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On the internet  while looking up the definition for holiness among others this reference appeared    -    World Net Princeton University

HOLINESS in the highest sense belongs to God (Isa. 6:3; Rev. 15:4), 

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and to Christians as consecrated to God's service, and in so far as they are conformed in all things to the will of God (Rom. 6:19, 22; Eph. 1:4; Titus 1:8; 1 Pet. 1:15). 

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Personal holiness is a work of gradual development. It is carried on under many hindrances, hence the frequent admonitions to watchfulness, prayer, and perseverance.

 (1 Cor. 1:30; 2 Cor. 7:1; Eph. 4:23, 24).

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So lets look up the references to these  remarks used to make their points.

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In the highest sense belongs to God

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Isaiah 6:3 And one cried to another and said: "Holy, holy, holy is the LORD of hosts; the whole earth is full of His glory!(NKJ)

Rev 15:4 Who shall not fear You, O Lord, and glorify Your name? For You alone are holy. For all nations shall come and worship before You, for Your judgments have been manifested." (NKJ)

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and to Christians as consecrated to God's service, and in so far as they are conformed in all things to the will of God

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Rom 6:19 I speak in human terms because of the weakness of your flesh. For just as you presented your members as slaves of uncleanness, and of lawlessness leading to more lawlessness, so now present your members as slaves of righteousness for holiness. (NKJ)

Rom 6:22 But now having been set free from sin, and having become slaves of God, you have your fruit to holiness, and the end, everlasting life. (NKJ)

Eph 1:4 just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love, (NKJ)

Titus 1:8 but hospitable, a lover of what is good, sober-minded, just, holy, self-controlled, (NKJ)

1 Pet 1:15 but as He who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, (NKJ)

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Personal holiness is a work of gradual development.

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1 Cor 1:30 It is because of him that you are in Christ Jesus, who has become for us wisdom from God-- that is, our righteousness, holiness and redemption. (NIV)

2 Cor 7:1 Therefore, having these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.
(NKJ)

Eph 4:23 and be renewed in the spirit of your mind,
24 and that you put on the new man which was created according to God, in true righteousness and holiness.
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WHAT DOES THE BIBLE SAY ON THE OUTSIDE? [HOLY]  IT SAYS THE SAME THING ON THE INSIDE.  -- DAVID ROBINSON (VICTORY BAPTIST CHURCH)   

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Spring, Summer of 2020 Personal Testimony

At a point in time when the COVID 19 virus was in full bloom in church one Sunday morning God said to every one come to the altar that he was calling his church to holiness and a fresh covering of the blood. 

 I didn’t go up, I didn’t want to get in a large gathering of many people, fear.  But you see as the old saying goes, “if you give the devil an inch he will take a mile”.

In my sleep one night God dealt with me harshly he kept bringing this up on and off all night long.  I repented for not obeying the call.  He gave me Naaman’s example in the word when Naaman asked:   II Ki 5:18 "Yet in this thing may the LORD pardon your servant: when my master goes into the temple of Rimmon to worship there, and he leans on my hand, and I bow down in the temple of Rimmon-- when I bow down in the temple of Rimmon, may the LORD please pardon your servant in this thing." (NKJ)

The next Sunday I knelt at the altar and asked for forgiveness and God forgave me, that sure felt good what a relief praise the Lord.         

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