Lesson 12 - HOLY SPIRIT: PROVISION FOR HOLINESS
Ben creatively shares that the Holy Spirit makes you a “new creation” and provides power over your past life of sin; sin no longer has power over your walk in holiness #lifestyleofholiness #happyholiness !!
HOLY SPIRIT: PROVISION FOR HOLINESS
“And such were some of you…But you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus and by the Spirit of our God.” (1 Cor. 6:9-11)
THE HOLY SPIRIT IS GOD & HE IS RIGHT
John teaches, “For there are three that bear witness in heaven: the Father, the Word, and the Holy Spirit; and these three are one” (1 Jn. 5:7). Therefore, God is inside of you; Jesus promised that God would not leave the disciples as orphans, instead, He would give them the Holy Spirit (Jn. 14:18); Jesus gave the Holy Spirit as a gift to you. In addition, God is Righteous, He is “Right” in all His ways, and you must seek and follow His will and ways.
THE HOLY SPIRIT IS HOLY
The Holy Spirit is “Holy”—He is sacred and separateness—His Name and Character. You are called to be Holy like Him (1 Pt. 1:15). Paul taught, “Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own?” (1 Cor. 6:19). Your body is the temple for God inside you. Therefore, you cannot stay in your sin and you must pursue holiness; the Holy Spirit makes you a “new creation” and provides power over your past life of sin; sin no longer has power over your walk in holiness (Rom. 6:10-14). Paul teaches that your unholy actions can grieve the Holy Spirit, “And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption” (Eph. 4:30).
Holy Spirit - Provision for Holiness – Jesus calls us to be HOLY like Him and provided a way for us to do this through the Holy Spirit.
THE WORK OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
a. NEAR – The Holy Spirit is “near” you before your salvation to convict you of sin, righteousness and judgment and to make God know; your are chosen for salvation through sanctification by the work of the Holy Spirit and your belief in the truth (2 Thess. 2:13; John 16:8-11)
c. ON – The Holy Spirit comes “on” you in the future as anointing to accomplish His will, and to sanctify you in your walk of salvation; in most cases we have to ask and pray for this as the New Testament church did (Lu. 20:22; Acts 2:1-4)
“AND SUCH WERE SOME OF YOU...” – The church at Corinth was not made up of perfect super stars. Instead, God took broken people and made them saints; the fornicators, idolaters, adulterers, homosexuals and sodomites, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God. According to scripture the work of the Holy Spirit in you can be tracked:
a. God choose you before you existed physically, from eternity (2 Thess. 2:13; Rev. 13:8; Jer. 1:5), b/c God so loved the world; He loved you and chose you before we existed physically).
b. Holy Spirit revealed God to you (2 Thess. 2:13; 1 Cor. 12:3).
c. Holy Spirit convicted you; NEAR you (until you repented and believed) (John 16:8-11).
d. Holy Spirit is; IN you, at day one of your salvation (Rom. 8:9; 2 Cor. 1:22).
e. Holy Spirit will baptize, and or anoint you; ON you (Lu. 20:22; Acts 2:1-4).
f. Holy Spirit will sanctify you unto their complete salvation (walk of holiness) (1 Cor. 6:9-11).
SANCTIFICATION – The Holy Spirit is a provision of God that is power to sanctify you (to be made holy). You must appropriate (walk out day-by-day) this provision. The Cross-justifies us, making us righteous, and the Holy Spirit will administer the GRACE of God, which is power to walk in liberty as a “new creation” in Christ (2 Cor. 5:17; 2 Thess. 2:13).
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