Tuesday, March 3, 2020

"Sanctified Completely"

“Sanctified Completely”

Now may the God of Peace Himself sanctify you completely.  And may your spirit, soul, and body be kept blameless for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.  He who calls you is faithful, who also will do it.      1 Thessalonians 5 :23-24

To SANCTIFY is to “set apart”

The Church at Thessalonica was enjoying PEACE at the time Paul penned this letter.  So, they could be encouraged, Paul brought out God’s ability to provide them with PEACE.  He prayed that God would SANCTIFY them, or SET them APART to Himself, in EVERY PART of their being. 

Paul did NOT mean, in any way, that they would receive COMPLETE SANCTIFICATION, while they were here on earth, but that their COMPLETE, WHOLE BEING would be SANCTIFIED, meaning their; SPIRIT, SOUL and BODY. And that God would KEEP them blameless in their relationships with Him and with other people, as well.

This same God of Peace, the One who calls a person to SALVATION, will perform this SANCTIFICATION process, by the Work of His HOLY SPIRIT, who indwells the BELIEVER.  And He is FAITHFUL to bring to COMPLETION the WORK that He first begun in that BELIEVER.  God not only JUSTIFIES by GRACE, but He SANCTIFIES by GRACE too.  Have you been JUSTIFIED and SANCTIFIED by the GRACE of the GOD of PEACE?

If you have NOT given your HEART and LIFE to God, then your answer is NO.  And if your answer is NO, then, you are LOST and headed for an ETERNITY in HELL, with ALL its HORRORS and NO WAY to ESCAPE.  In order for you to CHANGE your DESTINY, you MUST be WILLING to TURN AWAY FROM your sinful lifestyle, and to TURN TO GOD, with a TRUE REPENTANT HEART.  Then CONFESS your sins to Him and ask 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.  Then you MUST ACCEPT His gift of SALVATION, and be JUSTIFIED and SANCTIFIED in EVERY PART of your being, SPIRIT, SOUL, and BODY, and will be found BLAMELESS for the COMING of the LORD JESUS CHRIST.  Do this NOW, while you still can.  He’s waiting and coming SOON!!!

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