God did not condition holiness for man out His revenge for sin but because He do become and uneasy wherever sin is. He can’t cope with sin; it is like pinching Him all round with sharp needles. Sin causes distress and uneasiness for Him so He won’t allow a trace of it at all. (Isaiah 43:24-28)
John the Baptist had to come to the earth before Jesus to prepare the way for Him so that lest, when Jesus comes, will become upset and unable to fulfil His salvation mission for man (Psalm 2:12). John had to raise the standard of holiness among the Israelites to a bearable level lest when Jesus comes He would, as a result of sin, start judging instead of calling sinners to repentance (Mark 2:17).
“Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and ye perish from the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all they that put their trust in him.” Psalm 2:12.
His zeal and love for man made Him (Jesus) humble Himself low to the barest possible level that can work in man for him to be able to attain God’s holiness for which He has come to be an example of. This level is the God’s Standard of Holiness, Righteousness and Truth for Mankind, and is also the Bible Standard. Any standard lower than this, He will not accept. His Spirit is thus needful to maintain this standard in the direction He desires as He sheds light for us to see.
After completing His mission on earth, He gave grace that we may be able to attain and keep His standard and not remain reluctant in turning away from sin.
God cannot just feel fine with sin, we have to understand this; and this is why His holiness is a must for entry into His kingdom.
Let’s change to the best by seeking His help, in our determination to make heaven, on how to always live a holy life pleasing to Him.
Remember, it is written: not by power nor by might, but by my spirit, saith the Lord of hosts. (Zechariah 4:6; John 15:5)