TOPIC: CONSECRATION: AN ASSURANCE OF GOD’S PRESENCE
TEXT: Exodus 19:9-25(NKJV)
Today’s passage reveals what we need to do to enjoy God’s presence every day. God’s people were divinely instructed to be sanctified, with their clothes washed at least two days before the appearance of God to them (v.10). They were asked to set boundaries in relation to where they could go and what they could touch (vv. 12 & 13). People were thus sanctified and washed (vv. 14,15).
This sanctification did not exempt the priests (v.22). Thereafter, God’s presence was made manifest (vv. 16-20). From the call of Moses in Exodus 3:1-6, God had emphasized consecration which had no alternatives. Both the leadership and followership in the Church are enjoined to be consecrated for divine service. We are called to be holy. A lot has happened to the present-day Church as everyone wants to be involved in God’s work in one way or the other and painfully, without consecration.
Holiness, despite its scarcity on our pulpits today, remains the major prerequisite for enjoying the presence of God (2Chronicles 5:11-14). It is still the basis for continuous victory spiritually and physically (Joshua 7:1ff; Isa. 52:11; Matt. 5:48 & 1Pet. 1:15,16). Consecrate yourself unto the Lord and you can never regret it!
PRAYER: Dear Lord, I consecrate my life to You today, help me to remain holy unto You all the days of my life. Amen.