And Moses went up unto GOD, and the LORD called unto him out of the mountain, saying, Thus shalt thou say to the house of Jacob, and tell the children of Israel; Ye have seen what I did unto the Egyptians, and how I bare you on eagles' wings, and brought you unto Myself. Now therefore, if ye will obey My voice indeed, and keep My covenant, then ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto Me above all people: for all the earth is mine: And ye shall be unto Me a kingdom of priests, and an Holy nation. These are the words which thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel. And Moses came and called for the elders of the people, and laid before their faces all these words which the LORD commanded him. And all the people answered together, and said, All that the LORD hath spoken we will do. And Moses returned the words of the people unto the LORD. (Exo 19:3-8)
GOD calls Moses and the people to Holiness, as His people they were to be a kingdom of priests to the world. GOD calls them to Holiness, that they shine forth as examples of Him; in obedience, in character, in gratitude, and in witness of His power, providence, and His presence in their lives. Israel submitted themselves to the call of GOD at the time, and proclaimed that they would do all that GOD said, but history bears out a different story of rebellion and disobedience to the Word of GOD.
Today, GOD makes the same call to His Church, to be Holy, to be priests of GOD, to be witnesses of who He is to a lost and dying world. We are to represent our GOD to those who do not yet have a relationship with Him by faith in His finished and perfect work on the Cross of Calvary.
Until He comes back for His own, we are to be His ministers, to show Christ to those in need, and share as GOD provides and gives the increase. We are to disciple one another, loving others and proclaiming Truth so that others grow. We are to proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ, and as we go, lift Him up so that others may hear and believe, and believing have life in His Name.
For GOD is not willing that any should perish, but that all would come to repentance and the knowledge of the Truth. Jesus loves you and wants to establish a covenant relationship with you that is real and personal. Surrender to Him on His terms and He will give you a brand new life of discipleship and fellowship with Him that is abundant and everlasting. Just as GOD calls His own to Holiness, GOD calls you to trust Him and what He has already done for you to pay your sIn debt. He has provided the only way of reconciliation with GOD with forgiveness and Salvation through Jesus Christ, the Son of GOD who is GOD the Son, to give you a new life in Christ. Turn away from yourself and your sIn and turn to Him alone for eternal Life, now and always.