Thursday, 7 March 2019
God sanctifies us. He sets us apart, declares us holy and consecrates us for His purposes and glory. In Christ we are circumcised with a circumcision not performed by human hands. Our whole self that was ruled by the flesh is put off when we are circumcised by Christ. (Colossians 2:11) [YL: This is spiritual truth.]
Paul says, “I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.” (Galatians 2:20) [YL: Paul tells us to imitate him as he imitates Christ.]
The writer of Hebrews tells us that the Blood of Christ cleanses our consciences from acts that lead to death, so that we may serve the living God! (Hebrews 9:14) [YL: Thank You Lord! We must make every effort to live in peace with everyone and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord.]
Dear Father God,
It is Your Will that we should be sanctified. Sanctify us through and through. Sanctify us by the truth; Your Word is truth. May our whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ!
We are confident that You have begun a good work in us and will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. Work in us to will and to act in order to fulfil Your Good Purpose. Thank You Lord!
In Jesus’ name I pray.
Lam Yee Ling