A Call to Consecration
Heb. 10:19, 20 Therefore, brethren, having boldness to enter the Holiest by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way which He consecrated for us, through the veil, that is, His flesh,
Since the first of the year the Lord has been impressing on my heart and mind, “I am calling the Church to consecration!” What does it mean to consecrate or be consecrated?
Consecrate is to wholly dedicate to something that is holy – God prompted for eternal purposes. It involves the entirety of ourselves and our lives. It involves disciplining our lives to God’s purpose not only for our personal lives, but the corporate purpose for the Church and the time in which we live. We are here, much as Esther found herself “for such a time as this”. We’re here because God trusts us.
Throughout through out the Old Testament we see aspects of consecration, being wholly dedicated to eternal purpose of God. The first born were to be consecrated. Israel as a nation was consecrated. The priests were consecrated. As believers in Jesus Christ, every saint of God is a part of a “royal priesthood.
Consecration entails being placed or positioned so that we give an accurate, authentic representation of Jesus to a culture that desperately needs clarity of vision and hope. When we’re wholly consecrated to the Lord, fear has no hold instead we walk in peace and soundness of mind.
Will we, the Church, answer His call?