Today’s Devotional – April 27th (How Do I Become Holy?

By admin On April 27th, 2014

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Today’s Devotional -April 27th

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HOW DO I BECOME HOLY?

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Isn’t it true today, that most of us are feeling quite UN-holy right now.

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And there are some who claim holiness, but by their lawless lifestyle, actually make a mockery of the word “holy”!

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And isn’t it also true, that today’s Christianity is filled with vain trifling and giddiness, with joking and sporting among God’s people?

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And didn’t Habakkuk hit the nail squarely, concerning this generation, when he said… “Therefore the law is slacked, and judgment doth never go forth: for the wicked doth compass about the righteous; therefore wrong judgment proceedeth.”? Habakkuk 1:4.

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Francken Hieronymus the Younger-Parable of the Wise and Foolish Virgins- c 1616-wikipedia-pub-dom

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NOT FEELING HOLY

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Christians today are overwhelmed by ungodly foolish talk and amusements, and all the common triteness and vanity, both in and out of Church.

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We are not a holy people to a great degree.

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But many of God’s people would like to be.

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Listen to Peter’s words… “Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness” 2nd Peter 3:11.

 

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And yet, many of us worldly ones know that we fall way short of the mark; but we’re puzzled as to what to do about it.

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Laughing – (color added) – Fotothek df roe neg – Wikimedia – Share-alike License

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But still the question remains to be answered… “How can I be holy?”

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Question Marks – At a loss – svg – Wikimedia Commons – Share-Alike License

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PRACTICAL EVERYDAY HOLY LIVING

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(IMMERSING ONE’S SELF IN HOLY THINGS)

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A good place to start is for a Christian to begin immersing his or her self in holy things.

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A Christian cannot expect to become miraculously holy, while still eating out of the proverbial “Pig’s Trough”.

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In other words, just as “Bad company corrupts good character” 1st Corinthians 15:33, so also good company encourages good character! 

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Listen… “He that walketh with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed.” Proverbs 13:20

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So here the Lord makes it very simple. We must walk with wise men.

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And let’s face it! There are no wiser men than Matthew, Paul, Isaiah and all the other writers of the Bible!

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USMC – Prayer before Bible study – Wikimedia – public domain

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POSITIVE MEASURES

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The Christian should begin to surround himself with holy influences.

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For instance, instead of watching less-than-holy people on TV, he should replace that with, say, a recorder and earphone, and an audio version of the Bible.

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Instead of listening to sensual “Christian” music, try listening to choral music instead (You never know: that choral music just might elevate your thoughts to a higher degree!)

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Francken Hieronymus the Younger-Parable of the Wise and Foolish Virgins- c 1616-wikipedia-pub-dom

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WALK AND PRAY!http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Starry_Night_at_La_Silla.jpg

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Instead of worldly hobbies, try taking up The Signs Of Heaven as a hobby, for instance, by finding these heavenly signs in the night sky.

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Or take up hiking or daily walks in order to get closer to God through prayer.

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Starry Night at La Silla – Wikimedia – Share-Alike license

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FOOD & CONVERSATION

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Instead of eating junk food, try eating similar to how Christ ate.

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Instead of worldly communications, seek out those who are holy in conversation.

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Fruit Stall in Barcelona Market by Daderot – Wikipedia share-alike license

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SEE THE CHANGE!http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:US_Navy_040327-N-1261P-058_Navy_Chaplain,_Lt._Marc_Massie_assigned_to_Naval_Mobile_Construction_Battalion_Seventy_Four_(NMCB-74)_studies_his_Bible_for_an_upcoming_service.jpg

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Before long, you may find that your behavior begins to become much more reverent…

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Listen once again… “He that walketh with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed.” Proverbs 13:20.

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Could God have made it any plainer than this above statement?

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Chaplain reads Bible – Wikimedia – US Govt. Public Domain

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DAY & NIGHT

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Psalm 1 gives the formula for the successful Christian life.

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And one of the aspects found in that Psalm, is to meditate upon God’s Law (the Bible) day and night (“But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in His law doth he meditate day and night.”).

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This is not a suggestion. This is a command! From God!

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And the Christian should order his or her life in such a way, so as to allow this command to become a reality.

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Holy Bible – Wikimedia – Creative Commons Lic.

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Help me to guard me heart with all diligence! Help me to separate myself from all needless ungodly associations. Help me to fill my mind with Thy Word…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Ark of the Covenant Constellation, Pt. 2: How To Enter The Most Holy Place” or you can also read… “The Ark of the Covenant Constellation”

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THE END

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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THE ARK IN THE HEAVENS

 

Two Turtledoves birds & Flower Of The Field Constellations

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So what importance to us is all this information? Well, if a person goes out at night, beginning in April (earlier in southern-most latitudes, and later in northern-most), in the pre-dawn hour, they just might locate the constellation commonly referred to as the Sagittarius Constellation . It is located in the southern sky. (Each night it appears a little earlier, slowly inching westward, through the summer, until it finally disappears below the western horizon in November.)

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Ark of the Covenant Constellation

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At first, it simply appears as two twin birds flying westward. But if you look once again, it just might appear as a long box-like figure, with one star on the right, as you face it, and two stars on the left. The box, of course would be the Ark, and the stars on either side would represent angels, which are sometimes referred to as stars in the Bible (for instance, “the seven stars are the angels…” Revelation 1:20). To the right is a star-chart from Wikipedia, in which the editor of this site has sketched in this Sagittarius Constellation, to show how God created it to appear.

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Star-chart to right is from Wikipedia. Editor has sketched over Sagittarius to show this Ark Constellation.

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “The Ark of the Covenant Constellation”

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TOMORROW:

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above picture: Prophet Jeremiah – www.christianimagesource.org – Public Domain

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