Florida Bible Institute

Bible Basic Training

Lesson Six

Obstacles to Sanctification Part 2


Answer Key:


I Peter 1:2 Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through sanctification of the Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: Grace unto you, and peace, be multiplied.


This verse clearly teaches that you were picked out, chosen, chosen of God according to the foreknowledge of God, that you would be willing to be willing to be Born Again, and having been Born Again you are now in a process of sanctification.  That simply means that God, your Heavenly Father is a work in your life by His Holy Spirit to conform you to the image or likeness of the Lord Jesus Christ.  His goal for your life now, is that you should glorify the Lord Jesus Christ in a life of submission and surrender to His Lordship in your life, and as you submit and surrender to His Lordship, the Holy Spirit will lead you, anoint you, equip you and empower you to live a life of submission and surrender to the Lord Jesus Christ.  Therefore, it is imperative that you yield to His Holy influence and leadership in your life in obedience to His Word and His leadership.


2Timothy 2:15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.


This verse teaches the Believer that they are to study the Word of God diligently in order to better understand the heart and mind of God. The Believer needs to do this in obedience to their Heavenly Father so that they can then become increasingly better equipped to witness and work for our Heavenly Father, as they increasingly better understand the Word of God.


Psalms 119:11 Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.


This verse reminds us that we need to not only read the Word of God, to study the Word of God, but also to memorize portions of scripture to strengthen our spirit, our soul and body in our walk with the Lord. It is as we hide the Word of God in our hearts, that we are better equipped to not only withstand the attacks of Satan against ourselves and our loved ones, but, to better witness, counsel and pray for others who need our counsel and prayers.


Luke 18:1 And he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint;


In Luke 18:1 - 8, Jesus teaches us the importance of a persistent, ongoing prayer life.  We have seen how essential knowing the Word of God is to our lives as Believers, now we are seeing that prayer is likewise essential. Persistent prayer, especially prayers based on the Word of God will always be heard in heaven, and, answered in Gods way - in Gods timing. We are not to grow weary in our study of the Word of God, or in our prayer life.  Let each of us learn a valuable lesson concerning prayer from this illustration taught by our Lord in Luke 18:1 - 8.


Philippians 4:6 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.


This verse teaches us that we are not to be concerned, anxious or worried over the affairs of life, but rather, to take everything to our Heavenly Father in prayer. Worry and anxiety can be symptoms of a lack of faith, of doubt and unbelief. No problem is to great, nor is any problem to small for our Heavenly Fathers concern and consideration.


In short, get to know the Word of God, yield yourself to discipleship, and live a life saturated with the Word of God, and with Prayer, and, you are in a position to live a life of joy, peace, victory, power and freedom. Hallelujah!!