Removing Evil From Our Camps

02 Aug

There are 22 questions the members of John Wesley’s Holy Club asked themselves every day in their private devotions over 200 years ago.

“Be holy, for I am holy.” (1 Peter 1:16b)

Do you disobey God in anything you do?

Last week God flushed out a substantial sin problem in our family that I was completely unaware of. While that process has been very painful, I’m thankful that God is purging the evil from our family. God is very serious about our personal and family holiness. For example, in Deuteronomy 17-24, God says eight different times “So you shall put away the evil from among you.” (De 17:7, De 17:12, De 19:20, De 21:21, De 22:21, De 22:22, De 22:24, De 24:7)

On July 26 when I was visiting Jerry and Sharon Graham in Chesapeake Virginia, Jerry printed a handout for me titled “John Wesley’s Holy Club Questions.” I recommend you visit today’s Link of the Day to read those questions.

Before I left to go to the morning worship service at Soul Purpose Church on Sunday July 29, I listened to my scheduled iTunes Playlist for the 29th day of the month. It just so happened that the Holy Spirit has prompted me to include Track #14 of the “I AM – 365 Names of God” CD in that Playlist. That track is the only song on the CD. And that five minute song is a litany singing “Holy, Holy, Holy” over and over to praise God.

The Holy Spirit kept pressing in with His message about holiness. It happened that Mike Webb was filling in for Pastor Matt Gregory at Soul Purpose Church because Matt was away on vacation. What was the title of Mike’s sermon? You guessed it “Holiness.”

What was the first thing Mike spoke? “Be holy for I am holy.”

This isn’t just a message for me and my family. God wants the Body of Christ to wake up and clean up. Jesus (the Bridegroom) wants a clean Bride, not a dirty one, when He returns. God is separating the wheat from the chaff. It’s time for God’s people to focus on personal and family holiness.

Prayer Power
Heavenly Father, there’s only one way to come to You and that’s Jesus. There is only one way for us to see. As we lay down ourselves and cry out in need, there’s only one way to come to You and that’s Jesus. Hear out hearts LORD as we repent. Have mercy on us! I pray the blood of Jesus over my family and those who read this message. Jesus, You’re our only hope in everything. Amen.

Link of the Day
John Wesley’s Holy Club Questions []

Blessing to put away the evil from among you!

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