HOLINESS , JESUS CHRIST AND THE HOLY SPIRIT

 

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Have you notice how little even Christian talk  about the Holy Spirit? Why is that? they really do not know he exists even,  cause they do not know the New Testament adequately still too..

 

 

 

and who is the Holy Spirit?

 

 

 

John 14

 

16 And I will pray the Father, and he shall give  you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever;

 

 

 

26 But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom  the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all  things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.

 

 

 

John 15

 

26 But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send  unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the  Father, he shall testify of me:

 

 

 

John 16

 

7 Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is  expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not  come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you.

 

 

 

YOU WILL NEVER GET PERSONAL HOLINESS WITHOUT JESUS  CHRIST AND THE HOLY SPIRIT..

 

 

 

HOLINESS IS MADE POSSIBLE BY THE HOLY SPIRIT  IN  YOU WHO IS HOLY

 

 

 

Holiness starts with Biblical repentance BY  admitting one sins to God, stopping and consciously turning away from them,  turning back toward God, and personally accepting Jesus Christ finished work,  forgiveness for them. True repentance is confession, contrition, change;  replacement and it involves the whole person, Our Body, Soul, Spirit. It is also  a personal, ongoing event. While God will do his part even now related to the  the issues of overcoming sin, sanctification, carrying out God’s plans, or on  our being able to live a holy life we also must do our own part, cooperating  with God and his word… Eph 4:24 KJV) And that ye put on the new man, which after  God is created in righteousness and true holiness. (Rom 6:19 KJV) I speak after  the manner of men because of the infirmity of your flesh: for as ye have yielded  your members servants to uncleanness and to iniquity unto iniquity; even so now  yield your members servants to righteousness unto holiness. (Luke 1:75 KJV) In  holiness and righteousness before him, all the days of our life. (Isa 35:8 KJV)  And an highway shall be there, and a way, and it shall be called The way of  holiness; the unclean shall not pass over it; but it shall be for those: the  wayfaring men, though fools, shall not err therein.

 

 

 

WE FIRSTLY ARE FULLY JUSTIFIED, FORGIVEN AND  ACCEPTED NOW IN CHRIST

 

 

 

We don’t have to be perfect or to achieve some  standard of holiness to be able to come into God’s presence and have an audience  with Him but to be continually effectively use by God we must maintain our  holiness, OUR walk in holiness. Sanctification and holiness also means the  appropriating daily by faith the BENEFIT of the fruit of the Holy Spirit, and  other qualities of godly character. “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy,  peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.  Against such there is no law.” (Galatians 5:23,24). (Psa 19:14 KJV) Let the  words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O  LORD, my strength, and my redeemer. (2 Cor 7:1 KJV) Having therefore these  promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the  flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.

 

 

 

Sanctification also results in other qualities of  our godly character such as courage, endurance, truthfulness, honesty and many  others. Sanctification is rooted in humility – the correct view of God and  oneself which leads one to hear correction from God and others, to put down  selfish desires, and to obey God from the heart. The more truly humble a person  is, the more God’s grace will work in his or her life to produce all the other  elements of godly character.

 

 

 

Sanctification means God and us overcoming sin. As  God comes in and fills the life, darkness and deception and evil desire is  rooted out and rejected, cast out. The process of God’s sanctification will  change our motives, our thinking, our speaking, our behavior and our actions.  The old nature will be crucified (Galatians 5:24) and what it produced will be  stopped. A sanctified person will also then be like God in His character and  personality.

 

 

 

HOLINESS, SANCTIFICATION IS ALSO FIRST BY THE BLOOD  OF JESUS

 

 

 

“Of how much worse punishment, do you suppose, will  he be thought worthy who has trampled the Son of God underfoot, counted the  blood of the covenant by which he was sanctified a common thing, and insulted  the Spirit of grace.” (Hebrews 10:29).

 

 

 

The Scripture teaches us that the blood of the  Jesus sanctifies us. Not only does it justify us or make us right with God – it  also sanctifies us. It changes us.

 

 

 

The first step for any person coming to God is to  believe in the power of the blood of Jesus. This blood represents the payment  for our sin. It takes sin away. We must believe that through the blood of Jesus  we are forgiven. There is no condemnation for those in Christ Jesus (Romans  8:1). Knowing we are forgiven and free from guilt, we can serve God with a clear  conscience and without fear (Hebrews 9:14). We can go forward in our walk with  God.

 

 

 

But APPLYING, ACCEPTING the blood means more than  JUST ACCEPTING OUR forgiveness IT ALSO involves our personal commitment to God  and him alone, and that is the way also of our sanctification. Applying  personally God’s forgivness, the blood of jesus and next wlking in, doing our  own things, our own ways will insure we fail in our santifcation rather.

 

 

 

It is important to note the shed blood of this New  Covenant covenant. A real Christian is in blood covenant relationship with God.  The Blood covenant is a serious types of agreements between God and man. Being  in blood covenant with someone means “All that I have is yours, and all that you  have is mine.” We must realize that this is our relationship to God. All that we  have is His (1 Corinthians 6:19), and yet all that He has is ours in Christ (1  Corinthians 3:21; Romans 8:17; Romans 8:32; Matthew 7:7). We are no longer our  won boss, nor do we walk in our way or other men’s way. (Acts 5:29 KJV) Then  Peter and the other apostles answered and said, We ought to obey God rather than  men. 30 The God of our fathers raised up Jesus, whom ye slew and hanged on a  tree. 31 Him hath God exalted with his right hand to be a Prince and a Saviour,  for to give repentance to Israel, and forgiveness of sins. 32 And we are his  witnesses of these things; and so is also the Holy Ghost, whom God hath given to  them that obey him.

 

 

 

When we realize and practice that the blood of  Jesus means that God has bought us and all that we have and are belongs to him –  this has a powerful affect on our lives. We realize that we are no longer our  own to go off and do whatever we choose. We must now continually listen to, obey  God. The detail knowledge of this blood covenant can thus change  us.

 

 

 

THE IMPORTANCE OF A TOTAL CONSECRATION

 

 

 

The knowledge of the blood covenant we are in as  Christians calls for a conscious acknowledgement, total consecration and  dedication of ourselves to God. Paul writes, “I beseech you therefore, brethren,  by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy,  acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service.” (Romans 12:1). Many  professing Christians wrongfully now have not still made Jess the complete lord  and of each and every aspect of their live, pastors and elders  included.

 

 

 

We are called to consciously dedicate our bodies  completely to God and this something we must do also continually. It is also a  faith response towards God. It means that we are totally available for whatever  God wants us to do. It means that our eyes, our ears, our hands, our feet, our  mouth and our brains are given willingly over to God’s purposes. It means that  our sexuality, family, work, income too also now is given over to God’s control.  It means that our eating and drinking, walk will be for the glory of God only (1  Corinthians 10:31).

 

 

 

The truth is that our body, soul and spirit form a  unity and are linked together in many important ways. Dedicating the body to God  completely will next thus affect also the mind, the will and the emotions. God  will help us also to transform us in every way – in our thinking, in our  behavior, in our words, in our actions – if He truly has the keys to our lives  which we have voluntarily given back to Him. The renewing of the mind (Romans  12:2) can only truly take place in the life of someone who has dedicated and  offered his or her body to God. and if they abide in Jesus Christ, God, the Holy  spirit and in his words, in the Bible.

 

 

 

(Psa 51:10 KJV) Create in me a clean heart, O God;  and renew a right spirit within me.

 

 

 

Jesus Christ is always still the centre of my life  in every area. (1 Cor 2:2 KJV) For I determined not to know any thing among you,  save Jesus Christ, and him crucified. 3 And I was with you in weakness, and in  fear, and in much trembling. 4 And my speech and my preaching was not with  enticing words of man’s wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power:  5 That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of  God.

 

 

 

Sanctification, a total dedication to God also now  implies a dedication to constant Spirit-led prayer life. The Bible exhorts us to  “pray without ceasing” (1 Thessalonians 5:17), to “continue earnestly in prayer,  being vigilant in it with thanksgiving” (Colossians 4:2), to be “praying always  with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with  all perseverance and supplication for all the saints” (Ephesians  6:18).

 

 

 

This kind of consistent prayer is only possible by  the power and working of the Holy Spirit and abiding in Christ and his word. We  should be depending on the Holy Spirit, the power of the cross and every other  empowerment God gives us, especially through His Word the Bible. We cannot  achieve it simply through any self-effort. But we can and should ask God to work  in us to produce this kind of prayer life.

 

 

 

(Heb 13:15 KJV) By him therefore let us offer the  sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving  thanks to his name.

 

 

 

What does this our total consecration to God mean  in practice? Firstly it means living a life of praise to God, and obedience to  God, being willing to be willing to worship and obey God always and live for Him  in everything. It does not mean punishing oneself or inflicting oneself with  taks, acts, duties we imagine that God might be pleased with according to us or  others. God far prefers wholehearted obedience to man-inspired sacrifices ((1  Sam 15:22 KJV) And Samuel said, Hath the LORD as great delight in burnt  offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the LORD? Behold, to obey  is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams. 23 For rebellion  is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry.  Because thou hast rejected the word of the LORD, he hath also rejected thee from  being king.). (Rom 10:17 KJV) So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by  the word of God. (James 1:22 KJV) But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers  only, deceiving your own selves. 23 For if any be a hearer of the word, and not  a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass: 24 For he  beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of  man he was. 25 But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall  be blessed in his deed. 26 If any man among you seem to be religious, and  bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man’s religion is  vain. 27 Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit  the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted  from the world. 2:1 My brethren, have not the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ,  the Lord of glory, with respect of persons.

 

 

 

Secondly this consecration also still means our  self denial and taking up the cross daily. Jesus said, “If anyone desires to  come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow  me.” (Luke 9:23). We cannot be totally consecrated to God without “coming after  Jesus” and Jesus tells us what will be necessary.

 

 

 

a. We must deny ourselves. This means saying no to  the demands of self. It means saying no to selfish desires, the easiness and  comfort that our flesh wants for itself, the “right” to indulge the sinful  nature and to violate God’s law of love. It means saying no to pleasures which  don’t come from God and don’t lead us to God.

 

 

 

b. We must take up our cross daily. Every day we  will have opportunity to die to ourselves. Paul said, “I die daily.” (1  Corinthians 15:31). Taking up the cross means surrendering to God’s will when it  is different to our own will, even when the path of God’s will means passing  through pain and suffering. However, we know that “the sufferings of this  present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be  revealed in us” (Romans 8:31). The more we consent to be united with Jesus in  the likeness of his death, the more we will share in his resurrection power  (Romans 6:5). That is true even in this life.

 

 

 

c. We must follow Him. This means seeking to be in  His presence always through prayer, modeling our lives on His life, identifying  ourselves with His nature and His purposes, and gladly obeying His  commands.

 

 

 

Do stay in touch with the Holy Spirit and do not  lose the touch of the Holy Spirit upon you personally, for even King Saul and  Samson had sadly lost it..

 

 

 

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