What Is Sanctification? Part 8


To be practical, lets talk about a couple that are engaged to marry. They both want to have sex just as much as anybody else. Holiness tells them to avoid finding themselves in situations where they could engage in sexual relationships. Holiness tells them that they must marry soon to avoid falling into that great temptation. They are struggling, but there level of commitment towards sanctification keeps them away from fornication. What a beautiful thing for a couple to remain sexually pure before marriage!

      On the other hand, if the same couple is not as committed to sanctification, they will look for opportunities to have sex, will engage in having sex and will indeed pay the consequence for allowing themselves to fall into sexual and immoral sin.

      The many times that I fell in sexual sin happen because I totally ignored the wisdom of sanctification. I regret the reality of my failures and for years I embrace a mindset of condemnation. But Repentance brought forth God’s forgiveness and restoration. I still needed to pay the consequences of disrespecting God and sinning against Him, but I can have assurance in my spirit that God has given me another chance.

      The sanctify vessel flees from situations that can tempt them to fall in sin. The un-sanctify person runs into temptation; that is what I did many times. Repentance then becomes the key, but repentance should always lead us to sanctification.

To be continued…

Author: angelcasiano

An independent thinker with a profound call to see the orthodoxy of the church and passion for Christ manifesting together. Angel was born in Brooklyn, New York in April of 1968, he was raised on the beautiful island of Puerto Rico where he earned his B.S. degree in Sociology with a minor in Education from the Inter American University in San Germán in 1991. That same year he moved to Jacksonville, Florida. After working construction jobs for a year and learning the English language, his first job working with foster-care children in the capacity of youth care worker was with Jacksonville Youth Sanctuary in September of 1992. With JYS he was promoted several times as group home supervisor, legal caseworker, and program director. While in Jacksonville, Angel studied a couple of martial arts styles. After earning his black belt, he became the founder of Good Fight Ministries as he used martial arts as an instrument to preach the gospel. In 2004 Angel was selected Martial Arts Instructor of the Year for the State of Florida and in 2005 Angel was inducted in the USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame where he also received the Christian Spirit Award. In July of 2005 Angel accepted his call to pastor a bilingual church in Winton, NC where he served for a couple of years. Five months later he lost his first wife to cancer in December of that same year. This initiated a deep valley of suffering in his life, a mountain of costly mistakes and the embracing of lifestyles of sin that are well documented through this blog. In August of 2012 Angel moved to Fairbanks Alaska with his wife Rayette Casiano and six children who are now adults. In Alaska, Angel continued his social work-related career and his ministry of preaching, teaching and writing. Angel is the author of two books, Hope for the divorcee: Forgiving and Moving Forward and 7 Banderas de Esperanza: La Bendición de Yokdzonot. In January 8th of 2020 Angel and his wife moved to Arizona.

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