KEY SCRIPTURE: Romans 12:1. “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service”.
Holiness is dedication to post separation or total dedication is the meaning of the word holiness in both the Greek language and the Hebrew as well. To experience the life of holiness you must yield your members unto God. Romans 6:19, I speak after the manner of men because of the infirmity of your flesh: for as ye have yielded your members servants to uncleanness and to iniquity unto iniquity; even so now yield your members servants to righteousness unto holiness.
We considered holiness and our mind. We looked at the Christ consciousness. All these would be of no benefit if you do not yield your members unto the walk of righteousness, producing holiness. The man who steals must steal no more and start working to support the weak and needy. The husband who beats his wife must stop battering his wife and start using kind words and showing acts of love.AS our key scripture says dedicate your body as a living sacrifice unto the Lord. NOTE; The only vessel God accepts is a sacrificed vessel. You are totally yielded to Him or not. God does not deal with half dedicated vessels.
Every half dedicated vessel is an impure vessel or instrument. The Lord warned His disciples to be careful of the leaven of the Pharisee. Mt 16:6 “Then Jesus said unto them, take heed and beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees”. The leaven of the Pharisee is a life of hypocrisy. It is a life that portrays to serve and obey God yet seeks the honour of men and not God. It is a superficial dedication onto God. The essence and joy of living is to please God continually, anything short of this makes life a misery.
God seeks for vessels that are fully yielded to Him so he would show Himself mighty on their behalf (2nd Chronicles 16:9). God is ready to perform great miracles in the lives of all his children yet many are far away in their hearts. Do not rub yourself of God’s blessings. Be true to yourself and dedicate your members totally to Him.
I am totally dedicated to God. I have no business giving myself partly to God. The Lord continually shows His power and goodness unto me. Praise be to his name.
2Chronicles 16:9. “For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to shew himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him. Herein thou hast done foolishly: therefore, from henceforth thou shalt have wars.”
Romans 6:16. “Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?”