Archive for the ‘ Sanctification/Sanctified ’ Category

Versed: Joshua 1:8

This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.
Joshua 1:8, ESV

We should be regularly reading, reciting, and ruminating on (thinking about) Scripture. It helps with our day to day life and prepares us for the next life.

VerseD: Philippians 2:12

Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, so now, not only as in my presence but much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling,
Philippians 2:12, ESV

We should be motivated by love and the concern of disappointing the One we love that we do good works and share the gospel with this fallen world.

VerseD: Jeremiah 33:3

Call to me and I will answer you, and will tell you great and hidden things that you have not known.
Jeremiah 33:3, ESV

Some claim we will all prophesy, based on such passages.

Rather, the Father wants to share salvation and sanctification with us. Call on Him, and the Son will be revealed to you through the Holy Spirit.

VerseD: 2 Corinthians 7:1

Since we have these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from every defilement of body and spirit, bringing holiness to completion in the fear of God.
2 Corinthians 7:1, ESV

This is sanctification.

Let the Father change you through the Holy Spirit ever more to be like Christ. Repentance literally means “change your mind”. It takes a changing of the way you think to change your actions.

VerseD: 1 John 1:7

But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin.
1 John 1:7, ESV

Salvation is a moment. Both 2000 years ago and the moment you believe.

However, we walk out our salvation for the rest of life, as we follow the Light of Christ and let Him continue to cleanse us.

Weekend Words & Sunday Stanzas – 07/21/2013

Process the wisdom offered at Proverbial Thought!

Christ lived and died so that we may be forgiven. That is instantaneous.

We also are sanctified. That is both instantaneous and a life-long process.

 

 

processing      

 

this Man lived a life
He went through a process
that included Him going to die
and rising so He could free us

when we respond to this
He makes a change inside
but this is also a process
to become like Him who died

we need to remember that His life
was raised up to also revive us
this is not only to be applied
but something our hearts and minds can process

while there is a change inside
that is instantaneous
becoming more like Jesus Christ
is a lifelong process