KEY SCRIPTURE: 1Peter 2:5. Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.
In our earlier discussions, we have established that holiness is the foundation of the existence of our Father God. Holiness therefore becomes the bases He relates with everything. Every servant of God must do so in holiness. Every Christian before God is an active servant in the body of Christ. When the body of Christ is considered as a building, the Christian is seen as a living stone that plays a role in the building up of the house of God.
We are holy through our separation unto God and we are also holy in essence, that is, our being is made holy by virtue of the Holy Spirit who lives in us. The Holy Spirit in us is the anointing that consecrates us. We see an analogy of this in the consecrations of Moses temple and the priesthood. Exodus 40:9 “And thou shalt take the anointing oil, and anoint the tabernacle, and all that is therein, and shalt hallow it, and all the vessels thereof: and it shall be holy”. Through the anointing of the vessels they were hallowed or sanctified and were made holy. God cannot have any vessel in his presence which is not hallowed. I wish to tell you dear child of God that you are a vessel in the house of GOD. The Holy Spirit in you has hallowed you, or has sanctified you. You are holy and must not defile yourself.
With this understanding, we rather maintain our holiness than trying to be holy. Trying to be holy is a struggle, yet that is not the case with us. Reading further in Exodus 40:10 we see that Moses anointed the altar and everything was made holy “And thou shalt anoint the altar of the burnt offering, and all his vessels, and sanctify the altar: and it shall be an altar most holy”. Now understand this, it was not the vessels that made themselves holy, it was the anointing by Moses that made them HOLY. If the Spirit in you has made you Holy why soil yourself. Why defile yourself with impure thoughts. Why steal God’s money. Please you are not a sinner trying to be holy, but the holy man that sin wants to take you captive, resist it. Serve the Lord in Holiness for you are holy.
I am holy not by my ability but by the anointing of the HOLY SPRIT.I do not attempt to be holy; holiness is who I am. I do everything in holiness.
Exodus 40:13. “And thou shalt put upon Aaron the holy garments, and anoint him, and sanctify him; that he may minister unto me in the priest’s office”.
1 Peter 2:9. But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvelous light: