Specific Scripture on Sanctification, Discipline & Holiness

"Run in such a way as to get the prize."
"Run in such a way as to get the prize."

The Holy Spirit given to us by God will initiate and carry out a process to sanctify our spirit, soul and body, making us without spot and blemish in the day of the Lord, suitable to be His Bride. As well, we are to be disciplined in the process.  There lies my and your part to play in terms of complying with the requirement of this work and being obedient.

Sanctification and Discipline

1 Cor 6:9-11 [NIV]
9Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders 10nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. 11And that is what some of you were. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.

Rev 3:19 [NIV]
19Those whom I love I rebuke and discipline. So be earnest, and repent.

1 Cor 11:32 [NIV]
32When we are judged by the Lord, we are being disciplined so that we will not be condemned with the world.

2 Tim 1:7 [NIV]
7For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline.

1 Cor 9:24-27 [NIV]
24Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize. 25Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last; but we do it to get a crown that will last forever. 26Therefore I do not run like a man running aimlessly; I do not fight like a man beating the air. 27No, I beat my body and make it my slave so that after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified for the prize.


2 Cor 6:16-18 [NIV]
16What agreement is there between the temple of God and idols? For we are the temple of the living God. As God has said: “I will live with them and walk among them, and I will be their God, and they will be my people.”
17″Therefore come out from them
and be separate,
says the Lord.
Touch no unclean thing,
and I will receive you.”
18″I will be a Father to you,
and you will be my sons and daughters, says the
Lord Almighty.”

1 Pet 2:9 [NIV]
9But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.

This is _Part 6_ in the series Disciplined by the Father and Self-Discipline.  To continue with this series, click on Pt 7.  To use this as a growth tool to better understand your own calling, you might start by reading the explanation of this series, Pt 1, Pt 2, Pt 3, Pt 4 and Pt 5.

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