AN UNHOLY MIND
An unholy mind: a mind that is not consecrated to the honor
of God our Father is an unholy mind. We all have had our share and then some,
of the unholy things. Our Father is teaching us to be discerners of clean and
unclean (morally and ceremonially), good and evil.
Man has, for quite some time, failed to keep our heavenly
Father as the sole hallowed name in our lives. In the beginning a serpent
entered in and fooled our sister Eve into not having God as the sole authority
in her life but doubted him as if He wanted to keep her from something good.
Our heavenly Father has required that his Priests comport
themselves in a circumspect manner in his house:
Do not drink wine nor strong drink, thou, nor thy sons with
thee, when ye go into the tabernacle of the congregation, lest ye die: it shall
be a statute for ever throughout your generations And that ye may put
difference between holy and unholy, and between unclean and clean.
said, Draw not nigh hither: put off thy shoes from off thy feet, for the place
whereon thou standest is holy ground.
47 To make a
difference between the unclean and the clean, and between the beast that may be
eaten and the beast that may not be eaten.
25 Ye shall
therefore put difference between clean beasts and unclean, and between unclean
fowls and clean: and ye shall not make your souls abominable by beast, or by
fowl, or by any manner of living thing that creepeth on the ground, which I
have separated from you as unclean.
26 And ye shall
be holy unto me: for I the LORD am holy, and have severed you from other
people, that ye should be mine.
thus saith the LORD, If thou return, then will I bring thee again, and thou
shalt stand before me: and if thou take forth the precious from the vile, thou
shalt be as my mouth: let them return unto thee; but return not thou unto
26 Her priests
have violated my law, and have profaned mine holy things: they have put no
difference between the holy and profane, neither have they shewed difference
between the unclean and the clean, and have hid their eyes from my sabbaths,
and I am profaned among them.
23 And they
shall teach my people the difference between the holy and profane, and cause
them to discern between the unclean and the clean.
15 Unto the pure
all things are pure: but unto them that are defiled and unbelieving is nothing
pure; but even their mind and conscience is defiled.
1 Pet 1:14-16
14 As obedient
children, not fashioning yourselves according to the former lusts in your
15 But as he
which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation; (behavior)
16 Because it is
written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.
Isa 58: 1-13
.. If thou turn away
thy foot from the sabbath, from doing thy pleasure on my holy day; and call the
sabbath a delight, the holy of the LORD, honourable; and shalt honour him, not
doing thine own ways, nor finding thine own pleasure, nor speaking thine own
13 Wherefore the
Lord said, Forasmuch as this people draw near me with their mouth, and with
their lips do honour me, but have removed their heart far from me, and their
fear toward me is taught by the precept of men:
23 But when he
seeth his children, the work of mine hands, in the midst of him, they shall
sanctify my name, and sanctify the Holy One of Jacob, and shall fear the God of
24 They also
that erred in spirit shall come to understanding, and they that murmured shall
12 And the LORD
spake unto Moses and Aaron, Because ye believed me not, to sanctify me in the
eyes of the children of Israel, therefore ye shall not bring this congregation
into the land which I have given them.
the king made a great feast to a thousand of his lords, and drank wine before
whiles he tasted the wine, commanded to bring the golden and silver vessels
which his father Nebuchadnezzar had taken out of the temple which was in
Jerusalem; that the king, and his princes, his wives, and his concubines, might
3 Then they
brought the golden vessels that were taken out of the temple of the house of
God which was at Jerusalem; and the king, and his princes, his wives, and
his concubines, drank in them.
4 They drank
wine, and praised the gods of gold, and of silver, of brass, of iron, of wood,
and of stone.
5 In the same
hour came forth fingers of a man's hand, and wrote over against the candlestick
upon the plaister of the wall of the king's palace: and the king saw the part
of the hand that wrote.
12 And thou
shalt set bounds unto the people round about, saying, Take heed to yourselves,
that ye go not up into the mount, or touch the border of it: whosoever toucheth
the mount shall be surely put to death:
13 There shall
not an hand touch it, but he shall surely be stoned, or shot through; whether
it be beast or man, it shall not live: when the trumpet soundeth long, they
shall come up to the mount.
14 And Moses
went down from the mount unto the people, and sanctified the people; and they
washed their clothes.
15 And he said
unto the people, Be ready against the third day: come not at your wives.
21 And the LORD
said unto Moses, Go down, charge the people, lest they break through unto the
LORD to gaze, and many of them perish.
Nehemiah, which is the Tirshatha, and Ezra the priest the scribe, and the
Levites that taught the people, said unto all the people, This day is holy
unto the LORD your God; mourn not, nor weep. For all the people wept, when
they heard the words of the law.
10 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.
11 So the
Levites stilled all the people, saying, Hold your peace, for the day is
holy; neither be ye grieved.
14 And found in
the temple those that sold oxen and sheep and doves, and the changers of money
15 And when he
had made a scourge of small cords, he drove them all out of the temple, and the
sheep, and the oxen; and poured out the changers' money, and overthrew the
16 And said unto
them that sold doves, Take these things hence; make not my Father's house an
house of merchandise.
17 And his
disciples remembered that it was written, The zeal of thine House hath eaten me
139 My zeal hath
consumed me, because mine enemies have forgotten thy words.
Respect for what our Lord says:
4 Now when he
had left speaking, he said unto Simon, Launch out into the deep, and let down
your nets for a draught.
5 And Simon
answering said unto him, Master, we have toiled all the night, and have taken
nothing: nevertheless at thy word I will let down the net.
6 And when
they had this done, they inclosed a great multitude of fishes: and their net
God must be sanctified in our hearts;
1 Pet 3:15
15 But sanctify
the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man
that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:
When Our Heavenly
Father occupies the most Holies of Holies of our minds
then we don’t think
in terms of new ways to please him , we just keep what he
has given us in the
pattern of scripture in holiness and reverence. To seek to profane something
that has been dedicated to the Father is to ask for serious consequences. we
must return whole heartedly.
19 And the
children of the captivity kept the passover upon the fourteenth day of the
20 For the
priests and the Levites were purified together, all of them were pure, and
killed the passover for all the children of the captivity, and for their
brethren the priests, and for themselves.
21 And the
children of Israel, which were come again out of captivity, and all such as had
separated themselves unto them from the filthiness of the heathen of the land,
to seek the LORD God of Israel, did eat,
22 And kept the
feast of unleavened bread seven days with joy: for the LORD had made them
joyful, and turned the heart of the king of Assyria unto them, to strengthen
their hands in the work of the house of God, the God of Israel.
6 And there
were certain men, who were defiled by the dead body of a man, that they could
not keep the Passover on that day: and they came before Moses and before Aaron
on that day:
7 And those
men said unto him, We are defiled by the dead body of a man: wherefore are we
kept back, that we may not offer an offering of the LORD in his appointed
season among the children of Israel?
8 And Moses
said unto them, Stand still, and I will hear what the Lord says.
See what returning to the lord looks like in 2 Chronicles