I know you, God, but is this you? I mean, if it’s really you, I want to hear everything you want to say to me. But if it’s not you, I’m not interested!
That’s the most important question, isn’t it? Who’s speaking?
God who sanctifies is the voice we know
God creates the spaces in which we live. He invites us to come to him. He welcomes us to choose Him. He liberates our lives and satisfies our souls. In true holiness, we find freedom.
Jehovah M’kaddesh Images
When I was praying through Jehovah M’kaddesh and choosing my images, I realized so much about the life we have in God. It takes courage and effort for us to enter into his holiness. When we do, ah, he is faithful! Here’s my images. I hope they encourage you to reflect and see God’s invitation to holiness in a brighter, clearer light.
Fake holiness is spiritual spam, ransomware that hacks the very depths of our souls and corrupts all the pieces of our lives. It looks like the real thing, but the address is wrong. The enemy tricks us, or tries. If we just look at the message, we may think, yeah, that looks right. And oh, that’s important. We click and chaos engulfs us. Some a spam worms it’s way, invisible, into our hearts, only to destroy us quietly. Others crash our systems with shocking speed. Either way, we’re hurt.
Check the address
The enemy’s a trickster, mixing good with bad. He offers half-truths delivered in reasonable voice. To stick with the metaphor; the font, colors, and graphics are all perfect. But if we look at the address, we see an extra character. We notice a misspelling. We recognize its falseness.
Hang on, do I know you? Are you really you? Or are you a faker, a liar, a deceiver sent to trap me into giving you the keys to my personal kingdom. Maybe that’s what happened to our brothers and sisters in Galatia. “Who has bewitched you?” –Undoubtedly the same enemy who tries to bewitch us!
Legalism masquerading as holiness is bondage wrapped in chains of lies.
I know you
God’s is the address we recognize, the voice we know, the Father we trust. He invites us to come to him. He opens his hand and satisfies our souls. He welcomes us into communion. He celebrates our lives in him and lifts us to freedom.
- We know his voice and trust his call.
- We hear his voice and step off what feels solid and firm.
- We answer his voice and step into what feels unsubstantial.
- We trust his goodness and find his holiness.
Read more about how to distinguish spiritual spam from the real thing.