The Road Map To Holiness – by Edna Weaver

We are all traveling on the highway of holiness which will lead us through this earth to our heavenly home. This road is not always smooth and it has many exits which do lead into the things that could sidetrack us that look ever so good and exciting. Soon we will discover peace has left us if we get off the highway of holiness. There will always be a place to turn around. The Lord our God has given us a road map which is the Bible, so it is always good to start every day looking at the map to be sure you will stay on the highway to holiness. It is always good to remember that Jesus is with us to help us and that He has made a way. Sometimes it looks like this road has taken us into a mud hole, and it looks like we cannot make, but Jesus is saying to us, “you can make it!”

Many people will be tempted to turn off this exit because the turn off looks smoother. The still small voice of Jesus will be saying, “Don’t turn off, there is much more danger in that road, for Satan is on that road trying to get you into his trap.” You will find out these side roads are always much more dangerous and have many more heartaches, so always keep God’s road map with you and don’t forget to read God’s road map carefully and know that Jesus is with you wherever you are, holding you in His arms through every rough place. If you can relax and do not struggle out of His hands, you will not get hurt, for He has put a shield around you to protect you, that even no dart of the enemy can hurt you.

Christ is in you and around you. He is saying, “I will make a way for you where there is no way. I am the way, the truth, the life.” (John 14:6). Yes, sometimes on this road, it looks ever so dark, that is the earthly plan you are seeing. But turn your eyes on the heavenly and don’t forget that Jesus said, ”I am the light of the world” and this light will dispel the darkness. “Oh! The light of the glory of His unveiled face is the glory that is changing” you and me. He is always with you and He will strengthen you. And nothing can touch you without your Father’s promise, not to be tested above what you are able to bear, for He is with you, and He will carry your load, if you let Him. Trust in the Lord with all your heart; and lean not unto your own understanding.” (Prov. 3:5-8) Isaiah 55:9 declares that His ways are higher than our ways! “His yoke is easy and His burden is light”, according to Matthew 11:30.

“I have formed you, Oh my child. Fear not, for I have redeemed you. YOU ARE Mine! I have called you by your name. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you. And through the Rivers, they shall not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned. Nor shall the flame scorch you. For I am the Lord your God. The Holy One of Israel, your Saviour…Since you  are precious in my sight, you have been honored, and I have loved you. Therefore I will give men for you and people for your life. Fear not, for I am with you, I will  bring many people in your path… I will bring my sons from afar and daughters from the ends of the earth.” (Is. 43:1-6). “Do not hold back for I, the Lord , do this through you, My child, Do not say, ‘I can’t do that.’ I would say, ‘I know, that is why I can do it through you.’ Too many of my children are doing their own strength. They are the ones that will take the glory for themselves. That is why I must stand back and wait until they see that the anointing of the Lord has left them, and then they will call on Me. And I am always there for them, and that is when I rejoice that they see ‘I am the Lord, that is My name, and I will not give my glory to another.” (Isa.42:8-9). “I will do a new thing for you! So, open your spiritual ears and I will tell you things that are coming your way, then you will be prepared and you will see Me at work through you!” That is why I can say, “If someone would tell you today what the Lord your God has ahead for you, you could not believe it!” The natural man cannot receive the things of God! “Do not remember the former things, nor consider the things of old. Behold, I will do a new thing. Now it shall spring forth. Shall you not know it? I will even make a road in the wilderness and rivers in the desert. . .I will give drink to My people, My chosen ones. This My people I have formed for Myself. They shall declare My praise.” (Isa. 43:18-21)        

It will not be as much in what you say as it will be your life, which is Christ in you the hope of glory for Jesus is light and in Him is no darkness at all. (I John 1:5) Therefore, see to it that your vessel is not filled up with the things of this world in order that the light of Jesus in your heart may shine through and the people of this world will see this light of Jesus. (Matt. 5:16) This is what will draw them to you! It will be the glory of the Lord that will change them. II Chronicles 16:9 declares that the Lord our God is running to and fro throughout this earth to find the ones that will release the Christ from within them, so that the glory of the Lord can be seen around them. This happened to Charles Finney. He walked through the factories and streets and many people fell down on their faces and gave their hearts to Jesus! These are some of the things that we will see happen as we are willing to pay the price. Salvation is free but, being a disciple for Jesus has a price tag on it. No more I but, Christ the living through me.

The first step to know Jesus is to open your heart and ask Him to come into your life and take over.

Romans 10:13 ”For whoever calls upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”

Rom. 10:9 “If you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe on the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Jesus from the dead, you will be saved.”

John 15:11 “These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may remain in you, and that your joy may be full.”