Holiness is a ‘nature’ which can only be birthed by the HOLY SPIRIT.
It’s simple logic you know; One being HOLY via the indwelling of the HOLY Spirit.
This is not just a “I’m born again, the Spirit resides in me already” thingy. It goes way beyond that because many who claim to be “born again” lacks the Holy Spirit (which could be as a result of trying to serve two masters → GOD & MAMMON)
It is only when the HOLY SPIRIT starts LIVING through you that you can begin to claim HOLINESS.
The same way the evil spirits need a body to inhabit to start wrecking havocs (Matt 8:28) is same way the HOLY SPIRIT inhabits the “believers” body and starts wrecking wonders & miracles via it (1 Corinth 3:16).
The spirit(s) needs to enter into “bodies” to be able to function in this realm (earth). The constant use of a “believer’s” body (temple) by the Holy Spirit automatically makes that body Holy because the Holiness of the “Being” inhabiting that body will definitely rub off on it. (Likewise for bodies being inhabited by evil spirits).
# HOLINESS is attained not only when one consciously avoid sinning but when one both consciously AND unconsciously avoid sinning; when one begin to see the world and all the things in it through the eyes of GOD.
This is why, I believe, GOD commanded us to be HOLY as HE is → Matt 5:48 because He has sent us the ‘ONE’ who can help us in achieving this feat – ‘THE HOLY SPIRIT’ (John 14:16-17)
Earnestly hunger and thirst for the Holy Spirit. Invite and welcome Him into your body. Peradventure you have grieved Him out due to unrepentant sin, repent now wholeheartedly and ask Him to come in and take His place.
John 14:26 “But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.”
Remember; It is The HOLY SPIRIT’s work to TEACH and COMFORT you. Earnestly hunger and thirst for His indwelling presence and you shall surely be filled. Matt 5:6