Apostolic Christian Fellowship Temple, Inc.
|Posted on April 30, 2013 at 12:26 PM|
Be Ye Holy
Have you ever thought about what God is made out of? Or what substance or matter he’s made out of? Using humans as an example we are made out of flesh and bones. John the revelator said in Revelation 1:14- Gods eyes were like flames of fire and His feet as of brass and to look upon his countenance were as of the sun that shines in his strength. Even with that description we still don’t know what God’s made out of.
John was up in the heavens in the spirit giving the best description of God, according to his natural ability, God is a spirit and spirits do not carry DNA. The substance in which god is made of is the Holy Ghost. I’m sure someone said what is that? And I’m glad you asked, it is and invisible force which has pure power and is sin free.
Now if God is the Holy Ghost and He lives inside of us we must be holy, which means we are to follow the life of holiness. So what is holiness? Holiness is the spirit of God that dwells in you, and it makes you do right when you want to do wrong.
Paul said there is a war going on in his body members, every time he wants to do good evil is always present. Holiness is the power of God which enables you to separate yourselves from sin.
We live in this world but, we are not of this world. The word of God said come out from among them and be ye separated. Isaiah 35:8 said there is a highway and it is called holiness. So does this mean I have to change my ways? Yes when the Holy Ghost abides in you then you become a new creature, Old things are passed away. Paul said in the book of Ephesians to put on the new man who after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.
The new man – Ephesians: 4
1. Verse: 23 your mind
2. Verse: 25 put aside lying
3. Verse: 26 anger but sin not
4. Verse: 27 Neither give place to the devil
Holiness comes with a dress code
The dress code will change, so women adorn your selves in modest apparel, not with tight skirts or dresses appealing to the eyes of men. Dress as becoming holy woman of Go, you don’t have to dress like a mummy but wear your dress or skirt an inch or so below knee level. When wearing a blouse or shirt you shouldn’t have anything revealing. Where the right size clothes, don’t put on a size sixteen if you’re a size twenty dress it’s not going to work.
Head Covering – 1 Corinthians 11:4
The covering of a women’s head is a minor conversation in the church today, minor meaning it’s just not discuss much or not at all. I know the synthetic world has changed a lot of attitudes and it’s been a major blessing to many for it comes in all sizes shapes and styles forty or thirty years ago. I could remember the only women wearing wigs or weaves were Diana ross and the supreme or the old dead lady in a coffin, but today wigs and weaves are major in the church world and I want to say this has blessed many but the wig the weave or any of the synthetic family could never take the place of the natural glory of a woman which is her HAIR regardless of the style the color or the length, according to the scriptures, a women’s hair is her glory her glory is for her husband so when a women enters a sanctuary she should cover her glory and let God s glory shine. The head of every man is Christ the head of every woman is the man the head of Christ is God.
Women wear prayer caps to cover their glory weave s or wigs are not the way out because you’re still allowing your glory to shine above Gods glory. 1 Corinthian 11:5 if a woman prays or prophesized with her head uncovered, she dishonored her head (Husband), and it’s as if she were shaven.
We are not leaving out the men for the scripture said it is shameful for a man to have long hair. Now the purpose of God allowing the length of a woman’s hair was to distinguish the different in a male or a female. We must recognize that this body does not belong to us it is lease to us from birth until death, and like a lease car when you lease it you must bring it back exactly the way you took it out.
Your body is the temple of the living God and God wants to dwell in it. For he is holy and he don’t want the body to be defiled with drinking, smoking, or carving of the flesh, piercing or anything that will offend the temple of the living God.
So what is holiness? It is a way of life it is presenting your bodies a living sacrifice holy and acceptable unto God which is your reasonable service. We all want to go to heaven but God is looking for the body that he left to return to his kingdom.
For God said be ye holy for I am holy.
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