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Revival after Azusa Street(The fruit of Entire Sanctification)
Beside the Azusa Street Revival in the 1900’s and the Jesus Movement in the 60’s and 70’s the teaching of Entire Sanctification seems to have become almost non-existent in the Church world today. For decades this writer has witnessed over and over again how the doctrine Entire Sanctification is so commonly misunderstood, sometimes intentionally dodged, and other times even rejected by Christians. Why? …why is the truth about Entire Sanctification sidestepped so much in this modern religious world?
Sanctification takes the believer in Christ beyond the new birth experience to a consecrated life of holiness without the inner conflict of the Old Man. Sanctification is an every minute every day consciousness to sin’s deceitfulness that stems from man’s inherited fallen nature. Sanctification rids man of the sinful nature by making men vessels of God’s Grace unto honor, and not vessels of disgrace to dishonor. Sanctified men are true to Christ. God can fully operate through sanctified men. All men that believe are chosen by God to be sanctified holy through the person of Christ.
· Eph 1:4-5…According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:
The truth about Entire Sanctification can spread like wildfire when preached and taught because it’s an intimate communion of holiness between God and the believer in Christ. God wants holiness of heart to be the moral essence of all members of His body.
Sanctification makes men willing and yielded vessels to Christ. Every great Revival in history was produced after the doctrine of Entire Sanctification was preached and received. Why? Sanctification reveals the power of a living Christ and changes the moral make-up of fallen man. This move of the Spirit of God in the hearts of men sways men to belief and trust in Christ as their Savior and Sanctifier. Unlike common religious doctrines that tell man what to do…Sanctification, the perfect will of God does not involve the will of man in any manner. Sanctification is the predestinated work of the Holy Spirit in the human soul that morally purges man from the carnal nature. The entire body of believers in Christ is morally adopted into God through the person of Christ for this very reason.
· Eph. 1:5… Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,
Entire sanctification produces holy hearts and foundates men into God’s standard of morality for the long term. Entire Sanctification is not short lived because it gets the believer away from a wavering life in and out of the Grace of God. Man’s standard of morality is much different than God’s standard of morality. Entire Sanctification that goes to the root of sin consists of the holiness of God that morally cleanses man from what he is! Sanctification does not deal with the things man does. Sanctification deals with what man is! Sanctification is not to be considered a bad word as many religious people think… it’s the inner work of the Spirit of God in heart of a believer. It deals specifically with the believer in Christ and not the sinner!
Through sanctification’s purging work the holiness of God’s makes the believer an example and mouthpiece to the lost and unsaved world, for the glory of Christ. Holiness of heart makes people care about winning souls to the Lord. Holiness of heart gives people a strong testimony for Christ. Holiness people have a strong desire to testify Christ! Why? A sanctified man is endued with power to become a witness (a man dead to sin) for Christ.
Luke 24:49…And, behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high.
Acts 1:8…But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.
The enduement of power spoken of by Christ is not the new birth! The people that Christ was referring to were already born of the Spirit! This enduement of power is another work of God’s Grace through the Spirit that follows the new birth experience. This enduement of power is not the forgiveness of sins; it’s the power of the Holy Spirit that severs the believer from the fallen nature. Sanctification that endues the believer with power to overcome to old nature is God’s intent through the Baptism with the Holy Ghost and fire. God’s purpose of the Baptism with the Holy Ghost and fire does not deal with the sinner’s forgiveness…it deals with the saint’s still existing old nature that wants to conflict with the divine nature received in the new birth!
When the Holy Ghost came upon the recipients in the Upper Room on the day of Pentecost they were filled. This filling with the Holy Ghost came only after man emptied out of the old life. Man must first be empty from “what he is” in order to be filled or taken over completely by the Holy Ghost. The blessing of the Baptism with the Holy Ghost gives men power…to live victoriously over sin and the problems of life! This kind of victory only comes from Christ who meets every need of the child of God!
Phil 4:19…But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
In this present generation great revivals are on the decline because holiness of heart and conduct is not being taught in the mainstream. Every doctrine under the sun is being taught in the mainstream but true holiness! Due to a lack of popularity emphasis on true holiness of heart and conduct has been swept-aside in many modern religious bodies today. One reason why Entire Sanctification is not being taught is because it’s not appealing to the natural man or the masses. Why is it not appealing? Sanctification obligates the believer to surrender his old nature that still exists after the new birth. To be entirely sanctified the believer has to die to “all that he is”. Many people do not believe this way because they haven’t heard such truth. The Bible reads,
Col 3:3… For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.
Rom 6:4…Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death
The Bible teaches the believer to bury the Old life. Many Christians do not understand the fact that a saved man can to die to all that he is and will bury the old life. They don’t understand they can bury the old life completely! Death to the old allows the Indwelling Spirit to take the believer over completely through the indwelling Spirit that comes through the Baptism with the Holy Ghost and fire. Without a total surrender and the Baptism with the Holy Ghost a believer will always struggle with the Old Man that tries to rise against the new nature. It must be understood…to put off the Old man is like taking a coat off. To put on the new man through the Baptism with the Holy Ghost is like putting a new coat on! A renewed man or a man that’s baptized with the Holy Ghost and fire should never put the old coat on anymore!
Eph 4:22-24… That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts; And be renewed in the spirit of your mind; And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.
Rom 6:5…For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection:
Entire Sanctification is necessary for Christians today and should be taught in this present Church Age. Revival will come forth if sanctification is taught! History proves this fact! Unfortunately, the way Sanctification is being taught today in the mainstream is far from its proper Biblical context. The religious world has added their own interpretation to the doctrine of Entire Sanctification. Certain religious bodies are not teaching the sacred truth of Entire Sanctification’s perfect work of the Spirit of God in the life of a believer. Remember; the Bible states Sanctification through the Spirit destroys the body of sin. It also states that a dead man is freed from sin completely!
Rom 6:6-7…Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin. For he that is dead is freed from sin.
This writer acknowledges the fact that the lukewarm condition that exists in the religious world today indicates a Biblical falling away. Why are they falling away?
2 Thess 2:3…for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;
Man’s understanding of Entire Sanctification is confused because its being mixed with various types and modes of water Baptism rather than the purifying work of the Baptism with the Holy Ghost and fire that rids the believer of the Old Man or, the Adamic nature. The works of man in the acts of Water Baptism do not sanctify the heart of man to be holy. The works of man in the acts of Water Baptism rather than the operation of the Holy Spirit in the human soul have tainted the modern mindset concerning the sacred truth about the sanctifying power of the Holy Ghost. This hinders many from receiving a personal holiness according to the moral standard of the person of Christ confirmed in the Holy Scriptures. True holiness is the holiness of heart that in times past has broken into great revival in honor to a living Christ who governs His body from the Throne Room. Revival can still break out today when Entire Sanctification is taught and preached according to the truth of the Bible. Holiness of heart and entire sanctification through man’s recognition of a living Christ are grounds for the outbreak of modern day revival. Unlike a man that’s neither hot nor cold…a revived man will be on fire for the Lord!
There are numerous modern denominations that run entire sanctification to a form of dress code, or rules about women wearing make-up, or abstaining from cigarettes. Other denominations teach Entire Sanctification relates to the Baptism with the Holy Ghost and fire that purifies the heart inwardly BUT… they do not believe in the outward evidence of speaking in tongues for today. They believe the outward manifestation of the Holy Ghost stopped in the days the Early Church. Then you have the charismatic movement that places all emphasis on speaking in tongues (Glossolalia) with no inner evidence of a believer’s heart being cleansed from the Adamic nature.
“The New Testament teaches Entire Sanctification’s inner evidence is the Baptism with the Holy Ghost and fire that destroys the Adamic nature in the life of the believer. The outer evidence of the Baptism with the Holy Ghost’s purging work is speaking in an unknown tongue”. Why tongues? Christ controls that man’s entire being!
Acts 10:44-46…the Holy Ghost fell on all them which heard the word. And they of the circumcision which believed were astonished, as many as came with Peter, because that on the Gentiles also was poured out the gift of the Holy Ghost. For they heard them speak with tongues, and magnify God.
Acts 19:6…And when Paul had laid his hands upon them, the Holy Ghost came on them; and they spake with tongues, and prophesied.
The inner evidence is Christ controlling the believer’s inner being because the Adamic nature has been destroyed; the outer evidence is where Christ controls the physical part of man’s body that includes the tongue. Both the inner and outer evidences of entire sanctification are proven in the New Testament records. Both inner and outer evidences of entire sanctification are for today as there is no scriptural evidence that teaches this manifestation of the Holy Ghost stopped at the first century.
There are many Theological views concerning sanctification’s affect on the man of God. Some views teach progressive sanctification or the process of being made holy gradually, some views teach entire sanctification comes when man gets to Heaven in the next life, and others teach that man cannot receive entire sanctification at all. None of these views recognize the instantaneous work of the baptism with the Holy Ghost like men received on the day of Pentecost.
Most all the popular theological views refer to sanctification as some form or mode of water baptism performed by a priest or preacher. Contrary to all these the New Testament teaches that entire Sanctification’s renewal in the heart of a believer in Christ comes through the Baptism with the Holy Ghost that eradicates the sinful nature of man. Entire Sanctification’s renewal comes through the Baptism with the Holy Ghost and is also an instantaneous experience. Like the new birth is an instantaneous work of the Spirit through a sinner’s forgiveness of sin’s; so likewise is a saved man instantaneously sanctified when baptized with the Holy Ghost and delivered from the Adamic nature. The only process is… death to the Old Man or man first dying to “all” that he is.
Entire Sanctification as taught by the Apostles of the resurrection of Christ deals specifically with the eradication of the sin nature inherited from the fall of Adam. Eradication of the sin nature is not a gradual process. Why? … The believer’s experience of baptism with the Holy Ghost is not a gradual experience. It’s instantaneous like the Bible teaches on the Day of Pentecost. The language to Bible calls a falling upon, being shed forth, coming upon, and a filling an instantaneous operation of the Baptism with the Holy Ghost. Acts 2:33, 8:15-17, 10:44-46, 19:2-6 …These verses only confirm the fact that the Sanctifying work of the Baptism with the Holy Ghost in the heart of man is the instantaneous operation of the Spirit of God and nothing else. There is no scriptural evidence whatsoever that proves the sanctifying work of the Baptism with the Holy Ghost is anything more than the Spirit’s work in the heart of man! Entire Sanctification performed in the baptism with the Holy Ghost has no reference to water Baptism in any manner. Sanctification is not performed by a priest or preacher but only by the person of Christ through a Divine Baptism from Heaven. There is no scriptural evidence whatsoever that proves the sanctifying work of the Baptism with the Holy Ghost stopped in the days of the Early Church. Entire Sanctification deals specifically with the eradication of the Adamic nature that tries to rule the heart of a believer in Christ. Water Baptism performed in the mode of sprinkling, pouring, or full body immersion can in no way wash away any act of sin committed or …man’s inherited sinful nature.
False concepts concerning Entire Sanctification are rampant in this modern religious world. Why? Man’s natural tendencies and imaginations mixed with traditional concept have created numerous ideals concerning the Adamic nature and sanctification from its hold over man. The fact about this matter is that most people have never heard the truth about Sanctification nor have they been shown scripturally they can be delivered from the Adamic nature’s threshold over man. Therefore, the natural or the unlearned man is inclined to say, “Man can never be delivered from Adamic nature”. Contrary to that way of thinking the Bible teaches the Adamic nature can be eradicated through the baptism of the Holy Ghost which is the moral operation God’s Grace in the heart of a believer. When believers get bent to this way of thinking God can operate, even unto great Revival’s. Why Revival? Human works are taken out of the picture. The power of a living Christ in the human soul is magnified. Therefore godly things happen as result!
Sanctification is what God does in the heart of a believer. Sanctification has no reference to what man does in any respect. Outside of the Sanctifying work of Holy Spirit man can do nothing to sanctify himself from what he is by nature.
Eph 2:3…Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others.
Without Sanctification through the Baptism with the Holy Ghost and fire the Adamic nature is capable of swaying the Christian back into sinful conduct!
Sanctification should never be confused with Justification by Grace. Justification relates directly to God’s pardon and forgiveness granted to the unsaved man for the acts of sin that were committed in the past. Justification relates to Salvation of the human soul in the new birth.
Acts 13:38-39…Be it known unto you therefore, men and brethren, that through this man is preached unto you the forgiveness of sins: And by him all that believe are justified from all things, from which ye could not be justified by the law of Moses.
Sanctification relates directly to a deliverance from the fallen nature that exists in the life of that believer. Entire Sanctification follows God’s Justification of the sinner and the Holy Spirit’s regeneration of the soul in the new birth. Justification is a sinner’s pardon from all sinful misconduct of the past. Sanctification deals only with the existing fallen nature of man (that tries to rule) in the life of a believer.
1 Thess 5:23-24… And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. Faithful is he that calleth you, who also will do it.
Some Christians do not accept the truth about Entire Sanctification because they do not understand that a Christian can be delivered from the Adamic nature through the Baptism with the Holy Ghost. Likewise they are not taught from behind the pulpits they can receive such experience and be delivered from the Adamic nature’s sway. Sanctification, a blessing of God’s Divine Grace is the work of the Holy Spirit that destroys the Adamic part of a Christian that cannot be forgiven at the new birth.
Rom 6:6… Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin.
The language of Scripture says that God can destroy the body of sin which simply mean’s the Adamic nature. This destroying work produced by God’s Grace is the sanctifying power of the Baptism with the Holy Ghost and fire that removes the Adamic nature from man’s being… after man has accepted the shed blood of Christ for the forgiveness of sins. Sanctification takes the believer away the unfruitful part of man’s being that produces criticism, aggravation, worry, oppression, depression, anger, selfish interest and selfish purpose. A sanctified man gets away from himself and trusts Christ for every problem in life. A sanctified man trusts in Christ for all things. Why? He’s sanctified and preserved in the Spiritual body of Christ.
Jude 1…Jude, the servant of Jesus Christ, and brother of James, to them that are sanctified by God the Father, and preserved in Jesus Christ:
Let’s look back to Creation where Adam the first man was created with a sanctified heart. Adam was created perfect! After the fall of Adam where the sanctified heart was lost, every believer that has been born since (that receives a divine nature) can likewise be renewed or entirely sanctified through the Pentecostal experience of the Baptism with the Holy Ghost. Remember, Entire Sanctification is based on the promise of Christ and power of a resurrected Lord and manifests through the Baptizing work of the Holy Spirit in the heart of a believer. Entire Sanctification deals with the saved man and not the unsaved! The new birth dealt with the sinner… not the saint!
Revival is the fruit that Entire Sanctification yields within the heart of man. Why? A witness to the sanctifying power of the Holy Spirit knows from experience what is offered through Entire Sanctification’s blessing. The recipient of the Baptism with the Holy Ghost and fire wants to tell the world about this great experience and blessing! Why? Peace and contentment through Christ is found above all things in life. The Holy Spirits deliverance from the Adamic nature overcomes man’s conflict with the natural witness of the flesh. The blessed experience of the Baptism with the Holy Ghost is worth testifying about! Great revivals have always stemmed from the dividends of Entire Sanctification’s riches in the hearts of all its recipients.
Yes brother, Entire Sanctification is for today and needs to be taught! In 2008 when Entire Sanctification is brought to people’s attention… holiness, purity, and clean Christian living becomes the fruit of this blessed work of the Spirit of God. It may not be seen in large numbers of people but it will be seen through their purity of heart. Entire Sanctification brings forth more than the new birth because the believer gets away from self; this believer gets delivered from the Adamic nature, and this believer finds victory over a struggle with self that many believers suffer with their entire life. The holy experience of Entire Sanctification that comes after the new birth is renewal for the child of God! How? The conflict of the flesh and its affections are crucified.
Gal 5:24-25…And they that are Christ's have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts. If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.
A believer puts to death to all that he is and the Spirit takes him over. Crucifixion of self became the path to Entire Sanctification through the Baptism with the Holy Ghost that purges out “all” of the believer’s sinful nature. This allows a believer to be crucified inwardly from self’s attachment to the world and outwardly from self’s attachment to the circumstances or problems of life that arise from the world.
Gal 6:14…But God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world.
The Spiritual awakening from the sanctified heart forms revival in the heart and confession of its recipients. The experience of Sanctification is thus made known from the mouth of that believer! Like those in the Upper Room on the day of Pentecost an entirely Sanctified man is endued with power that makes him a witness for Christ! Notice Peter, John and James in the book of Acts after they were baptized with the Holy Ghost on the day of Pentecost. They were filled with the Spirit and they preached Christ fervently too! Revival broke out and miracles followed their ministry. Please take the time to read the following chapters in the Acts of the Apostles… in light of Revival and Spiritual Awakening after the death of Christ!
The truth and power of Entire Sanctification wrought several historical revivals and miracles after the first century. The truth about Entire Sanctification has always wrought revival and miracles in the name of Christ through the hearts of the men and women who received its great benefits. Note the beautiful scriptural evidence of Revival in the first century when, Peter, James, John, and Paul revolutionized multitudes with the true Gospel that morally changed and miraculously affected the hearts and lives of many. These Apostles of the Early Church preached Entire Sanctification through Christ that brought forth revival!
Wesley in the 1600’s preached Entire Sanctification and it brought forth revival! Azusa Street in the 1900’s preached Entire Sanctification through Christ and it brought forth revival! Hubert Lindsey, the father of the Jesus movement in the late 60’s and early 70’s preached Entire sanctification through Christ that brought forth great revival! In order to have a revival Entire Sanctification and deliverance from the Adamic nature must be preached through Christ and be presented to man’s way of thinking! If men were taught such truth from behind the pulpits today you would have many more people that would accept the doctrine of Sanctification and worth of its truth in the hearts and lives of Christian’s! Revival would thus break out like measles.
After the doctrine of Entire Sanctification began diminishing in the early centuries and emphasis began to be placed on Water Baptism as a mode of Sanctification Revival’s dwindled because hearts were not being morally changed. Erroneous doctrines formed that based sanctification on man’s acceptance of various modes of water Baptism rather than an inner work of the Holy Spirit in the human soul. The Roman Church that dominated Europe’s religious world for 13 centuries placed emphasis on removing the sinful nature of a child through the waters of purification sprinkled upon an infant by a priest. This mode of Baptism was taught to remove the sin nature of a child through the act of Water Baptism sprinkled upon an infant by a priest. Water was not then, and never has been since, an element that takes away a person’s sinful nature. According to the Bible an infant is not accountable to God for the sinful nature!
Rom 5:13…but sin is not imputed when there is no law.
Only the sanctifying work of the Baptism with Holy Spirit can perform the miracle of eradicating the sinful nature from the heart of man anyway. Not Water Baptism!
After the 15th Century the Protestant movement formed denominations that began practicing the mode of water baptism through immersion performed by a preacher as an outward act of obedience or public confession of ones faith in Christ. Through tradition and man’s interpretation of the Holy Scripture sanctification became what man done rather than what the Spirit of God done within the heart of man. The purging work of the Spirit of God that delivered man from the Adamic nature was now shifted over to the works of a preacher or a priest. A false concept concerning the truth and holiness from Entire Sanctification formed during those centuries. It’s ripple affect still carries on today.
Calvinism later formed and did not teach or accept Entire Sanctification because John Calvin did not believe the Adamic nature of man could be destroyed. Calvinists differed from the Roman Church who took the stand that the Adamic nature of a child could be cleansed or washed away through waters of sprinkling. Calvinist’s who water baptized by immersion performed by a preacher as a “Public confession” hold no claim to the sanctifying power of the Spirit of God in the heart of man in reference to the Adamic nature being destroyed. They likewise teach the believer will always live with two natures without a means of deliverance from the Adamic nature in this life. Calvinists do not believe the Adamic nature can be destroyed nor do they accept such truth taught in other denominations. Calvinists do not teach the Baptism with the Holy Ghost and fire nor do they place emphasis on the Pentecostal experience inwardly or outwardly. The doctrine of once saved always saved stemmed from Calvinism.
In the 17th Century a spiritual awakening swept through England under the teachings of a man by the name of John Wesley. Wesley understood and taught scripturally that man could be delivered from the Adamic nature through the Baptism with the Holy Ghost and fire. Wesley’s view of Entire Sanctification unlike the views of the Roman Church and John Calvin produced a Great Revival and Spiritual awakening. Why? Entire Sanctification produced holiness. Holiness of heart and conduct allowed God to operate through man’s body and spirit as a witness for Christ.
1 Cor 6:19-20…What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's.
Wesley’s Theology did accept the inner work of the Baptism of the Holy Ghost to be the suppression of the sinful nature but did not accept the outer evidence of speaking in unknown tongue. Wesley’s doctrinal belief of “unknown tongues not being for today” is still carried out today.
The doctrine of Entire Sanctification is a very sacred scriptural truth that confirms the fact that a child of God can live and serve God in holiness without sin…after the new birth is experienced. The reason is that the sanctifying work of the Spirit of God in the heart of a saved man takes away the inner conflict of “trying without success” to live the holy life without sin in the sight of God. Entire Sanctification gives the saved man more concerning what’s needed to live with victory over the inner conflict of self. Self sufficiency can lead the child of God back into sin. Contrary to many people’s belief and practice today in the mainstream…a sanctified man does live with victory over sinful conduct.
Sanctification also gives man confidence over the outer problems and afflictions of life. The saved man begins his consciousness to the Holy Spirit’s presence. The sanctified man who is fully conscious to Christ is endued with power from God to overcome the lusts of the flesh and moral weakness’ that yield to temptation. How? …Through the eradication of the Adamic nature. Man’s experience of the Baptism with the Holy Ghost happens after the initial experience of the new birth in the heart of the sinner. There is no set time frame between the sinner’s new birth and the believer’s Baptism with the Holy Ghost and fire. The only process in the Bible is the human side of sanctification and falls between the new birth and Entire sanctification. That process is man’s crucifixion of self. The Holy Ghost reveals such crucifixion to the believer.
Contrary to many denomination’s beliefs and opinions the Bible teaches that entire Sanctification is another work of the Spirit of God subsequent to the new birth. Many scriptures in the Bible confirm such truth! For example, “A sinner doesn’t know the Spirit of Christ until after his sins are forgiven”. “A believer doesn’t realize his old nature can be dealt until after it’s revealed to him by the Holy Ghost. Then a believer can experience Entire Sanctification through the Baptism with the Holy Ghost”. A saved man knows his sins are forgiven but also realizes the old nature still exists. An entirely sanctified man is a believer who gets rid of the old nature, all of its habits, and all of its sensual affections by the power of the Grace of God. A sanctified man knows the Holy Spirit’s presence by the power of God’s Grace.
Titus 2:11-12…For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world;
There are many reasons why the sanctified man longs to keep the heart pure, longs to live in obedience to Christ, and longs to have victory over the sinful nature. The sanctified man knows the power of Holy Spirit and stays in subjection to it!
1 Cor 9:27… But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway.
Entire Sanctification is God’s will for every member of the body of Christ! Entire Sanctification is the predestinated will of God for man to be holy through Christ since Adam’s fall in the Garden.
1 Thess 4:3-4… For this is the will of God, even your sanctification, that ye should abstain from fornication: That every one of you should know how to possess his vessel in sanctification and honor;
Eph 1:4-5…According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love: Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,
Sanctification, the will of God for man that comes through the person of Christ was prophesied in the death, burial, and resurrection of Christ. The first promise God made concerning such truth was made to the serpent that deceived Eve in Genesis 3:15, 16. Within that promise of Christ God said He would morally restore within the heart of man what Adam lost at the fall. What did Adam lose…the sanctified heart!
Entire Sanctification’s moral blessing though the person of Christ provides the believer with a way to get back what Adam lost. Entire Sanctification takes away man’s fallen nature that’s inherited from Adam. Sanctification rids man of the struggle between the old nature (that tries to rule) and the Divine nature received in the new birth. Entire Sanctification’s blessing severs the Christian from an unstable inner conflict that is governed by the inherited propensity to sin. This writer has termed that propensity as, “the Adamic nature” throughout this entire document.
The perfection of Entire Sanctification should never be overlooked or missed in this life. Why? It’s man’s complete love for God which was Christ’s first commandment! It’s a heart full of love for all humanity which was Christ’s second commandment! There is no partiality or prejudice toward any man in a sanctified man’s heart. Why? Perfect love for God and humanity is the fruit of Entire Sanctification.
Matt 5:48… Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.
I admit there are some Christians who have never heard about the truth and benefits of Entire Sanctification. Unfortunately there are also groups of Christians that are taught a man cannot be entirely sanctified in this life. I wrote this treaty so all reader’s could examine the evidence and truth from the Bible concerning Entire Sanctification’s riches of holiness through the living person of Christ. As mentioned previously a wealth of knowledge concerning Entire Sanctification has been deviated from in the past 100 years. The intent of this treaty is to illuminate believers and provide more scriptural support that a child of God can experience an entirely sanctified heart and life on this side of Heaven. This writer has only scratched the surface of this most holy truth. My expectations are that the doctrine of entire sanctification through the person of the living Christ and its evidence through the Scriptures be magnified through the entirety of this document until Christ returns.
Experience it and tell the world about it! Bless the Lord with all that you are in the name of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. The truth of Entire Sanctification through preaching Christ can and will bring forth Revival!
1 Thess 5:24…Faithful is he that calleth you, who also will do it.
A disciple under the ministry of Brother Holy Hubert Lindsey