Thursday, July 9, 2015
SANCTIFY YOU COMPLETELY and Make you Holy
1 Thessalonians 5:23 New Living Translation
Now may the God of peace make you holy in every way, and may your whole spirit and soul and body be kept blameless until our Lord Jesus Christ comes again.
This scripture should be implanted in every Christians mind. I have been emphasizing the human spirit part of this scripture because a full grasp of this is the first step in answering the question, “Who am I?”
Prior to the new birth the answer is, “I’m a lost sinner.” After being born again you say, “I’m a child of GOD.” Every step you take and every breath you breathe the answer should resonate that fact and life lived accordingly. Any further discovery must needs be a part of this equation.
Sensing the spirit and the things of the spirit takes a more focused approach because of the sensory part of our being is part of the soul (the mind, will and emotions). The spirit is the life force that comes from GOD. As we shall see the soul must harmonize with the born again spirit in order to produce the Christian life we are admonished live. Definitively the explanation we are a spirit, we have a soul and live in a body serves us well for our understanding and study.
The spirit and soul are indivisibly connected and can only be fully discerned by the word of GOD.
Hebrews 4:12 NAS For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts (mind) and intentions (will) of the heart (desires).
Everybody has a soul problem to one degree or another and this is the basic cause for our Christian lives not reflecting the Christ life fully. While you are perfect in spirit being infused by the Holy Spirit the same doesn’t apply to the soul and it must be brought into harmony with the spirit man.
Romans 12:2 New Living TranslationDon't copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God's will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.
That good and pleasing and perfect part is where it’s at. Changing the way you think, do you get that? In this world system that is what is going on. People are trying to control you by changing the way you think. Go back to the garden scene. What did the serpent do when approaching Eve? He changed the way she thought which led to her disobedience. Then she fed Adam the same message and he followed her way that she had bought into.
All sin is the product of Satan, administered by unclean spirits. When you decide to disobey GOD’S word you are doing business with one or more unclean spirits. When Jesus found one at work he basically said: “hit the road Jack” and it was so.
Perhaps this is the best Theology to apply today.