Race for the Final Frontier
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 God’s Glory. On the other side lie the greatest manifestations of God’s power this earth has ever seen. What is the last great, spiritual frontier?
That’s 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 that’s not true! Glory and holiness are both wonderful things—and you can’t have the fullness of one without the other.
The reason is simple. Holiness is what allows the Glory of God to be manifested. So the more we walk in holiness, the more God will be able to 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 realm—race for the final frontier.
Speak the Word
“I 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)
Heiligschriftstudium: Ephesians 5:23-33