Brother Mike Gehler (bless his heart) asked me yesterday about the great blessing of Sanctification that only comes from God. Again, I told Brother Mike that sanctification is the sacred theme of the Bible. The fact that sanctification is the sacred theme of the Bible was brought to my attention by my dear Brother Hubert Lindsey before he went to be with Christ. Brother Hubert Lindsey was preaching sanctification from his death bed in a nursing home! I'll never forget those frail words with the authority of Christ behind them... about the fact of Christ in us being greater than the inherited carnal man! Glory!
This greatness of Christ from the Throneroom indicates that even before a man is sanctified "entire" the new convert has victory over the carnal man! Yes, my brothers and sisters the divine nature (which is the power to do right) is greater than the power to do wrong...because power to do right comes from Christ in us! Glory! Christ gives even new converts power to do right and power to live right...even before the Sanctifying power of the baptism with the Holy Spirit takes over man's whole being completely!
1 John 4:4...because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world
The sanctified life is the place that God offers believer's in Christ victory over the "flesh" and victory over the "outer circumstances" in life. Sanctification by the Grace of God is the act of God that religious theology has twisted up, mixed up, and intellectually missed for so many reasons...but the fact of the matter is, "Sanctification is the will of God for every believer in Christ". Sanctification is not a progressive work! Sanctification is an instantaneous act of God's Grace, the Bible labels as the Baptism with the Holy Ghost and fire! Sanctifying power is found in this Divine act of God that "comes upon" any believer in Christ after the new birth! Sanctification is a Divine act of God that comes upon a believer in Christ that has been converted...NOT A SINNER OR AN UNBELIEVER!
Acts 1:8...But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me
The sanctified heart and life simply comes when God "destroys" your Adamic life (with the Holy Ghost and fire) and takes you over, completely! The reason for sanctification is, "So believer's can have complete victory over every situation in life". Sanctification makes men witnesses for Christ! Sanctified men are witnesses with their mouth and with their lifestyle and actions. Sanctified men do not toot their horn, they live a peaceable and quiet life for Christ..yet effective in belief and trust. Behind the sanctified man's actions and his words stands the power of a resurrected Christ! Glory!
Old Testament saints did not have the blessing of Entire Sanctification like we have today! New Testament saints are so blessed to have this privilege and honor. All of the Churches authority today, comes from Christ in the Throneroom! The truth of the matter is, "New Testament believer's are entitled to the power of a living Christ from the Throneroom." Old Testament saints did not have this great blessing of God's Grace where the Holy Spirit can take over a believer in Christ completely." That's the blessing of the Spirit's presence today in the Church the body of Christ. It takes us beyond the birth, life, and ministry of Christ! Sanctification takes us to Christ "NOW" in the Throneroom! There's a small glimpse of the great importance of sanctification as the sacred theme of the Holy Bible.
Don't let the religious world talk you out of this great blessing! Don't let man's theology tell you something different! Entire Sanctification is the sacred theme of the Bible. God wants all men to have sanctification in this life! If you're sanctified nothing can defeat you in this life! If you're sanctified when you die you will go to Heaven! All men who reign with Christ in the Millennium will be sanctified! Sanctified men are witnesses with their words and with their examples. Sanctification will bring you through life's tests! Sanctification keeps you in harmony with Christ, in the workplace, in your personal life, in your marriage, and in the religious world! Sanctification is a gift of God's Grace! God's Grace keeps the sanctifying power of the Holy Spirit present in your life, your character and your actions!
1 Tim 4:12...but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity.
1 Thess 2:10...how holily and justly and unblameably we behaved ourselves among you that believe:
Great Grace is upon you...