It is impossible to be holy without the Holy Spirit.
The Holy Spirit is the initiator of holiness in a believer.
God is Spirit,and when His Spirit dwells in a believer they begin to become like Him,that is why it is called the rebirth.
The Spirit of God births a brand new person who is like their Father(God) because His Spirit brings
about His life and behavior in a believer.
They become like God in their nature because His Spirit starts to strip off anything that is not God like, making them godly in their lifestyle.
The bible says God has made us to become partakers of His divine nature.
We partake in God’s nature by being holy.
We cannot be holy if we do not have the Holy Spirit.
If we rely on our own effort and do not seek God to baptize us with His Spirit,we will always still be stuck in some type of sin.
If you have not received the baptism of the Holy Spirit,you need to ask God to baptize you with His Spirit,or else you will realize you always struggle with sin.
When you get born of God’s Spirit, holiness becomes your nature as God is holy.
The baptism of the Holy Spirit is not simply speaking in tongues,it’s more than speaking in tongues!
It’s accompanied by a radical transformation,hatred for sin which you loved even just minutes before but after the baptism,you cannot enjoy it or even long for it.
God’s Spirit makes you love what He loves and hate what He hates.
2 Peter 1:3-4
“As His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue,
by which have been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises, that through these you may be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.”