Sunday, March 2, 2014

The Way Forward in year 2014

“And it shall come to pass, that he that is left in Zion, and he that remaineth in Jerusalem, shall be called holy, even every one that is written among the living in Jerusalem:” (Isaiah 4:3).

There is good news for you today. You will survive the storm and see the end result. Before you were born, Isaiah the prophet had spoken. He wrote what we are reading this morning. His message!

A remnant shall survive the assault. Whether against the Assyrians or in the time of the end, God has prepared some people who will outlast the storm. They will stand when others fall. They will be faithful when others are backsliding. They will continue in the faith when others are turning away. I trust you will be one of the remnants.

The remnants shall be called holy. Ah! So there is something in this holiness talk after all! It is interesting to know that holiness will survive in the end. What about worldliness? Gone! Fashions? Disappeared! Popularity? Useless! The remnant will not be known by their fashion parade or political connections. They will be known as holiness people.

The remnant shall live in Jerusalem – the city of God. This is beautiful. Everything human and earthly will be swallowed up in the end. The New Jerusalem will be the home of the saints and what a privilege to be a resident of so great and beautiful a city.

As you go out today remember that holiness pays. When everything else will get burnt in the storms and ways of the world, holiness will survive. And so will you as you live and walk with the holiness people.

Challenge: Holiness pays.

Prayer: Help me to live a holy life today in Jesus name.

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