What Is A Holy Nature? How does someone receive a holy nature?

Bible Summary. Having a holy nature means being set aside for God both physically and spiritually. If we are of God, God has chosen us to go through the sanctification process to be set aside for His purposes. The Bible says that our physical body is for the Lord. Our bodies can either be a vessel that honors God or a vessel that satisfies the things that are not of God. With a holy nature God increase and we decrease. See below for Biblical advice and scriptures on what is a holy nature.

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How Does Someone Become Holy?

God chose all us to be holy, but it is our choice. We must first realize that we fall short and acknowledge that we are a sinner. Then we can be saved and accept Jesus as our Lord and Savior who died for our sins. Once saved, the sanctification process begins where the Christian takes on a holy nature and is without blame before God in love. Ephesians 1:4 advises us that God has chosen us in him to be holy.

Ephesians 1:4, “even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love”

Our Holy Nature Includes God’s Special Relationship With Our Body.

The Bible says that our physical body is for the Lord. Yes, God gave us free will which includes deciding what we do with our body, but His desire is for us to use our body in a Godly manner. 1st Corinthians 3:16 advises us that God desires for us to freely love Him and to make our body His holy temple.

1st Corinthians 3:16, “Do you not know that you are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in you?”

Our Body Reflects Our Holy Nature.

If we follow common practice and our own desires without the love of God, we neglect our body. Our body reflects our love of God. Our bodies can either be a vessel that honors God or a vessel that satisfies the things that are not of God. 2nd Corinthians 5:10 advises us that we will be judged by God for the things we have done to our body.

1st Corinthians 5:10 “For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each one may receive what is due for what he has done in the body, whether good or evil.”

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Joyous Holy Nature.

Keeping our body as a Holy temple is a joyous experience. Just as the friend of the bridegroom is joyous for the bridegroom, we are joyous in keeping our body holy for Jesus’ sake. John 3:30 provides us the advice that God must increase and we must decrease.

John 3:30 ,“He must increase, but I must decrease.”

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