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Hebrews 12:14

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 14  Pursue peace with all men, and holiness [consecration, sanctification], without which no man will see the Lord.7 [From the word of the Lord within: "You must be holy as I am holy. Pursue righteousness and holiness, without which no one will see the Lord. "]


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7 Pursue peace with all men, and holiness [consecration, sanctification], without which no man will see the Lord.

Pursue peace with all men.

From the Word of the Lord within: "Strive to live at peace with all men." If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live peaceably with everyone. Rom 12:18. Some of the efforts you must make to live at peace with everyone are as follows:

From the Word of the Lord within:

Pursue... holiness [consecration, purification], without which no man will see the Lord.

The Greek word for holiness above is a choice of 1) consecration, purification, 2) the effect of consecration, and 2a) the sanctification of heart and life. All of terms are characteristics of holiness. From the word of the Lord within: "You must be holy as I am holy. Pursue righteousness and holiness, without which no one will see the Lord. "

Unless you attain holiness while living on the earth, you will not see the Lord and you will be banned from heaven. Notice in the next verses, he counsels: Watching diligently to see that no man misses the grace of God. If grace is instant with saying a prayer or getting wet, how can you miss it? In the next verse he tells us we will miss grace by sexual immorality and profaneness, which is impurity; and Paul confirms that no man that is impure, sexually immoral, or covetous, has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ.

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