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Eyesalve: Always Under Oath

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But above all things, my brethren, swear not, neither by heaven, neither by the earth, neither by any other oath: but let your yea be yea; and your nay, nay; lest ye fall into condemnation.” James 5:12

 

God is not against us making an oath. He is against the premise that if we don’t say something under oath that we therefore don’t have to keep our word. When we speak it should be as if we are always under an oath.

Eyesalve: Children of Light

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Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness.” I Thessalonians 5:5

 

Whenever we participate with the heathen in those things they do in darkness, then we are not walking as “children of light” nor are we walking as “children of the day.”

Eyesalve: A Saint

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To all that be in Rome, beloved of God, called to be saints: Grace to you and peace from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ.” Romans 1:7

 

Some of you may be content to be just a sinner saved by grace, but I trust you desire to rise above that and be what you are called to be, a SAINT.

Eyesalve: Separated To

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Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, separated unto the gospel of God,” Romans 1:1

 

When we think of separation, the first thing that comes to our mind is to leave someone or something. No doubt, this is what it means to separate. However, as Christians we aren’t just to separate ourselves from sin, the world and the devil, but we are to belong to someone or something else. It is Jesus and His kingdom we must belong to. We can’t just detach, but we must attach. We must not just be separated from, but separated to.

Eyesalve: Is It Any Different?

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And Nadab and Abihu, the sons of Aaron, took either of them his censer, and put fire therein, and put incense thereon, and offered strange fire before the LORD, which he commanded them not. 2And there went out fire from the LORD, and devoured them, and they died before the LORD. 3Then Moses said unto Aaron, This is it that the LORD spake, saying, I will be sanctified in them that come nigh me, and before all the people I will be glorified. And Aaron held his peace.” Leviticus 10:1-3

 

Christians are so willing to sing songs about the holiness of God. However, if they are not living holy lives, is it any different than Nadab and Abihu? Lord, help us to walk holy before we ever sing about holiness.

Eyesalve: Take Advantage

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And Moses said, I will now turn aside, and see this great sight, why the bush is not burnt. 4And when the LORD saw that he turned aside to see, God called unto him out of the midst of the bush, and said, Moses, Moses. And he said, Here am I. 5And he said, Draw not nigh hither: put off thy shoes from off thy feet, for the place whereon thou standest is holy ground.” Exodus 3:3-5

 

Moses, the great man of God, was not permitted to get any closer to the burning bush, for God was there. We are so blessed because God does not stop us from getting close to Him like He did to Moses. For us, who the Holy Spirit dwells in, God will let us get as close to Him as we want. Jesus said, “Come unto Me,” I recommend you take advantage of that.

Eyesalve: Influence Holiness

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And thou shalt speak unto all that are wise hearted, whom I have filled with the spirit of wisdom, that they may make Aaron’s garments to consecrate him, that he may minister unto me in the priest’s office.” Exodus 28:3

 

Just as the Lord filled men with the spirit of wisdom to help make, or can I say, influence their holiness, so too can the brethren be beneficial to our holiness. As the body ministers, in love, to one another through exhortation and reproof, if it is received, it will help to purify us and produce holiness in our life. However, we must be filled with the Spirit to be able to ever influence another’s holiness.

Eyesalve: Neither Be Grieved

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Then he said unto them, Go your way, eat the fat, and drink the sweet, and send portions unto them for whom nothing is prepared: for this day is holy unto our Lord: neither be ye sorry; for the joy of the LORD is your strength. 11So the Levites stilled all the people, saying, Hold your peace, for the day is holy; neither be ye grieved.” Nehemiah 8:10-11

 

I grew up in a Catholic home. Through observing the priests I concluded the more somber they were, the more holy they were. To me, somberness was the path to holiness. Praise God, Nehemiah knew the truth. Holiness is far more joyful than sorrowful.

Eyesalve: Don’t Dabble

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And a certain man drew a bow at a venture, and smote the king of Israel between the joints of the harness: therefore he said to his chariot man, Turn thine hand, that thou mayest carry me out of the host; for I am wounded.” II Chronicles 18:33

 

If you don’t want to be hit in the joint of your armor, then don’t dabble with sin.