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 How You Can Be Free Of Sin And Walk In Total Holiness



If God requires total holiness, how can a Christian live total holiness? Is it even possible?

Yes, It is possible to live in total holiness, but watch out for this. Do not modify holiness to be something that you can do. Do not think that holiness is something that you can do. Holiness is something that God causes you to become. You just receive it or reject it. There is a process. It is probable that no one, other than Jesus Himself, has ever walked in total holiness. During the process of walking into holiness, you will slip; you will fall; you will confess your sins; God will forgive your sins.

I asked my brother, "Isn't it true that the Bible, taken as it is written, has the promise that we who walk in the Spirit could walk right into total holiness?" My brother was silent for a moment, then thoughtfully said, "Yes; but don't we walk one step at a time?"

To understand this concept, read "Wisdom as a Process" below.

Many have lost the hope of total holiness. Some have, as a result, re-defined holiness. The Bible is very bold in stating that holiness is the kind of holiness that the Father has and that it is available to us only through Christ. When God says that whatever is not of faith is sin, He is saying that sin is anything that we think, say, or do that He has not led us to do and that He has not done through us. We miss most of His leading at this point, and also insert our fleshly selves into the process most of the time. There is only one way for you to do righteousness. That is to allow Jesus to do righteousness within you. That is what grace does. Paul said that it was not him who did the work but grace in him did the work.

Some have said that the Holy Spirit is given to help us to walk in holiness. This is only partly correct, and it misses the most important things. Actually, the first thing that the Holy Spirit does is to give you the ability to walk in righteousness. He does that by becoming our righteousness within us. He does that by doing the works of God through us. As Jesus only said the words of the Father, so the Holy Spirit only says the words of the Father through us. As Jesus only did the acts of the Father, so the Father does only the works of the Father through us. Righteousness is what you do. Holiness is what you are becoming as you have a new mind (repent). Romans 12:1-2states that renewing your mind is what causes you to be transformed, literally, transfigured. Transfiguration is actual redemption. All of these, righteousness, holiness, and redemption are processes that go from glory to glory by the Spirit of the Lord (2 Corinthians 3:18)

  • We, in our nature, have no ability to walk in total holiness. The Holy Spirit not only helps us to walk in total holiness, but Christ in us is our total holiness.
  • We can emulate holiness in order to impress ourselves or others that we are totally holy.
    • in order to impress ourselves or others that we are holy.
    • by trying to obey a set of rules or laws or principles
      • lines drawn in the sand.
      • these cannot bring true holiness.
      • these can lead to false hope, hypocrisy, and spiritual deadness (read the book of Galatians, which was a letter to believers, not unbelievers).
  • We cannot deny the reality that
    • there are thoughts that enter our minds that are not pure,
    • we get angry,
    • we become discouraged,
    • there are times when we are not flowing in the ultimate anointing of God,
    • there are times when God is not the most prominent focus of our minds,
    • we have not come the manifestation of Jesus Christ in our lives,
    • our bodies have not been redeemed fully.

How? What is the process to bring us to the point where we walk in total holiness?

God's process that will bring us to the point where we walk in total holiness is walking in the Spirit. God's pro

  • God's Spirit is given so that we can learn to yield our minds to Him.
    • As we yield, our minds are renewed by the Spirit. (He does the work.)
    • As we yield, He thinks His thoughts through us. (He is the source of all wisdom, knowledge, and understanding.)
    • As we yield, He says His words through us. (We begin to speak as the oracles of God.)
    • As we yield, He does His works through us. (We never do our own will, but only the will of our Father.)
  • The Scriptural pattern for the church is an integral part of this transformation, which is why God is in process of restoring it.
    • Spiritual Church government must be functioning.
    • Spiritual Gifts must be functioning.
    • Every member must be functioning as a ministry.
    • Worship must follow the patterns of Scripture.
  • From time to time, we see a flash of His glory in our lives.
    • It is not continuous or complete.
    • Mostly, we are in process of coming into His glory.
    • His forgiveness is continual and perpetual, covering our missteps.
    • God's desire is to continue to flow through us until we are conformed into His very image in every facet of our being. When that happens, we will be transfigured by the renewing of our minds.

Wisdom as a Process:

Remember that God does all the work. We rest from our own work and submit to Him. Righteousness and Holiness are both Free Gifts (Grace) from God. Righteousness and Love are synonyms. Love is the fulfillment of God's Law. Righteousness is what you do. Holiness is what you are becoming by submitting to God's righteousness. Holiness is stability in Love. The faith that gives access to Grace is a Free Gift from God--it is God's faith, not our own.Wisdom, Righteousness, Holiness, and Redemption

The Church is both the mechanism by which God does this work and the finishing of the work. He who overcomes, I will make him a pillar in the temple of My God, and he will not go out from it anymore; and I will write on him the name of My God, and the name of the city of My God, the new Jerusalem, which comes down out of heaven from My God, and My new name. Revelation 3:12

 

Wisdom moves from taking spiritual ground from the enemy to holding ground and finally moving on to total victory. Wisdom is the principle thing, therefore get wisdom. (Prov 4:7) The Scripture tells us that God has made Christ to be Wisdom to us. Christ is Wisdom. Without Christ, there is no Wisdom. Not only this, but from a practical standpoint, wisdom consists of righteousness, sanctification, and redemption. (1Cor 1:30) Jesus is the Way. Righteousness, sanctification, and redemption are the three parts of the Way that build on each other.

  • Righteousness is in the moment. Righteousness is the work that God does through you by His faith and grace.
  • Sanctification or Holiness is progressive. By the righteousness that God does through you, He changes what you are, which is sanctification. Sanctification or holiness is the forming of Christ fully in you. The battle is now mainly for the mind. Holiness is stability and is what you are becoming.
  • Redemption is the fullness of having Christ in you and you being in Christ, in His Body.It cannot be separated from the Body of Christ of Christ the Head. When it is complete, it is the full maturity and unity of the Body of Christ and Christ, the Head of the Body.

God has a process to have us grow up into Christ. God's way is through the Church, the true Body of Christ. God's process is by the Holy Spirit. It is by the free gift of wisdom.

 

 



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There are 10 sub-topics of "Wisdom: Holiness, Reality, & the Mind":


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Holiness, Sanctification, and Stability


Wisdom: Holiness & Reality (Go)
1 Peter 1:6 (Go)
Isaiah 48:10-11 Refined in the Furnace of Affliction (Go)
If our righteousness is like filthy rags, how can we do good works and be holy? (Go)
Fulfillment Through Understanding Sin (Go)
We are not saved by good works, but are we saved to good works and holiness? What does the Bible say? (Go)
Ephesians 4:24-30 Righteousness, Holiness, and Redemption and How they Work Together in You (Go)
Ephesians 4:20-24 Righteousness Leads to Holiness: be renewed in the spirit of your mind (renewing the mind is repentance, and it is holiness) . . . put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness (Go)
Feedback Question: Is it too late for me? (Go)
Is it too late for me to be saved? Have I gone too far to be forgiven? (Go)
1 Peter 1:22 Purified your Souls in Obeying the Truth through the Spirit unto Unfeigned Love (Go)

Growing in Christ


Every Pattern In the Church Uses God's Process, Which Is By Grace Through Faith, Leading To Holiness and Redemption (Go)
Taking Ground, Holding Ground, Total Victory (Go)
Taking Ground, Holding Ground, Total Victory (Go)
Doing Right Things Right By the Right Spirit--yielding (Go)
Relevance (Go)
Going From Doing Right Things Right To Ever-increasing Glory To Total Fulfillment (Go)
The Garden Of Our Soul (Go)
God's Way (Go)
The Truth And The Many Misconceptions About Righteousness (Go)
The Problem Of Ungodly Counsel (Go)
Don't Be Fooled By The Many False Promises Of The Worldly Systems And All Their Empty Promises (Go)
Yielding Our Eyes And Our Tongues To The Holy Spirit (Go)
We Need The Church (Go)
The Kingdom Of God Costs You Everything - and It Costs You Nothing (Go)
Encouragement (Go)
Growing In Christ: From God's Righteousness To His Holiness To Complete Redemption (Go)
Down To Earth Righteousness (Go)
The Real Faith Of God Is What You Need For Fulfillment (Go)
Real Reality. Seek Truth. Truth Fulfills. Lies Frustrate (Go)
You Need Love If You Want Fulfillment, But What Is It Really? (Go)
The Work of the Holy Spirit (Go)
Fulfillment Through Understanding and Practicing The Power and Authority Of Rightous Prayer (Go)
God's Wisdom (Go)
Meaning of Life (Go)
Your Purpose in Life (Go)

Is It Too Late


Feedback Question: Is it too late for me? (Go)
Is it too late for me to be saved? Have I gone too far to be forgiven? (Go)
Questions and Answers: Am I Saved? (Go)
Bible Dictionary: Define Born Again, Definition of Born Again (Go)

Repentance and Repenting


Bible Dictionary: Definition of Repentance, Define Repentance (Go)
Questions and Answers: In practical terms what does true repentance involve in daily life? (Go)
Ephesians 4:20-24 Righteousness Leads to Holiness: be renewed in the spirit of your mind (renewing the mind is repentance, and it is holiness) . . . put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness (Go)
How God Uses His Righteousness in Suffering to Bring Us Into Holiness and Redemption (Go)
Questions and Answers: Prerequisites for Repentance (Go)
Questions and Answers: What would you say to someone who doesn't want to repent because he thinks life will become dull and boring? (Go)
Wisdom: Holiness, Reality, and the Battle for the Mind (Go)
Acts 2:38 into the forgiveness and total freedom from sin (Go)
        

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Prayer, Bible, Unity

God has established the pattern of Scripture, for life and for the Church.

You can feel free to use the Contact Form further down on this page to ask any question regarding this pattern of Scripture. The Church, the Body of Christ, and discernment of this Body, is the method that God is using to finish the work in His Body. The Body of Christ, God's Temple, is built up by that which every joint supplies, building each other up in love, and the Temple must be built according to the pattern of Scripture.



We believe the Holy Scriptures teach:
  • The 5 apostolic ministries (Ephesians 4:11)
  • The nine gifts of the Spirit (1 Corinthians 12:8-10)
  • Local congregations overseen by elders and deacons (Titus 1:5)
  • Every member having and being a ministry in the Body of Christ (1 Corinthians 12:11)
  • Being led by the Spirit of God (Romans 8:14)
  • The gathering together of the Body of Christ (Genesis 49:10, John 17:21)

Prayer, Bible, Unity

End

If you seek God, you will find Him through His Son, Jesus.

Revelation 22:19 And if anyone takes away from the Words of the Book of this prophecy, God will take away his part out of the Book of Life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which have been written in this Book.

John 10:35b the Scripture cannot be broken,


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