Tuesday, June 2, 2015

What is God's will?

1Th 4:3  For this is the will of God, even your sanctification, that ye should abstain from fornication: 
1Th 4:4  That every one of you should know how to possess his vessel in sanctification and honour;
1Th 4:7  For God hath not called us unto uncleanness, but unto holiness.

What is the will of God? It is your sanctification, your holiness given to you by God through Jesus. It is our responsibility to live as a holy person dedicated to God. The flesh has it's will and it is usually to spend time after the lusts and desires that it seeks. I suppose the opposite of faithfulness to God is the adultery of the flesh, seeking desires fueled by lust; seeking other gods of entertainment or even the occult. Sanctification is consecration, giving oneself completely to God. It is being pure in thoughts and actions. To be sanctified is to be holy. The scriptures command that we are to be holy as God is holy. (1Peter 1:16) For God has called us to holiness and that is to be conformed to the image of Christ. Walk in the Spirit and you will not fulfill the lusts of the flesh.
Rom 8:5  For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit.
Rom 8:6  For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.

Let your conscience be guided by the Holy Spirit, leading you into your Holy calling as a child of God. Not as a child tossed here and there by every wind of doctrine, but a child who reads God's word, who studies the word to follow the will of God. You know what is right, so let us do what is good and holy from a heart loving God and others. Walk in truth, walk in the Spirit and be holy, for this is the will of God. Jesus has changed you to be like him.

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