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The Holiness of God

Leading the Way / Michael Youssef
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March 25, 2022 8:00 am

The Holiness of God

Leading the Way / Michael Youssef

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Michael just sent this meant that anyone or anything is holy is that is why different site God said that he wants everyone of his children. Everyone who belonged to his son Jesus Christ to be different. Just what is different between listeners all around the world away with Dr. Michael. Currently Dr. you set the theories examining how God reveals himself in the pages of the Bible.

It's called God talk, listen, along with me to this challenging episode of leading the way. Perhaps one of the most difficult experiences that a parent has feels is when they see the child being taunted for being different. Some parents understand what I'm talking about. In fact if you look across the cultural you find that is precisely why so many parents would do everything possible, even beyond their abilities in order to ensure that their children fit in.

Parents would fork out the large amounts of money to buy close make their kids not stand out so they look like the others.

Many parents will buy expensive trim to close whatever it takes in order that their kids would not feel being left out some versus positive sum is not many parents will go to any lengths to ensure that the child is in the in crowd. Sadly, we have bought into the lie that says different is bad. That different is unhelpfully the different is psychologically damaging the different is undesirable and so we see teenagers, young adults conform to the peer pressure and we see parents going along instead of training the children to stand up and stand out and to stand against the current of culture.

So what we do in this great country we thank God every single day that we are free and that we live in a free country. But in reality we are enslaved to conformity. We are enslaved to fads and fashions. We are enslaved to what others think of us. We are terrified to be different bright tell me what kind of freedom is this one of the biggest lies that Satan sold to us. Both parents and children alike is different is bad and yet different is the name of God. Different is one of the attributes of God. Different is what distinguishes God from his creation different is what God wants everyone belongs to his son Jesus Christ to be and to live and to declare the whole world, but have so there is not another term for being Christian would be different. That's what God wants is what God desires because he is different he wants us to be different. I'm sure by now some of you probably asking, well, where does Michael get different from the attributes of God.

I told her that the sovereignty of God is the hub around which all the other attributes of God revolve one of his grace and mercy. His love without his sovereign control. This love cannot be perfect, it could be older than affected in his love is not this unconditional and very close to the sovereignty of God very tied in to the rule of God is the holiness of God tell you my say. Well I understand this holiness. But where do you get different you see the Greek word for holy is the word Peggy else, and the very root of the word Peggy else the Greek word means different. Yes, it can mean being set aside. Yes, it can mean being set apart. Yes, it means being transcended all transformed but above all else, it means that God is different is different. You cannot compare him with anyone or anything you cannot parallel him with anyone or anything. You cannot place him side-by-side with anyone or anything.

He is different is holy is holy different and that is why different is good.

In fact, God said that he wants everyone of his children. Everyone who belonged to his son Jesus Christ to be different, just like he is different.

Listen to what first Thessalonians 43 says this is the will of God for you is what the apostle Paul said, your sanctification, your holiness, if I put a phrase of mown translation will be like this for this is the will of God for you, you being different different from what different from the immoral people different from the immorality of the world different from the secular world is seem to be heading because the rest of the verse. In fact, gives it to you. The rest of the verse said we must abstain from immorality. God's holiness means that God is different. Different from what different from humanity.

What is it mean God being different from humanity.

I wanted to listen very carefully. It means that he is different in his Puritan that he is different in his righteousness that he is different in his inability to look upon sin, he is different, unlike us, he could never wink at sin unlike us.

People never ignore sin, unlike us, he could never condone soon.

Here is an inability not to judge sin. He has to judge that's precisely why the world is so enraged about the difference of God about the holiness of God. Why because you see they wanted God who is like the room they wanted God whom they can manipulate.

They want a God who can endorse their sinful lifestyle. They want a God who is not wholly different. That is why Dragon Christians in courtrooms trying to move all the semblance of the different minutes of God from the 10 Commandments to prayer in school, Bible studies, for anything that reminds them of the difference of God.

The holdings of God. Why, because that range, which seemed somehow to be kind of reaching a fever pitch for a God, but maybe because Jesus is near. The reason they doing this is because God's goodness. God's difference conditions in a guilty conscience so they think that by removing the symbols of the holiness of God, of the difference of God by removing these symbols they can remove the condemnation of sin in their minds, but they know inwardly when there all along that can never happen because my beloved friend I want to tell you there's only one thing and one thing only, they can remove the condemnation of sin and guilt and that is the shed blood of Jesus Christ of Calvary.

When you and I obey the will of God in our lives.

We become different methods. You have to try to be different but you have to work hard at being different, you will be different when you are walking in obedience to the will of God in your life you will be different. You don't have to try and make no mistake about it different is not always popular short enough so people to look at you and see the joy different that you have peace in the midst of trouble that you have joy in the midst of difficult circumstances on the sow want that I want to see that I want to know more about that, but there will be others who would say I want nothing to do with that there are others who will condemn you the others who came to the others who will hate you because of your difference. Your holiness, how does this work in life.

Listen to what I'm going to tell you when you are conforming to the will of God in your life you will choose not to live in sexual impurity and immorality of any form, and thus you are in imitator of your heavenly father, your different. When you are conforming to the word of God in your life you will choose to forgive the one who hated you and despise you. You are imitating your heavenly father different when you choose not to allow anger and bitterness to corrode your soul and instead reach out and love you all imitator of your heavenly father you different.

When you choose not to speak ill of others or gossip or backbite you out of imitator of your heavenly father, your different. When you choose to hold no grudges against others limited to heavenly father, your different. When you choose to submit the spiritual authority and not rebel against spiritual discipline in your life you imitator you have an and you will be different when you choose to give sacrificially to the gospel were not the problems are full of your table, but sacrificially. Imitator of your heavenly father who gave everything for your sake, you will be different.

My friend, this different as far from being bad.

This different is good.

This different is God honoring and it causes the blessing of God to come upon your life but you see, you will never be able to do any of these things.

If you have lost the vision of the holiness of God. The difference of God a promise to 99.99% of the times when you fall into temptation is because you have lost the vision of the holiness of God a promise you when you rationalize sin in your life. 99.9% of the time is because you have lost your vision of the holiness of God and that you have conforming not to hear the image of his son, but to the image of the world. Think about it.

Think about it. I think if there is major problem in the churches in America today is that we have lost the vision of the holiness of God. I think as I like the average Christian probably was satisfied with his spiritual life, I'm fine. And then God took him into his very presence like very few people since then. Like Ezekiel and John the never later than the apostle Paul. There were given a glimpse of the glory of God. A vision of the holiness of God. And when he comes in he sees the holiness of God, the holy Trinity keep going only for all of his face and he says the please turn with me to those words of Isaiah's vision in chapter 6 verses 1 to 8. I am so thankful that the word of God is been preserved for us to know about this rare and awesome picture that we cannot see here on earth because he can look around and in the glory of God is hidden is hidden in the political life in Sydney in schools of hidden, but God is a faith can see the glory of God. This is a rare glimpse for us to see what is happening in heaven even right now, not only with the engines but all those who have gone before us in the church above before the holiness of God with you.

See you see, even angels are lost track will also use of God and angels are bowing down worshiping God and angels are ready to serve the living God and angels and monastery feel unworthy to stand before his throne, and angels who have not been painted by human sin stand in the holy fear and reverence of the holiness of God. Incredible picture. Visualize it with me and you know there were out today we judge preachers and teachers on the basis of their skills in the communication how slick they are. The use of technology will not possess of the other thing not on the basis whether they are lifting the holiness of God. Today we judge preachers and teachers on the basis of their slickness, not on the basis of their sanctification devaluing here preachers and teachers when they talk about intimacy with God. They talk about the awesomeness of God that will literally strike us in our faces of ever manifested when they talk as if God is your little pal down the street years, put him in the morning. I said what's up God and Gus's what's up Bill is without any check with him.

Listen to me because God loves us, and because he invites us because he welcomes us, and because he cares for us and he gives us the honor of coming to his presence does not mean that we treat him as if these are pal down the road being confronted by the holiness of God knocked Isaiah on his face that smugness of self-satisfaction of what I do for God favor that I give God by belonging to a church.

None of that dog is fortunate to have me none of that feeling of that I belong to the spiritual elite no no no no no no no that feeling that I am doing God.

A lot of good. Now, my beloved friends listen to me a million. The chief fell on his face and he said I am not one dime for I am a man of unclean lips, a move among people of unclean lips I want you to him the right is coming before a holy God in worship does not strike you with a sense of unworthiness. If it does not strike you with a sense of gratitude and thankfulness. Chances are, either you do not know the holy God about your love for him has grown cold long time ago and you're not even aware of it. Please Lord, give us a glimpse of your holiness. In fact, it was Isaiah's brokenness before God that Leiter qualified him, not only for forgiveness not only by recognizing his uncleanliness that God sent an angel with fire and touched his lips and thus he became commission to speak for God, but he couldn't speak for God.

Before that, even if he thought he must be speaking for God. Beloved, I tell you the problem. So many of us today is that we have come to Lucite of the matrixed the quality of God we have we have not come face-to-face with the holiness and righteousness of God. The problem was so many of us today is that we think that once would become saved some time younger we give our lives to Christ or Olson & Accardo becomes us call ourselves saved.

That means it's over. Then we can go on living any which way we want to live in a happy marriage where I know, my beloved, that is not the Christian faith. Imagine if her mama would give a breast-fed baby and once the baby is born she put the baby dies is now that is born baby you take care of yourself now you are you born now. That's how many people think that this be getting some fire insurance when they become saved and then they lived alive. No different from the rest of the world but that's not the will of God. The will of God is you sanctification the wood of God is different. I'm going to share this with you for a reason. From personal experience. If you're a child of God and of living differently and up walking holiness and sanctification.

I want to tell you, sooner or later you can experience a disaster in your life and I say that month with glee, but from personal experience. God is going to confront you at some point of your life. Why don't you do it now deal Moody once said about the Christian who thinks that he or she is saying is done and therefore they don't have to live holy sanctified life lives in sin rationalizes it for himself or herself deal. Moody said those who are not conforming to the likeness of Jesus Christ and the life he said is like a bottle that is sealed and there it is sitting at the foot of Niagara Falls. Not a drop of the mighty volume of water will ever get inside.

What is a conclusion that you and I should take today listen to me. I'm getting ready to close.

Ask yourself the question, are you a sealed bottle. Are you a sealed bottle bobbing up and down in the flood of God's grace but no grace going inside. If you are you so afraid of being totally different that you have been going through all of the religious motions all the religious rituals all the religious lingo. All of that religious act, but you sealed like a bottle as you soon in your lack of holiness sealed you so much so that the grace of God is not able to penetrate and flow through your life. Ask yourself the question in all my prayer my prayer that we comprehend the holiness of God and that you would come to him help, smugness, none of self-satisfaction not with a condescending attitude that doesn't honor God in all in all of the holiness of God, the holy God was to befriend us that the holy God most welcome us. God was to fellowship with us. That in itself is all field experience Dr. Michael you sat offering you a deeper understanding of God's holiness listen and watch messages on an assortment of topics, all Bible with the leading the way up on your mobile device on the radio and television and do your favorite podcast platform. There's more information on how to that's also where you can learn how to partner with leading the way. Reaching the world with the life-changing message of God's grace. Recall how it sometimes mentioned that leading the way is listener supported what that means is that we answer God's call to spread the gospel leading the way, relies on your prayers and rely on your financial gets to carry that mission out there several ways that you can partner with us. One is by getting an occasional gift as God provides, like a bonus or tax refund and another way is to monthly partnership, like a regular paycheck but my mission partners. Those are their friends in the ministry you get on a regular monthly basis, while those frontline mission partners help Dr. you sent and the team on the front lines of sharing the truth of God's word all around the world so you can partner with them, whether you get a generous one time gift. We, the coming of Dr. you set frontline mission partners on ministry representative would beat so happy to talk to you about that. Call 866-6264 356.866 626-4356. You can also visit as we bring today's episode of leading the way to a close ally would invite you also to watch leading the way television each week is the truth of God's word and be challenged to love and serve the Savior visit LTW.RG for details. Once again that's LTW got all RG this program is by leading the way with Dr. Michael you sent passionately proclaiming uncompromising truth

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