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Friday, June 26, 2015

SANCTIFY YOU COMPLETELY part two


             SANCTIFY YOU COMPLETELY

1 Thessalonians 5:23 Now may the God of peace himself sanctify you completely, and may your whole spirit and soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Your justification is now a fact since you have been born again and are on your way to maturity.

Romans 8:1 Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, - - Now that is  good news.

I still remember my sinful condition before I received Christ as savior.
Isaiah said it well; Isaiah 59:10 “We are as dead men in desolate places”.  

Pervading darkness was my bed fellow, always with me and like most others, I couldn’t discern what my problem was I just knew something wasn’t right.

What a joy to find “The light of the world is Jesus." 

1Thessalonians 5:23 lays out the makeup of man, all men.
We are composed of three constituent parts. Spirit, Soul and Body.  Whether you are saved or not you are a trichotomy.  When you were saved your spirit received the indwelling Holy Spirit by whom you were redeemed.  His indwelling is so important because you couldn’t make it to heaven without him.

We are admonished in Ephesians 4:30 “And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with whom you were sealed.”

The Holy Spirit has a full time job trying to keep you on the straight and narrow lest we wander.

The last verse of the song Come Thou Fount says in part;

Let that grace now like a fetter
Bind my wandering heart to Thee:
Prone to wander, Lord, I feel it,
Prone to leave the God I love.
Here's my heart, oh, take and seal it,
Seal it for Thy courts above.

Sad to say there are those who submit to the feelings of “Prone to wander” - - - - May it never be you.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks Robert for sharing with us here at Tell me a Story. Your words pack a punch and so full of truth

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