More Voltage, Please!


“Then Moses said to Aaron, “This is what the Lord was speaking about when he said,
    ‘I must be respected as holy
       by those who come near me;
    before all the people
       I must be given honor.’ “
So Aaron did not say anything about the death of his sons.”

Leviticus 10:3, NCV

We dare not become casual by our contact we have with the Lord.  Intimacy is obvious, but it must be done with certain precautions.  He asks for us to respond with a sense of holiness.  It is vitally important to Him, and it is vital for us.  We must honor Him as the One who is holy.

The closer we come, the more significant our response.  We are carefully monitored, to see what we will do after we confront the reality of Him.  He insists that we should honor Him as ‘holy’.  He passionately desires and requests that we do what is appropriate and honorable as we meet Him.

Giving Him honor is critical.  It should be the first thought of every man or woman who presses in to know Him.  Honoring Him as holy is not regarded as an option to be debated or brought out for consideration.  It is essential to follow Him faithfully.

We live with ‘lightning’, and a flamethrower, it seems.  He is a tiger who we have grabbed by the tail, we have but a few options.  One is too release our hold and let Him go.  The second is too hold on to Him with all our strength.  He loves those who make the second choice.  Grab hold of the Lord Jesus, and hang on for dear life!

“Who among us shall dwell with the devouring fire?
Who among us shall dwell with everlasting burnings?”

Isaiah 33:14, NKJV

He is dangerous, but in a good way.

We should anticipate Him coming and disrupting our Sunday services.  We need our ushers to hand-out ropes and life-jackets before the service starts.  We should expect Him to explode in our congregations, in a whirlwind of holy love.  He wants us to expect Him. We must be changed by the power of the Holy Spirit.

There is a sense here in Leviticus 10 of something that is needful and mandatory on our parts.  Often we will discover that entering and abiding in His presence requires us to honor His holiness.  When we do so, we find we will trigger a response from the Lord, which will it turn be a true blessing to our own souls.

The moment you come to realize that only a holy God can make a man godly, you are left with no option but to find God, and to know God, and to let God be God in and through you.   

Major Ian Thomas

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Author: Pastor Bryan Lowe

A repentant rascal with definite issues, but who is seeking to be authentic in his faith to Jesus Christ. An avid reader and a hopeful writer. Husband and father. A pastor and Bible teacher. A brain tumor survivor. Diagnosed with clinical depression, and now disabled. Enjoys life, such as it is, in Alask.a (Actually I have it pretty good.)

2 thoughts on “More Voltage, Please!”

  1. i like this. God is not a light matter. Our faith is not a light matter. it is our life. Do you take your life lightly as if it were a worthless thing? it is not and niether is our God. he is our God and he loves us and shows us mercy undeservedly, yet i would be a fool to disrespect God in such a way that i take His mercy, his kindness and His alpowerful position for granted. He allows what He allows and He gives and takes as he determines. I have no play in that decision of His. That is what makes His love towards us so impossibly and fathomlessly awesome. I dont understand all God has allowed in my life and how i got to where i am now. but He says it is all for my good for a good father only gives good gifts and He is the ultimate in good fathers so I bow to His will, make no complaints and accept what he has allowed in my life. It is a hard thing and i am a fragile human, but this one thing i know, I would be dead if God were not my Father so i say, thankyou for my traumatic brain injury and all of its trials. thankyou for my enlarged heart and the struggles I daily live through. And thankyou for my mental illness because God without these gifts I would not have learned what you want me to know: empathy, understanding, patience, endurance, wisdom, maturity, forsight, strength, long suffering, care, sacrifice, intimate love, brotherhood, kindness, gentleness, joy, peace. And through these gifts you have given me, I will one day be like Christ in your glory. thankyou Father and I love you.


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