The God Who Is Holy!

15 07 2009
The Ark of the Covenant

The Ark of the Covenant

ISRAEL E-CARD    Volume 3 Issue 14  July 15, 2009

Topic # 1   The Ark of God’s Presence

There is much confusion about holiness. The dead church always makes holiness a condition which can be obtained by outward actions. They make rules about clothes and hair and behavior in order to make one “holy”. However, only God is holy and holiness is not a behavior, it is a Person. It certainly affects our behavior, but comes from the encounter with the presence of God. His holiness will either kill us or change us. It is Jesus who makes us holy as a result of faith in His shed blood as the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world.

My dear friend, Pam Raymond, had a spiritual experience of heaven which left her with the conclusion: “I never knew how holy God is!” How much time do we spend in His presence? Holiness is not what we do, but Who He is! Dear heavenly Father, please come and visit us, touch us with your nature. You alone are holy and we desire you every moment.

Topic # 2   Max Lucado On the Name of Yahweh

You want to know who God really is?… Then read this, And [David] writes the name Yahweh.  “Yahweh is my shepherd.”  Though foreign to us, the name was rich to David. So rich, in fact, that David chose Yahweh over El Shaddai (God Almighty), El Elyon (God Most High), and El Olam (God the Everlasting)…Many other titles for God were at David’s disposal. But when he considered all the options, David chose Yahweh.

Why Yahweh? Because Yahweh is God’s name. You can call me preacher or writer or half-baked golfer – these are accurate descriptions, but these aren’t my name…If you want to call me by my name, say Max…And if you want to call God by his name, say Yahweh.                     Max Lucado

And there I have made a place for the ark, in which is the covenant of Yahweh which He made with our fathers, when He brought them out of the land of Egypt. Then Solomon stood before the altar of Yahweh in the presence of all the assembly of Israel, and spread out his hands toward heaven; and he said: “Yahweh God of Israel, there is no God in heaven above or on earth below like You, who keep Your covenant and mercy with Your servants who walk before You with all their hearts.     1 Kings 8:21-23

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