sanctification

Sanctification – The Life Side

But of Him you are in Christ Jesus, who became for us … sanctification (1 Corinthians 1:30).

To complete the picture from Oswald Chambers “My Utmost for His Highest.” This is the July 23 entry:

The Life Side. The mystery of sanctification is that the perfect qualities of Jesus Christ are imparted as a gift to me, not gradually, but instantly once I enter by faith into the realization that He “became for [me] … sanctification….” Sanctification means nothing less than the holiness of Jesus becoming mine and being exhibited in my life. (more…)

Sanctification – the Death Side

This is the will of God, your sanctification . . . ” (1 Thessalonians 4:3)

I took this from Oswald Chambers, “My Utmost for His Highest” devotional for July 22:

The Death Side. In sanctification God has to deal with us on the death side as well as on the life side. Sanctification requires our coming to the place of death, but many of us spend so much time there that we become morbid. There is always a tremendous battle before sanctification is realized-something within us pushing our resentment against the demands of Christ. When the Holy Spirit begins to show us what sanctification means, the struggle starts immediately. Jesus said, “If anyone comes to Me and does not hate … his own life … he cannot be My disciple” (Luke 14:26). (more…)