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This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh.

For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other; so that ye cannot do the things that ye would.

But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law.

Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness,

Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,

Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,

Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.

And they that are Christ's have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts.

If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.

Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying one another.

- Galatians 5: 16-26

 

Sanctification is especially the work of God the Holy Spirit. It is the third Person in the holy Trinity who dwells within the believer and is at work producing a mortifying of sin and Quickening of holiness in him. Several portions of Scripture testify of this truth. Romans 8 is used as an example in the chart below.

SANCTIFICATION - ESPECIALLY THE WORK OF GOD THE HOLY SPIRIT
In Sanctification, Believers:
Romans 8 -
Example Texts:

1. Walk after the Holy Spirit

That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.

- Romans 8:4

2. Mind the things of the Holy Spirit

For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit.

- Romans 8:5

3. Are influenced by the Holy Spirit, who dwells in them

But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of His.

- Romans 8:9

4. Are quickened by the Holy Spirit

But if the Spirit of Him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, He that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by His Spirit that dwelleth in you.

- Romans 8:11

5. Mortify sin and their sinful nature by the power of the Holy Spirit

For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live.

- Romans 8:13

6. Are led by the Holy Spirit

For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.

- Romans 8:14

7. Are assured by the Holy Spirit

The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God.

- Romans 8:16

8. Experience the intercession of the Holy Spirit

And He that searcheth the heart knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit because He maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God.

- Romans 8:27


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