“Day and night they never stop saying: ‘Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty, who was and is, and is to come.’ Whenever the living creatures give glory, honor and thanks to him who sits on the throne and who lives for ever and ever, the twenty-four elders fall down before him who sits on the throne, and worship him who lives for ever and ever.” (Revelation 4:8b-10).
God wants to be known by His holiness. It is the attribute that He uses to describe Himself. It is also the crowning attribute in which all the other attributes are contained—His love, purity, goodness, kindness, and beauty. If we want to know God, we have to know His holiness.
In our evangelism efforts we often tell about the works of God, but not about God Himself. Jesus calls us to testify about Himself. The holiness of God is an absolutely awesome topic. The four living creatures and the twenty-four elders in the throne room of heaven were able to see God in His holiness, and when they did they fell down to worship Him, laying their crowns at His feet.
If we want to go deeper in knowing God, it is so important to seek to know His holiness in our personal life. The following animated video is a prayer that will help you to know God in His holiness
Lord, take me deeper in knowing You. I pray that you would establish Your reign in my heart. Teach me about Your holiness. Teach me to seek Your presence all throughout the day. I seek to walk along the highway of holiness. Remove from my life that which is not of You. I desire Your ways in my life, and I stand in awe and wonder at Your holiness and majesty. I long to praise and worship You with my entire life. Purify me so that I might enjoy the fullness of my relationship with You. Make Your dwelling place in my heart. Let everything I do and say glorify Your name, and make me a blessing to others.
Thank you that I can partner with you in order to see the release of Your divine will on earth, the summing up of all things in You. I praise you for your acts of power and for your surpassing greatness (Psalm 150:2). I thank You for taking me deeper still in knowing You and Your holiness. I will ascribe to the LORD the glory due his name; I worship You in the splendor of Your holiness (Psalm 29:2). In Jesus’ name, amen.
The following animated 4-minute prayer and teaching video will motivate you to seek God’s holiness. It’s called: A Prayer to Know God’s Holiness.
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By Debbie Przybylski
Intercessors Arise International
International House of Prayer Kansas City (IHOPKC)