Sinceit is God’s will for every Christian to be holy, He has given us the following gifts as necessary resources for holiness.
When you were saved you received Jesus as a gift (Jn. 1:12). In Him you were justified and made righteous—absolutely holy. “For He [God] made Him [Christ] who knew not sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him” (2 Cor. 5:21). Hence, His righteousness is credited to us. That means that positionally, we are eternally righteous and holy before God; we were made holy forever in Christ.
Now, though we are holy and sinless in our position or standing before God, practically we are not sinless and holy. In fact, though we have a new nature and desire not to sin, we still have our old sinful flesh; and so we find that…
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