What Is Sanctification? Part 9


Repentance without embracing sanctification is not truly repentance. This person will find his/herself going back to the same sin over and over as the conviction of sin and commitment to follow God’s ways is shallow.

 

      The sanctify believer has an unparalleled love, respect and appreciation for God, the things of God, the ways of God and the people of God. This is a person whose life is centered in God’s presence. The Bible tell us in John 14:15,

 

If you love Me, keep My commandments. (NKJV)

The word Keep means: “A warden, guard. To keep an eye on, watch, and hence to guard,[1]” Warden means a custodian.”

      So we are not talking about a perfect person here in the sense of not making mistakes, but a person that is constantly keeping his/her eyes in the things of God, in what God has to say and in His ways.

      The doctrine of Inclusion in the Body of Christ is a slap in the face to sanctification all together. It teaches that everybody will make it to heaven. No need for repentance, no need for Jesus and hell does not exist. This doctrine is very attractive to the world because it takes away any message that points out sin or the need for change.

      So you can be and do whatever you want and because God is love He will bring you in. This is a half true; that means that it is also a half lie. God is love, but we are not call to do whatever we want, we are call to repent of our sins, receive Jesus as our Savior, but also embrace Him as our Lord. Embracing Christ as the leader of our life is what separated us from the rest of the world that want nothing to do with HIM. Sadly, these Biblical doctrines are seen as outdated and as highly offensive today.

      In Matthew 7:21-23 the Bible tells us,

21 “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. 22 Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ 23 And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’ NKJV

 

This is a word for Christians; demons do not cast out demons. These are not just imperfect Christians like the rest of us; these are Christians that are openly practicing lawlessness. These are Christians that are totally turning their backs on sanctification and a Godly lifestyle. Help us Lord!

 

 

To be continued…

 


[1] Zodhiates, S. (2000). The complete word study dictionary: New Testament (electronic ed.). Chattanooga, TN: AMG Publishers.

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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