When Jesus really touches someone's life there is an automatic change that takes place. One cannot help but notice when reading the Gospels the lives that were drastically transformed by one simple touch of Christ's love and power. Today it is common to hear many say; "Yea, I'm a Christian, I believe in God" yet without exemplifying a true testimony of a transformed life. Many so called converts that confess Christ continue to live in much the same way before they're supposed conversion. They refuse to turn from their sin while at same time claiming to have encountered salvation. We must remember that God intends to produce holiness in the life of every child of God. Because He is a holy God He expects holiness from all of His children.
1. The Father’s disciplines His children partnering with the Spirit of God to produce Jesus' holiness in us.
“And you have forgotten the exhortation which speaks to you as to sons: ‘My son, do not despise the chastening of the Lord, nor be discouraged when you are rebuked by Him; for whom the Lord loves He chastens, and scourges every son whom He receives... For they indeed for a few days chastened us as seemed best to them, but He for our profit, that we may be partakers of His holiness. Now no chastening seems to be joyful for the present, but painful; nevertheless, afterward it yields the peaceable fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it.”
2. All who claim to be Christians are expected to live a holy life.
“Nevertheless the solid foundation of God stands, having this seal: “The Lord knows those who are His,” and, "Let everyone who names the name of Christ depart from iniquity."” (2 Timothy 2:19)
3. We are to live holy because God says He is holy.
“as obedient children, not conforming yourselves to the former lusts, as in your ignorance; but as He who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, because it is written, “Be holy, for I am holy.”” (I Peter 1:14-16)
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