The four living creatures, each having six wings, were full of eyes around and within. And they do not rest day or night, saying: “Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, Who was and is and is to come!” Revelation 4:8
Dear People Who Keep Company with God,
The holiness of the Lord is so awe-inspiring that the twenty-four elders in heaven fall and cast their crowns before the Throne of God every time they hear the four living creatures declare His holiness. This worship never ceases. God’s holiness is profound, unexplainable, and powerful, and yet an infinitely delightful and beautiful part of God’s nature, which we will enjoy and worship forever. God desires to share His holiness with His people, calling us to be holy as He is holy (1 Peter 1:15-16).
Isaiah had a vision of the Throne of God and heard the Seraphim cry out: “Holy, holy, holy is the LORD of hosts; The whole earth is full of His glory!” (Isaiah 6:3) Isaiah was undone because he felt inadequate to stand before a holy God; he needed God to make way for him to be in His holy presence. And so, God did (Isaiah 6:1-6). Through the death of His Son on the cross, God has invited us to stand before Him. As followers of Christ, we are welcomed to boldly come to the Throne of Grace (Hebrews 10:19-22). We are made holy by His blood (Hebrews 10:10). Without Jesus, holiness is impossible. With Jesus, we are invited to live a life of holiness.
Holiness is not only for individual believers but also for the collective body of believers. The Apostle Paul told the church in Ephesus, “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” (Ephesians 1:4). Note the use of the plural words “us” and “we.” We must embrace holiness individually because we are “being built together for a dwelling place of God in the Spirit” (Ephesians 2:22). In the hour we live, the Holy Spirit is preparing a company of people to become the end-time house of God on earth, and holiness is foundational in His house. God is restoring David’s Tabernacle so all people can encounter the Lord (Acts 15:16-17).
Years ago, my friend Donna Culler had a powerful vision of a dark time on earth when holiness would be the first pillar in the foundation of God’s end-time dwelling places. Donna said, “I want to build this house. He took me to this pitch-dark place. All I could see was black, pitch-black darkness. This huge, vast white pillar was dropped into the darkness to help build the house’s foundation. This pillar was holiness and broke the darkness suddenly when it hit the ground. This enormous cloud of smoke billowed out and into the darkness. It was holy smoke. It pierced the darkness. I saw just the foundation of what the Lord wants to build. We cannot even imagine. The first pillar was being placed to hold the foundation. The pillar was holiness.”
In these dark days, Donna’s vision is a reminder that Jesus is building His church, and the counsel and works of hell will not prevail against it (Matthew 16:18). His church will pierce the darkness. It stands as an invitation to remember and embrace the power of the blood of Christ, the anointing of the Holy Spirit, and become a genuine part of God’s end-times dwelling places on earth.
Many Blessings, BW