1. Can we be holy on this earth?
“Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect,” Matthew 5:48.
2. Can we be without fault?
“Be holy and without blame before Him [God] in love,” Ephesians 1:4.
3. Can the Church be holy and without blemish?
“That He might present it to Himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish,” Ephesians 5:27.
4. Are the commandments of God holy?
“Wherefore the law is holy, and the commandment holy, and just, and good,” Romans 7:12.
5. Should we pray that men should become holy, and without blemish?
“And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ,” I Thessalonians 5:23.
6. Can we see the Lord without being sanctified?
“Follow after peace with all men, and the sanctification without which no man shall see the Lord,” Hebrews 12:14, R.V.
7. Is it God’s will that we be sanctified?
“For this is the will of God, even your sanctification,” I Thessalonians 4:3.
8. Can husbands be sanctified who are members of the church who do not love their wives?
“Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave Himself for it; that He might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word. That He might present it to Himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish,” Ephesians 5:25, 26, 27.
9. How far back do holiness and sanctification date? Has it been a privilege to live holy and sanctified before this age?
“God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth,” II Thessalonians 2:13.
10. Can we be holy of our own selves?
“But the Comforter, even the Holy Spirit, Whom the Father will send in My name, He shall teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I said unto you,” John 14:26, R.V.
11. Can men who are interested in the world, and love the things of the world, receive this gift?
“Even the spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth Him not, neither knoweth Him,” John 14:17.
12. Will God’s children know they have this gift?
“But ye know Him; for He dwelleth with you, and shall be in you,” John 14:17. Is it not a fact that men who do not believe in holiness are of the world?
13. Will those who have this gift boast of themselves?
“But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, He shall testify of Me,” John 15:26.
14. Whom did Christ say the Holy Spirit would glorify?
“He shall glorify Me: for He shall receive of Mine, and shall shew it unto you.” John 16:14.
15. Will the Holy Spirit help us to understand the deep things of God?
“But God hath revealed them unto us by His Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God,” I Corinthians 2:10.
16. Were the scriptures written by men or by the Holy Spirit?
“For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost,” II Peter 1:21.
17. If we believe the holy scriptures what protecting care will the Holy Spirit be to us?
“In whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that Holy Spirit of promise,” Ephesians 1:13.
18. Can we grieve this Spirit and miss the sealing benefits?
“Grieve not the Holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption,” Ephesians 4:30.
19. Is there danger in delaying to seek for this important gift?
“And the Lord said, My Spirit shall not always strive with man,” Genesis 6:3.
20. If we fail to pray, will the Spirit remain with us?
“Cast me not away from Thy presence; and take not Thy Holy Spirit from me.” Psalm 51:11.
21. Will those who do not pray for the Holy Spirit receive it?
“If ye then being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask Him?” Luke 11:13.
22. How can we live without fault?
“The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance,” Galatians 5:22, 23.
23. How can we impart it to others?
“The love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us,” Romans 5:5.
24. Will there be any confusion and difference in thoughts and speech, if all the brethren receive this gift?
“Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment,” I Corinthians 1:10.
25. Can those who have faith be perfect without works?
“And by works was faith made perfect,” James 2:22, last part of the verse.
“Finally, brethren, farewell. Be perfect, be of good comfort, be of one mind, live in peace; and the God of love and peace shall be with you,” II Corinthians 13:11.
NOTE: The Holy Spirit is the mighty energy of the Godhead, the life and power of God flowing out from Him to all parts of the universe, and thus making a living connection between His throne and all creation.
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