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Daily Bread - July 10, 2018
Written by Pastor Mark Spitsbergen
Tuesday, 10 July 2018 11:09
1 Corinthians 1:2 - Unto the Church of God which is at Corinth, to them
that are made holy in Christ Jesus, called to be saints, with all that in
every place call upon the Name of Jesus Christ our Lord, both theirs and
ours.

Sanctification (Part 4):

When Christ Jesus purged us from all sin, the state of our lives, by
definition, became pure (Hebrews 1:3, 10:2, 10; 2 Peter 1:9). Purity is a
state the Scripture makes equivalent to holiness. Christ Jesus redeemed us
from all iniquity and purified us, making us zealous to do the works of God
(Titus 2:14; Acts 15:9, Hebrews 10:22; 1 Peter 1:22; Revelation 1:5). We
were made holy through the offering of the blood of Christ Jesus, once for
all; and we must not lessen its value, but believe and obey the truth
(Hebrews 10:10). Through the sacrifice He made, He has presented us holy,
unblameable, and unreproveable in His sight (Colossians 1:22). This does
not refer to just a positional state before God, but an actual spiritual
state that we are also empowered to live in. Once again, it speaks of the
inward working of the Holy Spirit that results in an ethical outworking of
the righteousness of God in our lives (Ephesians 5:9; Galatians 5:22;
Romans 14:17).

Now we walk in the Spirit, which is the ability to live the life of Christ
Jesus (Galatians 5:25). The Holy Spirit comes into our lives, filling us
with all the desires of God (Jeremiah 31:33; Hebrews 8:10, 10:16; Galatians
5:22-23; John 7:38-39). As the children of God, our hearts desire complete
conformity to the image of the Son (Romans 8:15-16, 29; Galatians 4:6). All
of these things concerning the new life in Christ Jesus speak of the life
of holiness, or sanctification. Sanctification is in fact a term broadly
used concerning the whole new birth experience. It is the act of being
dedicated to live the life of Christ and to being ruled by the Holy Spirit.
To truly understand sanctification, we must acknowledge we were made holy
so we can be holy, and perfect holiness in the fear of God (Ephesians 4:24;
1 Peter 1:15; 2 Corinthians 7:1). If we are not made holy, then we have no
divine empowerment to perfect holiness. As those who have been set apart to
dwell in the life of God, we are to present our bodies a living sacrifice
that is holy and acceptable unto God (Romans 12:1; 1 Corinthians 6:13, 20).

Oh, the life changing power of the blood of the Lamb.
Oh, the life changing power of the blood of the Lamb.
Oh, the blood, the blood, the blood, the blood of Jesus!

See Him seated on the Throne!
Death and hell He has conquered!
Oh, the blood, the blood, the blood, the blood of Jesus!

Acknowledge every good thing Christ Jesus has imparted to you! (Philemon
1:6)
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