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A Look At The Holiness of God

Updated on March 31, 2017
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Jerry started in the trucking industry in 1978 and has spent most of his life on the open road as a Trucker Evangelist and Christian Author.

A Look At God

The thought for this hub came to me after hearing a message from one of our newly ordained ministers expounding on the new heaven and new earth which will be filled with righteousness.

I also have been touched by reading some inspiring hubs by Christian authors on hub pages.

These inspiring hubs made me think that maybe there is hope for America and the world at large which caused me to think on the Holiness of the Living God.

Some of these hubs caused me to think of the famous sermon preached by Jonathan Edwards titled “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God”. This sermon caused the Holiness of God to fall mightily upon the congregation bringing the people to a realization of their sin before the eyes of a Holy God who sees and hears everything in his universe.

We remember back in the days of Lot that the search was made to find ten righteous people that the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah could have been spared from the severity of God’s judgment who hates sin but there was not even ten that could be found.

If sin in its fullness caused the judgment of God to fall on a nation in that day then the question to us today in this generation should be; “with all the violence and disregard for all that is holy, how close are we in reaping the same or worse”?

We desperately need a spiritual cleansing in our world today and it needs to start with the men and women standing in their churches attempting to bring some hope and meaning to their congregations.

My question to you the reader and to myself is this; what is this cleansing fire that would cause men and women to weep and mourn before their creator?

To answer that question would be to get a glimpse of the Holiness of the Living God.

Dear reader if what you have read thus far does not cause you to think then I ask you to view the suffering and trial of Job who thought he was at the point of death which caused him to curse his day of birth, yes look at Job as his anguish turns into pure joy, worship and adoration when he came face to face with the holiness of God after his trial.

Look at Isaiah the sixth chapter and see the prophet of God shaking in weakness when he was confronted with the awesome keen awareness of God’s holiness and power which caused the man of God to become aware of his own sinful nature and the sin of the people around him. In verse 5 we hear him crying out that he is a man of unclean lips. He was terrified of being in the presence of a Holy God.

When we see and recognize God’s holiness, we soon become aware of our own ungodliness. Isaiah realizes that there is a whole nation of people around him in desperate need of the same cleansing he himself has just received which caused him to be filled with compassion for the lost and changed this man of God into a humble man that is filled with a desire to commit his entire life to the Lord’s service.

Our churches today need this cleansing revival fire and presence of the Living God to show up in our services which will pull the masks off of what we think are important persons and strip away the false pretenses or shall I call them actors in the house of God.

The Holiness of God will cause the souls of men and women to be laid bare before the eyes of an all knowing and all seeing God.

When God shows up in his Holiness, the works of men are tested and what we thought was the workings of his Spirit, will be shown to be nothing more than our own fleshly cravings and desires which will burned and consumed like wood, hay and stubble.

We read in the Holy Scriptures that men and women trembled in the presence of the Angels of God and my question is, “will this give us a glimpse of his Holiness and awesome presence to one day stand before him and give an account of our lives”?

It is no secret that some of our churches have become social clubs and have lost their love and zeal for the lost seated with people who use the pretense of gossip as a prayer request.

The Holiness of God is who God is.

It is his character and it is that part that separates him from all other things in the universe because he does not depend on things that were created to sustain him but all creation is dependent upon him for its existence. Our God is Holy in thought and deed as I said before, it is a part of his character.

God is not held in place by anything or anyone nor is he bound or limited by space and time.

He is and has always existed and all things are held in place by the word of his power.

The most powerful Supreme Court judge holding the life and future of an individual brought before him would pale in comparison to the day that he himself will be standing in front of the Judge of the universe who created him.

If we look at Exodus 19 verse 18, we find the people trembling and the mountain shaking as God’s awesome presence and power descends upon the mountain in front of them.

This awesome presence and holiness caused Adam and Eve to hide in the garden because of failing to keep his commandment. It also caused the face of Moses to shine that he had to place a cover over it to address the people.

My Conclusion

People have attempted to bring God down to their level and convince people that he has lowered his standard but my answer to all would be that according to how he has shown up in history and made himself known even in the founding of this republic called the United States of America, “He is the standard that we must measure up to”.

We must not forget that we are living in his Kingdom now.

He has already defeated Satan and Ephesians says that all Authority has been granted unto him.

It is Delegated Authority that was given unto him by the Father and he in turn has delegated that Authority unto us.

You can explore more on this by visiting some of my hubs on Authority or purchase my Book on Amazon Titled "Disarming the Principalities" sub titled "Knowing Your Authority"

I close this hub with a word and a prayer and that is We the church desperately need a fresh encounter with the Holiness of God which will make us become aware of how dangerous it is to play with sin as if putting a snake in our pocket to warm up and trusting it not to bite us as if we are somehow immune to its venom and judgment of death to its victims.

Again, why doesn’t the world want what we have to offer?

Dear reader, as long as we think we are right, what need is there for a change and a voice to cry out to a Living God to come and kindle us with fresh revival cleansing fire which will consume and expose sin and its wages for what it is and that is death both spiritually and physically with eternal separation from God and all that is Holy. Amen.


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      Duncan 4 years ago

      Thank you very much for this hub and your comments. It appears for me that today's Religions don't love God because they fear God, It's impossible to love God if we fear him. Why people Where are the true God or the true Jesus in our Religions ?

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      shofarcall 4 years ago

      Hi Jerry,

      It is so good, always, to read anything which expounds Gods character which is "Holy", which is "Holiness" and praise God that we can approach Him by the righteousness of Christ. That does not excuse us though, from preparing ourselves as best we can, in Holiness for the return of the Bridegroom. I only know that since receiving the Holy Spirit, my greatest, my only desire, is to please God. But I do this through love not as works. Once we have received the Spirit the fruit will be born. It cannot be any other way.Voted up

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      Powerful message on the holiness of God. When he shows up, you know that you will be blessed beyond compare. Our churches do need to seek out his presence and to know his Holiness in their worship and faith.

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      Jerry W Hulse 5 years ago from Kingsport, Tennessee

      Sword, There was a lot involved here and I do not have time to do it justice. The law required both parties be stoned but the Romans was the occupiers and reserved capitol punishment to be meted out only by their courts. Jesus knew their hearts and why they tried to trap him because there was no right answer but he knew how to prick their hearts and reveal their own sinful nature. Our God is a perfect being that will do only the right thing and sometimes he must bring correction and sometimes a swift judgment but when he does it serves his purpose and his cause for his Kingdom. just look at the part that states that these were made examples for us, yes they received harsh punishment but it served his purpose but we can never use our human reason to try to figure out god and his ways. Be Blessed.

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      SwordofManticorE 5 years ago from Burlington

      Jerry, again I will ask YOU! How would you feel about God if He judged all, the same way His Son judged the adulterous?

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      Jerry W Hulse 5 years ago from Kingsport, Tennessee

      Thanks Ercramer and gypsy for your comments, u know; it looks like God is sending missionaries to America to evangelize the very nation that was founded to be a safe haven for the church to take the greatest new on Earth which is the gospel of Jesus Christ to the world. Be Blessed.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 5 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Voted up and awesome. We have a lot of catching up to do. We must do a lot of praying, keep to our faith and believe in the Lord. If you're wondering the USA is my homeland and I want to return someday so I pray for guidance for us all. Passing this on.

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      Eric Cramer 5 years ago from Chicagoland

      Great hub! God is Holy and we fall so short of his standards. It is way too easy to think that we have God all figured out and if that were the case He would not be God. God is so much greater and bigger than we can fathom. I join you in prayer for revival!