Sunday, 4 September 2016

Benefits Of Righteousness And Holiness

How do you develop the supernatural the covenant power of will to do the right things that pleases God rather than the things that pleases yourself?...

Righteousness has to do with your relationship with humanity, while Holiness is your relationship with God.

The first step is by spending time in the word of God and in fervent prayer. Romans 8:5 says it this way : For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh, but they that are after the spirit, do mind the things of the spirit.

If you want to build and grow physically and build big muscles, you have to spend time lifting weights and physical things to build those muscles; if you want to grow spiritually, you will have to spend time doing spiritual things.

Working with God in his word, by the power of that word the Holy Spirit will separate you not only from sin, but also from unnecessary things of life. He will impact you the spiritual might and grace you need to obey the instructions in Ephesians 4:22-24.

Righteousness and holiness are two different things Ephesians 4:22-24 says; strip yourselves from your former nature put off and discard your old unrenewed self which characterised your previous manner of life and becomes corrupt through lust and desires that spring from delusion; And be constantly renewed in the spirit of your mind – having a fresh mental and spiritual attitude; And put on the nature (the regenerated self) created in God’s image (Godlike) in true righteousness and holiness.
This verse tell us that being JUST is the right standing with God you gained when you were born again. The only thing you did to be made righteous was to make Jesus Christ the lord of your life.
Holiness is the result of your choices. It’s what you do with your time and your actions. It’s your conduct. It comes when you make a decision of your WILL to live according to the precept of the LORD. Being holy is doing things that please the father.

Holiness is to be “sanctified and meet for the master’s use” 2 timothy 2:21. Sanctified means “set apart”. Set apart from what? From the world! God wants us to be so caught up in spiritual activities that we lose interest in carnal activities and pursue His kingdom with all our heart. He wants us to live holy. Time with Him separate us to him.

Being wholly dedicated to God is your reasonable service. It’s not something above and beyond the call of duty. God expects us all to live holy. He says, “Be holy; for i am holy” 1 peter 1:16. Such a life require us to make some sacrifice. It will cause us to suffer the fresh.

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