(Heb 12:14) “Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord:
(Heb 12:15) Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled;
(Heb 12:16) Lest there be any fornicator, or profane person, as Esau, who for one morsel of meat sold his birthright.
(Heb 12:17) For ye know how that afterward, when he would have inherited the blessing, he was rejected: for he found no place of repentance, though he sought it carefully with tears.”

Without holiness, no man shall see God! What a statement, it’s a warning not of what God asks but of what He demands! Holiness is an ongoing endeavor. The example given is of Esau as he despised his birthright, his blessing. The warning is this, becoming slack in your prayer life.

Bitterness taking root in your heart leading to spiritual decline then death. Some will say it is impossible to fail the grace of God, it’s clearly written here. No one, no power can pluck out of His hand but we can walk away from grace. We can allow sin to once again rule our lives and destroy our relationship. We can sever the relationship through disobedience and rebellion.

Holiness is and sin cannot abide together no more than light and darkness can share the same space. One will drive the other out! Holiness through Christ will drive out sin and willful sin and disobedience will drive out holiness. There never has been a holy sinner, never will be.

Source: Evangelist Rodney Dennison Published October 13, 2016 on Facebook

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