Sanctification (2) 7-23-2010

July 23rd, 2010 by JDVaughn Leave a reply »

Sanctification (2)

July 23 2010
But of Him you are in Christ Jesus, who became for us . . . sanctification . . . —1 Corinthians 1:30

The Life Side. The mystery of sanctification is that the perfect qualities of Jesus Christ are imparted as a gift to me, not gradually, but instantly once I enter by faith into the realization that He “became for [me] . . . sanctification . . . .” Sanctification means nothing less than the holiness of Jesus becoming mine and being exhibited in my life.

The most wonderful secret of living a holy life does not lie in imitating Jesus, but in letting the perfect qualities of Jesus exhibit themselves in my human flesh. Sanctification is “Christ in you . . .” ( Colossians 1:27 ). It is His wonderful life that is imparted to me in sanctification— imparted by faith as a sovereign gift of God’s grace. Am I willing for God to make sanctification as real in me as it is in His Word?

Sanctification means the impartation of the holy qualities of Jesus Christ to me. It is the gift of His patience, love, holiness, faith, purity, and godliness that is exhibited in and through every sanctified soul. Sanctification is not drawing from Jesus the power to be holy— it is drawing from Jesus the very holiness that was exhibited in Him, and that He now exhibits in me. Sanctification is an impartation, not an imitation. Imitation is something altogether different. The perfection of everything is in Jesus Christ, and the mystery of sanctification is that all the perfect qualities of Jesus are at my disposal. Consequently, I slowly but surely begin to live a life of inexpressible order, soundness, and holiness— “. . . kept by the power of God . . .” ( 1 Peter 1:5  ).


July 23, 2010

I am beginning to understand that sanctification; allowing Jesus to live through me, is also accompanied by keen sense of knowing when I have kept Him from living through me. I can look at my decisions and lack of peace and know exactly when and how I went off on my own. I can also remember very difficult times when I was at perfect peace because I knew Jesus was in control of my life.

It seems so simple.

And God says…”You often do not trust Me to meet all your needs and so you then go off to meet your needs on your own. You defend yourself, seek your own daily bread, and even seek out those to love and care about you. You forget my promise to meet all your needs because you don’t think you are worthy or you do not trust me to keep my promises….so you take matters into your own hands.

Then you worry about the outcome, and consequences. Fear, anxiety and worry then become a part of your daily life. You work hard trying to keep up and address your worries and concerns, until you are worn out. Until, you reach the end of yourself.

 When you let Jesus live through you, you know the peace that passes understanding, regardless. The circumstances do not matter, the outcome is assured.

Pray without ceasing, stay connected and hear my voice. Do not trust your own efforts. Trust Me; find your hope in Me…..every day, every moment. I cannot disappoint you


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