Monday, September 22, 2008

Beauty is nothing less than Jesus

God is all about beauty. He is the light, while Satan is the reverse –darkness. We are to worship God in the beauty of holiness. We worship Satan in the beauty of unholiness.

In Matthew 16:17, Peter had a revelation that Jesus is Lord. He doesn’t understand from his own knowledge; the Holy Spirit gave him that revelation. Understanding doesn’t change a life. It doesn’t make you more attractive or more beautiful for understanding the Bible or by understanding what God thinks. A revelation of how God thinks will change a life.

You want to be beautiful? Worship God in Holiness. It is all about the beauty of Holiness. Holiness is beautiful. Unholiness (premarital sex, adultery, cattiness, pornography, gossip, venting, judging others) is ugly. When we do any of the examples above, we are worshipping Satan in his unholiness, we become ugly and no matter how many money we spend on clothes, make-up, shoes, facial products, we will never be beautiful.

Proverbs 20:29 The glory of young men is their strength, gray hair the beauty of the old. Gray hair represents wisdom. Wisdom is beautiful. It means that you know what to do, when to do it, how to do it and YOU DO IT! A fool is ugly. A fool knows what to, when to do it, how to do it but HE DOESN’T DO IT! The only way to follow the wise is to allow the Holy Spirit to guide you and not let the flesh control you.

We have the Holy Spirit in us, but the book of Ephesians tells us that we can grieve and quench the Holy Spirit. We do this by any kind of unholiness. If we want to be beautiful and to stay beautiful, we have to radiate Holiness, to walk, talk, think, breath like Jesus- nothing less than how Jesus would be. Once we are like Christ; we will radiate holiness and that is what makes us beautiful –to God and to man.