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Step 7 Holiness. The 7 Steps to The Cure of Souls Holiness “You shall be Holy, for I am Holy” (I Peter 1:16). “You shall be Holy, for I am Holy” (I Peter.

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1 Step 7 Holiness

2 The 7 Steps to The Cure of Souls Holiness “You shall be Holy, for I am Holy” (I Peter 1:16). “You shall be Holy, for I am Holy” (I Peter 1:16). Don’t settle for anything less than the best God offers, which is intimate communion with the Holy Trinity – The Father, The Son, and The Holy Spirit. Don’t settle for anything less than the best God offers, which is intimate communion with the Holy Trinity – The Father, The Son, and The Holy Spirit.

3 The 7 Steps to The Cure of Souls Build the Relationship Walking with God is a way of life. It includes loving Him, reading the Scriptures, meditating on Scriptures, and talking with God daily – praying. Walking with God is a way of life. It includes loving Him, reading the Scriptures, meditating on Scriptures, and talking with God daily – praying. If you love God, you will also obey Him. If you love God, you will also obey Him.

4 The 7 Steps to The Cure of Souls Obedience Walk in obedience, not victory. Walk in obedience, not victory. Obedience is God oriented; victory is self oriented. Obedience is God oriented; victory is self oriented.

5 The 7 Steps to The Cure of Souls Be Willing Holiness is not a series of do’s and don’ts Holiness is not a series of do’s and don’ts Holiness consists of a willingness and a desire to conform to the character of God and obedience to the will of God. Holiness consists of a willingness and a desire to conform to the character of God and obedience to the will of God.

6 The 7 Steps to The Cure of Souls To Achieve Holiness First, you must go through the 7 Steps of the Cure of Souls First, you must go through the 7 Steps of the Cure of Souls –Reject sin –Confess –Forgive – yourself and others –Have faith – believe in your heart and confess with your mouth –Love – yourself and others –Pray

7 The 7 Steps to The Cure of Souls Knowing God Getting to know God on this level takes time. Getting to know God on this level takes time. We live in a fast-paced world, and we like to see things happen quickly We live in a fast-paced world, and we like to see things happen quickly Often we wonder what more God can do for us rather than what do we need to do to live for Him. Often we wonder what more God can do for us rather than what do we need to do to live for Him.

8 The 7 Steps to The Cure of Souls Time in the Scriptures Spending time in daily reading, studying, and meditating on Scripture will be important if you want to know God on the level where you can truly experience Him. Spending time in daily reading, studying, and meditating on Scripture will be important if you want to know God on the level where you can truly experience Him. Reading Scripture and spending time in prayer are the two fundamental paths to Holiness. Reading Scripture and spending time in prayer are the two fundamental paths to Holiness.

9 The 7 Steps to The Cure of Souls Set Your Mind The Apostle Paul urges us to stop putting our focus on things of the world, but rather to focus on the Holiness of God. The Apostle Paul urges us to stop putting our focus on things of the world, but rather to focus on the Holiness of God. Paul tells us to let our minds dwell on things that are true, honorable, right, pure, lovely, of good repute; if there is any excellence and if there is anything worthy of praise; let your mind dwell on these things. Paul tells us to let our minds dwell on things that are true, honorable, right, pure, lovely, of good repute; if there is any excellence and if there is anything worthy of praise; let your mind dwell on these things.

10 The 7 Steps to The Cure of Souls Our Paradox Because we know only human things, our ideas are inadequate to try to describe Holiness and who God is. Because we know only human things, our ideas are inadequate to try to describe Holiness and who God is. There is a paradox here because we want a personal image of God, but we need to keep in mind that God will not fit our images. He is beyond all images and categorical descriptions. There is a paradox here because we want a personal image of God, but we need to keep in mind that God will not fit our images. He is beyond all images and categorical descriptions.

11 The 7 Steps to The Cure of Souls Holiness Takes Time We must be willing to spend time in prayer and Scripture reading if we want to achieve this level of Holiness and living in unity with God. We must be willing to spend time in prayer and Scripture reading if we want to achieve this level of Holiness and living in unity with God. Praying on our way to work (only if we remember to) will not get us there. Praying on our way to work (only if we remember to) will not get us there. We also want God to answer our prayers right away; we cannot fathom what it might have been like to wander the desert for 40 years. We also want God to answer our prayers right away; we cannot fathom what it might have been like to wander the desert for 40 years.

12 The 7 Steps to The Cure of Souls Achieving Holiness Being holy will also require that you are merciful to others. Being holy will also require that you are merciful to others. You must love your neighbor as yourself. You must love your neighbor as yourself. You must also take responsibility for your actions and your sin, and for your growth toward a place of Holiness with God. You must also take responsibility for your actions and your sin, and for your growth toward a place of Holiness with God.

13 The 7 Steps to The Cure of Souls Sin Cannot Defeat Believers Do not say you are “defeated” by sin. Sin cannot defeat us if we are believers; we are not defeated, we are disobedient. Do not say you are “defeated” by sin. Sin cannot defeat us if we are believers; we are not defeated, we are disobedient. Once we are to this point of knowing God better and having a relationship with Him, we aren’t living in victory or defeat, we are living either in obedience or disobedience. Once we are to this point of knowing God better and having a relationship with Him, we aren’t living in victory or defeat, we are living either in obedience or disobedience.

14 The 7 Steps to The Cure of Souls Process Going through The 7 Steps to the Cure of Souls is a process. It will take time. You may need to go back over some steps again, maybe a few times. Going through The 7 Steps to the Cure of Souls is a process. It will take time. You may need to go back over some steps again, maybe a few times. If you have trouble with a step, find someone to help you through it. If you have trouble with a step, find someone to help you through it. Take the steps to have a close relationship with God. Take the steps to have a close relationship with God.

15 The 7 Steps to The Cure of Souls If… “If you seek Him with all of your heart, He will be found by you!” (Jeremiah 29: ). “If you seek Him with all of your heart, He will be found by you!” (Jeremiah 29: ). We must focus on a relationship with God first, and also relationships with other believers. We must focus on a relationship with God first, and also relationships with other believers. By loving one another, we can achieve the Cure of Souls. By loving one another, we can achieve the Cure of Souls.

16 The 7 Steps to The Cure of Souls Achieve The Cure of Souls The truth of the Cure of Souls is the knowledge that unconfessed sin is, much of the time, at the center of the cause of pain, suffering, and distress. The truth of the Cure of Souls is the knowledge that unconfessed sin is, much of the time, at the center of the cause of pain, suffering, and distress. The acknowledgement and rejection of sin, and going through The 7 Steps of the Cure of Souls will bring us closer to the mystical union with God and eternal life in His presence. The acknowledgement and rejection of sin, and going through The 7 Steps of the Cure of Souls will bring us closer to the mystical union with God and eternal life in His presence.


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