Walking In The Way of Holiness- A Word by Dawn Hill
And a highway shall be there, and it shall be called the Way of
Holiness; the unclean shall not pass over it. It shall belong to those
who walk on the way; even if they are fools, they shall not wander in
it. Isaiah 35:8 ESV
One of the things that really stands out to me in this hour is the power
and the urgency for a consecrated life. The heart of the Father is drawing
His children to be holy as He is holy. Jesus beckons us to be sanctified in
Him. This is not a religious act or ritual. It is not a means to be
superior to others, but it is a desire to have pure intimacy with God and
to truly know His very nature so that His nature is evident in us. I was
meditating on the many passages of Scripture that reference the call to
holiness when I came upon Isaiah 35. The verse above speaks of a highway in
the wilderness and the desert called the Way of Holiness. Prior this
passage, there is a picture described of this same landscape transforming
into what sounds like a garden oasis. I truly believe that we are being
called back to the heart of the matters, and holiness is one of those
There is not much talk these days of holiness, consecration and
sanctification. The call to walk on this highway of Holiness is an amazing
thing. This is truly important to God because to be holy is to display His
nature. He is undefiled and without impurity, and He desires us to be the
same. According to The Complete Word Study Dictionary, holiness in Isaiah
35:8 means, “a holy thing and sacredness. It indicates something
consecrated and set aside for sacred use only; it was not to be put into
common use, for if it was, it became profaned and common, not holy.” This
is a wake up call. Saints, we are called to be set aside for sacred use. We
are not made for common use. We are not to look and act like the world. We
belong to another Kingdom. We are not our own.
When I read Isaiah 35, my spirit leapt because of the beauty of this
passage. The Way of Holiness is not a path fraught with complacency and
compromise. The Word explicitly says that the unclean shall not pass over
it. Impurity is prohibited on this path. There is no wandering in it, even
if one is a fool or despises wisdom and morality. Isn’t it refreshing that
in the midst of the wilderness season or in a state of being dry, God wants
the landscape to change to rejoice in His glory and His majesty. In the
middle of this gladness and fruitfulness with miracles, signs and wonders
(Isaiah 35:5-6), there is a highway called the Way of Holiness leading to
Zion. He does not just want the external atmosphere to change, but He wants
the inward man to be transformed in preparation for eternity.
As citizens of heaven, we are to demonstrate intimacy with God and the
fragrance of having been with Jesus. You can be in the wilderness and yet
experience the bloom of that fellowship with Him. We demonstrate the
Kingdom of God in obeying the commission of Jesus Christ to minister the
gospel, lay hands on the sick, cast out devils and to be Spirit filled, and
running through this entire landscape of our lives surrendered to Him is a
Way of sanctification and consecration that can only be found through a
personal relationship with Jesus Christ. We cannot afford to abandon the
significance of holiness in this time. Without being set apart for uncommon
use, we will yield to passions and things that will pollute our union with
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I know without a doubt that God is calling us back to the things that
matter to Him. They are things that we do not stress much out of fear of
offending others or losing relationships, but they are beautiful things
because they are close to His heart. Demonstrating the Kingdom of God
matters to Him. Setting the captives free matters to Him. Being filled with
His Spirit matters to Him. Repentance matters to Him. Purity matters to
Him, and holiness and consecration still matter to Him. May we desire to
walk on this highway of Holiness that leads straight to God.
A TURNAROUND FOR YOU..
A word by Dana Jarvis
I decree you are making the spiritual journey from the bondage of Egypt into your promised land of destiny. I know you have grown weary. Do not let the murmurings and complaining attitudes rule you. It causes the faith to waiver! Your focus is upon the cup of bitter waters that you are currently drinking from.
Rest assured that your God is making these bitter waters sweet!
You shall taste and see that the Lord is good! You are going to see such extravagance in your daily life. He is delivering much into your hands so reach up and take hold. Just as he was with you before, he is with you now. You are going to drink deep of the Living Waters. The bitter waters of life have tried to steal all joy.
However I hear the Lord say, “It is done, I am the Lord who heals you. I am the Lord who will restore you. I am the Lord who will provide your every need. I am the One that is making the bitter waters sweet!”
I feel so strongly that God is removing your cup of bitter waters you have had to drink for so long. He is causing a turnaround for you in a situation that you desperately need him to move. I am speaking to several and know this word is for you. Even as the Lord led Moses and the children of Israel from their bondage at the Red Sea, it still took one step of faith. One step of faith is all it takes to cause a release from all of this. Take a moment and sow into good ground by giving into Spirit Fuel. For just a contribution of $25, $50, or even $100 or more given into Spirit Fuel is an active step and good ground on which to sow. It is a powerful ministry reaching the world for Christ. As you sow that offering, it is that act of faith that will cause the Red Sea where you are standing to part in your life. The bitter cup will be removed and the sweetness of the Lord shall begin to flow!
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