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The Language Of Holiness

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 The Language Of Holiness

The Encyclopedia Britannica estimates that about 5,000 languages are spoken in the world.

We sometimes hear the use of terms like

  • The language of Mathematics,
  • The language of Flowers,
  • The language of Medicine,
  • The language of Art,
  • The language of Emotions,
  • Sign Language,
  • Computer Languages,

Throughout the ages God has only had one Language.  It is a language that He and His people always understand. The Language of Holiness.

We Are Identified By Our Speech.

Peter Was Identified By His Speech:

  • Mat 26:73  And after a while came unto him they that stood by, and said to Peter, Surely thou also art one of them; for thy speech bewrayeth thee.

Shibboleth:

  • Judg 12:5 And the Gileadites took the passages of Jordan before the Ephraimites: and it was so that when those Ephraimites which were escaped said, Let me go over; that the men of Gilead said unto him, Art thou an Ephraimite? If he said, Nay;
  • (v.6)  Then said they unto him, Say now Shibboleth: and he said Sibboleth: for he could not frame to pronounce it right. Then they took him, and slew him at the passages of Jordan: and there fell at that time of the Ephraimites forty and two thousand.

Most of us are even able to pinpoint regions of the country someone is from by their speech.

If Holiness Is a Language, What Does It Say?

1.  Holiness Says: “I Know Jesus”.

  • There is no need to learn the Language if there is no one to talk to.  Holiness talks to God, and He is a Holy God.
  • God said “Be ye holy even as I am Holy”
  • If you claim to know Jesus and you have a problem speaking Holiness, I fear you are fooling yourself about KNOWING Jesus.

2.  Holiness Says:  “I Hate The World”

My Generation looked with great suspicion upon those that learned Russian, or even wanted to learn the Russian Language.  Why?  Because Russia was the enemy.

That’s why Pastors and Parents have a hissy fit when folks act like the want to learn to speak the Language of Carnality. Carnality is the enemy of your soul.

When you speak Holiness, you are saying to yourself, to God and to others that you hate the World. We are admonished to “Love not the World.”

Why would you want to speak the Language of Worldliness or Carnality around God?

  • God’s not listening.
  • The Only ones that are listening to the language of Carnality are the Devil and the Worldly.
  • California and other states want to make it a law that English is the primary Language.
  • Lets make it a law that Holiness is the Primary Language.
  • If you Understand the language of Holiness, you are a part of God’s family,
  • If you Don’t Understand the language of Holiness, you are not of His family.
  • Is Holiness a Foreign Language to you? Or is it your Native Tongue?
  • What Does Carnality Say?
  • What does it Sound like to you?
  • Can you Recognize it when you Hear it?
  • What Does Ornamentation Say?
  • Are you trying to learn that Language?
  • How come when Immodesty speaks, There are some in the church that try to Learn that Language.

3.  Holiness Says:  “I Am Not My Own, I Am His”.

  • I am a part of His Culture and I wear what pleases Him.
  • I Speak Holiness, It is the Language of Submission to His Will.  For Obedience is better than Sacrifice
  • Holiness is the Unspoken Language that never stops talking!!

God is the one that Understands this Language.

You can Never speak the Language of Holiness Until you have received the HOLY Ghost. And you cannot receive the HOLY Ghost until you Repent of your sins.

You must repent, be baptized in Jesus Name and be filled with the Holy Ghost, speaking with other tongues as the Spirit gives utterance.

Do You Speak The Language of Holiness, or is it still a foreign language to you?

Is Holiness your first language or when you try to speak it, do you still sound like a foreigner after all being in church for years?

If we really want to communicate with Him, I submit that it is important to speak to Him in His language… the Language of Holiness. That’s the language He understands. You you are the Lord on talking terms?

Written by Martyn Ballestero

September 6, 2011 at 12:04 am

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  1. Amazing and timely! The entrance of His word gives light.

    HolyGhostFamily

    September 6, 2011 at 12:07 am

  2. Love this! I remember the sign that was hung across the front of the church in South Bend: Holiness becometh Thine house, O Lord, forever. Psa. 39:5

    Nila Marxer

    September 6, 2011 at 12:36 am

  3. Great post Bro. Ballestero. I always appreciate your keen insight.

    Nate Whitley

    Nate

    September 6, 2011 at 7:14 am

  4. It’s still holiness of hell. Great post Bro. Ballestero.

    Christopher Smith

    September 6, 2011 at 10:01 am

  5. It’s so easy to read your words while hearing the tender voice of your sainted father! Thanks so much.

    D. E. Haymon

    September 6, 2011 at 12:55 pm

  6. So glad to see a preacher that still believes in and not afraid to preach holiness.

    Jerry Peterson

    September 6, 2011 at 2:37 pm

  7. Love your post !! Very timely and on target !! I pray the GOOD LORD continues to bless you and your family !!

    Jennie Petschauer-Garrett

    September 6, 2011 at 4:56 pm

  8. Love your words of wisdom !!

    Jennie Petschauer-Garrett

    September 6, 2011 at 4:59 pm

  9. Great stuff! I want be completely fluent in this language!

    Kenneth bow

    September 6, 2011 at 7:10 pm


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