Thoughts on the Holy Spirit and Sanctification

15 Oct

More like thoughts and one question, to be more specific:

1. Those who are justified by grace through faith in Jesus Christ are now under “no condemnation” (Rom. 8:1).

2. Those who are justified by grace through faith in Jesus Christ are now not only free from condemnation, but are also given the power through the Holy Spirit to put sin to death and grow in conformity to Jesus Christ (Gal. 3:1-14; Eph. 1:13-14; Rom. 8:13; Rom. 8:29, etc.).

3. Justified sinners are not only free from the condemnation of sin (#1), but also are given the power to grow in our sanctification through the Spirit (#2). But, what does it look for justified sinners to see the Spirit as not only an impersonal power to utilize in our sanctification, but a Person we experience relationship with in the midst of our sanctification?

Anybody have any ideas or resources they would like to pass on my way regarding the question in #3?

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