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Continual sanctification.

06 Dec

Hello again:

Today I actually found the verses God had for me in different places, for example, one was is in verse 14, and the other two are in 24 and 25:

For by a single offering he has perfected for all time those who are being sanctified. (Heb 10:14)

And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near. (Heb 10:24-25)

What are these verses telling us? Firstly, that only one sacrifice was required, where as continual sanctification is required. And, secondly, that we are supposed to find ways to bless each other and encourage each other, and that we are supposed to meet together, that in fact, could be one way to bless others, just by going to their house and fellowshipping around God’s word.

So, first, lets look at sanctification. What does it actually mean?

This is the Wikipedia definition:

Sanctification is the act or process of acquiring sanctity, of being made or becoming holy. To sanctify is literally “to set apart for special use or purpose,” figuratively “to make holy or sacred,” and etymologically from the Latin verb sanctificare which in turn is from sanctus “holy” and facere “to make.”

So, we are being continually being set apart for special use or purposes. As Christians, we are, in fact, set apart, or, special. That doesn’t mean that we’re better than everyone else, it means that we are set apart, not part of the world and there practices, also set apart to preach the gospel to non-Christians.

We are also set apart to help each other, and find ways to bless each other (this is harder than it sounds!). If someone is bothering you, find ways to bless their life (now you know what I mean about “harder than it sounds”). Believe it or not, this is the job of a Christian, to bless everyone he can.

There’s a story (that’s true) about a women, she home-schooled and home-churched. She murdered all five of her children.  “not neglecting to meet together”. My family home-schools (we don’t home-church), it’s important to get together with other believers, essential even. If we don’t, it can become dangerous. We need to be reassured and we need to reassure others. Otherwise, we might get an idea into our head, that is 100% crazy, and believe it to be truth, we need others to rebuke those ideas, and, more importantly, give us correct ones.

You are loved!

Joshua Cleveland

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Posted by on December 6, 2010 in Uncategorized

 

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