By redemption, the believer is ordained for a glorious destiny 2Pet. 1:3; Rms. 8:29-30. But we understand from scriptures that the destiny of glory demands holiness to be actualized Exo. 15:11; Heb. 12:14. The demand of holiness is not attainable in the energy of the flesh, but by the help of the Spirit of God Zch. 4:1-5,6-7. From scriptures, we understand that the Holy Spirit helps through His diverse manifestations, and specifically for the walk of holiness is the Spirit of sanctification Rms. 1:4.
The Spirit of Sanctification.
The Holy Spirit as the Spirit of sanctification empowers the believer to walk in holiness no matter the situation or environment he finds himself Dan. 1:8. The Spirit of sanctification is the refiner’s fire, our sanctifier, He enables the believer to separate himself from every defilement in life Mal. 3:1-4; Mat. 3:11-12; Rms. 8:13; 1Cor. 6:11.
Why the Believer needs the Spirit of Sanctification.
Satan never relents in his attempt to get the believer out of his glorious destiny by luring him into sin 1Tim. 3:5; Pro. 7:21-23,14. The believer needs the help of the Spirit of sanctification not to be a victim to the traps of defilement Lk. 22:31; Heb. 12:1-4.
From scriptures, we understand that defilement shall be on the increase in this end time 2Ths. 3:1-5; Mat. 24:12. In essence, the believer that will live a sanctified life must see his need to for it and the help of the holy Spirit to experience it.
The Spirit of sanctification is also known as the Spirit of the fear of the Lord that keeps the believer from evil, iniquity and sin Isa. 11:1-2; Pro. 16:6. He is the same as the Spirit of Obedience that engraces believers to keep God’s commandment thereby walk in holiness Ezk. 36:27; Eph. 2:1-3.
The believer must continue to watch and pray for him not to fall into temptation; because prayer does not only change things, prayer changes people Mat. 26:41; Lk. 9:28-35. The Holy Spirit helps us to be effectual and fervent on the prayer altar, thereby helping us to overcome our infirmities Rms. 8:26-27.
Holiness is the nature of God, and one cannot manifest the nature he does not possess Rev. 4:8; Mat. 7:16. God’s word is the carrier of God’s nature; therefore the believer must be committed to feed on the word to encounter the Spirit of holiness, which will enable him to walk in holiness 2Pet. 1:4; Jn. 6:63; 17:17.
The grace of God is useless and wasted when the believer refuse to accept the responsibility of exercise in doing what is required 1Cor. 15:10. God hate waste, He will not give what He knows will be wasted; therefore, lack of exercise in godliness will hinder the believer access to the Spirit of sanctification.
In conclusion, God has ordained this end time for the down pour of righteousness on the church Isa. 32:15-17; Acts 2:16-21; Rms. 8:6. It is our time for a strange manifestation of the Spirit of God like has never being witness in any other generation. We only need to position ourselves correctly.
To anyone reading this that will love to give his/her life to Christ, pray this prayer out loud with me from your heart: “Lord Jesus, I surrender my life to you today. Forgive me my sins; wash me with your blood. I believe you died for me, on the third day you rose again that I may be justified. Right now, I believe that my sins are forgiven; I’m justified by your blood; I’m born-again; I’m saved; I’m a child of God; I’m free from the power of sin to serve the living God. Thank you Jesus for receiving me, thank you Jesus for restoring me, thank you Jesus for saving me. Amen!”