Friday, March 14, 2008

Washing of the Water

God knows how to perfectly deal with the fallen man, He made us. I've had to take great comfort in this fact, while growing up in the Lord. I've come out of so much darkness...and needed the confidence of His perfect leading. Jesus doesn't just forgive us...He sanctifies us... meaning we actually change! Many powerless christians live just like the lost, yet claim forgiveness. Praise God for mercy! It's His kindness in continually forgiving us that ULTIMATELY changes us into HIS image. I love this scripture...

1Th. 5:23 Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you completely; and may your whole spirit, soul, and body be preserved blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

GOD HIMSELF will sanctify us! He is intimately involved in the sanctification process!

Phil. 1:6 being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ;

GOD is the one who is going to complete His perfect work in us! TAKE CONFIDENCE!

Eph. 5:26 that He might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of water by the word

HE will sanctify and cleanse us.... How? By THE word. Let the scripture wash your mind and heart... be renewed as your soul becomes confirmed to HIS word. We are born in the image of God in a fallen state. Christ died and now LIVES for our total healing!

Father You will perfect that which concerns us. Release HOPE today for those struggling... Hope that YOU are the one working in our lives for our joy and Your glory! Let us fix our eyes upon Him who sanctifies! May Your sons and daughters take confidence today in Your perfect work. AMEN

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