Ginrich's Devotional Blog

November 4, 2013

Holy

Filed under: Bible,Christ,devotion,God,Jesus — by ginrich @ 1:00 am
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1 Peter 2:5. you yourselves, as living stones, are built up as a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood and to offer spiritual sacrifices that are acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.

The word “holy” means to be devoted to the service of God. It comes from the German word “helig” meaning “whole.” We are to live our lives in service to God. To do this we must be whole. We must have all parts of our being functioning. Our spirits cannot function without the in-filling of God’s Holy Spirit. It is His Spirit that brings wholeness to and in us. We receive His Spirit when we receive His Son, Jesus, into our hearts, minds and lives. The question is do we open the gift of His Spirit? It takes Bible study, prayer, meditation and encouragement of others to learn how to use the power and allow the fruits of God’s Holy Spirit to grow within and flow through us in holy service to God. Let us learn, grow and serve as God’s holy priesthood.

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November 2, 2011

The Curtain

Mt 27:51 At that moment the curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. The earth shook and the rocks split.

 

What a privilege it is to enter into the presence of our God.  When they worshiped God before Jesus died on the cross there was a heavy curtain separating the Holy of Holies from all mankind.  The only one who could enter was the priest who was chosen for that year.  He could enter only once in the year under very stringent conditions.  When Jesus died on the cross for our sins, that curtain was torn from top to bottom.  The only way that could happen was by the hand of God.  It is because of Jesus’ death on the cross and the tearing of the curtain that allows us into God’s presence.  We have that access any time, any place, under any conditions and as often as we would like.  The question is how often do we want to be in God’s presence.

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