“For I AM the Lord your God you shall therefore consecrate yourselves, and you shall be holy; for I AM Holy.” Leviticus 11:44

God our creator is a Holy God and He is calling those that belong to Him to be like Him.   We are but a mere clay shell in the hands of our creator, carrying His precious Spirit on the inside of us.  He is a pre-existent being, “that was and is and is to come,” before the world was formed He was, and everything in it came out of Him.  God created this world and everything in it to glorify Him, to show the true essence of who He is in every aspect of life.  We were all created to show His holiness, wisdom, unconditional love, unity of family and righteousness in the way we live and relate to others.  They (the trinity) created you in their image and their likeness, to be a physical representation of God on this earth, not just in physical form but in your living. 

Lev. 20:7 God is calling us to be holy

 “Consecrate yourselves therefore, and be holy, for I am the Lord your God.”  There is a standard God has called us to and if we are to be representatives of him before our Church, family and community and be the Light of the world we must walk in holiness, love, self control, respect and goodness.

Romans 11:16-17 Being Grafted in/ Jesus the First Fruits

“For if the first fruit is holy, the lump is also holy; and if the root is holy, so are the branches. 17) And if some of the branches were broken off, and you, being a wild olive tree, were grafted in among them and with them became a partaker of the root and fatness of the olive tree.”  God is calling us as being a portion of the first fruits which is Jesus who was Holy and we being the branches we are grafted in solely by our faith in Christ.  Those who do not believe of the root which is Abraham are then cut-off or broken off and so the remnant of them that remain solely by faith must live (according to the call of God) holy.

Romans 12:1-2 Living Sacrifices

“I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice holy, acceptable to God which is your reasonable service. 2) And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.” We need to walk with a transformation taking place every day by our minds being renewed.  Every day we live, everything we do, with everything we are.  All of our members (legs, arms, eyes, mouths, ears, and heart), talents and gifts God has created us to please Him with our lives.  We were not put here to be made happy but to make sure that His will is done on this earth that He would be glorified.  Our reward for living a life consecrated and holy is seeing Gods face and hearing well done thy good and faithful servant”, so while we are here in this foreign land let us represent Him well and love all mankind by living, serving and restoring the love for God and holiness into the hearts of others with all He has given us!

Minister Michelle Ragland

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