou still upon
Gibeon; and thou, Moon, in the valley of Ajalon.
And the sun stood still, and the moon stayed,
until the people had avenged themselves upon their
enemies. Is not this written in the book of Jasher?
So the sun stood still in the midst of heaven, and
hasted not to go down about a whole day.
GOD MOVES THE SUN BACK TEN DEGREES.
Isaiah 38:8 Behold, I will bring again
the shadow of the degrees, which is gone down in the
sun dial of Ahaz, ten degrees backward. So the sun
returned ten degrees, by which degrees it was gone
C. GOD LEADS THE WISE MEN BY A STAR.
Matthew 2:2, 9, 10
Saying, Where is he that is
born King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in
the east, and are come to worship him … When they
had heard the king, they departed; and, lo, the
star, which they saw in the east, went before them,
till it came and stood over where the young child
was. When they saw the star, they rejoiced with
exceeding great joy.
III. THE LORD OF ALL THE ANIMAL HOSTS.
GOD USES A DONKEY TO CONVEY HIS MESSAGE.
Numbers 22:27-28 And when the ass saw the
angel of the Lord, she fell down under Balaam: and
Balaam's anger was kindled, and he smote the ass
with a staff. And the Lord opened the mouth of the
ass, and she said unto Balaam, What have I done unto
thee, that thou hast smitten me these three times?
B. GOD USES A RAVEN TO FEED ELIJAH
1 Kings 17:2-6 And the word of the Lord
came unto him, saying, “Get thee hence, and turn
thee eastward, and hide thyself by the brook
Cherith, that is before Jordan.
And it shall be, that thou shalt drink of the
brook; and I have commanded the ravens to feed thee
So he went and did according unto the word of the
Lord: for he went and dwelt by the brook Cherith,
that is before Jordan.
And the ravens brought him bread and flesh in
the morning, and bread and flesh in the evening; and
he drank of the brook.
C. GOD SHUTS THE LIONS MOUTH THAN OPEN THEM UP.
Daniel 6:22-24 My God hath sent his
angel, and hath shut the lions' mouths, that they
have not hurt me: forasmuch as before him innocency
was found in me; and also before thee, O king, have
I done no hurt. Then was the king exceeding glad for
him, and commanded that they should take Daniel up
out of the den. So Daniel was taken up out of the
den, and no manner of hurt was found upon him,
because he believed in his God. And the king
commanded, and they brought those men which had
accused Daniel, and they cast them into the den of
lions, them, their children, and their wives; and
the lions had the mastery of them, and brake all
their bones in pieces or ever they came at the
bottom of the den.
JESUS PAYS HIS TAXES BY A FISH.
Notwithstanding, lest we
should offend them, go thou to the sea, and cast an
hook, and take up the fish that first cometh up; and
when thou hast opened his mouth, thou shalt find a
piece of money: that take, and give unto them for me
IV. THE LORD OF ALL HUMAN HOSTS.
Daniel 4:17 … to the intent that
the living may know that the most High ruleth in the
kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will,
and setteth up over it the basest of men.
2 Kings 19:28 Because thy rage against me
and thy tumult is come up into mine ears, therefore
I will put my hook in thy nose, and my bridle in thy
lips, and I will turn thee back by the way by which
Job 12:19 He leadeth princes away
spoiled, and overthroweth the mighty.
Proverbs 21:1 The king's heart is in the
hand of the Lord, as the rivers of water: he turneth
it whithersoever he will.
V. THE LORD OF ALL SATANIC HOSTS.
Job 1:12 And the Lord said unto Satan,
Behold, all that he hath is in thy power; only upon
himself put not forth thine hand. So Satan went
forth from the presence of the Lord.
Job 2:6 And the Lord said unto Satan,
Behold, he is in thine hand; but save his life.
B. THE DEMONIC.
Mark 5:12-13 And all the devils besought
him, saying, Send us into the swine, that we may
enter into them.
And forthwith Jesus gave them leave. And the
unclean spirits went out, and entered into the
swine: and the herd ran violently down a steep place
into the sea, (they were about two thousand;) and
were choked in the sea.
James 2:19 Thou believest that there is
one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe,
God is the LORD of Hosts.
CONCLUSION: Do we believe God’s promises and
receive, or do we doubt and go without?
Doubt is always destructive.
Faith is forever constructive.
The man of faith builds.
The man who lacks faith breaks down.
JULY 6, 2008 PM
SCRIPTURE READING: JOHN 20:19-31
SCRIPTURE TEXT: John 20:28
And Thomas answered and said unto him, “My Lord
and my God.”
Thomas was troubled and perplexed; he truly
had not yet come to a full understanding of who
Until we understand who Jesus is, we will never make
Him God or Lord of our lives.
There are a lot of people today who claim to be
Christian yet have never made Jesus either God or
Lord of their lives.
The first step in becoming a Christian is making
Jesus our God, the second step, living the Christian
life, is make Him our Lord.
It is one thing to say Jesus is my God it is
something entirely different to say He is my Lord.
There are many today who want Jesus to be God of
their lives, (saving them from sin and Hell), but
are unwilling to make Him Lord of their lives by
seeking to serve Him.
We worship our God on Sunday and we serve our Lord
Monday through Saturday.
JESUS MY GOD
We make Jesus our God when we recognized Who
He is and what He has done for us.
God is the one we worship.
John 4:23-24 But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall
worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the
Father seeketh such to worship him.
God is a Spirit: and they that worship him
must worship him in spirit and in truth.
We worship who we admire
We praise who we worship
We seek to be like the one we worship
We worship with our hearts (love) not just our
True worship involves both our heart, our emotions
and our actions.
Hollywood has corrupted love and has changed
it into lust.
There are those within Christianity who have changed
true worship into emotional demonstration.
They are looking for an emotional high.
There is a difference between true worship (love)
and an emotional high (lust).
Love is concerned about
Lust is self-centered
Love involves commitment
Lust lacks commitment
Love involves sacrifice
Lust is unwilling to
sacrifice for the good of another
Love involves giving out
more than taking in
Lust only takes it never
The question we must answer is, do we really worship
God in love or is it just an emotional high.
II. JESUS MY LORD
When we make Jesus our God we will then see
Him as our Lord.
The Lord is the one we serve.
We serve at His pleasure
Luke 17:7-10 (NLT) "When a servant comes in from plowing or taking care
of sheep, he doesn't just sit down and eat.
He must first prepare his master's meal and
serve him his supper before eating his own.
And the servant is not even thanked, because
he is merely doing what he is supposed to do. In the
same way, when you obey me you should say, 'We are
not worthy of praise. We are servants who have
simply done our duty.' "
We serve out of love not
Romans 8:1 There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ
Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the
1 John 4:15-19 Whosoever shall confess that
Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he
And we have known and believed the love that God
hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth
in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.
Herein is our love made perfect, that we may
have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he
is, so are we in this world.
There is no fear in love; but perfect love
casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that
feareth is not made perfect in love.
We love him, because he first loved us.
We serve to please Him not
John 4:34 Jesus saith unto them, My meat
is to do the will of him that sent me, and to finish
John 6:38 For I came down from heaven,
not to do mine own will, but the will of him that
We serve to profit Him
5:14-16 Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be
Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a
bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light
unto all that are in the house. Let your light so
shine before men, that they may see your good works,
and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
1 Corinthians 10:31 Whether therefore ye
eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the
glory of God.
We serve wholeheartedly
Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy
might; for there is no work, nor device, nor
knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, whither thou
3:17 And whatsoever ye do in
word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus,
giving thanks to God and the Father by him.
Colossians 3:23-24 And whatsoever ye do,
do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men;
knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward
of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ.
CONCLUSION: The question we must
continually ask ourselves is, “Who or what Jesus is
to me today?”
Have we made Him both Lord & God of our lives?
JULY 13, 2008 AM
BY THE BLOOD OF THE LAMB”
SCRIPTURE READING: Isaiah 49:1-12
SCRIPTURE TEXT: Isaiah 54:5 (KJV)
For thy Maker is thine husband; the Lord
of hosts is his name; and thy Redeemer the Holy One
of Israel; the God of the whole earth shall he be
INTRO: The greatest theme in the Bible is
the story of man’s redemption.
In the first three chapters of the Bible, God
created man in the Garden of Eden to have fellowship
with him but man sinned and that fellowship was
The rest of the Bible is filled with the story of
how God redeemed fallen man and made a way that man
could once again have fellowship with God.
The Children of Judah were faced with going into
Babylonian captivity, but God promised them that He
would bless them and they would once again be
They were to prepare their hearts for the time God
was going to pour out His Spirit upon them and
fulfill His promise.
This promise was not just for the Jews but it is now
given to God’s Church.
In the fifth verse, God manifest Himself in six
different ways to show Judah that He was going to
keep His promise.
God refers to Himself as THY REDEEMER.
I. WHAT IS A REDEEMER?
A redeemer is one who has
the responsibility of restoring the rights and
privileges of the one who needs to be redeemed.
Leviticus 25:47-49 (NIV) If an alien or a
temporary resident among you becomes rich and one of
your countrymen becomes poor and sells himself to
the alien living among you or to a member of the
alien's clan, he retains the right of redemption
after he has sold himself. One of his relatives may
redeem him: an uncle or a cousin or any blood
relative in his clan may redeem him. Or if he
prospers, he may redeem himself.
NOTE: The first thought of redemption is in
regards to the physical or natural world.
1 Chronicles 17:21
And what one nation in the earth is like
thy people Israel, whom God went to redeem to be his
own people, to make thee a name of greatness and
terribleness, by driving out nations from before thy
people, whom thou hast redeemed out of Egypt?
The Jews were looking for redemption from the
Many people today see God as only a means to meet
their natural needs.
The idea of redemption includes deliverance
from all forms of evil, both physical and spiritual.
There are those who wish to play down the fact that
God redeems us from physical evils in the natural
Jesus came to redeem us from both the evils of this
natural world and the evils of the spiritual world.
Ezekiel 34:16 I will seek that which was
lost, and bring again that which was driven away,
and will bind up that which was broken, and will
strengthen that which was sick: but I will destroy
the fat and the strong; I will feed them with
There are times when God will allow physical
calamities to come into our lives in order to
develop spiritual qualities.
He was sending the Jews into Babylon because of
their sins, but He promised to bring them back to
Jerusalem as their Redeemer.
II. WHO NEEDS TO BE REDEEMED?
All of us have sold
ourselves into the slavery of sin and need to be
Isaiah 53:6 All we like sheep have gone
astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and
the Lord hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.
Romans 3:23 For all have sinned, and come
short of the glory of God;
1 John 1:8 If we say that we have no sin,
we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.
WE ARE REDEEMED FROM THE PENALTY OF SIN.
Galatians 3:13 (KJV)
Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a
curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one
that hangeth on a tree:
Isaiah 55:7 Let the wicked forsake his
way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let
him return unto the Lord, and he will have mercy
upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly
Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us
from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a
peculiar people, zealous of good works.
WE ARE REDEEMED TO LIVE A GODLY LIFE.
NOTE: The aim of redemption is to make men
Redemption’s positive power.
Ezekiel 11:19 And I will give them one
heart, and I will put a new spirit within you; and I
will take the stony heart out of their flesh, and
will give them an heart of flesh:
2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore if any man be
in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are
passed away; behold, all things are become new.
NOTE: Through Christ’s redemption we are set
free to live an abundant life in Him.
John 10:10 The thief cometh not, but for
to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come
that they might have life, and that they might have
it more abundantly.
Ephesians 3:17-19 That Christ may dwell
in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and
grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all
saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth,
and height; and to know the love of Christ, which
passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all
the fulness of God.
Redemption is a continuous process.
ALL HAVE BEEN REDEEMED BUT NOT ALL WILL ACCEPT
The vast majority of Jews, remained in Babylon.
The dreadfulness of sin is largely in the love of
They are like a prisoner that has been given a
pardon but refuse to accept it.
2 Peter 3:9 The Lord is not slack
concerning his promise, as some men count slackness;
but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that
any should perish, but that all should come to
III. HOW ARE WE REDEEMED?
NOTE: We are incapable of redeeming
Proverbs 20:9 (NIV)
Who can say, "I have kept
my heart pure; I am clean and without sin"?
We are all infected and impure with sin. When we
proudly display our righteous deeds, we find they
are but filthy rags. Like autumn leaves, we wither
and fall. And our sins, like the wind, sweep us
We are redeemed by the
Blood of the Lamb.
Romans 3:24 Being justified freely by his
grace through the redemption that is in Christ
Colossians 1:14 In whom we have
redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness
1 Peter 1:18 Forasmuch as ye know that ye
were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver
and gold, from your vain conversation received by
tradition from your fathers;
Revelation 5:9 And they sung a new song,
saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to
open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and
hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every
kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation;
JULY 13, 2008
OUR HELP IN THE TIME OF TROUBLE
SCRIPTURE READING: PSALM 46
TEXT: Psalm 46:1
God is our refuge
and strength, a very present help in trouble.
good is a place of refuge if it does not protect us,
what good is strength if it does not deliver us?
we need is
help that will not only protect us from the attacks of
the enemy but will also give us the strength to
defeat the enemy.
And the Lord shall help them and deliver them: he
shall deliver them from the wicked, and save them,
because they trust in him.
have often heard,
“God helps those who help themselves.”
truth is God helps those who cannot help themselves.
But I am poor and needy; yet the Lord thinketh upon
me: thou art my help and my deliverer; make no
tarrying, O my God.
a Help, a present Help, a Help found, one whom we
have found to be so; a Help at hand, one that is
always near; we cannot desire a better, nor shall we
ever find the like in any creature. Let those be
troubled at the troubling of the waters, who build
their confidence on a floating foundation; but let
not those be alarmed who are led to the Rock, and
there find firm footing.
WHERE ARE YOU LOOKING FOR HELP?
When you are facing a situation that is too great
for you to handle alone, where do you go to for
And what will
ye do in the day of visitation, and in the
desolation which shall come from far? to whom will
ye flee for
help? and where will ye leave your glory?
NOTE: Too often we seek help from the wrong source.
2 Chronicles 16:7-9 (NLT)
At that time Hanani the
seer came to King Asa and told him, "Because you
have put your trust in
the king of Aram instead of in the Lord your God,
you missed your chance to destroy the army of the
king of Aram.
remember what happened to the Ethiopians and Libyans
and their vast army, with all of their chariots and
horsemen? At that time
you relied on the Lord, and he handed them all over
The eyes of the Lord search the whole earth in order
those whose hearts are fully committed to him. What
a fool you have been! From now on, you will be at
II Chronicles 32:8
With him is an
arm of flesh; but with us is the Lord our God to
help us, and to fight our battles. And the
people rested themselves upon the words of Hezekiah
king of Judah.
Psalm 20:7 (NLT) Some nations boast of
their armies and weapons, but we boast in the Lord
Give us help
from trouble: for vain is the help of man.
Put not your
trust in princes, nor in the son of man, in whom
there is no help.
God should be our first not
our last line of defense.
Psalm 34:7-10 (NLT)
For the angel of the Lord guards all who fear him,
and he rescues them.
Taste and see that the Lord is
Oh, the joys of those who trust in him!
Let the Lord's people show him reverence, for
those who honor him will have all
Even strong young lions sometimes go hungry,
but those who trust in the Lord will never lack any
My help cometh
from the Lord,
which made heaven and earth.
Not only is God our best
source of help, but when fighting spiritual battles,
He is our only source of help.
II Corinthians 10:4
weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty
through God to the pulling down of strong holds;)
God is the only
source of help that we can completely depend upon.
the Lord had been my help, my soul had almost dwelt
II. NO ONE IS BEYOND THE NEED OF GOD’S HELP.
There are those who claim
they will never need any ones help, let alone God’s
Isaiah 28:15, 18
ye have said, We have made a covenant with death,
and with hell are we at agreement; when the
overflowing scourge shall pass through, it shall not
come unto us: for we have made lies our refuge, and
under falsehood have we hid ourselves: And your
covenant with death shall be disannulled, and your
agreement with hell shall not stand; when the
overflowing scourge shall pass through, then ye
shall be trodden down by it.
In this life, there will be
many times we will be in need of God’s help.
I looked on my
right hand, and beheld, but there was no man that
would know me: refuge failed me; no man cared for my
We will even face times of discouragement.
Why art thou
cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted in
me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him
for the help of his countenance.
There will be times we need
to draw from past deliverances.
hast been my help, therefore in the shadow of thy
wings will I rejoice.
Happy is he
that hath the God of Jacob for his help, whose hope
is in the Lord his God:
III. WE CAN LIVE IN PEACE, KNOWING GOD IS OUR HELP.
Knowing our source of help
will bring us peace.
124:8 Our help is in the name of the Lord, who made heaven and earth.
Fear thou not;
for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy
God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee;
yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my
For I the Lord
thy God will hold thy right hand, saying unto thee,
Fear not; I will help thee.
It does not matter what we
are facing, God is able and willing to help us.
For the Lord
God will help me; therefore shall I not be
confounded: therefore have I set my face like a
flint, and I
know that I shall not be ashamed.
Lord God will help me; who is he that shall condemn
me? lo, they all shall wax old as a garment; the
moth shall eat them up.
It does not matter where we
are; God is there to help us.
God is in the
midst of her; she shall not be moved: God shall help
her, and that right early.
No matter what situation we
find ourselves in we can come to God for help.
Help is now available to carry us through life. No matter
what confronts us—trial, trouble, tribulation,
temptation—help is available, the very help of God
Himself. God will pour out His marvelous grace upon
us—all of His strength and blessings. God’s grace
will strengthen us to walk right through the trial
and trouble. His grace will help us conquer and
triumph over all circumstances and situations.
therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that
we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time
JULY 20, 2008
“THRICE HOLY GOD”
SCRIPTURE READING: Isaiah 6:1-7
SCRIPTURE TEXT: Isaiah 54:5
For thy Maker is thine husband; the Lord
of hosts is his name; and thy Redeemer the Holy One
of Israel; The God of the whole earth shall he be
As God sought to comfort
and reassure the Jews as they faced going into
captivity that He would deliver them, He referred to
Himself as the Holy One.
What does the term HOLY mean to you?
Many people have a misconception on what is
They only consider the outside of man.
Matthew 23:25 (GW) "How horrible it will
be for you, scribes and Pharisees! You hypocrites!
You clean the outside of cups and dishes. But inside
they are full of greed and uncontrolled desires.
The holiness that comes from man will produce
Holiness that comes from God will produce true
Exodus 3:11 And Moses said unto God, Who
am I, that I should go unto Pharaoh, and that I
should bring forth the children of Israel out of
Isaiah 6:5 Then said I, Woe is me! for I
am undone; because I am a man of unclean lips, and I
dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips: for
mine eyes have seen the King, the Lord of hosts.
1 Corinthians 15:9
For I am the least of the apostles, that am not
meet to be called an apostle, because I persecuted
the church of God.
I. HOLINESS IS A DIVINE ATTRIBUTE OF GOD.
Psalm 22:3 But thou art holy, O thou that
inhabitest the praises of Israel.
1 Samuel 2:2 There is none holy as the
Lord: for there is none beside thee: neither is
there any rock like our God.
NOTE: Because God is holy, He is free from
sin and all its ramifications.
Habakkuk 1:13 Thou art of purer eyes
than to behold evil, and canst not look on iniquity:
wherefore lookest thou upon them that deal
treacherously, and holdest thy tongue when the
wicked devoureth the man that is more righteous than
Because God cannot change His nature He cannot lose
He always has been holy and He will always be holy.
II. GOD’S HOLINESS HAS TWO ASPECTS.
NOTE: Sinful man cannot come into the presence of a
Thrice Holy God.
1 Samuel 6:20 And the men of Beth-shemesh
said, Who is able to stand before this holy Lord
God? and to whom shall he go up from us?
Psalm 66:18 If I regard iniquity in my
heart, the Lord will not hear me:
Isaiah 59:2 But your iniquities
have separated between you and your God, and your
sins have hid his face from you, that he will not
In the Tower of Babel, man tried to approach God in
John 10:1 Verily, verily, I say unto you,
He that entereth not by the door into the sheepfold,
but climbeth up some other way, the same is a thief
and a robber.
NOTE: God cannot have one standard from
Himself and another for His people.
Because He is holy He demands that His people be
Leviticus 19:2 Speak unto all the
congregation of the children of Israel, and say unto
them, Ye shall be holy: for I the Lord your God am
1 Peter 1:15-16 But as he which hath
called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of
conversation; because it is written, Be ye holy; for
I am holy.
NOTE: If God is holy and sinful man cannot
come into the presence of the Thrice Holy God how is
this to be?
Because God is holy it means that He is also good
Therefore, God has made a way for penitent man to
come into His presence.
Psalm 130:3-4 If thou, Lord, shouldest
mark iniquities, O Lord, who shall stand?
But there is forgiveness with thee, that thou
mayest be feared.
John 10:9 I am the door: by me if any man
enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and
out, and find pasture.
Hebrews 9:11-12, 24, 27-28 But Christ being come
an high priest of good things to come, by a greater
and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands,
that is to say, not of this building; neither by the
blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he
entered in once into the holy place, having obtained
eternal redemption for us. For Christ is not entered
into the holy places made with hands, which are the
figures of the true; but into heaven itself, now to
appear in the presence of God for us: and as it is
appointed unto men once to die, but after this the
judgment: so Christ was once offered to bear the
sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall
he appear the second time without sin unto
1 John 1:9
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to
forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all
III. HOW DOES GOD’S HOLINESS ENCOURAGE US?
Deuteronomy 32:4 He is the Rock, his work
is perfect: for all his ways are judgment: a God of
truth and without iniquity, just and right is he.
BECAUSE GOD IS HOLY HE CANNOT LIE.
God is not a man, that he
should lie; neither the son of man, that he should
repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? Or
hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?
Romans 4:21 And being fully persuaded
that, what he had promised, he was able also to
NOTE: Whatever God has promised He will
BECAUSE GOD IS HOLY WHAT HE DOES IS RIGHT.
Because God is holy He
works in righteousness.
Jeremiah 23:6 In his days Judah shall
be saved, and Israel shall dwell safely: and this is
his name whereby he shall be called, THE LORD OUR
Psalm 119:137 Righteous art thou, O Lord,
and upright are thy judgments.
Psalm 145:17 The Lord is righteous in all
his ways, and holy in all his works.
BECAUSE GOD IS HOLY HE IS ALSO JUST.
Because God is holy He will
provide a way for us to become holy.
Zephaniah 3:5 The just Lord is in the
midst thereof; he will not do iniquity: every
morning doth he bring his judgment to light, he
faileth not; but the unjust knoweth no shame.
CONCLUSION: Because God is Holy we can put
complete trust in Him.
Because God is Holy He will not ask or demand us to
do something that we cannot accomplish.