The Decision to Be Sanctified
The Decision to Be Sanctified
St. John 3:1-3 there was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus; a ruler of the Jews. The same came to Jesus by night and said unto him, Rabbi we know that thou art a teacher come from God; for no man can do these miracles that thou doest except God be with him. Jesus answered and said unto him, verily, verily, I say unto thee, except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.
St John 3: 6:5-8 Jesus answered, verily, verily, I say unto thee, except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Marvel not that I said unto thee; ye must be born again. The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth, so is every one that is born of the Spirit.
Accept a man is born again he cannot see God. He cannot be taken backwards, look back, stay behind or abandon his new found life. We can never quit or give up the love we have come to know in Christ. We have to continue to abandon the things that disavow or disown our Savior Jesus Christ. Jesus will never be renounced. To accept Jesus Christ as Lord means; we become born again. We receive and embrace His teachings, doctrines, and ministry as true. We welcome not only Jesus in our hearts but take the Spirit of God for ours too! We acknowledge that the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost is triune but one. We believe the wholeness of the Word of God. We understand and appreciate pleasing God.
Become all that God is. Maintain your salvation and trust that what you believe can make you brand new. What we become in Christ is determined by how well we have accepted who He is and allowed Him to come into our lives. We want to become accustomed to reading and hearing the Word on a constant basis. We must become settled and accessible to God where we are available when He calls upon us. We want to be becoming to God as He is to us; attractive, handsome, comely and fair. He must be our beloved where he is cherished, loved, adored, worshipped, idolized, treasured, and favored. For all that believe shall live godly; trusting, accepting, and thinking about God and our conversion everyday where we observed and regard our salvation as life itself.
Confess to God daily your faults, God knows our needs and wants already; he donít want to hear what you want all day. God gets belligerent with us because we are a selfish people; itís always about us and not Him. Our behavior and conduct is not always like God so we need to acknowledge, admit and own up to our shortcomings. Telling others about them donít help us but when we talk to God and confess the process of deliverance began. It brings closure to the sin that so easily beset us time and time again. Confession is good for the soul. It is acknowledging what I have done and what I donít want to do anymore. God will at this point help me. We then develop confidence and assurance in Christ where we can come boldly before the throne of grace.
The Cleansing Process
II Corinthians 5:17-21 therefore if any man be in Christ he is a new creature, old things are passed away behold all things become new and all things are of God, which hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation; to with that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation. Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us; we pray you in Christís stead, be ye reconciled to God. For he hath made him to be sin for us; who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.
We canít clean up our lives by ourselves; we need Godís help. God has sent us help from the beginning. He gave us his Spirit that we might live Godly lives in this present time. Itís up to us to clean up what Adam messed up and we have been given the cleaning solution to do it with. We donít have to sin. Jesus from the beginning of his life as an infant was in danger of death at the hands of Herod the king. Herod was jealous because a King of the Jews was born into the world to come and rule them; therefore he killed all male babies under two years old that were in Bethlehem and in all the coasts thereof. A lot of male babies were killed in his vain effort to destroy the redeemer of the World. Throughout Jesus life on earth at some point and time he had to flee for his life to do what God had sent him to do. Some things we have to flee from.
We have to realize that God will redeem our soul from the power of the grave because of what Jesus came and done for us. We are overcomers. Solomon said in Proverbs 14:32 that the wicked is driven away in his wickedness but the righteous hath hope in his death. Who knows the spirit of man that goes upward and the spirit of the beast that goes downward to the earth? Except we clean up our lives from the pollution and sin of the world we will take the latter.
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