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Holy in All Your Manner of Life (3)
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Holy in All Your Manner of Life (3) 

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Bible Verses~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

1Pet 1:14 As children of obedience, do not be fashioned 
according to the former lusts in your ignorance; 15 But 
according to the Holy One who called you, you yourselves also be 
holy in all your manner of life; 16 Because it is written, 
``You shall be holy because I am holy.''

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Words of Ministry~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

(Part 3 of 3)
When we were regenerated, the holy nature of the Father was 
imparted to us. This holy nature that is now within us is the 
basic factor for us to live a holy manner of life. Once again we 
may use fruit trees as an illustration. If an apple tree did not 
have the life of an apple tree, it could not possibly have the 
manner of life of an apple tree. But an apple tree, having an 
apple tree manner of life, expresses the nature of the apple 
tree that is within it. The principle is the same with becoming 
holy in all our manner of life. The Father has imparted His holy 
nature into us, and this is what makes it possible for us to 
have a life that expresses the holy God.

Second, concerning a holy manner of life, the Holy Spirit is 
doing a sanctifying work within us. The Greek word for sanctify 
is the verb form of the adjective holy. When the Holy Spirit 
sanctifies us, He makes us holy. With the Father's holy nature 
within us as a basis of operation, the Holy Spirit is working in 
us to make us holy. Third, because we are often disobedient, we 
need God's discipline. For this reason, Hebrews 12:10 says that 
God the Father disciplines us so that we may partake of His 
holiness.

To have a holy manner of life, we need three things: the 
impartation of the Father's holy nature into our being, the 
sanctifying work of the Holy Spirit to make us holy, and God's 
discipline so that we may participate in the holiness of our 
holy God. These are the three factors for us to live a life of 
holiness. 
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