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Bold Holiness

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Internet sensations are a regular these days.

Film yourself doing anything silly, extravagant or outlandish and you might end up on the national news.

You never know who might be recording your “screaming rant” in the parking lot that day the little old lady stole your spot.black-friday-g-2

Or the video that went viral on “Black Friday” as you ran over a bunch of other shoppers to get the last “Stuffy.”

The quest for fame and fortune have become an easy gig. For some reason people have a craving to be noticed; or gain attention no matter how ridiculous they appear.

I wonder what would happen if we steered such silliness into “boldness” for God.

Instead of wasting time promoting our ignorance for posterity, why not use it to promote the

“Lovingkindness” of God? Psalm 144:2

How do we find such “boldness?”

Well, for sure not on America’s Funniest Home videos.

It is found in the sanctity of JEHOVAH-MACCADDESHEM or “The Lord Thy Sanctifier” Exodus 31:13

The purity of Jesus is boldness in action.jesus walking

This devotion of godliness brings the power of God to work through us.

Repentance is a step toward becoming more like Jesus. Unloading our innermost pains, struggles and sins on the cross allows God to begin to fill us with all that is “holy.”

A process starts unnoticed by the one seeking God on a regular basis. Learning his ways, taking time to be with him, pursuing humility yields a supernatural “boldness.”

Power from God is unleashed through the wholesome purity he instills in us.

It would make sense then that sin would promote weakness and fragility. The enemy throws his polluted wickedness our way so our lives will deepen into the filth of his plans. His purpose is to beat us into believing we are helpless and vulnerable until he takes over our souls.

Satan didn’t count on over-comers.

His sneaky, sly and underhanded schemes weren’t prepared for faithful followers of the “Nazarene.”

Matthew 2:23And he came and dwelt in a city called Nazareth, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophets, “He shall be called a Nazarene.”

His pesky “imps” run scared at the sound of his name: “You are the Son of God.” Mark 3: 11

One of the greatest attributes I have found in God is how he works from the inside-out.

Whether it be an inner city of gangs, the world of Middle Eastern religions or a simple heart of one who is in pain, God can transform the most mundane into a first class speaker. He can take the self-centered pride of a leader and humble him into a man of God no one ever thought possible.

1 Peter 1: 15 “But just as he who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do; for it is written: “Be holy, because I am holy.”

God can love the heart of the wounded into a peacemaker of joy.

He can forgive a broken sinner and give him a voice of the nations for truth.

In the Bible miniseries Jesus joins Peter in his fishing boat and asks him,

“Peter, follow me and I will make you a fisher of men.”

Peter replies, “What are we going to do?”

Jesus answers with exactly what I believe he is doing right now, today,

“We are going to change the world.”

(Proverbs 28:1) And they went out in boldness….

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