We are called to be holy as God is holy. But how?!
Many Christians have a wrong perspective of holiness—thinking it is a legalistic list of dos and don’ts. Yet holiness is not a checklist nor is it attempting to live like Christ in our own strength and ability.
There is only one secret to become holy: embracing the One (God) Who alone is holy. And when you embrace God, you find that He makes you holy.
In this episode, Nathan talks about what holiness is and isn’t … and then explains the “the secret to holiness” – ie: the only way we can become holy and walk in holiness.
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Show Notes / Additional Resources
- Listen to the last episode where we talked about God’s Name “Jehovah Mekoddishkem” (The LORD Who Sanctifies You)
- Listen to the follow-up episode where we discuss five key aspects to holiness and holy living.
- Hebrews 12:14 – Pursue peace with all people, and holiness, without which no one will see the Lord (NKJV).
- Ephesians 1:4 – just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we would be holy and blameless before Him.
- 1 Peter 1:15-16 – … but like the Holy One who called you, be holy yourselves also in all your behavior; because it is written, “YOU SHALL BE HOLY, FOR I AM HOLY.”
- Isaiah 64:6a – For all of us have become like one who is unclean, And all our righteous deeds are like a filthy garment …
- 2 Peter 1:4 – For by these He has granted to us His precious and magnificent promises, so that by them you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world by lust.
- Galatians 2:20 – I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself up for me.
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NRJohnson (Nathan Johnson) is a Christian who has an overwhelming passion for Jesus, the Gospel, and Studying God’s Word. He is a writer, teacher, and communicator who helps other believers understand and apply the Bible as they grow and mature in their faith—desiring that they gain greater intimacy with Christ, experience the victorious Christian life, and transform the world through the power of the indwelling Holy Spirit. Read more about him here.
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