Acts 20:32, And now, brethren, I commend you to God, and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up, and to give you an inheritance among all them which are sanctified.
ONLY THE SANCTIFIED OR HOLY ARE HEIRS!
You just read it, but do you believe it?
There is no difference between this prophesied highway of holiness, Jesus Christ in the flesh for the flesh, the Holy Word/law of God, or our personal cross or our schoolmaster. They are all one and the same and their title is, Savior. It will be by the grace of God one can enter in and travel upon this highway. It will be by the grace of God one can put their personal cross behind them, or fulfill this law of God. And once more, this free gift to mankind came only by the grace of God. Miss the Word/law of God and you'll be counted unworthy and will never know the grace of God.
The Law of the LORD is Perfect, Converting the Soul!
If you miss the law you'll miss the highway, and if you miss the highway you'll miss your cross, and if you miss these things you'll miss suffering with Christ, therefore, you'll miss the grace of God, for the grace of God is given to only the few who need it, so they can endure and pass through these fires of holiness. The good news of the Gospel is good news for the soul, it's terrible, terrible news for the flesh.
SANCTIFY YOURSELVES AND BE HOLY!
Leviticus 20:7, Sanctify yourselves therefore,
and be ye holy: for I am the LORD your God.
If this highway is for any one purpose it is to sanctify yourselves therefore, and be ye holy. The highest, mightiest and most important commandment God ever set upon mankind is to sanctify yourself and be ye holy. Sanctification alone epitomizes the people of God. The 'sin free' holy child of God are the SANCTIFIED! And few there has ever been, and few there will ever be (see forthcoming Roses of Eden).
This is the heir, and no one else! What makes this the pinnacle decree is it is the sanctified alone who God the Father will ever accept. Satan’s only fear among men are the sanctified. God has never endued a soul with power who was not sanctified, and if anyone is curious as to where on earth does the worldly church come from, consider this biblical truth ... God never authorized a soul on earth to preach, and or teach, His Holy Word who was not sanctified or made holy ... one and the same (Romans 12:7).
The Saints of God!
From the few to the missing.
FROM THIS WORLD THE SANCTIFIED ARE; The believers, the obedient, the justified, the heirs, the few, the holy, the righteous, the elders, the born of the Spirit, the only ones who God knows, therefore, the only ones who God loves, the only ones who pleased God, the only ones to ever receive the promise, the only ones endued with power from on high, the only ones who are pardoned and justified, the only ones who ever received HOLY FAITH, the only ones who were ever given the HOLY SPIRIT, the only ones who will ever receive a crown, the only ones who Jesus is not ashamed to call brethren, the only ones who will not be judged by the law for they were accepted by God and redeemed from the law … and by covenant, THESE ARE THE ONLY ONES IN THE TRUE CHURCH OF GOD WHO ARE NOT UNDER THE LAW OF GOD!
Your choice, the Holy Word of God or the Unholy Word of a man.
The way of the Holy Word of God.
Traveling this highway of holiness or securing holiness or fulfilling the law or the work of our cross, all being the same, is a long and grueling process and proceeds the promise to the righteous or the promise of the Father or the promise to the seed, to only those born of God by His word/law. These are the true spiritual righteous (holy) children of spiritual righteous (holy) Abraham. This is the narrow way and the wayfarer or traveler on this way is led by the Shepherd and requires years, and in most cases many years, and must be 100% fulfilled before faith will come, then the schoolmaster/law will deliver these new saints lawfully to Christ. This way is identified by Christ as; Enter ye in at the strait gate ... Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.
Hebrews 6:1-3 ... Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto PERFECTION; not laying again the foundation of repentance from DEAD WORKS, and of faith toward God, Of the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands, and of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment. And this will we do, if God permit.
IF GOD PERMIT
The word perfect implies perfection or simply complete, but nothing will define it better than its antonym; imperfect, meaning incomplete or flawed.
The Perfect Craftsman
The Craftsman works throughout the night and late into the morn, as He molds and shapes and fashions and culls a masterpiece soon to be born. He settles for nothing short of perfection for He is the Perfect One. And to settle for less than only the best would not be God’s perfect Son. He begins each piece with the rarest of gems found deep in the earth below. He grasps them tight with His mighty power as He washes them white as snow. Now once they’re clean He begins a process that refines and perfects in its entire. It takes His work beyond marred and flawed as He passes it through the fire. Now the pieces that stand this heat intense will shine forever as no other can. And be listed in the annals as one of the works ... made by the Perfect Craftsman.
Our life’s one hope should be, as we stand at judgment and the holy eyes of the Judge (Jesus in the word/law/schoolmaster/more) falls upon us it will be His very own Perfect work He sees before Him ... not our own.
And an highway shall be there, and a way, and it shall be called The way of holiness; the unclean shall not pass over it; but it shall be for those: the wayfaring men, though fools, shall not err therein.
way far er n. one who journeys ... the unholy penitent
The usage of the term 'highway to holiness' is a wonderful means of measuring or seeing where each individual stands with God. No excuses, no deceit and no mistakes. How wonderful. With all the people of this world it comes down to three individuals;
First: the righteous or holy. This worthy servant obeyed the Word, took up their cross and followed Jesus in the flesh upon the highway (or fulfilled the law) and won all the riches of glory God had planned for them. Second; the penitent or unholy. This person is presently on the highway or working toward holiness. Third: All others in this world are lost. Summary: by the Holy Word of God you are either holy or working on holiness ... there are no more.
Consider and compare these three Scriptures ... Isaiah 35:8, the wayfaring men, though fools, shall not err therein. And the Words of Jesus, John 10:28b, ... neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand."We are safe upon this highway, close behind our Shepherd and we will not err therein. This is the route for the very elect God the Father chose and gave to Jesus, Matthew 24:24 ...if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect."
PRESSING INTO THE KINGDOM OF GOD
Luke 16:16, The law and the prophets were until John: since that time the kingdom of God is preached, and every man presseth into it.
It is our full responsibility to sanctify ourselves, keyword; ourselves, and be ye holy, or same being to press hard into the kingdom or same being working hard to fulfill this law, (For if they which are of the law be heirs, faith is made void). Also you could never be used by God in a ministry or a teaching position (see a man). The first major commandment to the unholy from Christ is to seek ye first the kingdom of God and His righteousness. This is seeking holiness. See the Judgment Day (ahead) for those who fail to reach holiness in this life.
Matthew 6:33, But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.