Holy Jesus Research Paper

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The angels shout, “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God almighty” (Revelation 4:8). Why do the angels proclaim over and over ‘God is holy?’ The disciple Peter quoted the major theme of Leviticus and God’s words to the people of Israel, “You must be holy, because I am holy” (1 Peter 1:16). What does it mean to be holy? Throughout the book of Leviticus, a clear picture is painted of God’s deep desire to dwell among his people; yet because of his holiness this is impossible. Therefore, God instructs the people of Israel through Moses of his holiness and what is required of them to enjoy his fellowship. In doing so, the terms holy, clean unclean and Day of Atonement are of utmost importance to understand as a follower of Jesus today. First of all, ‘holy’ starts with God, is of God and he alone is the…show more content…
God’s holiness has not changed, but our status through Christ’s death and resurrection has changed. We have been cleansed through the confession of our faith and repentance of sin (1 John 1:9). What is more, something very significant happened when Jesus was crucified. The Scriptures say that the curtain separating people from the Holy of Holies was torn in two (Mark 15:38). This symbolizes both our direct access to God through our high priest Jesus; and also, the fact that God’s holiness is no longer something to be protected, but a contagious force to transform the world (Ephesians 4:16). Specifically, through the Holy Spirit we are being regenerated from the inside out to live holy lives that honor and glorify God. No longer do we need to live holy lives to have access to God, but we live holy lives out of the access to God’s grace. In the words of Alexander, “To be holy is to live in a way that reflects the moral perfection of God; it is to live a life marked by love, purity, and righteousness, which are the three most important hallmarks of perfect
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