Monday, March 13, 2017

1Thessalonians 4:3 For this is the will of God, your sanctification…
Holiness in God is abandonment of self – if I am clinging to anything other than the grace and mercy of God; sanctification is unattainable. Too often believers accept redemption without realizing there must also be deterioration – or they accept their death to self without embracing the new life promised. There is no sanctification of our old life – it must die to allow new life to begin. We cannot cling to anything we valued prior to our acceptance of Christ to be of more importance than what we are called to – all ambition, motive and purpose must be placed upon the altar. Christ will not sanctify things more important than the new life we have been called to. My life will not experience the joy of holiness (separation) unless I am willing to trust Him with all I hold dear and near – it is not a matter of sacrifice, it is a matter of trust. We clearly acknowledge that the dead take nothing with them – why would we assume that God will allow us hold more affection for our past life than embrace our new. Accepting His Lordship is to trust His will and choice to determine what is necessary for me and worthy of my affection
Read through the Bible in one year – Mar. 13/Mk. 13:21-37; Deut. 20-22

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