God Uses His Word and Spirit To Change Us
Construction Zone 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. John 17:17 – "Sanctify them by Your truth. Your word is truth."
This Truth Makes
We must believe the truth! Unbelievers will be punished forever because of their unbelief. But those who do believe will be given salvation. One of the great benefits of (blessings that go along with) salvation is that God gives us just what we need in order to become more like Jesus.
If a family adopts a child, that boy or girl will get to enjoy “benefits” that come with a place in that family. A “benefit” is a good thing that goes along with a new situation. For example, an adopted child might enjoy a bedroom, food on the table, bedtime stories, baseball games, holiday celebrations,
hugs from Mom and Dad, and the opportunity to be in a good church – good things that any other member of a family might enjoy.
With salvation and a new position (situation or place) in Christ, believers get extra blessings like justification, adoption, and glorification (see Zone 9, Stage 9). God also gives His Word to reveal (show) how He wants us to live. He gives His Holy Spirit to help us understand and obey the Word.