Separating the Holy and the Profane
Why are we accepting sin? Why are we accepting the ways of the world as if we have no choice? We act as if God is not watching! The Lord starts first at the Church when He cleans up a nation. He has to. It is just and right. We can’t expect the world to get its act together when ours is not. Aren’t you glad He loves us so much that He won’t leave us in our filth?
“Your priests violate my teachings and dishonor my holy things. They don’t distinguish between what is holy and what is unholy. They don’t teach the difference between what is clean and what is unclean. They ignore the days to worship me. So I am dishonored among the people.” (Ezekiel 22:26; GWT)
Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:
Come close to God today—very close. You are blood-washed, so you can come close.
Repent of any area of your life where you are not able to break sinful or iniquitous sin patterns. Don’t try to justify anything! Feel His forgiveness and His holiness wash over you.
Invite the Holy Spirit to show you what is holy and clean and what is unholy and unclean. Where you have trouble accepting the truth of His Word, ask Him to give you a divine exchange—His Truth for the lies you believe, even though you may not have realized it.
Read Ezekiel 22 and let Holy Spirit show you how to pray for the Church and the nation. Read it in the Message version, if possible.
A prayer you can pray:
Lord, I am so thankful that I can tuck in close to You. I am always welcome, thanks to Jesus’ blood shed for me! Coming close to You helps me feel the sin in my life and I give it all to You. Forgive me Lord and line me up with Your Word and Your plan for my life. Clean me up and help me be able to discern what is holy and unholy, clean and unclean in Your eyes. I want to be able to speak into the situations in my Church and in the nation that are contrary to Your Word, so clean my spiritual sight up and let me be holy, Jesus. I will read and pray through Ezekiel 22 and get this right. Amen.
God will straighten us up and give His Church the ability to show the nation the difference between holy and unclean.