I woke myself up a few morning ago, singing.  I was singing the words…we are standing on holy ground.

As I woke up, I remembered I was dreaming about being in the presence of Jesus.  The words to that song remained on my heart the rest of that morning.

While working, a friend sent me an article and asked me to read it before she submitted it for publishing.

I began to read her article to find much of what she was talking about went along with the song that was on my lips that day….we are standing on holy ground.

She was talking about a call to holiness. A call to repentance.  While reading her article I thought about my dream.  I thought about the words to the song.  And, I thought about the book of Joshua.

Joshua 3:5 says; And Joshua said to the people, “sanctify yourselves for tomorrow the Lord will do wonders among you.”

To sanctify means to cleanse, purify and make holy.

God is saying the same thing to His church today. Sanctify yourselves. Purify yourselves. Consecrate yourselves, for tomorrow the Lord will do wonders among you.

God has new places for you to go in Him.  He has more authority for you to realize.  He has more work for you to do. He has more people for you to minister to.

He longs to enlarge your vision.  To increase your sphere of influence.  But first, we must sanctify ourselves.

Cindy Jacobs says that “Sanctification is a process in which you become more Christ like.”

We know we are the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus.  We are a holy generation.  We know that.  Yet, sanctification is a process. If we desire to stand on holy ground and continue to grow in God, we must welcome the process of sanctification.

The Cambridge References Bible says the process of sanctification consists of two parts.  The first part being a ceremonial purification that took place in bible times.  They were told to wash themselves and their garments.

Today, we too must wash ourselves of all anger, pride, unforgiveness and anything else that is not pleasing to God.  And we must make certain we are clothed in garments of righteousness and not garments of this world.  It’s time we come out from among the worlds ways and be noticeably different.  It’s time to check our heart and ask ourselves what we are clothed in this day.

The second part of the process, according to the Cambridge Reference Bible is that once washed clean, the people turned to God with a spirit of expectant faith.  They knew He was going to come and visit them the next day.  Therefore, they prepared themselves and fully expected God to show up.

How many of us, reading this today, fully expect God to come and do wonders in our midst?

You see, as they prepared and expected God to show up, they were taking a step of faith toward the fulfillment of the words from Joshua.

If you believe God is calling you into a time of sanctification, prepare yourself for His presence.  And, be fully persuaded that He is coming to do wonders in your midst.

I believe God is saying again…its time to sanctify ourselves, for He desires to do wonders in our midst…for we are standing, today, on holy ground.  Let us, today, wash ourselves and our garments.  And let us press forward with a spirit of expectation!

 

 

Meditate on This Today…

Whoever believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.  John 7:38