Chapter # 5 Paragraph # 4 Study # 4
May 10, 2015
Dayton, Texas
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<137> Thesis: Sanctification of the "spirit" actually involves the alteration, by God's Spirit, of its "values" and "beliefs" in specific regard to the Satanic impetus to be exalted so that they come into harmony with the Love and Truth of God. Introduction: According to Paul, there are three specific areas of human existence that are in significant need of "sanctification". The "need" is created by the Plan of God to create, establish, and perpetuate a Kingdom of Joy. The underlying principle is that the participants in that eternal kingdom must have learned in this life, at the heart level, the values and beliefs that absolutely dominate both motives and actions in all situations as they develop so that they will never violate the Kingdom of Joy in any way at any time. According to Jesus, the only way to eternally perpetuate a kingdom is to keep it from ever being "divided against itself". The specific areas are listed by Paul in the order of "spirit, soul, and body". This evening we are going to look into the first in this order: the "sanctification" of the "spirit".