“Being Kept Blameless”
May God Himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. The one who calls you is faithful, and He will do it. 1 Thessalonians 5:23-24
It was the Apostle Paul’s desire for the TRUE BELIEVERS in Thessalonica, to REALIZE that God, Himself, the God of PEACE, was ABLE to SANCTIFY them through and through. The word, “SANCTIFY” means “set apart.” Paul was giving them ENCOURAGEMENT in the aspect that God HIMSELF, would SANCTIFY or set them apart for His service. However, they would not reach complete SANCTIFICATION until they reach their Heavenly Home.
Another thing that was a desire of Paul’s was that they would be “KEPT BLAMELESS at the C0MING of the LORD JESUS CHRIST. Paul indicated that his wish was for their WHOLE SPIRIT, SOUL and BODY to be KEPT BLAMELESS, INWARDLY and OUTWARDLY. The SPIRIT of man is the part of mankind that enables them to COMMUNICATE with God. The SOUL of man is the part that makes mankind conscious of themselves, and it is the seat of their personality. The BODY, is of course, the physical part through which the person is able to express themselves. The SPIRIT and SOUL is the INWARD parts of mankind, and the BODY is the OUTWARD part. It was Paul’s desire that the TRUE BELIEVERS would be KEPT BLAMELESS in their RELATIONSHIP with the ALMIGHTY GOD, until the RETURN of the LORD JESUS CHRIST.
The same God, who CALLS us to REPENTANCE is FAITHFUL and ABLE to KEEP the TRUE BELIEVER BLAMELESS, and He will do it by the POWER of His Holy Spirit, who indwells each BELIEVER at the time of their CONVERSION. They are not left alone to work on their own merits, but they can RELY on the HELP and GUIDANCE of the Holy Spirit of the LIVING GOD, who WILL NOT FAIL them.
When a TRUE BELIEVER sins, it is up to them to CONFESS their sins, with a TRUE REPENTANT HEART. The Word of God tells us that, “If we CONFESS our sins, He is FAITHFUL and JUST and will FORGIVE us our sins and purify us from ALL unrighteousness.” (1 John 1:9) Will you be found BLAMELESS at the COMING of the LORD JESUS CHRIST?
If you have NOT given your HEART and LIFE to God, then you will be found GUILTY and will be sentenced to an ETERNITY in HELL with ALL of its HORRORS. But God in His GREAT MERCY and AMAZING GRACE, is offering you the opportunity NOW, to TURN AWAY FROM your sinful lifestyle, and to TURN TO Him with a TRUE REPENTANT HEART, CONFESSING, your sins to Him, and asking Him for His FORGIVENESS, BELIEVING, with ALL your HEART, that Jesus died for YOU, and is ALIVE in Heaven, making intercession for you, before God. The ACCEPT His gift of SALVATION, and be KEPT BLAMELESS, until the COMING of the LORD JESUS CHRIST. Do this NOW, while you still can, where you spend your ETERNITY depends on it. He’s waiting and coming SOON!!!