SANCTIFICATION wrap up

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Allow me to visualize the sanctification experience as somewhat like this – a greatly simplified scenario.

When John Doe is born again, the redeemer, Jehovah-jireh, atones for John’s sins. Although John might sin after his rebirth, God views John through the righteousness of Jehovah-tsidkenu, the Lord our Righteousness, and loves his newly born son, although John is still a earthly child. God, however, being holy wants his child, John, also to be holy. John wants to be holy, so God, Jehovah-m’kaddesh, sets John apart and sanctifies him – a process by which John’s old sinful nature dies. Now John is to walk in his new sanctified nature – the nature of Jesus Christ through the Holy Spirit. John has his ups and downs, but as he grows in knowledge of the word (John 17:17), he becomes more and more like his God’s Son, Jesus. John fulfills his call to be holy as he grows in the fruits of the Spirit, works out a life of goodness, lays aside bad actions and attitudes, and nourishes his relationship with the Lord.

Have I simplified this too much? Hope not, but as Bill O’Reilly says, “I’m a simple man!” OK, I’m a simple woman. The elements of sanctification regarding how, when, where, etc are recognized in the scenario above. Basically it includes those who believe in a one time “crisis” experience, a grow day by day experience, and a crisis experience plus grow day by day – one of these is recognized by almost all denominations that include sanctification as a part of their doctrine. How great that all recognize that victory over sin is possible in Jehovah-M’kaddesh, the Holy One who Sanctifies!

PRAYER  –  SET ME APART, LORD, FOR YOUR SERVICE.  HELP ME MAKE MY LIFE FRUITFUL WITH PATIENCE, GOODNESS, KINDNESS, LOVE, TEMPERANCE, GENTLENESS, GENEROSITY, UNSELFISHNESS AS I GROW IN THE SPIRIT.  HELP ME TO SAY “NO” AS I LAY ASIDE GREED, HATE, SELFISHNESS, UN-FORGIVENESS, GOSSIP, AND SINFUL PRACTICES. MAKE ME HOLY AS YOU ARE HOLY.

About oneta hayes

ABOUT ME Hello. To various folks I am Neat’nee, Mom, Grandma Neta, Gramma, Aunt Neta, Aunt Noni, Aunt Neno, and Aunt Neto (lots of varieties from little nieces and nephews). To some I’m more like “Didn’t you used to be my teacher?” or “Don’t I know you from someplace?” To you, perhaps, I am a Fellow Blogger. Not “fellow” like a male or a guy, but “fellow” like a companion or an adventurer. I would choose to be Grandma Blogger, and have you pull up a chair, my website before you, while I tell you of some days of yore. I have experienced life much differently than most of you. It was and is a good life. I hope to share nuggets of appreciation for those who have gone before me and those who come after me. By necessity you are among those who come after me and I will tell you of those who came before. Once upon a time in a little house on a prairie - oops, change that lest I commit plagiarism - and change that “house on the prairie” to “dugout on the prairie.” So my story begins...
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8 Responses to SANCTIFICATION wrap up

  1. simply…awe fulfilling…as in simple and awe mixed together 🙂

    • oneta hayes says:

      Julie, thank you. I always learn and lean heavy on Jesus for these kinds of writings. Challenges, haiku, and limericks are more fun. But they are not my mission. Life in Jesus is good from beginning to the end. So many see aging as no longer useful. I sort of feel like that sometimes, then I think, “How in the world do I think I could do more than I’m doing even if I were half my age.” He is so fulfilling.

  2. I am in agreement with that prayer!

  3. Pingback: Sanctification and How To Pursue It | From guestwriters

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