• / The Pursuit of Holiness by Jerry Bridges
  • This men can never have without the Spirit of God.
  • There are two kinds of (holiness).

There remain many other references to other Spirits throughout the Bible that seem to contend for spiritual anointings of God.

“Youare holy, God Who dwells above the praises of Israel” (Ps.

It is written in the prophets, and they shall be all taught of God.

It adds God's Holiness to the operation and action of any and all of the Spiritual gifts.
The geography of salvation… todayGod has revealed himself to us not only in specific periods of time, but also in very particular places in creation.

This the Spirit of God can do.

God only releases us to return to the world of flesh and material limitations.
Having carefully considered the absolute and practical aspects of sanctification, without which all profession is unreal, it may now be profitable to weigh what God has to say of this merely outward, or relative, holiness.

Already, in the chapter on sanctification by blood, we have seen that a person may in a certain sense be sanctified by association and yet all the time be unreal, only to become an apostate at last.
It is also true that in another sense people are said to be sanctified by association who are the subjects of earnest, prayerful yearning, and may yet—and in all probability will—be truly saved.

 

God loved the world, of which I formed a part.

Experiencing the Word of God in power is what the apostle's doctrine urges.
The Conservative Holiness Movement has been a much ignored segment of the Christian church in America. Often it has been passed over as a mere forerunner of the modern Pentecostal and Charismatic Movements, to which it bears no real resemblance.

Holiness is the will of God for our lives.Of course, the flesh is weak (Mark 14:38).
But we are now speaking of things as they are in this world, and we must show why sinners can't understand divine things that would influence them to love and serve God.


Are they It is "to be conformed to the image of God's Son."

When nations or individuals show contempt for God's Holiness, they must not only learn to live without His holy power, they must prepare to face His .

Are they It is that they may be "partakers of holiness."

But he who has separated from the evil is now commanded to "flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, Faith, love, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart." To do this, what need there is of the daily application of the word of God, in the spirit’s power, to all our ways!

And this, as we have seen, is true feet-washing.

Are we on the Highway of Holiness?

He is indignantly dispatched to procure one, and soon returns with a vessel purged out from the unclean collection below; and thus separated and cleansed it is meet for the use if the master.
And so it is with the man of God who has thus purged himself out from what is opposed to the truth and the holiness of God.

Give us strength to follow you on the Highway of Holiness.

And just as valuable plate might stand uncleansed and dirty with a lot of kitchen utensils waiting to be washed, and then carefully separated from the vessels baser uses, so Timothy (and every other truly exercised soul) is called upon to take a place apart, to "purge out himself" from the mixed conditions, that he may be in very deed "a vessel unto honor, sanctified, and meet for the Master’s use, prepared unto every good work."

Unquestionably this sanctification is very different from the Spirit’s work in the soul at the beginning, or the effect of the work of Christ on the cross, by which we are set apart to God eternally.

No means are available without the Spirit of God.

In 1 Tim 3:15 we read of "the house of God, which is the Church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth." This is what the Church should ever have been.