Lesson 10: JESUS: PROVISION FOR HOLINESS
Ben decisively shares that JESUS CHRIST PROVIDES FOR YOUR SANCTIFICATION. The Father has provided the bank account of “Jesus”, which is all that you need, for your day and night sanctification process.
JESUS: PROVISION FOR HOLINESS
“…to those who are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints, with all who in every place call on the name of Jesus Christ our Lord,” (1 Cor. 1:2, 30)
What is “Appropriation” for holiness – (appropriation def. taking something for your own use) Israel was given the “promised land”, but they had to leave Egypt, follow God in the wilderness, follow the leadership of God, cross the Jordan, and take the land step by step; your life of holiness has been given to you by God, but you have to appropriate, or walk out, your life of holiness “step-by-step”.
What is “provision” for holiness? – God’s character is Holy and He calls us to be Holy just like Him. Holiness is not an option to the life of a Christian, or for only a select few mighty saints. Instead, it is the plan of God for your life. Holiness is not just a list of “don’t do”. Instead, holiness is scriptural; God made provision (the ability to succeed) for your life in holiness; you have to gain access to these.
TRUTHS ABOUT SANCTIFICATION PROCESS
PROVISION FOR HOLINESS IN JESUS
Jesus calls us to be HOLY like Him and provided a way for us to do this:
JESUS CHRIST PROVIDES FOR YOUR SANCTIFICATION: (1 Cor. 1:2, 30) The Father has provided the bank account of “Jesus”, which is all that you need, for your day and night sanctification process.
THE FATHER GIVES THE PROVISION of POWER FOR HOLINESS: The Father gives His divine power for you to walk a path of holiness, and you do not need any other source of strength to guide or bring you into freedom. (2 Pt. 1:3)
JESUS IS TRUTH, HE PROVIDES FOR YOUR SANCTIFICATION FROM WATERED DOWN CHRISTIANITY: (1 Cor. 2:2, 5) The church needs to understand the foundational teachings of Jesus and believe that they are truth above all else.
JESUS IS THE RESURRECTION AND LIFE; HE PROVIDES FOR SANCTIFICATION TO OVERCOME IMMORALITY: The Father raised Christ from the dead. This proves that Jesus was sinless and death could not hold on to Jesus (Acts 2:24). The same power that raised Jesus from the dead is available for us. The same power of God that made Jesus sinless is available for us; we are called to die to sin and then sin will not have power over us (Rom. 6:4).
JESUS PROVIDES FOR US TO LOVE OUR NEIGHBOR AND OVERCOME SELFISHNESS: Jesus showed the unselfish love of God the Father; He humbled Himself, becoming a man, dwelling in a human frame. He healed the sick, had compassion on the weak, was patient with humanity, washed the feet of the disciples, and sacrificed His own life that you may live. (1 Cor. 13:1-13)
JESUS IS THE GREAT INTERCESSOR; HIS INTERCESSION MAKES YOU HOLY: (Romans 8:34) You can gain confidence knowing that the Greatest intercessor is praying for you right now, and He loves you, and He is praying the Father’s good will for you.
JESUS IS THE REDEEMER; HIS REDEMPTION MAKES YOU HOLY: (Eph. 1:4-7) Jesus has redeemed you, bought you from the debt of sin, and freed you into the newness of life.
Goals: Set a goal to search out Jesus as your primary source for holiness (pray for grace)
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