Sanctification Process For Our Christian Walk

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1 ÔÇô 4 Step Process To Get God To Move You Into The Sanctification Process

2 ÔÇô How To Enter Into The Sanctification Process With the Lord

As you will see in the Scripture verses I will list in this study ÔÇô God's ultimate and highest aim for all of us is our sanctification in Him. God wants to make us more holy like Himself. He wants to transform us into the express image of His Son Jesus Christ. He wants to consecrate and set us apart unto Himself.

The wording in Scripture is very intense. One of the verses will tell us that God wants to sanctify us completely in all three parts of our being ÔÇô body, soul, and spirit.

Jesus Himself tells us that He wants us to be perfect just like His Father in heaven is perfect.

When you first look at these verses, you wonder how anyone could ever begin to achieve any real state of holiness in this cursed and fallen world we all now live in. With all of the lusts of our flesh, and with all of the different types of temptations the world offers

Many Christians never even attempt to give God half a chance to start this sanctification process in their lives.

They feel the bar is simply too high to even begin to strive for in this life.

The Bible tells us that all men and women have sinned and have fallen way short of the glory of God. We are so far from the perfection that God wants for each one of us, that we see no real way to be able to obtain it to any significant degree in this life.

As a result, many Christians never ask or seek after God to get this sanctification process started in their life ÔÇô and as a result, there is very little, if any true spiritual growth over the course of most of their lives.

However, if you will study the specific wording in some of these verses, God the Father is showing you very clearly how this sanctification process can start to occur in your life.

You do not have to wait until you get to heaven to get this sanctification process started with Him.

One of the first verses I will list below is telling us that we get three specific things as a result of Jesus dying on the cross for all of our sins. We get redemption, righteousness, and sanctification.

Most of us know about the first two ÔÇô redemption and righteousness ÔÇô but not our sanctification in the Lord!

This sanctification is a progressive done progressively by the Holy Spirit over the course of our entire life.

The apostle Paul tells us that we have to "work out" our salvation with fear and trembling.

He is telling us there are things that have to be worked out ÔÇô and I believe one of those things is our sanctification in the Lord ÔÇô the process where God the Father begins to set us apart unto Himself and to transform us into becoming more holy instruments of righteousness for His use.

The different Bible Dictionaries and Commentaries define the word "sanctification" as follows:

The state of growing in divine grace

To set apart for holy purposes

The process of being made holy resulting in a changed lifestyle for the believer

Noted Bible scholar Jack Hayford, in his excellent book titled: " Hayford's Bible Handbook," defines sanctification as follows:

"The work of God's grace by which the believer is separated from sin and becomes dedicated to God's righteousness. Accomplished by the Word of God and the Holy Spirit, sanctification results in holiness, or purification from the guilt and power of sin.

Sanctification is instantaneous before God through Christ and progressive before man through obedience to the Holy Spirit and the Word."

If you are willing to fully surrender your entire life over to the Lord then ask Him to begin this sanctification process.

Even though this sanctification process appears to be a major leap, realize that God will start you off with small baby steps in your life.

Rome was not built overnight.

Many Christians are not drawn towards the spiritual things of God.

Their goal in this life may be to get as much of the material things as they possibly can.

The ways of our God are not the ways of this world!

This is why God tells us that we will become His enemies if we ever become too friendly with the things and ways of this world.

God is therefore calling us to separate our self unto Him through a sanctification process to become more holy and more righteous

The first thing that God will want you to do is to be willing

The next thing God will want from you is that you attempt to establish a close personal relationship with Him.

Many Christians have already done both of these things, but they still feel there is something missing in their lives.

They are following God's perfect will and plan for their lives.

They know how to be led by the Holy Spirit on a daily basis to accomplish what needs to be accomplished.

They have established very good personal relationships with the Lord ÔÇô but yet there still seems to be something missing in their lives and they cannot seem put their finger on it.

Where is that feeling of well-being that I should be having more of?

Where is that love, joy, and peace of mind I should be having more of?

Why is it that at times I am no more happier and no more fulfilled than many nonbelievers are?

What's missing is sanctification .

This sanctification process is a deeper work in the Lord, and many have not entered into it either because they have never been shown how to properly enter into it, or they really do not want to go this far with the Lord.

Once you enter into this sanctification process with the Lord, it can be a bit painful at times, since God will be working with you to fully expose and prune out all of the negative qualities that He will not want have operating in your personality.

4 Step Process To Get God To Move You Into The Sanctification Process

1. We Are Now Sanctified in Christ Jesus

As you will see in the first two Scripture verses I will list below, these verses are telling us that we are now "sanctified in Christ Jesus," and that we now receive sanctification, along with redemption and righteousness, through the blood that Jesus has personally shed for all of us on the cross.

We have already received His sanctification, like we have already received His redemption and righteousness as a result of being saved and born again.

1 Corinthians 1:2

"2 I am writing to God's church in Corinth,[a] to you who have been called by God to be his own holy people. He made you holy (sanctified) by means of Christ Jesus,[] just as he did for all people everywhere who call on the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, their Lord and ours.

1 Corinthians 1:30

30 God has united you with Christ Jesus. For our benefit God made him to be wisdom itself. Christ made us right with God; he made us pure and holy, (sanctified) and he freed us from sin.

To think that God the Father has given us a full redemption and a full pardon for all of our sins ÔÇô and then to add to this the process of being able to be sanctified through the power of His Holy Spirit to become the saints that He wants us to become in Him:

Redemption, Righteousness, and Sanctification!

2. Sanctification is a Progressive Process

Now here are the two main verses that will show us that becoming sanctified in the Lord is a progressive process. The two keys words in both of these verses are "being sanctified."

If we were all instantaneously sanctified at the moment of our conversions with Jesus, then the Bible would not be using these two words of "being sanctified." The word "being" is telling us that this is a progressive and ongoing process.

"For both He who sanctifies and those who are being sanctified are all of one, for which reason He is not ashamed to call them brethren " (Hebrews 2:11)

"For by one offering He has perfected forever those who are being sanctified." (Hebrews 10:14)

Again, with God the Father being willing to open up this sanctification process to each born-again believer ÔÇô this is really an incredible privilege and the highest of all blessings that we can receive from the Lord.

3. God is Calling All of Us to Sanctification

As you will see in the next set of verses, God is calling all of us to this sanctification in Him. These verses are all very direct and straight-to-the-point.

The first verse I will list below is telling us that God wants to sanctify us "completely" in all three parts of our being ÔÇô body, soul, and spirit!

When God uses the word "completely" ÔÇô He is using a maximum intense kind of word. He wants to take us all the way in this realm if we are willing to yield to it and work with Him during the process.

If you really study the wording in all of these verses, you can really feel the importance that God is placing on this sanctification process, and that this is something that He wants all of His children to become a part of, not just a few of His select saints.

"Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you completely; and may your whole spirit, soul, and body be preserved blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ." (1 Thessalonians 5:23)

" but as He who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, because it is written, "Be holy, for I am holy." (1 Peter 1:15)

"For this is the will of God, your sanctification: that you should abstain from sexual immorality; that each of you should know how to possess his own vessel in sanctification and honor, not in passion of lust, like the Gentiles who do not know God  For God did not call us to uncleanness, but in holiness." (1 Thessalonians 4:3,7)

"Therefore, having these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God." (2 Corinthians 7:1)

"But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and silver, but also of wood and clay, some for honor and some for dishonor. Therefore if anyone cleanses himself from the latter, he will be a vessel for honor, sanctified and useful for the Master, prepared for every good work." (2 Timothy 2:20)

"Therefore you shall be perfect, just as your Father in heaven is perfect." (Matthew 5:48)

"I speak in human terms because of the weakness of your flesh. For just as you presented your members as slaves of uncleanness, and of lawlessness leading to more lawlessness, so now present your members as slaves of righteousness for holiness  What fruit did you have then in the things of which you are now ashamed? For the end of those things is death. But now having been set free from sin, and having become slaves of God, you have your fruit to holiness, and the end, everlasting life." (Romans 6:19-22)

When you first read the way these verses are worded, it is very easy to become dismayed and distraught.

If you are really honest with yourself, you can really feel and sense how far of a gap there is between where you are at right now with the Lord in your present level of spiritual development and how far God would really like to take you in this realm.

Many Christians, when they first read these kinds of verses, realize they are simply too far away from this type of holiness in their present state of spiritual development and they thus throw in the towel ÔÇô never even attempting to give God a chance to start this sanctification process through them in this life.

This will now lead us into the next section.

These next set of verses will tell you exactly how God can get this sanctification process started in your life right in the middle of wherever your present level of spiritual development may be in Him ÔÇô no matter how bad you think it may be.

4. Sanctification is Done By the Word and the Holy Spirit

Study these next set of verses very, very carefully. Trying to achieve the state of holiness that God the Father would like to bring us up into is completely impossible if we try to do it through our own flesh and through our own efforts.

Many Christians are trying to achieve this state of holiness without the presence and power of the Holy Spirit helping them out. You can easily spot those who are being properly sanctified through the Holy Spirit and those who are not.

The ones who are trying to achieve this sanctification out of their own efforts and out of their own flesh do not appear to be genuine. Their acts of holiness do not appear to be coming from the heart.

You get the sense they are just trying to put on a show. There just seems to be something fake and plastic about them and the way they operate.

Even most non-believers can see right through them. There is a sense of false piety about them that does not seem to ring true.

However, with the person who is being properly sanctified by the Holy Spirit, you can really tell there is something different about this type of person.

This person does not flaunt his piety, goodness, or holiness. They are very humble about it. Everything they do comes from the heart and everything appears to be done very naturally.

There is no pretentiousness or sense of false piety in their actions or attitudes.

This sense of real holiness they are projecting through their personalities literally has a drawing power to it. You find yourself gravitating to these types of people.

You can almost sense or see a radiance or glow about them. The love of God just radiates from their countenance.

You are very comfortable in being in their presence and talking with them. You can see that their holiness is genuine and that it really is coming from the heart of God Himself.

This is why these next set of verses are so specific on how this sanctification process is done in the Lord.

Bottom line ÔÇô sanctification in the Lord is done by the power of the Holy Spirit operating through the knowledge that the Word will give you.

In other words ÔÇô it is the Word and the Spirit working together that will cause this sanctification process to begin and occur in your life.

It really is the Holy Spirit who will be the One to cause this type of transformation to occur in your personality. However, the Holy Spirit will not work without the Word.

Why? Because the Word of God will give you the knowledge that you will need in order to be able to work with the Holy Spirit in this process.

You have to know exactly what it is that God wants to change about you before the Holy Spirit will move to cause some of these changes to start to take place in your personality.

Example ÔÇô you have to learn from the Bible what some of the specific qualities are that God will want to impart into your personality. A good example of this are the 9 fruits of the Holy Spirit.

The Bible will tell you exactly what these nine fruits are. Then once you know exactly what they are, then you can start to work with the Holy Spirit to get more of these fruits manifested and imparted into your personality.

But if you do not learn exactly what these specific fruits are to begin with by reading about them from the Bible, then the Holy Spirit will have nothing to work with and He thus may not do much with you in this realm.

All Christians have the Holy Spirit living on the inside of them. The Holy Spirit is only too anxious to get the ball rolling with you in every area of your life where you may need His help on, especially in the area of being sanctified in the Lord.

However, many Christians have not spent much time in the Word and they are thus lacking the "working knowledge" they will need to work with the Holy Spirit in this deeper realm.

As a result, there is very little, if any true spiritual growth over the course of most of their lives.

As you can tell by the way these verses are worded, this sanctificationrealm is for the real seekers.

The real seekers will be diving into God and His Word to find out exactly what it is God wants to do with them, and then will only be too anxious to work with the Holy Spirit during this process ÔÇô having no fear of doing it, and being willing to fully submit to the Lord with how He wants to handle all of it.

These verses in particular are giving you the "key" that will open up this door of sanctification to come into your life and change it forever.

"  because God from the beginning chose you for salvation through sanctification by the Spirit and belief in the truth  " (2 Thessalonians 2:13)

"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 Corinthians 6:11)

"But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord." (2 Corinthians 3:18)

"  elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, in sanctification of the Spirit, for obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: grace to you and peace be multiplied." (1 Peter 1:2)

"For if you live according to the flesh you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live." (Romans 8:13)

"Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for it, that He might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word, that He might present it to Himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that it should be holy and without blemish." (Ephesians 5:25)

"Since you have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit in sincere love of the brethren, love one another fervently with a pure heart, having been born again, not of corruptible seed but incorruptible, through the word of God which lives and abides forever  " (1 Peter 1:22)

Notice in the last verse it says that your soul can become purified by "obeying the truth through the Spirit." You can only get God's truth in you if you read His Word.

Learn the truth by studying the Word of God, and then combine this with walking in the power of the Holy Spirit, and then your soul can become purified.

The verse right above it says that Jesus can cleanse and sanctify His church, which are the individual body of believers, by the "washing of water by the word."

In other words, you can be washed clean by His Word if you are willing to soak into the Scripture verses like you would soak in a bath of water to clean off.

The Word of God has that kind of power in it!

The truth from God can set you free in many areas of your life ÔÇô but you first have to learn what those truths are before they can start to work to set you free.

And the only way to find the spiritual truths that will change the quality of your life and help set you free is by reading and studying from the Bible. There is no other way!

The first 5 verses specifically tell us it is by the Holy Spirit Himself that this sanctification process is done in your life.

Put all of these verses together, and God the Father is telling you exactly how this sanctification process can be done in this life ÔÇô and that is by the power of the Holy Spirit operating through the knowledge that the Word will give you.

In other words, it's the Word and the Holy Spirit working together in a believer, who is actively seeking after God and His Word, that will get God to release the Holy Spirit to start this sanctification process within their mind, body, soul, and spirit.

. How to Enter Into the Sanctification Process with the Lord

In part 2, you learned how to get God to move you into the Sanctification process

Though all of the above may seem like a tall order in the type of world we live in today, it really isn't. I have personally seen God do a sanctifying work in several people I know, and the changes in these people's personality have been dramatic and powerful.

They are no longer the people I used to know. They are now true saints in every sense of the word.

The Holy Spirit is powerful and He is God Almighty Himself.

Once You see Him really get a hold of a believer, and then start this sanctifying work in them to make them to become more holy and Christ-like in their souls and personalities ÔÇô it is truly an incredible sight to behold! In my opinion, this is even more miraculous than watching Him heal someone of a physical ailment or disease.

To those of you who would like to tread into this type of deeper waters with the Lord, but are somewhat fearful of what He may do with you ÔÇô the one thing that I can personally tell you is that you can completely trust God the Father to begin this work in you. He knows you better than you can ever know yourself.

Since God is totally and completely perfect in His very nature and personality, then this means He will know how to perfectly handle you with this sanctification process.

I will end this article with a very simple 4 step process that will lead you into this sanctification realm if you decide you want to give God a full and solid green light to start this process within you. However, what I cannot give you is exactly what God will be personally doing with each and everyone of you once this sanctification process starts up.

Everyone is operating at different levels of spiritual development with the Lord. Some people have more baggage to clean up than others. Some people will be more resistant to the Holy Spirit wanting to remove certain negative qualities than others will.

Some will progress at a faster rate of speed than others will because they will be more honest with the Lord and will be more open to receiving revelation on exactly what it is God wants to put in them and exactly what it is He wants to take out of them.

This sanctification is a process. It is not something that will done overnight. You can trust God to perfectly handle the time frame in which He wants to operate in.

He will not overwhelm you. He will give you plenty of reasonable time to work with the Holy Spirit once the Holy Spirit starts to impart revelation and knowledge to you on exactly what it is He wants to come after.

For those of you who would really like to get serious with the Lord on getting this sanctification process started in your life ÔÇô here is a very simple 4 step process that will get you in if you decide you want to take the plunge.

1. Decide If You Really Want It

The first thing you will need to do is to make a personal decision as to whether or not you really want to enter into this sanctification realm with the Lord. Many Christians really do not want God to do any type of sanctifying work in their lives.

The reason for this is that they know He will be coming after some of their vices and character flaws, and they simply are not willing to give up some of these vices, or attempt to try and work with Him to change certain parts of their personalities.

So the first thing you will have to do is to make a personal decision as to whether or not you really want the Lord to begin this type of deeper work in your life. This is not something that you can go halfway with Him on. This is an all-or-nothing decision.

You are either going to go all the way with the Lord once He begins to do it with you or you are not. You cannot straddle the fence post with Him on this process.

If you do, then the Holy Spirit is not going to move with full force to help get you cleaned up and sanctified to the degree that God would really like to get you to in this life.

Once the Lord starts to move into certain areas of your life and personality, then you are going to have to be willing to fully work with Him on it or nothing is going to get accomplished. He has to have your full consent on all of this. God really respects your free will and He will not run against it.

If you decide you want to give the Lord a full and solid green light to begin this type of deeper work in your life after really thinking and chewing on the ramifications on what this type of deeper progressive work will entail, then you will now be ready for step 2.

2. Ask God the Father to Begin the Sanctification Process

To get God to start to move you into this sanctification realm will only require one thing ÔÇô and that one thing is that you go before the Lord in serious and heartfelt prayer, and ask Him to start this sanctification process in your life through the power of the Holy Spirit. It really is that simple.

The Bible says to ask ÔÇô and then you will receive.

The Bible also says you have not because you ask not. In other words, all you simply have to do is ask God the Father in prayer to start this sanctification process and tell Him that you will now be willing to work with both Him and the Holy Spirit once it starts up.

Once you put this initial request on His altar, I would keep reminding the Lord to keep this sanctification process going for the rest of your life at least once or twice a year for the rest of your life.

By reminding God to keep this sanctification process going on for the rest of your life, you are showing Him that you mean serious business with Him, and that you want the Holy Spirit to keep working with you in this realm as long as you are walking and breathing in this physical body.

The show never stops with the Lord, and He will take you as far as you will want to go with Him in this realm.

For those of you who would like a good sample prayer to go before God the Father to get Him to start this sanctification process in your life, here is a very good sample prayer you can use:

"Father,

In the name of Your Son Jesus Christ, I now approach Your throne with a very special request. Your Word tells me that You want to completely sanctify me through the special workings of the Holy Spirit.

Your Word tells me that You want to shape, mold, and transform me into the express image of Your Son Jesus Christ. Father, I now want to work in cooperation and in partnership with both You and the Holy Spirit to begin this deeper sanctifying work in my life.

Father, I now ask that You begin to completely sanctify me in both my body, my soul, and my spirit. I now give You a full and solid green light to begin this sanctification process in my life.

Father, I now ask that You hold nothing back once You begin this sanctifying work in me and my life.

I will now be willing to work with both You and the Holy Spirit in any area of my life and in any area of my personality that You feel needs to be cleaned up, sanctified, and made more holy.

Father, I now have full faith and belief that You will honor this request and will begin this sanctification process in my life in the way and manner You deem most appropriate at the level of spiritual development that I am currently operating at with You.

Thank You Father.Thank You Jesus.Thank You Holy Spirit."

This would be the basic gist of wording this type of prayer for those of you who may have a hard time in wording some of your specific prayers to the Lord.

If you can truly approach God with this type of prayer, and you are really meaning it from your mind and your heart ÔÇô then God will hear you loud and clear, and He will then begin to start this sanctification process in your life right where you are standing at the moment this request is put before Him.

3. Study the Word For the Knowledge That You Will Need

If you are willing to give God a full and solid green light in which to start this sanctification process in your life ÔÇô then there are now two things you must be willing to do on your end to get this sanctification processmoving into full gear. You will not be a passive robot in all of this, expecting God to do all of the work for you.

He will need you to do your part in all of this. This will now lead us into the last two parts that will complete what you will need to know in order to be able to work in cooperation with the Lord on all of this.

Your first part will be to study the Word on some type of regular and frequent basis.

As some of the above Scripture verses have stated, it is the combination of the Holy Spirit working with the Word and the knowledge that the Word will give you that will cause this sanctification process to move into high gear in your life.

As I stated part 1 of this article series, you have to have the actual knowledge on exactly what it is God wants to change about you. And the only way you can get this knowledge is by reading and studying from the Bible.

Study and pull from the Bible exactly what it is that God wants to impart into your personality, and exactly what it is He wants to take out of your personality that is not pleasing to Him ÔÇô and then the Holy Spirit will start to move into those specific areas to help get you cleaned up and sanctified.

It's the Word and the Spirit working in conjunction with one another that will take you on this road to holiness in the Lord.

However, your part is to get into the Word. The Holy Spirit cannot do this part for you. Many Christians do not spend much time in the Bible and this is one of the main reasons why there is not much spiritual growth occurring in their lives.

The Holy Spirit will personally guide you in this life as to how often and how frequently you will need to read from the Bible. You do not want to get into legalism and ritualism with how often and how much time you will spend in the Word. God Himself will personally guide you in all of this.

Just realize that God will be wanting you to spend kind of regular quality time during the course of your life in reading from His Word, and trying to understand and assimilate what you are reading as best you can.

The subsequent articles that we will have listed in the Sanctification Section of our site will be giving you many of the appropriate Scripture verses pertaining to your sanctification and exactly what it is God wants to impart into your personality and exactly what it is He wants to take out of your personality.

4. Work in Cooperation With the Holy Spirit During This Process

The last and final part to really being able to get this sanctification process started in your life is your willingness and eagerness to work very closely with the Holy Spirit once He starts to move in on you and let you know exactly what it is He wants to do.

Here are a few examples of what you may expect from Him.

The apostle Paul says that God wants to sanctify you completely ÔÇô body, soul, and spirit. Do not be surprised if one of the things that the Holy Spirit will move in on is any particular vices you may have that could be harming your physical body.

Good examples of this would be smoking cigarettes, smoking pot, abusing alcohol, and overeating on the wrong kinds of foods.

Many Christians are addicted to smoking cigarettes. I have seen God move on quite a few of them on this particular vice.

Some of them have been successful in kicking the habit, and others have not. The power of the Holy Spirit is there to help break this addiction off you, but you have to really want to have this vice removed before God will move in to break this addiction off you.

Some people really do not want to give this up for the Lord. When that happens, God will respect your free will on the matter and back off.

However, I have seen Him come back in waves on that person, and every so often He keeps coming back and knocking on their doors, letting them know once more that He would really like to have this addiction removed from their lifestyle.

The same goes for those Christians who still like to smoke their pot. I have discovered there is some slack with the Lord on the cigarette thing, but there is much less slack with Him on the pot issue!

Every Christian who I have known that has smoked pot, and then really came into a full surrender with the Lord, have all had the pot taken out of their lives very quickly.

Bottom line ÔÇô God will be letting you know very early on which of these vices He would like to have removed from your personality and lifestyle.

His divine power is there to help break these addictions off your back, but you will have to be the one to make this personal decision for yourself as to whether or not you will work in cooperation with the Holy Spirit to take these addictions out of your life for good.

I have seen God break many of these types of addictions off people and they did not have to go through any type of physical withdrawal during the weaning off process. God, through the power of the Holy Spirit operating on the inside of you, has the full power to be able to set you completely free from any vices or addictions you may have.

There is nothing that the power of God cannot totally defeat and overcome if you are willing to allow God to work with you in these areas.

Other areas of your life that God may want to move in on are some of your attitudes. If you are holding any unforgiveness towards others for things they may have done to you in your past ÔÇô expect God to move in very strongly to try and get you to forgive these people and to let all of the wrongs they may have ever done to you into His hands.

Vengeance and payback in this life belong to the Lord, not to you or anyone else! God will be righting all the wrongs ever done to you in this life.

Your job is to forgive all of those who have ever hurt or wronged you and get on with the rest of your life.

If you are operating in any type of a judgmental, critical, controlling, or manipulating spirit ÔÇô expect the Lord to deal very heavily with you on these issues. These kinds of attitudes and behaviors are poisonous and toxic to all of those who come in contact with them.

They are all unacceptable in the eyes of God, and the Holy Spirit will be moving very strongly on you with conviction and insight to tackle these kinds of attitudes and behaviors.

Bottom line ÔÇô God, through the power of the Holy Spirit, will be letting you know very clearly what good, positive, and godly qualities He will want to try and "put on" into your personality, and what negative qualities and vices He will want to try and "put away."

Once all of this knowledge and information has been given to you by the Lord, then it will be up to you as to whether or not you will want to work in cooperation with the Holy Spirit to get all of this accomplished.

If you are willing to work with the Lord in the specific areas that He will target ÔÇô then the Holy Spirit will start to do the miraculous and supernatural work of removing all of the bad things that He will not want operating in your personality and life, and then impart all of the positive and godly things that He will want have operating in your personality and life.

And once this starts to happen, God the Father will then start to transmit and impart part of His divine nature and personality right up into your mind, soul, and spirit.

God's love, joy, peace, patience, boldness, goodness, gentleness, and kindness will all start to move up and mesh into your personality, thereby increasing your ability to be able to walk, live, and operate in these saintly and godly qualities.

When this starts to happen, you will have officially entered into a true, progressive, sanctified state ÔÇô where the very life of God Himself will now be flowing through you and out of you so that you can reach others with His message of eternal salvation, and His message on how to properly live this life the way He wants His people to live it.

The Bible tells us that God wants us to become fishers of men for Him.

You can become a much better fisherman, representative, and ambassador for the Lord if you are willing to allow Him to lead you into this sanctification process.

Nothing will draw others to the Lord more than a Spirit-filled, anointed, and truly sanctified saint who has the fruits and qualities of the Holy Spirit operating through their personality.

This sanctification process is available to every single born-again believer. However, it is up to each and every Christian to make this personal decision for themselves.

This is something that the Lord will not force on anyone due to the individual cooperation that is needed from each person to really get this process started.

Conclusion

I will leave you with one last thought on all of this. True holiness is God's ultimate and highest aim for all of us. Getting saved and born again is just the beginning. Once you are saved, God expects you to spiritually grow and mature in your personal walk with Him.

After studying the Bible from cover to cover ÔÇô I believe one of the main secrets that is jumping out loud and clear is that God and Jesus are calling us unto Themselves to become a partaker of Their own divine holiness.

They are calling us out to become separate from the world and the corrupt ways of this world.

As a result of Jesus personally dying on the cross for each and everyone of us, we now have direct access to the throne of God the Father Himself.

As a result of this direct access we now have with God the Father, we not only get to pray and communicate directly with Him, but we also get an open invitation to become partakers of this sanctification process where He can start to work, mold, change, and transform us into the express image of His one and only Son Jesus Christ.

God is holy ÔÇô and He is calling each and everyone of us into His very holiness.

God Himself can start to transmit and impart, through the Holy Spirit, some of His very own divine attributes and personality qualities right up into the middle of our own souls and personalities if we are willing to enter into this sanctification process with Him.

To those of you who would really like to try and achieve any true sainthood in this life with the Lord ÔÇô this progressive, sanctification process is what will lead you in.

This path and journey to holiness in the Lord is there for all who are willing to step into it and are not afraid to work with the Holy Spirit in the directions that He will want to take them in.

To those of you who are willing to take this dive into these deeper waters with the Lord, I guarantee you will find the most incredible state of well-being that you will never find in any of the material things or pursuits of this world.

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