WHAT IS THE MEANING OF HOLINESS?
- Sacred, set apart,
- Physically pure, morally blameless
- 1 PETER 1:14-16
14 So you must live as God’s obedient children. Don’t slip back into your old ways of living to satisfy your own desires. You didn’t know any better then. 15 But now you must be holy in everything you do, just as God who chose you is holy. 16 For the Scriptures say, “You must be holy because I am holy.” (NLT)
- 1 Corinthians 11:3
3 But I fear that somehow your pure and undivided devotion to Christ will be corrupted, just as Eve was deceived by the cunning ways of the serpent.
- SATAN FIGHTS
- God’s purpose in your life.
- Your e eternal life
SATAN GAINS LEGAL RIGHTS IN YOUR LIFE THROUGH SIN
- NUMBERS 23:20-21
20 Behold, I have received word to bless. And He has blessed, and
I cannot reverse it. (MKJV) 21 He has not seen iniquity in Jacob, neither has He seen perverseness in Israel. Jehovah his God is with him, and the shout of a king among them.
- NUMBERS 31:15-16
15 And Moses said to them, Have you saved all the women alive? 16 Behold, these caused the sons of Israel, through the counsel of Balaam, to commit sin against Jehovah in the matter of Peor, and the plague was on the congregation of Jehovah.
HOW TO FIGHT AND OVERCOME HOLINESS BATTLES
- REFUSE GOOD EVIL PROPOSAL FROM SATAN
- LUKE 4:3-9
3 And the devil said to Him, “If You are the Son of God, command this stone to become bread.”4 But Jesus answered him, saying, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God.
5 Then the devil, taking Him up on a high mountain, showed Him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time. 6 And the devil said to Him, “All this authority I will give You, and their glory; for this has been delivered to me, and I give it to whomever I wish. 7 Therefore, if You will worship before me, all will be Yours.”
8 And Jesus answered and said to him, “Get behind Me, Satan! For it is written, ‘You shall worship the LORD your God, and Him only you shall serve.’
9 Then he brought Him to Jerusalem, set Him on the pinnacle of the temple, and said to Him, “If You are the Son of God, throw Yourself down from here.
- LOOK AFTER YOUR SALVATION
We must pay the most careful attention, therefore, to what we have heard, so that we do not drift away.
2 For since the message spoken through angels was binding, and every violation and disobedience received its just punishment,
3 how shall we escape if we ignore so great a salvation? This salvation, which was first announced by the Lord, was confirmed to us by those who heard him.
- MAINTAIN YOUR FELLOWSHIP WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT
- 16 So I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. 17 For the flesh desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the flesh.…..They are in conflict with each other, so that you are not to do whatever you want. 18 But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law.
Be holy because the one who called you is Holy