THE REWARDS OF HOLINESS

KEY SCRIPTURE; 2 Samuel 22:21. “The LORD rewarded me according to my righteousness: according to the cleanness of my hands hath he recompensed me”.

Holiness that is living in purity, abstaining from evil and walking in the light, in love and in righteousness has great and immense rewards from the Lord. It has a very high honor before the Lord. Some of the rewards are as follows

1.Holiness gives us an audience with the Lord. Hebrews 12:14“Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord:”. Holiness is the pass that takes a man into God’s presence. Every Christian lives in God’s presence by virtue of The Lord’s eternal declaration in Matthew 28:20, yet a man who walks in holiness receives the manifested presence of the Lord.

2.King Saul pursued David to every corner possible yet the Lord delivered Him because of his righteousness or holiness. Your holiness would reward you in the day of satanic attack. Balaam could not curse the Israelites because there was no iniquity in their midst. Numbers 23:21. He hath not beheld iniquity in Jacob, neither hath he seen perverseness in Israel: the LORD his God is with him, and the shout of a king is among them. Your enemies can not harm you because of your holiness.

3.Holiness makes one very bold. Proverbs 28:1. “The wicked flee when no man pursueth: but the righteous are bold as a lion”. Fear has so much inhibitions. Many dreams have been killed because of fear. Holiness or uprightness establishes a sense rightness with God that put a certainty of His approval and makes the child of God move forward with a knowing that victory is assured.

4.Demons always tremble in the presence of a Holy man. Matt 8:29 “And, behold, they cried out, saying, what have we to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of God? art thou come hither to torment us before the time? “Those devils in the man trembled because of the Lord’s holiness.

5.Holiness will exempt you from the wrath of God that will come on all the unrighteous. Genesis 7:1 “And the LORD said unto Noah, come thou and all thy house into the ark; for thee have I seen righteous before me in this generation”

6. The Lord grants victory to the upright as he strengthens him in battle. Job 17:9. The righteous also shall hold on his way, and he that hath clean hands shall be stronger and stronger. God is always disposed towards the righteous or Holy man and will strengthen him against his enemies. No matter the strength of the enemy that comes against us the upright in heart would be strengthened to overcome.

7.The eyes of the Lord is constantly upon the holy man. Job 36:7a “He withdraweth not his eyes from the righteous”: The angels of the Lord actually encamp around the righteous or Holy man and delivers them. Holiness is a sure security.

PRAYER

Father I pray in the name of the Lord Jesus for all Christians to commit ourselves to loving you and waking in holiness. May every deception of sin be overcome.

FURTHER STUDIES

Proverbs 14:34 ‘Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people.’

1 Samuel 26:23′ The LORD render to every man his righteousness and his faithfulness: for the LORD delivered thee into my hand to day, but I would not stretch forth mine hand against the LORD’S anointed.”

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