Have you ever been flicking through the Word trying to find one passage or one version and been stopped in your tracks by another?
That has just happened to me; I was planning having a look at the start of Galatians and saw a word underlined in Ephesians 4 v 24 and the Lord said, “Stop, look at that word true”.
Straight away I thought, “I know this verse about true holiness, but I wonder why it uses the word true”, and the Lord replied, “Because some holiness is not true”.
So what is true and untrue holiness?
Striving to be good by doing good works is not true holiness.
Looking to your own efforts and thinking you are doing well is not true holiness.
Getting your worth from your deeds and actions is not true holiness.
True holiness came when your spirit, your new man, was created new at your point of salvation; at that point you were created holy and made a saint.
God made you holy, God created you holy, at that point and there is nothing you can do to become more holy or less holy.
True holiness is the state of holiness in your spirit, while untrue holiness is you thinking you are holy through your own actions, works and deeds.
If you are born again, if you have trusted in Jesus as your Lord and Saviour, you have been made holy and need to start thinking and believing that you are holy and that you are saint.
If you do this you will start doing holy actions, not to become holy but out of being holy.
If you think you are a saint you are more likely to behave like a saint, not to become saintly but because of our saintliness.
Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord that as a gift of grace through faith in the finished work of Jesus I am holy and I am a saint”.
Ephesians 4 v 24…..And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness