Is God's Will Your Will?

Sanctification is not a question of whether God desires to sanctify you, is it your will? Are you willing to let God do in you everything that has been made possible through the atonement of the Cross of Christ? Are you prepared to allow Jesus to become sanctification to you, and to allow His life to be shown in your flesh? (1 Corinthians 1:30). Do not find yourself saying, "Oh, I am longing to be sanctified." No, you certainly are not. Recognize your need, but refrain from longing and make it a reality. Receive Jesus Christ to become sanctification for you by absolute, unquestioning faith, and the great miracle of the atonement of Jesus will become real in you.

All that Jesus made possible becomes yours through the free and loving gift of God on eh basis of what Christ did on the cross. Your attitude as a saved and sanctified soul is that of profound, humble holiness. It is a holiness based solely upon agonizing repentance, a sense of inexpressible shame and degradation, and also on the amazing realization that the love of God demonstrated itself to you while you really cared nothing about Him (Romans 5:8). He completed everything for your salvation and sanctification. Paul said that nothing "shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord" (Romans 8:39).

Sanctification makes each of us one with Jesus Christ, and in Him one with God, and it is accomplished only through the magnificent atonement of Christ. Don't ever confuse the effect with the cause. The effect in us is obedience, service, and prayer.

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