Apostle Paul established the church in Thessalonica on his second missionary journey. His ministry was cut short in Thessalonica by intensely opposing Jews, and he had to leave the baby church abruptly. He ran to Berea, but he then went to Athens because some Jewish devils followed him, opposing his ministry. Next, he sent Timothy back to the baby church in Thessalonica while he went on to Corinth. Timothy joined Paul in Corinth with an excellent report about the baby church in Thessalonica. The book of 1 Thessalonians is written about the excellency of the baby church in Thessalonica. Apostle Paul wrote them words of strength and encouragement. In the 11th through the 13th verses, he stated:
11 Now God himself and our Father, and our Lord Jesus Christ, direct our way unto you.
12 And the Lord make you to increase and abound in love one toward another, and toward all men, even as we do toward you:
13 To the end he may stablish your hearts unblameable in holiness before God, even our Father, at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ with all his saints. 1 Thessalonians 3: 11-13
In these verses, Paul’s words abounded not only towards them but to the church today. His keywords are found in the 13th verse, “To the end he may stablish your hearts unblameable in holiness before God.
What does it mean to be unblameable? It means to be faultless, blameless, guiltless, harmless, innocent, lily-white, beyond reproach. That is what Apostle Paul is saying to the Thessalonians and us today. We must be unblameable in holiness.
Ephesians 5:27 says that Christ is coming back for a glorious church “not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.” In other words, When Jesus comes to get us in the Rapture, we must be unblameable in Holiness.
So how can you assure that you are unblameable in Holiness? First of all, you must be saved. I have bad news for the self-righteous: You are not saved if you have not repented of your sins. Many may say, “I love God because I talk to Him every day.” That’s good to hear, but have you repented of your sins? Repentance is the key to salvation. Two thieves were hanging on the cross beside Jesus at His crucifixion, and they both talked to him. But only one of them was ultimately saved. What made the difference? One of them was repentant. We have to do things in God’s way.
Once you are saved, you need to ask God to fill you with the Holy Ghost. Why? Because you need the power that only the Holy Ghost can give to live a life that is pleasing to God. The Holy Ghost is a bad habit breaker and a sin go-getter. He breaks the oppressive yoke of a sin-filled life and makes you ready in the eyes of God.
Once you are filled with the Holy Ghost, you can put on the whole armor of God that is described in Ephesians 6:14-17. You can put on truth, righteousness, the gospel of peace, the shield of faith, the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the spirit.
It is then and only then that you can attain the prayer that Paul prayed for the Thessalonian church and to us today. You, too, can be unblameable in Holiness.
Let us pray: Dear Heavenly Father, I thank you for saving me and baptizing me with the Holy Ghost. I desire to please You in every way. My goal is to be found in You unblameable in Holiness. Thank You that my mission will be met as I live and grow in Christ. Amen.
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