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Engaging the power of the Holy Spirit for sanctification



Engaging the power of the Holy Spirit for sanctification

Welcome to the month of November, your season of encounter with the Holy Spirit! I have no doubt that through the ministration of the Holy Spirit, you shall experience Supernatural Breakthroughs!

We understand from scriptures that every child of God is ordained to live a sanctified (Holy) life.

This is because every believer by redemption has the potential to be as holy and perfect as our heavenly Father.

Remember, God cannot tell us to be what he has not empowered us to be.

This is why the scripture admonishes us to: Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect (Matthew 5:48).

While sanctification does not connote a state of ‘sinlessness’, it is man’s quest to please God at all costs as a lifestyle.

By this, we mean an insatiable hunger and thirst for righteousness; for blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness; they shall be filled (Matthew 5:6).

This makes sanctification a possible adventure which many have imbibed and are walking on the highway of holiness.

For instance, we saw how Paul, the great, lived a sanctified life, and as such, he had a glorious ministry.

In essence, our desire to please God spiritually at all times, determines our level of glorification; as no one’s life will ever be more glorified than his or her commitment to be sanctified.

However, sanctification is not possible without engaging the ministry of the Holy Spirit.

That means, when you try to live a sanctified life in the energy of the flesh, frustration sets in.

This is because the Holy Ghost is the Spirit of holiness as described in Romans 1:4: … declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead.

Thus, until we engage the Spirit in our quest for sanctification, our effort will be in vain.

We saw how Jesus the son of God needed to depend on the Holy Spirit to live a sanctified life.

In order words, that was the Spirit at work in Christ that empowered him for dominion over sin.

Furthermore, the Scripture describes the Holy Ghost as the refiners’ fire that purifies the sons of Levites so they can offer unto God offerings in righteousness.

It is written: And he shall sit as a refiner and purifier of silver: and he shall purify the sons of Levi, and purge them as gold and silver, that they may offer unto the Lord an offering in righteousness ( Malachi 3:5).

It is common knowledge that gold is precious but until it passes through the furnace, it holds no value.

Likewise, every one of us carries an enviable destiny, which must be processed through the refinery of the Holy Ghost for our real values to manifest.

In addition, according to scriptures, there is the mystery of iniquity; nevertheless, there is also the great mystery of godliness which can swallow the mystery of iniquity just like in the case of Aaron’s rod swallowing up the rods of the magicians (2 Thessalonians 2:7; 1 Timothy 3:16)

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