God Provides What We Need To Become Like Christ
Case 10: God's Purpose for His Children
What are two needed gifts that God provides so that we might be sanctified?
The Holy Spirit and His Word are two needed gifts that God provides so that we might be sanctified. 2 Thessalonians 2:13b – Sanctification by the Spirit and belief in the truth. John 17:17 – "Sanctify them by Your truth. Your word is truth."
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2 Thessalonians 2:13 describes the two helps that God gives in order to sanctify us (to make us more like Jesus). He gives the Holy Spirit, and He gives us His Truth (His Word).
We must believe the Word! Unbelievers will be punished forever because of their unbelief. But those who believe will be given salvation. One of the great benefits of salvation is sanctification.
When someone receives a new job, that position might bring with it many benefits. That person might get the benefit of a bigger office, a pay raise, or maybe even a new car!
Believers gain a new position in Christ, and the benefits of their union with Christ are incredible! One of those benefits is that the Spirit of God sanctifies believers through God’s truth. So these are the two necessary helps to become more like Jesus: The Word and the Spirit.
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