He Sanctifies Us
The Spirit Of The Lord
14. He Sanctifies Us
According to the foreknowledge of God the Father, in the sanctification of the Spirit, for obedience to Jesus Christ and for sprinkling with his blood:May grace and peace be multiplied to you. (1 Peter 1:2 ESV)
The Holy Spirit sanctifies us. He is awesome and powerful and He is the Lord. He is also God. Because of this, He is the only one that can make us Holy, complete and pure. He does this by planting the word of God inside us and also enables us to accept His word and retain them in our spirit. It is only by His power that we can understand, keep and practice the word of God.
Without the help of the Holy Spirit we are nothing and less than nothing – we are simply helpless and powerless.
Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. 2 Corinthians 3:7
Then Peter said, “Ananias, how is it that Satan has so filled your heart that you have lied to the Holy Spirit and have kept for yourself some of the money you received for the land? Acts 5:3
Didn’t it belong to you before it was sold? And after it was sold, wasn’t the money at your disposal? What made you think of doing such a thing? You have not lied just to human beings but to God.” Acts 5:4
Jesus Himself constantly walked with the Holy Spirit – He needed Him. Jesus was full of wisdom, truth, grace and power by the Holy Spirit. This should serve as a lesson to us and give us some wisdom. If Jesus, the son of God needed the Holy Spirit to fulfil His fathers will, we also need Him.
We must be filled with the Holy Spirit in order to please God completely and be healthy and effective in our daily walk with God including being successful in ministry. Nothing else will do.