True Worship Can Produce Holiness

I found a book at the Goodwill titled, "Bible Doctrines - a Pentecostal Perspective" by William W. Menzies and Stanley M. Horton An in-depth study of the teachings of the Bible covering the 16 Fundamental truths the AoG hold to.

As I was reading the chapter on Sanctification the author made an interesting point about the Temple Vessels...

They were not "Holy" until they were used in the Worship of a Holy God...

As a former Music Minister I thought of all the times we were in Worship and the effect true worship had on the believers present...

I would turn that to say that it follows that, we can not be "Holy" if we do not Worship...

I know worship means many things to different people...

But, in it's essence it is the drawing near to God in some activity...

(For me it's the emotionally intense Worship Singing...)

Realizing that our God is a consuming fire...

Can there be any doubt that as we draw near to Him the "chaff" can't help but be burned away...

Of course when I personally think of Worship I think in terms of intense fervent "pressing in" to God's Presence...

But, whatever Worship is to you, be sure it is God you are worshipping and not the pastor, church, music or music team.

Be Ye Holy for I AM Holy 1 Peter 1:16 (and at least 13 places in the Old Testament)

Mike Sr.