Author: Harlan Sorrell
Whoever is filled with the Holy Spirit (Eph. 5:18) is filled with holiness, because the Spirit is holy.
Whoever is led by the Holy Spirit (Rom. 8:14) is led by holiness, because the Spirit is holy.
Whoever lives and walks in the Holy Spirit (Gal. 5:25) lives and walks in holiness, because the Spirit is holy.
Whoever despises true holiness people despises not man, but God, who has given them His Holy Spirit. (1 Thes. 4:7-8.)
“Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord.” Heb. 12:14.
“Because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth: Whereunto he called you by our gospel, to the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.” 2 Thes. 2:13-14.
“And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure.” 1 John 3:3.
“Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ; As obedient children, not fashioning yourselves according to the former lusts in your ignorance: But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation; Because it is written, Be he holy; for I am holy.” 1 Pet. 1:13-16.
“He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked.” 1 John 2:6.
“… God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power, who went about doing good …” Acts 10:38.
“… Leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps: Who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth.” 1 Pet. 2:21-22.
Jesus prayed to His Father, “… the glory which thou hast given me I have given them … I in them, and thou in me …” John 17:22-23.
The glory of the Father, our holy God, is given to mankind by the Holy Spirit, whom He sheds on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Savior (Titus 3:6). By degrees, “from glory to glory” (2 Cor. 3:18), the Holy Spirit transmits Christ’s holiness to those who yield themselves fully to His leadings and workings. From the glory of primary regeneration and justification from committed sins, on to the glory of being wholly sanctified and preserved blameless in spirit, soul, and body (1 Thes. 5:23), the process is made available “by the Spirit of the Lord” to all who believe.