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Angela Seaton Mills - Pilgrimage to holiness

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Angela's slides in PDF of her talk on Pilgrimage to holiness.
Talk given in July 2015 at Oasis Church Colliers Wood, London

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Angela Seaton Mills - Pilgrimage to holiness

  1. 1. 16/07/2015 JE'i? ,.FiV‘i1AH oilb F 19“. ‘ 5. (NAbT5i'lTiu$ saysthe §‘ . ‘ Lord. “Stand by the T I UJBYS and See and ask 3 {or the ancient paths. ' where the 200d WBY I5; p1L(; mMAGE1-0 andwalkinieandyou I" ' :5, HOLINESS wiilnnd restsoryour i i souls. ‘ l _‘ _ lMSGi “Go stand at the crossroads and look around. Ask {tor directions to the old road. the tried-and true road. Then take it. Discover the right route For your souls. ‘ JOHN BUNYAN 1628-1688 MACRINAWIEDERKEHR. I _ B6170/d)/0urL/ fa, p.11 _1 A pilgrimage is a ritual journey with a hallowed purpose. ’ l Every step along the way has meaning. The pilgrim l<nows i that liFe giving challenges will emerge A pilgrimage is not i a vacation; it is a translrormationaliourney during which ; signilficaht change takes place. New insights are given. J‘ Deeper understanding is attained. New and old places i i who would true valour see. Let him come hither; one here will constant be. Come mind, come weather There’s no discouragement Shall make him once relent His first avowed intent To be a pilgrim. in the heart are visited. Blessings are received and healing takes place. on return from the pilgrimage. use is seen with diF€erent eyes. Nothing will ever be quite the same again. V; ISAIAH 6:1-5(NKJVi In the year that King Uzziah died. I saw the Lord sittingon a throne. high and lilrted up. and the train or His robe Filled the temple. Aboveit stood seraphim; each one had six wings: with two he covered his (ace. with two he covered his Feet. and withtwo he new. And one cried to another and Said: “H0|Y. holy. how is theL0Td OF hOSt$: Ti’IE whole earth is lrull OF His gloryrAnd the posts 0; the door were shaken by the volceol-’ him who cried out. and the house was nlled with smoke. so 1 said: “woe is me. For} am undonelfiecausel am a man or unclean lips. And1 dwell in the mldscor a people or unclean lips; For my eyes have seen the King. The Lord OF hosts. ’ ‘ '” (The Jesusl never knew. ) Two words one could never think op applyingto the Jesus oi-‘the gospels are ‘boring’ or ‘predictable. ’ How is it that the church has tamed such a character: In the words or DORDTHYSAYERSV ‘The church has el~'Fieiently pared the claws 0Fthe lion or Judah, certified Him as a Fitting household Dec For Dale curates + pious old ladies. ’
  2. 2. 16/07/2015 (6-13iTnen one oifthe seraphim new to me. navingiFhis hand a live coal which he hati taken with the tongs porn the altar. And he touched my mouth with it. and Said: ’BehOld. thls has touched I pgALM"‘—m—.1o 1-¢, "'—e Fe o; "“: ""“': "‘"“‘me Lo d is the b - In ’ yOurlip$; Y0ur iniquity is taken away. And your sin Dl. li‘ged. 'AlSOI wisdom: A good undergtranding have all th0$eel. lgi’I‘? : dg his fleardthe V°iG90F th9L°Td-$6Y"i§= “Wh°m Shalllseiid-Ahd W10 2 commandments; His praise endures corever. .. uiiliso €07 Us? "'i'iienI said. "Here am I! send me. 'Arid He said. -~ ~ - ~ -‘ “G0. and tell this People. ‘Keep On hearing. but do not understand; Keep on seeing, but do not perceive. "'Mai<ethe heart olfthis . , Deooleduii. and their ears heavy. and shut their eyes: Lest they ‘ I see with their eyes, And hear with their ears. And understand . with their heart. And return and be healed. ’ = Then] said, ‘Lord. how long2'And He ahsweredrundl the cities are laid waste and without inhabitant. The housesare withouta man. The land is utterly desolate. The Lord has removed men Far ‘ away. And the Forsaken Dlaces are many in the Inldst0i-‘the land. But yet a tenth will be in it. Ahd will return and be for consuming, As a terebilithtreeor as an oak. whose stump remains when it is -l cut down. so the holy seed shall be its Stump. ‘ ~. _.. >~ EX0DUs'2Ii:17(NKJi The sight Ofthe glory oi: the Lord was like a consuming Fire on the top or the mountain in the eyes or the children or Israel. DEUTERDNOMY’i‘=14(NKJi For the Lord your God is a consuming sire. a jealous God. Dgarazouomvgrs INKS) Thererore understand today that the Iflrd your God is He who goes over before you as a consuming Fire. He will destroy them and bring them down before you: so you shall drive them out and destroy them quickly. as the LOi’d has said to you. DANIEL a:27And I. Daniei. Fairited and was sick For days; alrterwardl arose and went aboutthe kings business. 1 was astonished by the vision but no one understood It. , EZEKIELM-8 , ‘Then I looked. and behold. a whirlwind was coming out or the north. a great cloud with raging Fire engulfing itself; and brightness was all around it and radiating out OF its midst like the colour OF amber. out OF the midst Of-‘the Fire. Also mm within it came the likeness oi-' Four living creatures. And this 1 was their appearance: they had the likeness OF a man. Each one had Four races, and each one had Four wings. Their legs were V straight. and the soles or their feet were like the soles of ii‘ calves‘ Feet. They sparkled like the colour OF burnished , bronze . ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... .. t . A V EZEK1]EL1=28 so when 1 saw it. I Fell on my Face. and I heard a voice oi: one speakl I18. D ___V _ _ _ _ _ H __ _ W MA'TTHEW17:6 When the disciples heard this they Fell Face down to the ground and were terrified l’ W , ,,, ,, __g, ,______ #4‘
  3. 3. ACTS 9:4 and he Fell Face down to the ground and heard a voice sayingto him. “Saul. Saul. why are you persecutihg me? ‘ Georgewhitefleld 171$ — 1770 English Anglican cleric who helped spread the Great Awakening in Britain and. especially. in the American colonies. "It is an undoubted truth that every doctrine that comes from God. leads to God; and that which doth not tend to promote holiness is not or God. " MA’]'THEl_l]5:13 You are the Salt o€the earth. MATTHEW 5:1tiYou are the light of the ulorld. “ we Christians have no business being boring. Our Fuhctiorr IS to add Flavour and excitement. " 1 6/07/201 5 REVELATION. 1:17 when Isaur him. I sell at his feet as though dead. Then he Placed his right hand on me and said-. “Do not be afraid. I am the First and the Last. ‘ GOD IS A HOLYGOD- ISAIAH 55:8 (NKJVl “For My thoughts are not your thoughts. Nor are your ways My ways, ‘ says the Lord. 1 sAMU£L2:2(NKJV) No one is holy like the Lord. For there is none besides You, Nor is there any rock like our God. LEVrl'ICU$‘11:¢4(NKJVl For I am the Lord your God. You shall thererore consecrate yourselves. and you shall be holy; FOFI am holy. Neither shall you defile yourselves with any creeping thing that creeps on the earth. LEVITICOS19:2. lNi<JVl ‘speak to all the congregation of the children 0F Israel. and say to them? “You shall be holy, For 1 the Lord your God am holy. ‘ "Perfection is something 1 create For rnysell-'; holiness is given to me by God. Perfection is at the end oi-‘the path} have set For myseil-‘; but holiness is given For right now, «For the immediate present. Perlrection is olften humiiiated. ..holiness never is. ..'rt is humble. Jacques Lecleroq.
  4. 4. x» ‘ holy nation. His own special people. thatyou may proclaimthe praises g or Him who called you out or darkness into His marvellous light. L , , , ,, ,, , , , i 1 PETEi2,2:9But you are a chosengeneration. a royal priesd1ood, a I PHI[. lPiANS‘, ¢:a or 9 Finally. brethren. whatever things are true. whatever things are noble. whateverthings arejust, whateverthingsare pure. whatever things are lovely. whatever things are of good report. if there is any virtue and it there is anything praiseuioithy——medita1‘. e on these things. The things which you learned and received and heard and saw in me. thesedo, and the God or peace will be with you. {BILL JOHNSON: Faceto Face with G0; The question . €or every believer is whether we will be satisfied with only a partial transirormation or whether we , ~ ,1 will be so captivated by who He is that we will allow Him to Kill everything in us that would inhibit us from becoming a mature maniFestation of Christ. { _ J, ‘ ’"" (%= ."L 16/07/2015 1PE‘TER,1:J3-16, "l‘here£ore, prepare your minds mi action. keep sober in spirit. Fix your hope completely on the grace to be brought to you at the revelation orJesus Christ. As obedient children. do not be conformed to the Former lusts which were yakirs in your ignorance, but liKe the Holy One who called you. be holy yourselves also in all your behaviour; because it is written, 'You shall be holy. For 1 am holy-" $'TAUGU$'i'INE35iHi3o: AD ‘j l “Love God. then do what you please. ' ,5 For when you have learned to love you I will not even desire to do those things , ‘ that might orirend the one you love. " -4
  5. 5. 16/07/2015 ISAIAH Il4i:3For1 will pour water on him who is thirsty. and goods EVAN‘R03Em-5-1373.195; “ O on the dry ground; I will pour My gpiriton your descendants and my blessingon your OH-‘Spring. (1) CODFBSS all KDOUIII sin 00 God, i‘eC€iVlI‘i§ porgiveness thi'OU§h JESUS Christ. (2) Remove anythingnom your life that you are in doubt or reel unsure about. (3) Be totally yielded and obedient to the Holy spirit. (‘ii Publicly conress the Lord Jesus Christ. THE HOLY SPIRIT IS SENSITIVE ¢« CAN BE GRIEVED ii» QUENCHED 1) M2 - M, (NKJV) ' ’ ; ’ 1THE€SALONT§4il’§5:19D0 who may ascend the hill or the Lord? who _ " "°‘ ‘? “°”C“ ‘"°_ W - may stand in his holy place". He who has Clean hands and a pure " EPHE57AN5""°D° "°‘5"'eV° heart. who has not iiFtEd up his soul Lii'itCi vanity Oi sworn ‘y'; ?‘L"e': e5;’e'; TegF‘. °Gr°tdr; ;’Z1;‘; ng’Fm deceityully. He Shall receive ’l‘HEBLESS1NG€rolri The Lord it " » mdempdonl righteousness from the God 0.” His salvation LOVCI Jesus ChTiS‘i: I come before you to acknowledge the $305 that YOU DBVS TEVGBIEG to me. I CODFQSS b9FOi'e YOU the SIDS o(: .. and ask YOU! ‘ FOYSIVEDESS. The longing oi-' my heart is to become like you. to i‘Efl€Ct your compassionate love an to be salt and light in my Seneratlon. I pray that! may be so captivated by who you are that your kingdom will reign in my "Fe. 1 ask you to continue to reveal areas or my Ilse wherel have blocked the Fullness oi-‘ your love and grieved. resisted or quenched Your Holy Spirit. Lord Jesus Igive permission For you to Kill all those things in my life that block your love and holiness ti» prevent me becoming a mature mariisestatlon or my Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. 1 JOHN 1:7Bl. lt if we walk in the light. as He is i the light. uie have Amen. Fe| |0lU$hiD one with another. and ‘CD9 DIOOd OFJESUS Chi‘i$t his SOD CIEBHSES US I-TOM all sin.
  6. 6. ‘ JAMES5: 16 (NASBi Thererore, conlress your sinsto 3 one another, and pray For one another so that you may be healed. The ersective prayerol: a righteous man , can accomplish much. i l 6;? ! v? I i " l i i i l i I I i 5 Grace E i ‘or’ s L. .. , ., . , . , . __.4.x 1 PE“l'ER,3=a-9 (MSG) Be agreeable. be SYmDatheciC. be loving. be compassionate, be humble. That goes For an ol-‘you. no exceptions. No retaliation. No sharp- tongued sarcasm. Instead. bless—~tnat’s yourjob. to bless. You'll be a blessingand alsoget a blessing. 1 6/07/2015