HOW TO GET HOLINESS
(1 Peter 1: 15-16)
The word "holiness" literally means to be set apart for use in a special divine use.
Holiness requires that one be separated from the natural world into the world of godliness.
I. THREE STEPS TO HOLINESS
i. The first step is "Salvation"
Separation from the will of God (1Cor 1: 2)
a) The idea of a "holy place" was in God's mind.
b) All Christians are set apart in God's will and are Saints.
c) The first basic step in one's holiness is Salvation by believing in the Lord Jesus Christ and the Sacrifice He provided.
ii. The next step is to “commit”
Separation from God in the Believer's Mind (Rom. 12: 1)
a) The Lord Jesus was delivered in the mind of his parents.
b) All Christians can fully surrender to Christ.
c) The next step of one's holiness is to dedicate one's life to God through gratitude for His love and mercy.
iii. The third step is to “be transformed”
The believer separates himself for God in his life (2Tim. 2: 19-22, Eph 4:15)
a) True holiness is a daily life of purifying oneself from sin and seeking righteousness.
b) Seek holiness with those who call on the Lord with a pure heart.
c) The third step of holiness is your conversion and likeness to Christ in perfect obedience.
II. KEY STEPS TO ACHIEVING HOLINESS
(2 Cor. 7: 1)
THE JOURNEY OF HOLINESS
1Joh. 1: 7-9
First Step Salvation (birth)
Step Two Commitment (Growth)
Stage Three Transformation (strengthening)
Conclusion: Dedicate Yourself to “Be Holy and Join the Other Saints in the World”
If you are a Saint, God must serve you differently from a man who mixes with you. You will know your rights and you will not be oppressed by the devil one day.
Prepared by; Rev. Joseph Marego Marego