In the book of Luke chapter one verse 2 the writer, Luke, makes a profound statement. He was talking with Theophilus, a noble man. In fact Luke referred to him as 'most excellent Theophilus. This would indicate that Theophilus was a man of stature and possible authority. He was most likely a man that showed interest in Christianity.
Luke stated in verse one that many have taken in hand to set forth in order a declaration of those things which are most surely believed among us. In other words, some that have not been taught the faith nor walked with the Lord have or are trying to set forth things that they did not know about. In verse two, Luke says, they even delivered this 'teaching' to those that were eye witnesses to the works of the Lord. In other words, Luke is saying, those that were not eye witnesses are teaching or writing about something they know nothing about. The unlearned trying to teach the learned. Luke spoke to Thephilus to let him know, there are some teaching something they know nothing about. Luke goes on to say, "it seemed good to me also, having had perfect understanding of all things from the very first, to write unto thee in order; most excellent Theophilus". Luke 1:3
When I read this, my soul rejoiced!! For the same thing goes on today. Those that do not know, have not experienced nor continue to walk in the truth of the Gospel try and teach and preach what they do not know!! I have to agree with Luke about 'perfect understanding'. Living a Holy like is living a life based on perfect understanding. Coming out of sin, It is how one walks, talks and looks. Perfect understanding lets a person know these things.
The anointing of God, being Holy Ghost filled, being used of the Lord require sanctification. Sanctification involves being clean from the inside out. Some say it does not matter what you wear. Not so. Perfect understanding lets you know in order for the Holy Ghost to live in a soul, the body has to be clean. NO makeup for Holy Women. No short dresses/skirts for Holy Women. No braided hair for Holy Women. Sleeves to dresses and shirts are below the elbow. No shorts. No pants. Men wear appropriate shirts, no strange hair cuts, no long hair on men. Holy women do not cut their hair or dye it. No false finger nails. No colored finger nails. Perfect understanding teaches this.
Perfect understanding teaches Church attendance is importance. Bible Study, Mid week service, Sunday service, prayer service, Sunday School. Attending all these is a must for those with perfect understanding.
Perfect understanding of Holiness teaches separation from the world and its ways. Perfect understanding of Holiness teaches that self denial is a must to be usable in the Masters service. Perfect understanding teaches true Holiness.
When the standard of holiness is taught, many today immediately cry 'this is judgment'. When the standard of holiness is taught many cry 'that's old school and not necessary today'.
Thank the Lord for perfect understanding!!! Luke 1:1-4
In verse 4 Luke made sure he let Theophilus know "that thou mightiest know the certainty of those things, wherein thous hast been instructed".
Thank the Lord for perfect understanding.