Summary: What Is Holiness • To be holy is to be pure • To be separated • Connected with wholeness or being complete • To Be Like Christ
Journey to Leviticus
- Genesis is about our Ruin
- Exodus is about the journey of bondage to worship
- Leviticus - How do you get close to God?
James 4:8 (AV)
8 Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded.
Message of Leviticus
Leviticus 19:2 (AV) ….. Ye shall be holy: for I the LORD your God am holy.
Leviticus 20:26 (AV)
26 And ye shall be holy unto me: for I the LORD am holy, and have severed you from other people, that ye should be mine.
What Is Holiness
• To be holy is to be pure
• To be separated
• Connected with wholeness or being complete
Call To Holiness
1 Thessalonians 4:7 (AV)
7 For God hath not called us unto uncleanness, but unto holiness.
1 Corinthians 6:9–11 (AV)
9 Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,
10 Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.
11 And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.
1 Peter 1:15 (AV)
15 But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation;
1 Peter 1:15 (The Message)
15 As obedient children, let yourselves be pulled into a way of life shaped by God’s life, a life energetic and blazing with holiness.
Jesus is Holy
Mark 1:24 (AV)
24 Saying, Let us alone; what have we to do with thee, thou Jesus of Nazareth? art thou come to destroy us? I know thee who thou art, the Holy One of God.
Acts 3:14 (AV)
14 But ye denied the Holy One and the Just, and desired a murderer to be granted unto you;
Revelation 3:7 (AV)
7 And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write; These things saith he that is holy, he that is true, he that hath the key of David, he that openeth, and no man shutteth; and shutteth, and no man openeth;
- The Church has lost the sense of Holiness
- You Video “The Egyptian Shake”
The Journey to Holiness
Lev. 1-7 – A Sacrifice Needed
• Burnt Offering – 1 v. 8-9 burn all
o Nothing held back
o Sweet smelling (Ep 5:2)
o Blood of Christ
• Meat Offering – 2
o No blood
o Speaks of Christ’s perfect life
• Peace Offering – 3
o Or Fellowship Offering 7:32-34
o Our fellowship with Christ (Thansgiving)
• Sin Offering – 4
o Atonement – Confession & forgiveness of sin
o Christ took upon himself our sin
• Trespass Offering – 5-7 (note 7:37-38)
o Sins against others
o Christ provides the way
Lev. 8-10 – A Mediator between God & Man - Priest
- Christ our great High Priest
Lev. 11-15 – Daily Living
Leviticus 10:10 (AV)
10 And that ye may put difference between holy and unholy, and between unclean and clean;
• Animals – 11
• Childbirth – 12
• Disease – 13-14
• Sex – 15
Lev 16-17 – The Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur)
• Once a year
• Day Priest enter the Holy of Holies
• Jesus died on the Day of Atonement
Lev. 18-24 – The walk with God
• 18-20 Holy People - Relationships
• 21-22 Holy Priests – Responsibilities
• 23-24 Holy Times – Rejoicing/Revering
Lev 25-27 – Liberty
Leviticus 27:34 (AV)
34 These are the commandments, which the LORD commanded Moses for the children of Israel in mount Sinai.
An expanded translation makes that context clearer: “These are the commands [covenant obligations] the LORD [Yahweh, the covenant God] gave Moses [the covenant mediator] on Mount Sinai [the covenant place] for Israel [the covenant people].”
- We need to realize how important the blood of Christ is
- It is the basis of life or death
1 Peter 1:18–19 (AV)
18 Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers;
19 But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot: