The word PROFANE is defined in the following ways:
Of Religion: Relating to or devoted to what is not sacred or Biblical; pertaining to what is secular [worldly] rather than religious.
Of an Individual: One who is irreverent, irreligious (without faith or religion), ungodly, godless, unbelieving, without piety (meaning respect for what is godly), disrespectful, sacrilegious.
Of Language and Actions: Obscene, BLASPHEMOUS, indecent, foul, vulgar, crude, filthy, dirty, smutty, coarse, rude, OFFENSIVE.
With God, the profane is the exact and opposite thing to what is Holy. It is the thing at the very furthest end of the spectrum from all that defines God Himself- Who He is, what He stands for, and what he expects to see in those who confess His name and follow Him.
To be pronounced as ‘profane’ is having God tell you: “You look nothing like me. Everything about you is what I hate, what I can’t stand, and what is the antithesis of ME. Depart from sin and rid yourself of this iniquity, this filthiness, turn from this sin, fall on your knees and cry out to Me in repentance. Then I will hallow you (cover you with my presence and make you like Me). Then I will sanctify you (take you out of the middle of others and make you personally Mine). Then you will be washed with water (the words of the Bible), then you will be rubbed with salt (cleansed and purified as salt removes filth and putrefaction). Then you will be rubbed with oil (every foul wound and sore from your previous lifestyle will be rubbed with healing balm and attended to). THEN YOU WILL LOOK LIKE ME. THEN YOU WILL BE MY PEOPLE AND I WILL BE YOUR GOD”.
“As for your nativity, on the day you were born your navel cord was not cut, nor were you washed in water to cleanse you; you were not rubbed with salt nor wrapped in swaddling cloths. No eye pitied you to do any of these things for you, to have compassion on you; but you were thrown out into the open field, and you were hated from the day you were born. But I passed by you and saw you struggling in your own blood, and I said to you in your blood, ‘LIVE!!’ Yes, I said to you in your blood, ‘Live!’ I made you grow like a plant in the field; and you grew, matured, and became very beautiful… I spread My wing over you and covered your nakedness. Yes, I swore an oath to you and entered into a covenant with you, and you became Mine,” says the Lord God. “Then I washed you in water; yes, I thoroughly washed off your blood, and I anointed you with oil.” – (Ezekiel 16:4-9, one of my favourite passages of Scripture).
Here is God describing the process of mankind’s existence. We are all abandoned and thrown out in the fields from birth, because of the sin of our fore-parents Adam and Eve. All men have sinned and cannot enter God’s presence or enter heaven: unless they realise what kind of evil resides in their hearts, and confess it to God and ask for mercy. All of us. Yet he says: HE SAW US THROWN INTO THE FIELD! Struggling with the bloodiness of the sin we were born into, HE CAME TO US and spoke LIFE over us! “Live!” He says to us, even right now. “CHOOSE ME, I AM THE WAY, THE TRUTH AND THE LIFE”. (John 14:6) “Then I will wash you with the words of the bible, I will heal your wounds sin gave you, I will make you a brand new creation in my image- and you won’t be PROFANE anymore.”
Satan was cast from God’s Holy presence as the most profane of profane things, and it is his job twenty-nine and a half hours a day, to work to project, entice, tempt, lie, derail, and cause the people of God AND of the world at large to fall into profanity of the heart, mind, mouth, eyes, body, soul, and spirit– satan wants God to reject humanity until they eventually die in that horrible condition and end up in hell. Then he can be their master. We who know the word of God and claim to serve him are commanded to live HOLY LIVES! We are commanded to step away from every unclean habit and thought, and be holy as our father God is holy.
Furthermore, we are commanded to preach the gospel IN ITS FULLNESS to others, so that they can have a clear, unclouded understanding about who God really is. Only after they hear the true Gospel can they make a clear, unclouded decision whether they want to serve Him or not. To make a true decision people must hear the TRUTH, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth… so help them God.
The Profanity series now begins. Let each one hear the Lord for himself and make adjustments immediately as needed. God bless us all. I have now put up the salvation prayer on the Basics page, for those who want to go there and surrender their lives to Jesus. Serving Him has been the greatest joy of my life, because He’s made me His own, and by His saving and transforming power I am no more PROFANE.