Since this year began, the glory of the Lord has been felt in His Church so strongly that even the least spiritual sensitive person amongst us will bear witness to this. This is a fulfilment of His promise made towards the end of last year.
The Lord, being who He is, likes and wants to do more for His children because of His love and purpose for the Church. The Lords wants to visit His Church, Covenant parish, with a higher intensity of His glory. He wants His Church to be prepared not only physically but also spiritually. Hence the demand for sanctification of the hearts of His children.
In the Old Testament, the Lord called out to Moses when He was about to visit and reveal Himself to the children of Israel at Sinai and said:
“…Go unto the people, and sanctify them today and tomorrow, and let them wash their clothes, and be ready against the third day: for the third day the Lord will come down in the sight of all the people upon Mount Sinai.” (Exodus 19:10-11 KJV).
The Lord commanded this because His eyes are too pure to look on evil neither can He tolerate wrongdoing (Habakkuk 1:13, Leviticus 20:7).
Paul was addressing the church in Corinth and expressed the need for them, including Himself, to be cleansed from all defilement of flesh and spirit to perfect holiness in the fear of God (2 Corinthians 7:1).
This is of paramount importance because dirty vessels cannot carry or bear the glory of God. Hence Jesus said in Mark 2:21-22 that no one would patch old clothing with new cloth for the new patch would shrink and rip away from the old cloth, leaving an even bigger tear than before and no man puts new wine into old bottles else the new wine will burst the bottles, and the wine is spilled, and the bottles will be marred… but new wine must be put into new bottles.
In view of this, the month of March is proclaimed by the grace of God to be
Let us respond to the call of God with humility in this month of March to enable us be part of the recipients of His glory in these latter days, for if a man therefore purge himself from defilements, he shall be a vessel unto honor, sanctified, and meet for the master’s use, and prepared unto every good work (2 Timothy 2:21). The glory of the latter house surely shall be greater that the former (Haggai 2:9).