1 Corinthians 1:30“It is because of him that you are in Christ Jesus, who has become for us wisdom from God---that is, our righteousness, holiness and redemption.”
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.
The most wonderful secret of living a holy life does not lie in imitating Jesus,
· But in letting the perfect qualities of Jesus exhibit themselves in my human flesh. Sanctification is “Christ in you…” (Colossians 1:27).
· It is His wonderful life that is imparted to me in sanctification
· Imparted by faith as a sovereign gift of God’s grace.
Am I willing for God to make sanctification as real in me as it is in His Word?
· Sanctification means the impartation of the holy qualities of Jesus Christ to me.
· It is the gift of His patience, love, holiness, faith, purity, and godliness that is exhibited in and through every sanctified soul.
Sanctification is not drawing from Jesus the power to be holy
· It is drawing from Jesus the very holiness that was exhibited in Him
· That He now exhibits in me.
Sanctification is an impartation, not an imitation.
· Imitation is something altogether different.
The perfection of everything is in Jesus Christ,
· The mystery of sanctification is that all the perfect qualities of Jesus are at my disposal.
Consequently, I slowly but surely begin to live a life of inexpressible order, soundness, and holiness— “…kept by the power of God…” (1 Peter 1:5).