The first thing anyone must realize about holiness, is that it is a commandment of the Lord. This can be found in 1 Peter 1:16 which says, “Because it is written, Be ye holy, for I am holy.” This is what God said to the Israelites in Leviticus 11:44-45. God gave a command to His people and He is still giving this command today. The word says in Hebrews 13:8, “…Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever.” It also says in Numbers 23:19, “He is not a man that He should lie, neither the Son of man that He should repent…” In James 1:17 GNV, “Every good giving and every perfect gift is from above and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness neither shadow of turning.” With these scriptures alone we can see that God has not changed His mind about holiness and that He is a holy God that desires a holy bride. The only way anyone will ever be holy is if they lay off the old man along with his nature and step into the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ and there be clothed in His righteousness to shine as the light of the world in Him.