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  • Sanctification (2) July 23, 2021
    But of Him you are in Christ Jesus, who became for us…sanctification… —1 Corinthians 1:30The 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 […]
  • Sanctification (1) July 22, 2021
    This is the will of God, your sanctification… —1 Thessalonians 4:3The 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 […]
  • The Doorway to the Kingdom July 21, 2021
    Blessed are the poor in spirit… —Matthew 5:3Beware of thinking of our Lord as only a teacher. If Jesus Christ is only a teacher, then all He can do is frustrate me by setting a standard before me I cannot attain. What is the point of presenting me with such a lofty ideal if I […]
  • Dependent on God’s Presence July 20, 2021
    Those who wait on the Lord…shall walk and not faint. —Isaiah 40:31There is no thrill for us in walking, yet it is the test for all of our steady and enduring qualities. To “walk and not faint” is the highest stretch possible as a measure of strength. The word walk is used in the Bible […]
  • The Submission of the Believer July 19, 2021
    You call Me Teacher and Lord, and you say well, for so I am. —John 13:13Our Lord never insists on having authority over us. He never says, “You will submit to me.” No, He leaves us perfectly free to choose— so free, in fact, that we can spit in His face or we can put […]