Yes, God can take an unholy man and make him holy in the presence of God! Yes, God gives the believer in Christ a desire quit his meanness. How? By the Spirit of Holiness! The miraculous thing about the new birth is that the Spirit of God places in a man the "desire" to quit sin and unholy living. This God given desire is the Holy Spirit's effectual work in the human soul.
Holiness of heart begins when man is "enlightened" to the effect that Calvary has upon the soul of a believer. Holiness from God is revealed to the heart of a believer from the light of Calvary that shines upon the darkness of the human heart. The Spirit of holiness raised Christ from the grave! The Spirit of holiness makes unholy men...Holy men! Holy men are children of God as result of the Spirit of Holiness!
Belief in Christ allows man to recognize the holiness of God that flows from Christ at Calvary! Belief in Christ allows God's Grace to come into man and morally change the way a man thinks, acts, and behaves. The effect of Calvary works upon the heart of man through the Spirit of Holiness. The Grace of God since the death of Christ on the Cross...empowers the Spirit of Holiness to work in the heart and life of all believer's in Christ.
The Bible teaches that God's Divine Grace, New Testament Apostleship, and the Christians personal obedience to God...all flows from the effectual work of Calvary...
Rom 1:1-5...Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, separated unto the gospel of God,(Which he had promised afore by his prophets in the holy scriptures,) Concerning his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, which was made of the seed of David according to the flesh; And declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead: By whom we have received grace and apostleship, for obedience to the faith among all nations, for his name:
Think about the God-given desire to be obedient to God every day of your life. Isn't it a blessing? How precious is the Grace of God that brings Salvation and Holiness to our hearts and lives. Christ blesses us so richly! I love all of you for your participation and fellowship on this Blog! You can be victorious! Live right and do right in the eyes of God...because your blessed! Bring honor to Christ...not dishonor! Glorify and testify to the power of God's Grace. Don't live in disgrace. Tell the world about the Saviour that lives and morally changes unholy men! You've been bought for a price...Nothing can defeat you! The Devil has to flee from the authority of Christ! Your a child of the King! Glorify Him in your body and spirit! I'm getting blessed!
Service tonight at the Upper Room! What a privilege and honor! Serving Christ with a "whole" heart! What a blessing! I'm thankful! Spreading the Word! Building peoples faith! Encouraging others! Bringing enlightenment to the Gospel! Glorifying Christ! Teaching the Word!