Are You Holy?
Rev. Dean C. Berg

I have a question to ask you and it contains only three words. Are you holy? This question is one that no one else can answer but you. However, it is a necessary question and if you will read on for a few moments, I will show you a good reason for asking it.

John Wesley and Charles Spurgeon
John Wesley once said, "Give me one hundred men who love God and nothing else, who hate sin and nothing else and I will change the world." To us that may seem like a profound statement but the truth is, he did it! He changed the world. He did it without an automobile. He did it without a radio. He did it without television. He did it without computers. He even did it without the internet! WOW!

Charles Spurgeon said, "Give me ten people who love God only and hate only sin and I will change the world." And once again, he did it!

Both of these men fueled their ministry engines on the fumes of loving God and nothing else and hating sin and nothing else. In other words, they fueled their ministries on holiness.

What About You?
Not long ago, my wife and I were visiting with a friend and he said something that really impacted my heart. He said, "It's almost like the name "Holy Spirit" has just become a name, instead of the word "holy" really meaning something."

What do you believe about the word "holy?" In our culture and in our place in history do you believe the word "holy" actually has meaning?

1 Peter 1:16 says, "Be ye holy for I am holy."

Rom 6:19 says, "I speak after the manner of men because of the infirmity of your flesh: for as ye have yielded your members servants to uncleanness and to iniquity unto iniquity; even so now yield your members servants to righteousness unto holiness."

Luke 1:74-75 says, "That he would grant unto us, that we being delivered out of the hand of our enemies might serve him without fear, in holiness and righteousness before him, all the days of our life."

Ecclesiates chapter 3 tells that there is a time to speak and a time to be silent. it tells us that there is a time to laugh and a time to mourn. But no where in the Bible does it tell us that there is a time where a man or a woman should not walk holy.

Remember, holiness is not a rubber stamped form of moral behavior. Though morality is important, just because you are moral and nice does not necessarily mean you are holy. Holiness is being separated unto God to do what God needs you to do, the way God needs you to do it, when God needs you to do it. Have you done this? If so, are you still doing this?

Just as Charles Spurgeon said, give me ten people who will do this and I will change the world!

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