Consecration "The Utter Relief of Holiness"


           The Utter Relief of Holiness

What is Consecration?

-          To consecrate is to make holy, sacred, “set apart unto the Lord!”, dedicate afresh!

Why Consecration?

Exodus 19 10 And the Lord said to Moses, “Go to the people and consecrate them today and tomorrow. Have them wash their clothes 11 and be ready by the third day, because on that day the Lord will come down on Mount Sinai in the sight of all the people.  14 After Moses had gone down the mountain to the people, he consecrated them, and they washed their clothes. 
Leviticus 20 “‘Consecrate yourselves and be holy, because I am the Lord your God.Keep my decrees and follow them. I am the Lord, who makes you holy.
Romans 12 Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. 
1Peter 1
13 Therefore, with minds that are alert and fully sober, set your hope on the grace to be brought to you when Jesus Christ is revealed at his coming. 14 As obedient children, do not conform to the evil desires you had when you lived in ignorance. 15 But just as he who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do; 16 for it is written: “Be holy, because I am holy.”
Colossians 3 12 Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.

How is holiness an “utter relief”?

-          Holiness in Jesus name is both the gift of life in Jesus and the way to live in Jesus!

Consecration – Pray and Do!

A Prayer of Consecration for 2019 

   My dear Lord Jesus Christ, we come to You today to be restored in You and renewed in You.

   Jesus, we confess that You are the author of our faith and the foundation of Your church.  We are called to be Your children and Your church in 2019.  
   We now consecrate this year of life as individuals, as families and as Your church to You and You alone!
You are God and we are not in 2019. 

   We surrender every aspect of our lives totally and completely to You.  We yield our spirit, soul, body, our heart, mind and  will to the life and lead of Your Holy Spirit.  Come Holy Spirit, fill us afresh this day and every day this new year!  

   Jesus, we receive all the work and triumph of Your life, death, resurrection, ascension and current reign over our lives and church.  We pray, “Hallowed be Your name, Your Kingdom come and Your will be done” in our lives and church in 2019.  

   Jesus, I am Yours totally and completely in 2019.  You purchased and redeemed me from sin, death and the devil so I now consecrate all of my life in 2019 to You and You alone -

- my time, ability and money,
- my sexuality, influence and personality,
- my work, pleasures and ambition
- my brokenness, imperfections and failures
- my loves, losses, worries and dreams
- my everyday all day life.

I now bring the authority, rule and dominion of the Lord Jesus Christ over all aspects of my life this new year.

   Jesus, we are Your church and this is Your year totally and completely.  We now bring the authority rule and dominion of the Lord Jesus Christ over our church this new year! 

   We come in Jesus name against Satan and His kingdom and bind and banish him and all forces of evil from our lives, our families and our church this year in the powerful and victorious name of Jesus! 

   Jesus, we surrender our agendas for this new year to You and You alone and call forth the Kingdom of
God and the gracious reign of Jesus over ourselves, our families and our church in 2019!

   In the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

Scripture and Meditation Guide
Find a quiet place and 15 minutes.  Ask the Holy Spirit to speak to you!  Read the Scripture!   Listen, dwell, reread, and notice what words and phrases you are drawn to!  Keep asking, “Jesus, what are You saying to me?  What are You teaching me to believe about You and about me?  How can I join You today?”

Monday – Exodus 19:1-25

Tuesday – 1 Peter 1:13-21

Wednesday – Romans 12:1-2

Thursday– Ephesians 5:1-8

Friday – Colossians 3:1-17

Saturday – Psalm 50


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