Race for the Final Frontier 28 January I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
Today the Church is standing at the edge of a great frontier. I believe it is the final frontier that stands between us and the fullness of Gods glory. On the other side lie the greatest manifestations of Gods power this earth has ever seen. What is the last, great, spiritual frontier? Holiness. Thats right. Holiness is the final frontier. And we will cross it before Jesus comes to catch us away. I know we will because the Bible says that He is coming for a glorious Church without spot or wrinkle (Ephesians 5:27). In other words, He is coming for a Church that is holy. Some people get more excited about being the glorious Church than they do about being the holy Church. They have the idea that the glory of God is exciting, while holiness is boring. But thats not true! Glory and holiness are both wonderful thingsand you cant have the fullness of one without the other. The reason is simple. Holiness is what allows the glory of God to be manifest. So the more we walk in holiness, the more God will be able t(2 Peter 1:4)o pour forth His glory through us! Holiness is a formidable word to many. But it simply means separation to God for His use. Knowing that should make us hungry for holiness. It should make us more eager than ever to separate ourselves from the things of the world unto the things of the Spirit. It should give us an intense desire to obey Romans 12:1-2. So commit yourself to being holy. Present yourself to God as a living sacrifice. Move on into the spiritual realmrace for the final frontier.Exodus 9-10; Mark 4I present my body to God as a living sacrifice. I will live a holy life, acceptable unto Him, which is my reasonable service. Romans 12:1
Bibelstellen: Ephesians 5:23-33