SATURDAY, AUGUST 25
Scripture: 2 Peter 1:15-21
2 Peter 1:15-21 says, “Moreover I will be careful to ensure that you always have a reminder of these things after my decease. For we did not follow cunningly devised fables when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of His majesty. For He received from God the Father honor and glory when such a voice came to Him from the Excellent Glory: ‘This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.’ And we heard this voice which came from heaven when we were with Him on the holy mountain. And so we have the prophetic word confirmed, which you do well to heed as a light that shines in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts; knowing this first, that no prophecy of Scripture is of any private interpretation, for prophecy never came by the will of man, but holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit.” Peter related that he and the others were on the holy mountain with Jesus and heard God gloriously declare, “This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.” Peter told of being present on the holy mountain, in a ‘glory experience’, and being touched by God’s holiness. Let’s remember, no true prophecy came by the will of man but holy men of old spoke being moved by the Holy Spirit. We should not be a vessel that houses the Holy Spirit and not walk holy. We simply can’t because otherwise we grieve the Holy Spirit. We are the temple of the Holy Spirit! The Sonship Gift of holiness enables us to house the Holy Spirit! If we were not declared holy we could not be the temple of the Holy Spirit! The reason we can house the Third-Person of the Trinity, the Holy Spirit of the Living God is because the blood of Christ has already imparted to us holiness! We must not squander this incredible privilege. We need to greatly honor this amazing gift and be awed by the love of our Father in His gifts to us. Let’s move with the Holy Spirit and maintain our holiness because that is our place of faith before God.