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Holiness Fits The Saint

 

Holiness fits the saint,

Who has been justified by God’s righteousness through Jesus’ death and resurrection.

 

It cost Christ Jesus His precious life,

Telling God’s truth slant:

Father God aggrieves over His children’s wandering in darkness of sin.

Without making them holy, He can never embrace them again.

For at the moment He touches them, they will be consumed by His Justice like wood is burned down by fire.

Not terrifying the audience but just truly reporting about the spiritual reality,

Jesus, the Son of God, eagerly points the sinners to perceive the True God,

Is not only the fearful LORD but also the loving Heavenly Dad.

 

Not is Jesus, the Master, lacking wisdom,

But His disciple’s sin-warped mind needs time to be transformed.

So, Jesus, the Bridegroom, has been patiently waiting,

For His beloved bride to willfully put off his/her old flesh gloomy rags, and dress up with the new spiritual resplendent robe,

Tailored for him/her by His nail-pierced hands on the cross,

Where He also tore down all the accusation slips by the law and the devil.

 

Since then, the saint records what Jesus has been teaching him/her,

Tracing back to see how far He has directed him/her–

Through the valley of doubt and depression,

Along with His peace and compassion,

The saint finally arrives to sit beside the Fountain of life,

Drinking from the living water of delight,

Humbly building an inner altar to worship God alone,

Then the King Jesus gladly comes in to sit enthroned,

Leading the saint to enter the Holy of Holies through His blood.

 

Holiness fits the righteous saint,

Who sees Father God’s dazzle of integrity face to face,

partaking His glorious divinity day by day.

About Manling Chen

Manling was born and grew up in Taiwan. She came with her husband and 2-year-old son to New York, NY, at age 30 to fulfill her dream of studying in the graduate school. She received a black belt in Taekwendo at age 40 and has been applying the Bible truth and discipline learned in the martial art to fight in her faith as a spiritual warrior. She works with God to write and is currently a freelance reporter for a national Chinese newspaper and writer based in Minnesota. Much of her writing is in the areas of spiritual learning, Bible study, parenting, education, Sunday school, opinions, interviews, and people's stories, etc.

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