I had a dream several months ago about intimacy with Christ. I was watching an African preacher who was teaching on holiness. He questioned the crowd, “Who may ascend the mountain of the Lord? Who may stand in His holy place? The one who has clean hands and a pure heart…” (Psalm 24:3-4)
Then the preacher proclaimed, “It’s all about the VIP – the Very Intimate Presence.”
So, who has VIP access in the kingdom of God? Only those who have clean hands and a pure heart. The key to going deeper in Christ is death. Death to the flesh, crucified with Christ, and being a slave to God’s Word. Holiness. Blameless. Purified.
Holiness is cutting off or separation from what is unclean and a consecration to what is pure. There is no mixture. He beckons us to come out from the world and into His Presence. His Very Intimate Presence.
“Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.” –Matthew 5:8
“You shall be holy, for I the Lord your God am holy.” –Leviticus 19:2