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The Holiness of God

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February 17, 2021 7:00 am

The Holiness of God

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February 17, 2021 7:00 am

When it comes to God, imitation isn’t the highest form of flattery; it’s the highest form of obedience. That’s why, in this lesson, Dr. Tony Evans will explore God’s command to be holy as he is holy and help us understand what that looks like.

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We may think God is too picky, but in an operating room you want you to Dr. Tony Evans says it's no wonder God sets high benchmarks for his people. That has to be protect but about God as a perfect stand, celebrating 40 years of faithfulness. This is the alternative Dr. Tony Evans mother speaker, senior pastor of Oakland Bible Fellowship Dallas, Texas, president of the alternative when it comes to God. Imitation isn't the highest form of flattery is the highest form of obedience are commanded to be holy as God is holy today. Dr. Evans will help us understand what that looks like let's join him as he begins in the book of Isaiah 6.

The king is that I saw the Lord was with his eyes and I whirled unraveling that he saw God's desire was the king. The king died, but then he saw the Lord sitting on the throne whether the king said on the throne of God. The king was because he saw God's throne will be human king.I saw him notice.

She saw him sitting on the throne as a prophet is a representative God but he's going to see God like you have never seen it before. In the midst of a disappointment. Some of your greatest experiences will God are going to come in your lowest points of life. Some of your greatest encounters with God is going to come at some of your lowest points in life.

So your lowest point in life when you are struggling with the life look for God because he still signaled through he went on to say well filled the temple mount is a wedding there were no seats just the floor.

The bride came in and her dress filled the temple sanctuary will be a huge train so the train as you know, before Bobby comes off the ground. Well, the kings train his robe filled the temple.

What is coming to the wedding and she is already walking and but a robust billing company well now you have a problem because of her robust billing the temple is no way for you to come in without stepping on her tree still in the temple that was her presence is all-consuming. You gotta be careful how you walk How dirty issues.

What did God tell Moses take off his shoes on holy ground. You got to tell you not be real careful. Now if the train is filling the temple.

He said he saw angels surfing above him. One can grow. Having six wings with two they covered their face because they could not stand directly on the glory of God with two companies feet because they could step on the robe of God and with two they did fly because they were carrying out the will of God so that worship like we were there to see and to finally verse three. Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts, the whole earth is full of his glory. Now watch this is robust billing where the temple but is glorious billing where the whole earth. So God expects his glory to be limited to the church. He wants to fill the church what he wanted to overflow to.

That's why you just can't be a Christian in church disposable bill every place of the earth when Christ physically comes back is going to do that. In the meantime, we are his body with a carry his glory out of the temple into the world because his glory fills the whole earth. There is no place on planet Earth were God's glory is not meant to fill now.

The word holy can often get confused with the word righteous or righteousness.

We talk about righteousness when talking about the divine standard. The standard of God's law is principles his commands. His standards, that's his righteousness. But remember, our holiness is a broader concept and it affects all of these characteristics or attributes.

So if you want a synonym for holy is uniqueness that a number word to come off of the word holy that a synonym sacred cave. Another synonym for holy it means to be set apart unique one-of-a-kind class by itself. So God is not to be treated as common certainly not be treated as profane but not even as regular. He's not one of ex-wife he would not allow any other items to be not just another God. He is in a class by himself that if he is distinct in all of his perfections. Isaiah 5715 since holy is his name Psalms 8935 God swears by his Holiness God's holiness involves his purity and separateness from anything that's unlike you, that we may think God is too picky but if you're going in to an operating room you want your doctor to be picky. You certainly don't want to digging his scalpel in the mud and cutting with it but you don't want them sleazy quantity so you want him to be real particular with you.

What if Has to be particular with you. What about a God who has a perfect standard so when we talk about this holiness, separateness, it's a class by itself, but is unique so you see, they are the Angels are lifting God up, holy, holy, holy is the Lord of host and there is nowhere on the planet. You can go where you don't want to be the whole earth is full of his glory only reason we don't run anymore is man is gotten in the way we have built ourselves distractions from his glory and we have made us our own glory. So we don't see his glory, but the earth is full of his glory. That is, you can't do anything that does not in some way into God.

The word glory means to advertise or display to put on advertisement God is advertise that everywhere in everything is the advertisement of God. But if you are not conscious of it. If you're not looking for if you don't thinking that way you'll miss it or your dumb it down. When you have a beautiful day. That's God's day. It only rained because God knows because God will only blow because God back that you breathe because God that's why evolution is a religion because it wants you to define things in life apart from God is not only about how the earth was created. It was, it is also how the earth and sustained evolution says it was created without God ended sustained without God. In other words, what evolution is doing is trying to rip the glory of God away from you and put it in the hands of man, better known assignments.

All science is supposed to be, is finding out how God does what he does. Science has become replacing God with me.

So the whole earth is full of his glory. When you see when you look at earth, from the standpoint of the glory of God that he is unique because you don't know anybody who can do what he does is in a class by himself when he saw the glory of God and his uniqueness in the sanctuary. Our job is to keep you keep me keep us God focused and God centered in the Lord's prayer would learning that this God is also your father wants a relationship looking at scope. Now the earth is full of his glory in the sanctuary and the church house the temple we are to remind you and us to maintain and to keep a God sent his focus in all of life's of the earth is full of his glory. So we want you to run in the God from the time you get up to the time you go to bed we wake up and start all over again. And if you have to dream about it.

Another words just comprehensive view of God and to begin to look for him everywhere because yours is full of his glory now when I get an appraisal. It says the foundation of the threshold trembled at the voice of him who called out while the temple was filled with smoke. Talk about church service. The place was shaking by the glory of God by the praise of the glory of God as the Angels were worshiping the building shook the numbers of times second Chronicles by Devon's worship service and that is worshiping making a big deal about God and his says in the glory of God came and invaded the place so that the minister could not get up to minister Gillooly's assignment would God shows up.

That is the content. Let's make a big deal about God in your life in your world and your focus comprehensively since the earth is full of his glory. Dr. Evans will tell us more about that remarkable angelic worship celebration and Isaiah surprising reaction when he continues her message just a moment. In the meantime, I want to tell you about prayers for knowing God is Tony's newest book is designed to help you experience greater grace and peace each day as you grow closer to God for your communication with him. And if you visit us right away and help out with a contribution will send you prayers for knowing God as well as all 12 full-length lessons from Tony's current teaching series God's heart revealed these messages and prayers will help you better understand God's motives, actions and desires and will move you from a casual acquaintance with God to an intimate friendship. It's on her way of showing our appreciation for your faithful support of this ministry get all the details and make your request or give us a call at one 800 832, 22 before the special offer runs out. A repeat that information for you later in the program. Dr. Evans will return with more of today's message right after this racism is seen, but what can one person do to make a difference to bring the connectedness and togetherness in his book blindness embraced Dr. Tony looks at his own life, strangling the worlds of white evangelical circles and black urban culture and what the Bible says about race, racism and reconciliation. If the church can come together as one, we might just become one nation under God. It's a call for unity on me. Learn so he showing the celebration of God by the Angels all well with me but I am rolling I am undone because I am a man of unclean lips.

Now he's the preacher he's the prophet and says I'm a man of unclean lips. He goes on to say, and I am among the people of unclean lips for you to know One clean look of the left lumbar spine from a Eisenstein became the Lord of host when you see God you see yourself better for long. You being defined by people you may look better than you really are. But when you see the key because you've exalted his holiness above all else is uniqueness you become Expo's.

He says that you been preaching that you really been limits on when they need to be. So he sees himself he sees his failure.

He sees his weakness. He sees what he hasn't lived up to it because he's measuring himself against the right standard would not believe the stand before God. So nonbelievers will be a lot better than other nonbelievers and how they may be a lot but that's not the standard glasses all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God, not with God is the state so being better than your neighbor makes you a better person on earth. It still doesn't meet the standard of God. That's why we need Jesus Christ to met the standard of God so he sees himself that it's a bad thing for a good reason when God exposes you to you when you let you see applauding you is not pretty.

We can be comfortable with MS when comfortable, especially if we don't think it's that bad everybody else's. There is no God's glory shows was wrong which usually was wrong with everybody you know is your people of unclean lips you running your mouth in a run in their mouth and all your wrong because I'm looking at a different standard of God then went when he recognized what was wrong with we live in a world where we love everybody likes this in our humanity to be patted on the back want to be told was right but God is trying to change us, not because comfortable what's wrong with us that one of the servants flew to me when I acknowledged what was wrong with me that only got exposed when I saw the uniqueness of God. Then one of the servants flew to me with a burning coal in his hand which he had taken from the altar with Tom.

He touched my mouth with it and said, behold, this has touched your lips and your iniquity is taken away and your sin forgiven this look at this from the primitive, the holiness of God is uniqueness and therefore that's a different standard is a different scope of his glory is in a class by himself.

This is when I when he recognized his will and acknowledged. I am a man of unclean lips, the angel went to the altar where the sacrifices were took the tone took a call with the tone and brought it down and touched his lips know why is he touching his lips can be a problem with his mouth.

I'm a man of unclean lips, so he touches him at the point of the problem and touch his feet or his hands touches where the problem is his lips. So maybe is your question you have about your lips.

If you have a case and some tea or coffee or some that was red hot. You didn't know it. That's a painful situation that you like that because lips are extremely sensitive to the recent what I'm trying to tell you is when guys trying to clean this up. It might hurt my be uncomfortable might not be what you want to prefer when he's trying to fix it and straighten up, but he wants to shoot you at the point of the need or the problem with the sin he touches him, behold, he touched my mouth for seven behold is such a lips and your iniquity is taken away and your sin forgiven.

I cleaned you up from the problem. You didn't know you had. David said see if there be any wicked way. One of the great praise you can pray, forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those trespass against us.

That could on the human side of the second half of the Lord's prayer. That is the most important line of the all his sin is forgiven with the David said see if they would be wicked way in me, one of the great praise you should pray. Is God I give you permission to expose me to be shown me me for what you see we do that all the time with people to we tell people what we see now, sometimes they may accept that you know you're right, or other terms okay with what they say about me with a talk about know we have different reactions to what people see is hard to find a personal copy you and say what you tell me what's wrong with me will have given permission to God to expose you to you when he was forgiven.

Verse eight. Then I heard the voice of the Lord say hello. Shall I send, and who will go for us to Trinity's because of some of the Lord talking then I said, Jeremiah, send me. Guess what he heard from God. You know, a lot of us don't hear from God because he had been allowed to clean anything up in our lives. We still plan church play Christianity so he will get a hearing.

But then the Lord spoke with we the Lord spoke yet why because he is exalted God in the uniqueness, holy, holy, holy is glory was his dominant concern she was willing to be exposed by the holiness of God and now God says now I want to use sin.

Dr. Tony Evans will have a closing story for us when he wraps up this message on the holiness of God.

Just a moment, but before he comes back. I wanted to encourage you to take advantage of that special, limited time offer mentioned earlier, Tony's brand-new book prayers for knowing God, along with all 12 messages from his current God's heart revealed series on CD and digital download the entire package is yours is or thank you gift when you make a contribution to help keep this broadcast coming your way each day. Again, this is a limited time offer so don't put it off. Visit us today at Tony other start Lord to get all the details you can make your contribution and your request online at Tony Avenue and start org or color 24-hour resource request line at 1-800-800-3222 and let one of our team members assist you again that's 1-800-800-3222.

There's nothing wrong with looking out for number one. As long as you realize that number one is in you. Dr. Evans will explain tomorrow as he talks about the sovereignty of God. Right now he's back with this closing story two years ago I met a man who picked me up for an engagement.

I asked what he did as we were driving we set I worked at the nuclear power support that's really dangerous to get close to that much radiation is essential is he says that's why we provided this special soon because the closer we get more dangerous if the cops, so we need a special covering to make sure that would not consume by the power God invited you and me up close. Moses said show me your glory. I want to come up close. God told us this is the nuclear power plant. No man can look at me and live but on the cover you in the cleft of the rock to the with my glory passes by, that reflects my uniqueness will be alive to talk about you and I have a covering Lord Jesus Christ by the blood. So draw near you got cover you got your uniform in the name of Jesus and give God the height and unique. Don't make him one among many. He's in a class by himself treated that way.

Look at him and look for him everywhere. Be willing to be exposed by the holy manifestation. Listen to what you see. The alternative Dr. Tony Irvin alternative celebrating 40 years of faithfulness, thanks to the generous contributions of listeners like you

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