I have been asked so much on this question, and I can only give what God
has revealed to me through His precious Word. Bless His holy name!
(AF, May 1908, 2)
“I pray not that Thou shouldst take them out of the world, but that Thou
shouldst keep them from the evil. They are not of the world even as I am not
of the world. Sanctify them through Thy truth, Thy word is truth.” Jesus is
still praying this prayer today for every believer to come and be sanctified.
Glory to God! Sanctification makes us one with the Lord Jesus. (Heb. 2:11.)
Sanctification makes us holy as Jesus is. Then the prayer of Jesus is answered,
and we become one with Him, even as He is one with the Father. Bless His
holy name.
He says again in I Thess. 4:3, “For this is the will of God even your
sanctification.” So it is His will for every soul to be saved from all sin, actual
and original. We get our actual sins cleansed away through the Blood of
Jesus Christ at the cross; but our original sin we get cleansed on the cross.
It must be a real death to the old man. Rom. 6:6, “Knowing this that our
old man is crucified with Him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that
henceforth we should not serve sin: for he that is dead is freed from sin.” So
it takes the death of the old man in order that Christ might be sanctified in
us. It is not suYcient to have the old man stunned or knocked down, for he
will rise again.
God is calling His people to true holiness in these days. We thank God
for the blessed light that He is giving us. He says in II Tim. 2:21: “If a man
therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honor, sanctified
and meet for the Master’s use.” He means for us to be purged from unclean-
ness and all kinds of sin. Then we shall be a vessel unto honor, sanctified and
meet for the Master’s use, and prepared unto every good work. Sanctification
makes us holy and destroys the breed of sin, the love of sin and carnality. It
makes us pure and whiter than snow. Bless His holy name!
The Lord Jesus says, “Blessed are the pure in heart.” Sanctification makes
us pure in heart. Any man that is saved and sanctified can feel the fire burning
in his heart, when he calls on the name of Jesus. O may God help men and
women everywhere to lead a holy life, free from sin, for the Holy Spirit seeks
to lead you out of sin into the marvelous light of the Son of God.
The Word says, “Follow peace with all men and holiness without which
no man shall see the Lord.” So, beloved, when we get Jesus Christ our King
of Peace in our hearts, we have the almighty Christ, the everlasting Father,
the Prince of Peace. “Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace whose mind is
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