The sanctifying power of the Holy Ghost is not afforded to the Believer via prayer, reading your Bible or attending church. ALL of those things are good and every born again Believer SHOULD do those things…they should WANT to do those things. However, the sanctifying power of the Holy Ghost is only afforded the Child of God through faith in the Cross of Christ, WHO He is and WHAT He has done for whosoever will believe. When we believe our consecration yields us power over sin, whether it be our sin or the sinful fallen world we live in, that which we have consecrated unto the Lord turns into ambition to earn more from the Lord.
The sanctifying power of the Holy Ghost is afforded the Believer as we look unto Jesus, the Author and Finisher of our faith. Precept upon precept and line upon line, old things fall away and everything becomes new as we are made a new creature in Christ Jesus. The Holy Spirit will never speak of Himself but will always point us to the Cross of Christ for it is there that death died. It is there, at Calvary’s Cross that Jesus paid the penalty of sin and broke the power of sin.
“Howbeit when He, the Spirit of Truth, is come, He will guide you into all Truth: for He shall not speak of Himself; but whatsoever He shall hear, that shall He speak: and He will show you things to come.” John 16:13
When this Scripture was written, the Jesus had not yet gone to the Cross. The Holy Spirit, at that point in time, showed the early Christians He Who was to come, their Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. The Holy Spirit today, shows us today He Who HAS come, He Who is sitting at the Right Hand of the Throne of God…Jesus Christ. The Holy Spirit bears witness to our spirit.
“The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God:” Romans 8:16
40 days of purpose, 21 days of fasting or prayer shawls do not afford us the sanctifying power of the Holy Ghost…Jesus Christ and Him crucified alone affords us this power. The Holy Spirit is not commissioned to superintend the work of God in the Believer’s life when our faith is in anything other than the Cross of Christ…be determined to know nothing else among you.
“But seek ye first the Kingdom of God, and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” Matthew 6:33
-Donna Clark Warren