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1 Peter 1:15-16
15 But [alla] as [kata] he which hath called [kaleo]
you [humas] is holy [hagios], so [kai] be [ginomai] ye [autos] holy [hagios] in [en] all [pas] manner of conversation [anastrophe];
16 Because [dioti] it is written [grapho], Be ye [ginomai] holy [hagios]; for [hoti] I [ego] am [eimi] holy [hagios].KJV-Interlinear
15 but like the Holy One who
called you, be holy yourselves also in all your behavior; 16 because it is written, You shall be holy,
for I am holy. NASB
Likewise, as you are
not to conform to this world, which means to not conform to the whims of your
sin nature, then you are to conform to the example which God gives us all.Namely being holy.
righteousness plus justice.These two
combine to make you holy, or sacred, or sanctified, or perfect as it were.
We cannot be any of
these apart from Gods plan and design.
to be clear of blemish, free of sin, without fault.Righteousness is the state of perfection.
Justice is the
process of cleansing.It is a washing, a
wiping away of filth and dirt, of blemishes, of faults, of taints of every
type.Justice is the process of discovery
of a blemish (evil), and then the washing of it away.
God has given us both
the process of justice, and the resultant state of righteousness, by means of
the confession procedure.1, 2, and 3rd
John teach this principle.
Christ has already gone
to the Cross and has paid the penalty for sin.Sin is a crime and when one goes to court for ones crimes, there is a
penalty.Christ went to court via the
Cross and took upon Himself, the penalties for our sins.They are now paid in full and have no control
over our lives with respect to our eternal life.
Christ did this and
God has offered us the benefit of His work, which is salvation (freedom from
the second death and the Lake of Fire).All that He requires is that we believe in what He accomplished (faith
Once you believe in
Christ, then you are immediately cleansed, with respect to your spiritual
life.But as we all know, we do not live
very long (perhaps minutes) before we commit a sin.
Now that salvation is
no longer an issue (once you have been saved), confession becomes the mechanism
for forgiveness and restoration into fellowship.Confession is the process of justice, or
washing, and fellowship is the state of perfection or righteousness.
righteousness and justice are functional in you, you are now holy, as God is
holy free from sin, etc.And it is on
this level, and only on this level, that you possess an audience with God.
In fellowship, your
spiritual life functions.In fellowship,
you are standing before God.In
fellowship, you are resident in Gods fortress and protected by it. In fellowship, you are resident in Gods temple.In fellowship, you are surrounded by a supernatural
wall of divine fire.In fellowship, your
spiritual growth can function.In
fellowship, your prayers are received by God the Father, and answered.Every prayer is answered, although many times
the answer is, no.
Out of fellowship,
none of these things are functional.God
does not deal with the unholy.God does
not receive the unholy.
If you want a relationship
with God, and that is the very best possible relationship that anyone can have,
then you have to approach Him by means of His rules, not yours.
44 'For I am the Lord
your God. Consecrate [set apart by means of confession] yourselves therefore,
and be holy; for I am holy. And you shall not make yourselves unclean [out of
fellowship] with any of the swarming things [sin or human good] that swarm on
the earth. NASB
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