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Holy Living? The Qadash as we Teach and Preach about and seek to live in it.
From the Elder: The old Church of God of the New covenant 1Cor. 1:2- Gal. 1:13- Eph. 2:15-21- Jer. 31:31 Heb. 8:1-13
Sanctification: mush come first it is the qadash Living for the New Covenant people.
The Hebrew term that forms the basis for the English translation "sanctify" is "qâdash. " and it means "to consecrate, " "be holy, " "be separate" or "be hallowed. "
In consideration of its various stem forms (i. e. qal, niphal, etc. ), the term can be generally understood as "set apart to or for God" which imparts a quality of being holy or of being sacred. The noun, sanctification, essentially means the state of being clean or holy.
In the case of the term "sanctify, " it may be worthwhile to take a look at its antonym "defile" to gain another perspective into its meaning. In the Old Testament, "defile" was used to describe something unclean or polluted, or an action that could demean and pollute oneself and/or others. It was applied without distinction to either ethics or religious practice; both moral and spiritual transgressions were understood to be violations of God's will. Disregarding God's law was seen as a source of defilement.
Similar in meaning to "defile" is the term "profane" which God uses frequently to contrast with what was holy; God wanted to prohibit people from treating something He deemed holy with irreverence (i. e. Lev 22:2, 15).
But defining words alone may not be sufficient to understand the meaning of "sanctify" as God would want us to know the term. How is the term "qâdash" used in the Old Testament?
"Who is like You among the gods, O LORD? Who is like You, majestic in holiness (qâdash), ".. . (Ex 15:11)
As Moses and the Israelites sing to God, they recognize that God's moral perfection or freedom from moral evil sets Him apart from other gods and is majestic in its uniqueness (1 Sam 2:2; Rev 15:4).
Isaiah observes that this aspect of God is emphasized even among angelic creatures like seraphim, "And one called out to another and said, 'Holy, Holy, Holy, is the Lord of hosts, the whole earth is full of His glory. '" (Isa 6:3)
"Qâdash" places a focus on God and the realm that He exists in. As God is holy (Ps 99:9), His name is Holy (Ps 99:3; 111:9) and all that comes to His realm must be holy. It is here, where all that belongs to God's realm, that the "qâdash" word group is used most frequently; it is all of those things that God separates and devotes to Himself that become holy: time, space, objects and people.
When directly present on earth, God sanctified the area of contact with His glory (Ex 3:5; 19:23; 40:32-38).
We can be home in the House of God, with The Holy Ghost as our teacher, we can live Holy lives. Holiness living is what any person can do if they seek the Holy Ghost to teach them and lead them.
Beware of men turning the Holy Ghost into something they control or see as nothing of value for today's church people.
(A) One cannot live a successful saved life without the Holy Spirit indwelling the person because the Holy Spirit is the one to give the necessary power to live a holy life. He is the helper Jesus promised to leave to the believers so that they can be helped to live, successfully, a holy life (Acts 1:8; John 14:26).
1. The Holy Ghost is God: Acts 5:3-4; 2 Cor. 3:17; 1 Cor. 3:16-19; 2 Cor. 6:19.
2. God dwells in His people (Church, Temple) through the Holy Spirit:John 14:15-17; 1 Cor. 3:16-17; 1 Cor. 6:19; Eph. 2:19-22.
3. The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of truth: John 14:16-17; John 14:26.
4. The Holy Spirit is given to the obedient children of God :Acts 2: 38-39; Acts 5:32; John 7:39.
5. The Holy Spirit guides the people of God into all the truth: John 16: 13; John 14:26; 1 John 2:27.
6. He gives spiritual gifts to the Church of God: 1 Cor. 12:8-11.
7. The fruit of the Spirit that He imparts into a believer shows His presence in the life of the believer: Galatians 5: 22-24; Colossians 3:12-17.
8. It is a necessity to be filled with the Holy Spirit :John 16:13; Romans 8:9.
(a) He disables carnality in a believer, if the believer will be humble and submissive to Him : Matt. 3:11; Acts 15: 8-9; Rom. 8:13; Rom. 15:16. This submission (dying to self, or consecration) is to be on a daily and continuous basis.
(b). He sheds the love of God into the hearts of believers: Romans 5:1-5.
(c). He gives the power to the believers to be effective witnesses of Christ: Acts 1:8.
(d). He is the seal (mark, evidence) of God in the believers : Eph. 1:13; Eph. 4:30.
(e). He perfects the unity of the believers: Acts 4:31-33; Galatians 3:28.
(f). He leads the believers according to the will of God: Rom. 8:14; Gal. 5:16-18.
(B) Therefore, to be sure you are filled with the Holy Ghost, let me see that you do all that you do according to what the Word of God says. I can only be convinced by the fruit of holiness in your life. If I do not see that, then I will know that you are not filled with the Holy Ghost.
(B). Men who want to use you will do anything to keep you from the Baptism with the Holy Spirit: Matt. 3:11; Acts 1:5; Acts 19:1-6.
(a) What does it mean, and what is it? It is so filled with God and His power that only Godliness is seen in one’s life at all times: Gal. 5:22-24; Eph. 5:18-21.
(b) It was commanded by God : Romans 8: 9; Acts 1:5, 8; John 20:22; John 16:13.
(c) It was promised: Matt. 3:11; John 14:16-17, 26; Luke 24:49.
(d) It is received after the forgiveness of sins:
(i) The Holy Spirit is only given to those who have spiritual life :
Acts 19:1-2; Ephesians 1:13; Acts 8:5-17.
(ii) He only dwells in those who are holy: 1 Cor. 3:16-17. Those forgiven
(iii) He dwells only in those who are obedient: Acts 5:32
(e). There is evidence of Holy Spirit baptism: 2 Cor. 4:6-7; 2 Cor. 13:5.
(i) The Holy Spirit Himself is the witness: Heb. 10:14-16; Romans 8:15-16.
(ii) Power to live a holy life at all times in one’s life: Acts 1:8; Acts 10:37-38; Romans 8:11-14.
(iii) Overflowing of the fruit of the Spirit is a very good evidence that one is filled with the Holy Spirit: Gal. 5:22-25; Col. 3:12-17; Romans 14:17; Romans 15:13.
(iv) Spiritual gifts from the Holy Spirit to do a work for the glory of God and for the edification of the Church of God: Mat. 28:19-20; Mark 17:17-18; Rom. 12:6-8;
1 Cor. 12:4-11, 28-31; Gal. 1:11-16.
The Person and Work of the Holy Spirit is who one can ask themselves.
Go read this for yourselves, so you can see if the Clergy where you go to church has Him the Holy Ghost.
1. Acts 5:3 says Ananias lied to the ___. Acts 5:4 says Ananias lied to ___. Therefore the Holy Spirit is here identified as ___.
John 16:13-14: “Howbeit (nevertheless), when ___, the Spirit of truth is come, ___ will guide you into all truth; for ___ shall not speak of ___ but whatsoever ___ shall hear, that shall ___ speak; and ___ will shew you things to come. ___ shall glorify Me; for ___ shall receive of Mine, and shall shew it unto you. ” In these two verses, did Christ speak of the Holy Spirit as a Person, or as an “influence” or as an “it” or as a “force”? ___. Is the Holy Ghost a living Person or a non-living thing or power (John 16:7-9)? ___ Do you believe in God? ___.
3. Please complete this MATCHING problem:
1) ___ The Holy Spirit gives new birth (“regeneration”) as new life to a person the moment he receives Christ as his Savior.
A. 1 Corinthians 12:13
2) ___ By one Spirit, all believers were baptized into the body of Christ and became members of the Church of God.
B. John 3:5; Titus 3:5
3) ___ The Holy Spirit indwells (lives inside) each and every believer.
C. Ephesians 1:13-14; Ephesians 4:30
4) ___ The Holy Spirit is the Seal whereby each believer is sealed by God unto the day of redemption.
D. 2 Timothy 1:14;1 Cor. 6:19-20

5). If a person does not have the Holy Spirit, is he really a Christian? (does he really belong to Christ)? ___ (see Romans 8:9).
6). Who is the believer’s Perfect Teacher (John 16:13; 1 John 2:20; 2:27; 1 Corinthians 2:9-14)? ___
7). It is the privilege and duty of all the saved to be constantly F___ W___ T___ S___ (Ephesians 5:18) so that the F___ of the S___ (Galatians 5:22-23) will be manifested and displayed, the result being that Christ will be glorified (John 16:14) and the believer will become more and more Christ-like (2 Corinthians 3:18).
8). Without the Holy Spirit, it is not possible to have ___ to serve God (Acts 1:5; Luke 24:49).
9). When a person is full of the Holy Ghost, what will be seen in his or her life (Gala. 5:22-24; Col. 3:12-16; Eph. 5:9)? ___
10). Does the fruit of the Spirit have to appear only when one is in the services with the other members of the church or only when one is in company with the believers (Mat. 5:13-16; Col. 3:14-17)? ___.
11). What did Jesus mean by: “These people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me” (Mat. 15:8)? ___. This state of things describes the people of today who claim to be saved but in their lives, they do not let Christ show the life He lives in them through the Holy Spirit who would give them power to act, think, and do whatever they always do. We know that the person is a Christian because the person lives as ___(Gal. 2:20; 1 Thes. 5:10).
12). When we are full of the Holy Ghost our actions, words, and thoughts will always be seen as those of___ ___(2 Cor. 3:3; Rom. 13:14; Gal. 3:27).
13). God as a Spirit, wants to dwell in us so that He may give us the power to overcome the ___of the ___(Eph. 5:16).
The Holy Ghost is not some dog and pony show men put on.
He is here for anyone who will receive Him.
“I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance: but he that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire” (Mat. 3:11).
“For John truly baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days hence” (Acts 1:5).
“But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwells in you. Now if any man has not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his” (Rom 8:9).
“Tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high. ” (Luke 24:49). “But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth” (Acts 1:8).
“Have ye received the Holy Ghost since ye believed? ” (Acts 19:2).
“If so be that ye have heard Him, and have been taught by Him, as the truth is in Jesus: That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts; And be renewed in the spirit of your mind; And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness. ” (Ephesians 4:21-24).
God tells us in Galatians 5:16: …” Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh”. Walking in the Spirit is the life of the true saint of God. It is not an ambition to achieve, unless one is not entirely saved. It is the actual way a true Christian lives, talks, and thinks. Stephen is described as “a man full of faith and of the Holy Ghost” (Acts 6:5). People could see his life and experience the power and influence of God in his life which proved that he was full of the Holy Ghost. In fact Stephen was able to see the glory of God as he was about to be transferred to heaven:
“But he, being full of the Holy Ghost, looked up steadfastly into heaven, and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing on the right hand of God” (Acts 7:55). If we can be that close to God, then at the very end of our life, we can be sure to hear the Lord say: “….. enter thou into the joy of thy lord” (Mat. 25:23). Such Godliness is only possible when we allow God to own our whole being to do with us as He pleases (1 Cor. 6:19-20; Rom. 14:8). This is only possible when we are filled with the Holy Ghost (Eph. 5:18).
Read Acts 1:4, 5, 8; Luke 24:49; John 16:16, 26 and Rom. 8:9. Is it the will of God that all believers receive the Holy Ghost? ___.
“For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live. For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God” (Rom. 8:13-14). Apart from the physical death, what other death is referred to in the above verse? (Eph. 2:1-3, 5; Col 2:13). ___ ___. Could we be living in the world as human beings live and yet be spiritually dead in the eyes of God (1 Tim. 5:6) ___. Are you alive in the eyes of God or are you a dead person while living in the world (John 5:24; John 3:16; John 11:25-26)___ ___Why ___
How is a true Christian, who has the life of God, known by other saints of God (Mat. 7:16-18; Eph. 5:9; Gal. 5:22-25)___.
Baptism into the Body of Christ and the Filling with the Holy Spirit.

Definition: The Baptism by the Spirit is that work of God whereby the believer is immersed into Jesus Christ and into His body which is the church (1 Cor. 12:13 and Gal. 3:27).
Definition: The Filling with the Spirit is that act of God whereby He moves into, indwells, leads and enables the believer who is yielded and dependent and fit for the Master’s use (Ephesians 5:18).
The BAPTISM by the Spirit into the Body of Christ is presented as a fact to be believed and lived (1 Cor. 12:13, 25-26; Gal. 3:27).
The FILLING is presented as a command to be obeyed ( Acts 1:5, 8; Eph. 5:18).
Every true believer has had this baptism as it is an integral part of sonship in God’s family. (1 Corinthians 12:13-“ALL” and see Galatians 3:26-27).
Not every believer is filled with the Spirit (though this is God’s will for him–see Eph. 5:17). Any who refuses to go on to be filled with the Spirit loses salvation.
The believer is never commanded to be baptized into the Body of Christ by the Spirit nor is he commanded to seek this baptism.
The believer is commanded to be filled with the Spirit (Ephesians 5:18 and compare Galatians 5:16).
PAST TENSE USED: “For by one Spirit were (aorist passive indicative) we all baptized into one body” (1 Corinthians 12:13) IT’S DONE!
PRESENT CONTINUOUS TENSE USED: “Keep filled (present, passive imperative) with the Spirit” (Eph. 5:18). (ONCE HE HAS COME IN, LET HIM STAY THERE CONTINUOUSLY)!
It is done once a person is saved, and can only be undone through the willful sin of the person, which causes the rejection of the person by God as the sinner is expelled.
The believer who is not filled needs to be filled., AND IF ONE BACKSLIDES AND REPENTS AGAIN, HE NEEDS TO GET BACK TO BE FILLED YET AGAIN.
It relates to a believer’s standing and position in Christ.
It relates to a believer’s walk and his or her fellowship with the Lord.
THE RESULT: The believer is placed into Jesus Christ and into His body the moment he trusts Christ as Saviour (1 Cor. 12:13). As a result the believer is “in Christ” (2 Cor. 5:17) and in His church (Acts 2:47).
THE RESULT: The believer is controlled and empowered by God for testimony (bearing witness to Christ and manifesting His life) and service, after the believer has been given the necessary gifts and qualifications. (Acts 1:8; 1 Cor. 12:4-11, 28).
The Condition: In order to be baptized by the Spirit into the Body of Christ, the unsaved person must believe in the Lord Jesus Christ (Acts 16:31 and see Galatians 3:26-27).
The Condition: In order to be filled with the Spirit the believer must confess and forsake all known sin (1 John 1:9), and totally give self and all to God to be owned and used fully and fully controlled by God ( Gal. 5:16;1 Thes. 5:19).
Baptism involves POSITION. The baptized person has a brand new position. He is “IN CHRIST” (2 Corinthians 5:17 and Romans 8:1).
The Filling involves indwelling by God (2 Cor. 6:16; 1 Cor. 3:16-17) and receiving POWER: “But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you” (Acts 1:8 and see Acts 4:31, 33).
Being baptized into the body by the Spirit is something each and every true believer has undergone.
Spirit filling is something that each and every believer needs and must have to continue being a Christian (Rom. 8:9; John 14:26).
Spirit baptism relates to a person’s salvation. It is one of the many salvation blessings that is found in Christ (Eph. 1:3 and compare Eph. 4:5).
Spirit filling relates to a person’s walk and fellowship with the Lord in time. The “spiritual” believer is the believer who consistently is filled with the Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23; 6:1).
A believer can be spied out of the Body by Christ if he sins willfully (John 13:27; 2 Tim. 4:10; Heb. 6:4-6; Rev. 3:16)
A believer can be “unfilled” due to sin in his life, refusal to yield to God’s control or by placing confidence in self rather than placing all confidence in Christ.

Holiness is a way of life that any human can see in others because they will show Him as the Lord and God as God.!
God, in His written Word, demands holiness as He is.
1. Holiness is an Attribute of God
“Who is like unto thee, O LORD, among the gods? Who is like thee, glorious in holiness, fearful in praises, doing wonders? ”(Exodus 15:11).
“And one cried unto another, and said, Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord of hosts: the whole earth is full of his glory. ”(Isa. 6:3).
“And the four beasts had each of them six wings about him; and they were full of eyes within: and they rest not day and night, saying, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come. ”(Rev. 4:8).
Man was made in the image of God—holy. But man fell by choice and sinned away his glory, the image of God. God so loves man that He gave man a second chance so as not to be lost. So God made a way for man to be created anew through Jesus Christ so that man may be returned to his initial – primitive- holiness. Every individual is freely offered this chance by God.
2. God Must Be Worshiped in Holiness God has His creed of Doctrine that we all obey if we are living in Holiness.
“Give unto the Lord the glory due unto his name: bring an offering and come before him: worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness. ” (I Chronicles 16:29).
“Sing unto the LORD, O ye saints of his, and give thanks at the remembrance of his holiness. ”(Psa. 30:4).
God hates sin and will not dwell in the hearts of people who are even slightly tainted with sin. He will only dwell and work in a people who are holy (2 Cor. 6:18-18). He only accepts worship from such.
He therefore wants a church congregation that is holy, one made up of a people who have been created through the blood of His Dear son, Jesus Christ (John 1:12-13, John 3:16). Such have the name of God and assemble with Him in church to worship, praise, and thank Him (Mat. 18:20).
Such people live for the glory of God individually in their private lives, and collectively as a church congregation.
The holy individuals scattered all over the world must accept the will of God and let Him melt them together in unity (John 17:21-24). We are prayerfully waiting to see this church, aggregately, here on earth. A church of God that is made up of such a people effuses Godliness to the world. God says it in His bible and we believe it. Please, do not harden your heart. Let God make you such as He wills. “While it is said, '' Today if ye hear his voice, harden not your hearts, as in the provocation” (Heb 3:15). Amen.
3. God’s Throne and Dwelling Place are unpolluted.
. “God reigneth over the heathen: God sitteth upon the throne of his holiness. ” (Psalm 47:8).
“For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabited eternity, whose name is Holy; I dwell in the high and holy place, with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit. ”(Isaiah 57:15).
“Be silent, O all flesh, before the Lord: for he is raised up out of his holy habitation. ”(Zechariah 2:13).
“Look down from heaven, and behold from the habitation of thy holiness and thy glory. ” (Isaiah 63:15).
We must let God rule in His holy congregation collectively. We can only do this if each individual is totally obedient to God.
4. Holiness Becomes God’s House.
“Thy testimonies are very sure: holiness becometh thine house, O LORD, forever. ” (Psalm 93:5).
“The aged women likewise, that they behave as becometh holiness. ” (Titus 2:3).
If we have allowed Jesus to build us together into His Holy house (Eph. 2:21-22; Heb. 3:6), He will finish His work. It is going on now and we must humbly fit where He will have us as the lively stones He uses (1 Pet. 2:5).
5. The Church of God Is Called a Mountain of Holiness
“The Lord bless thee, O habitation of justice, and mountain of holiness. ” (Jeremiah 31:23).
“Thus saith the Lord; I am returned unto Zion, and will dwell in the midst of Jerusalem: and Jerusalem shall be called a city of truth; and the mountain of the Lord of hosts the holy mountain. ” (Zechariah 8:3).
“The wolf and the lamb shall feed together, and the lion shall eat straw like the bullock: and the dust shall be the serpent’s meat. They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain saith the Lord. ”(Isaiah 65:25)
6. God Speaks in Holiness
“God hath spoken in his holiness; I will rejoice. ”(Psalm 60:6).
“My heart within me is broken because of the prophets; all my bones shake; I am like a drunken man, and like a man whom wine hath overcome, because of the LORD, and because of the words of his holiness. ”(Jeremiah 23:9).
7. The Way of Holiness
“And a highway shall be there, and a way, and it shall be called The way of holiness; the unclean shall not pass over it; but it shall be for those: the wayfaring men, though fools, shall not err therein.
No lion shall be there, nor any ravenous beast shall go up thereon, it shall not be found there; but the redeemed shall walk there: And the ransomed of the LORD shall return, and come to Zion with songs and everlasting joy upon their heads: they shall obtain joy and gladness, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away. ”(Isaiah 35:8-10)
8. The Courts of Holiness
“But they that have gathered it shall cut it, and praise the LORD; and they that have brought it together shall drink it in the courts of my holiness. ”(Isaiah 62:9)
9. The People of God Are Holy
“The people of thy holiness have possessed but a little while: our adversaries have trodden down thy sanctuary. ”(Isaiah 63:18).
“And they shall call them, The holy people, The redeemed of the Lord: and thou shalt be called, Sought out, A city not forsaken. ”(Isaiah 62:12).
“And the Lord hath avouched thee this day to he his peculiar people, as he hath promised thee, and that thou shouldest keep all his commandments; and to make thee high above all nations which he hath made, in praise, and in name, and in honor; and that thou mayest be an holy people unto the Lord thy God, as he hath spoken. ”(Deuteronomy 26:18-19).
“But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should show forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. ” (I Peter 2:9).
10. We Are Called unto Holiness
“Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord. ” (Hebrews 12:14).
“But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation; because it is written, Be ye holy, for I am holy. ”(I Peter 1:15-16)
“For God hath not called us unto uncleanness, but unto holiness. ”(I Thessalonians 4:7)
“That he would grant unto us, that we being delivered out of the hand of our enemies might serve him without fear, in holiness and righteousness before him, all the days of our life. ” (Luke 1:74-75).
“For they verily for a few days chastened us after their own pleasure; but he for our profit, that we might be partakers of his holiness. ”(Hebrews 12:10).
11. A Perfect Holiness Attainable
“Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God. ” (2 Cor. 7:1. )
“For I am the LORD that bringeth you up out of the land of Egypt, to be your God: ye shall therefore be holy, for I am holy” (Leviticus 11: 45).
“Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect”. (Mat. 5:48).
12. Fruit unto Holiness is a way to teach the truth to yourself!
“But now being made free from sin, and becoming servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end of everlasting life. ” (Rom. 6:22). This is the fruit we are after in every person who professes salvation..
In the old teaching, above, we have given but a few out of the many plain texts from the word of God teaching us the glorious doctrine of holiness.
Some professing Christians look upon this doctrine as unscriptural and impracticable, but in the light of the gospel of Christ there is no other doctrine taught than holiness. The very fact that God, and Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit, the word of God, and heaven, and all the celestial hosts are holy, at once suggests to every reasonable mind the utter necessity of holiness in the heart and life of man. The apostle says that “we are his workmanship, created in Jesus Christ unto good works. ” (Eph. 2:10).
Yielding ourselves on the altar to receive the Holy Ghost.
Is any of us going to Him for this, man to have nothing to do with this work, when we clean the new Temple, that is our body He will come and the way to clean is Repent and seek God to forgive us.
Beloved of God, let us take our minds off the traditional ways we have been taught and just open our hearts to the Holy Ghost as He speaks now. Our adherence to the traditions will not help us to heaven if the traditions are against the voice of God to-day and now. Jesus says: “ And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also” (John 14:3). He went to the Father in heaven, taking on the Spirit body. Then in verse 18 of the same chapter, He says: “I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you. ” He repeats this in verse 28. As He was speaking about the Holy Ghost in most of that chapter (John 14), we are given to understand that when the Holy Ghost descended into the earth, Jesus' presence on earth is represented. That way, He is able to receive us unto Himself, into His Spirit body, as He said in verse 3, if we receive Him in His Spirit form.
Hence we are in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus when we walk in the Spirit. In this status, we are able to behold His glory as He prays in John 17:24. In the Spirit, we are able to see the glory of Jesus and in fact want to stay close to Him. Praise the Lord!!
Now, let us get into the study itself:
For a while, let us look at the crossing of the Israelites from that dreary stroll in the wilderness through the beautiful River Jordan, over into the lovely Canaan land. This would be a beautiful illustration of the consecration we need to undergo so that we are in a position to be baptized with the Holy Ghost.
We read in Joshua 3:17, “And the priests that bare the ark of the covenant of the Lord stood firm on dry ground in the midst of Jordan, until all the Israelites had passed clean over Jordan. ” First, we want to note that there was no crossing of the Israelites until they had broken camp.
We see that a man must break camp and leave the old crowd (the life of sin) before he can cross Jordan (crucify the flesh—Gal. 5:24), and get into the land of Canaan—(Get sanctified entirely to the position where the deeds of the body are mortified –Rom 8:13). This would involve the denial and the leaving of all the worldly pleasures and company one loves so much.
In Romans 12:1-2, we read: “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. ” In these verses, we are admonished to let God have our bodies as a gift to Him for His own use. This is the placing ourselves on God’s altar, which is Jesus Christ (Heb. 13:10, 15).

As Jesus was crucified on the cross, so our flesh is crucified with Him on the cross (Gal. 5:24). The “me” or “I” that always wants to lift (glorify) itself dies and Jesus is welcome to live His life in the body instead. When this happens, God accepts us and comes down through the Holy Ghost to live in us. 1. We are the ___ of ___ and the ___ of God___ in us(1 Cor. 3:16). For this to happen, we must have left all our past sinful ways and given ourselves over to God’s Grace as the Israelites left their former place and went down into the Jordan. Second, we notice that the water did not divide until the feet of the priests had struck the brim of the water. It is just so with us; we must start by faith, and faith alone.
2. Without faith, ____ ____ ___ to please God (Heb. 11:6). If Elijah was not a man full of faith, the fire would not have fallen from heaven to consume his offering (1 Kings 18:37-39). Even so with us, we must have full faith that God would baptize us with the Holy Ghost as He promised in Acts 1:8.
3. “But ye shall ___ ___ after that ____ ___ is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me………. ” (Acts 1:8) Third, when their feet struck the brim of the water the waters dried up and the upper waters backed up. Can you picture this in your mind?
It took a lot of faith and humility for them to walk to the water, lift their feet and begin to drop the feet into the water just as God had commanded them. The river was still flowing and threatening them, but they did just as God told them. Then the water parted immediately and the feet of the priests touched the waters! Oh, what a faithful God!! He will do the same for you and for me when we go to Him with full confidence, in love and faith.
4. “Therefore I say unto you, What ___ ___ ___ ___, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them” (Mark 11:24). When we exercise faith and do what God has said without any question, we are blessed with our desire.
Many people fail to get blessings from God for lack of faith and also due to their questioning attitudes. Consecration to God requires that we do it unconditionally. If we give God conditions, we will not get His blessings. If you take God’s word without any doubt and hesitation, He will give you whatever you ask for (Math. 7:11). Let this be a matter of life and death. When you trust God entirely, leave it to Him. If He lets you have your desire, glory to him. If He wants you dead and gets to heaven while still trusting and believing Him, glory to His name. That is the entire consecration to His will.
5. “If ye then, being evil, ___ ___ __ ___ ___ ___ unto your children: how much more shall___ ___ ___ give the ___ ___to them that ask him? ” (Luke 11:13). Fourth, when the Israelites crossed the River Jordan, God seemed to draw a line through the river, and the waters above the line backed up, we read, “very far off to the city of Adam, ” and the little city on the banks of Jordan that was called Adam was overflowed and drowned out, and the city has never been rebuilt. And so it is with us. When we make the consecration, the “city of Adam '' in us is destroyed with the baptism of the Holy Ghost and fire, and it is God’s will and plan and purpose with us that that old city shall never be rebuilt.
Well, amen, thank the Lord! When the city of Adam is destroyed in us; We feel the fire burning, and we see the smoke curling, and the Devil running. We leap in the air, if God so moves us, praising God that the “Old Man” is dead, and we went to our own funeral, and there wasn’t but one mourner there, and that was the Devil.
And while the Devil howled and growled, and said it wouldn’t last, and it was all a delusion, and there was nothing to it, and nobody had ever had it, and that we couldn’t live it, we stood upright, jumped about and laughed and cried, and praised God that we had traded off nothing and gotten everything. From that day to this, we have been as happy as a bee in a hundred acres of beautiful nectar-filed flowers.
6. The believer is kept by the ___ through ___ unto S___ (1 Peter 1:5). This power of God can only come from the Holy Ghost who dwells in us and keeps us always on the right track to heaven if we are humble and docile to Him. He directs us as we read the Word of God, speaking to our hearts and interpreting the Word for us to obey. He then gives us the power to obey the word of God, making it work (live) in us.
7. Is the sheep responsible to keep and protect itself or is the Shepherd responsible to keep and protect the sheep? ___ ___Who is the Shepherd (Psalm 23:1; John 10:11)? ___ What does Christ give to His sheep (Luke 24:49, Luke 10:19)? ___Will they ever be defeated if they lovingly and obediently follow Him? (Mat. 16:18b)? ___ Are the sheep safe and secure in the hands of God if they are fully submissive to Him? (John 10:28-30)? ___ Are you one of God’s sheep (read John 10:27)? ___. God will not of course drive us like the car is driven. He leaves us to exercise our freedom of choice and choose between doing His will and doing evil. If we choose to do His will, He gives us the power to do it. If we choose to do evil, He leaves us to follow the devil and be lost for it.
8. Will Christ ever cast out a believer who comes to Him and truly lives in love and obedience in true consecration to Him (John 6:35-37)? ___
9. How many truly consecrated believers will be lost (John 6:38-40)? ___ 10. If God be for us, who can be against us (Romans 8:31)? ___
11. What shall separate us from the love of Christ (Romans 8:35-39)? ___ _
12. The true believer who is fully abandoned to Christ will never:
1) ___ perish. A. John 3:18; 5:24 2) ___ die.
B. John 6:37 3) ___ be condemned.
C. John 10:28 4) ___ be cast out. D. John 8:51; 11:26 13. Is it possible for a person to KNOW that he or she is saved from all sin and clear before God (1 John 5:11-13; 1 John 2: 5-6 )? ___. This assurance comes from a clean conscience that makes a person want to go to God confidently to praise, worship and thank Him for all His goodness. In 1 John 3: 19-22, we are told: “And hereby we know that we are of the truth, and shall assure our hearts before him”. For if our heart condemns us, God is greater than our heart, and knoweth all things. Beloved, if our heart condemns us not, then have we confidence toward God. And whatsoever we ask, we receive from him, because we keep his commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his sight”.
Please MATCH:
1) ___ He should desire God’s Word.
A. 1 John 3:14; 1 John 4:7, 20 2) ___ He should obey God’s commandments.
B. 1 John 2:29; 3 John 11 3) ___ He should love his brothers and sisters in Christ. C. 1 John 2:3-4 4) ___ He should live a righteous life and do that which is good.
D. Romans. 10:9-10; Rom. 13:14.
5) ___ He should confess Christ with his mouth and lips and all other things he does.
E. 1 Peter 2:2 10. T or F ___. The grace of God teaches us that since we are saved and going to heaven we can live any way we please (Titus 2:11-15). Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound (Romans 6:1-2)? ___
15. Those who name the name of Christ are to do what (2 Timothy 2:19)? ___. 16. T or F___. The Apostle Paul was very uncertain about whether he would go to heaven to be with the Lord, and thus he greatly feared the day of his death (Philippians 1:21, 23; 2 Corinthians 5:8; 2 Timothy 4:6-8).
17. We are commanded to yield our ___a living sacrifice (Romans 12:1-2). 18. When we yield our bodies this way to God we should then ask God to fill ourselves with the ___ ___ (Luke 11:13; John 15:7, 16).
A life without sin is only possible to a believer who is fully yielded in consecration to God who in turn fills the believer with the Holy Ghost in order to be able to live the holy life if the believer would be led by the Spirit. Consecration is the full abandoning of self to the Lord to be led and ruled by Him at all times.
This holy life ensures that the saint is a citizen of heaven and this assurance keeps the saint ever alert and careful not to commit sin or offence to God and man as long as he lives on this earth. The will of the individual saint is involved and employed at all times.
We must willingly and lovingly obey God and depend on Him to lead and help us all the time. His Creed of Doctrine shows us the way to do just that.
Until next time the Elder: Go to Him for what you need do not let men be your God our Savior Jesus has already come and redeemed us from what man did in the garden, and open to us all the way that God tells us of John 3:16 says He Jesus is the only way and God gave us all the Holy Ghost for to be helper to all who will receive Him.

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