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We Have The Power!
The Lord will do wonders among you!
God has been laying on my heart Joshua 3:5 which says.
Joshua 3:5 Sanctify yourselves: for to morrow the LORD will do wonders among you.
I believe that we are headed for a great end times revival but before that happens we must be willing to endure a great battle. It’s time for the church to start preparing for “tomorrow” the same way he told Israel to prepare, and that is by sanctifying ourselves. By cleansing ourselves.
When I say cleansing ourselves I mean that It’s time to get serious about holiness. I know that we all want to be better Christians. Some might ask how could I say that. Many Christians now-a-days seem to be happy living mediocre carnal Christian lives, and some don’t even seem to have a revelation that we as Christians are to set ourselves apart. You see people all the time who claim to be Christians but are still living the same lives. Are still going to the same clubs, still watching the same foul movies, still getting drunk, even premarital sex doesn’t seem to be an issue to some “so-called” Christians. But are they really Christians? I know that this answer may surprise some of you but I believe the answer for most of them is, yes. Yes, many people who are showing no fruit at all, are in fact Christians!
Let me explain. I believe that many people have been duped into believing that we as Christians can never be holy in this life time. And by holy I mean real and true sanctification (sainthood.) Many of us have been convinced that although we should sin less, we can never become sin free. By sin less some of us mean that we hardly ever lie now, but believe it or not some actually mean that they hardly ever have premarital sex now. But we all wish that we didn’t have to sin at all. I really believe this. Even those Christians that seem to have no convictions at all, in there hearts feel the same frustration as Paul did in Romans 7:19
Romans 7:19 For the good that I would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I do.
So then why is it that so many Christians are not even trying to live Godly lives anymore, if they really do want to be better? Like I said many of us have been duped into believing that we can never be holy. And if that’s true, why even try? If we are all just as they say “sinners saved by grace.” Why try to be anything other than “sinners,” supposedly saved by grace?
We are not sinners saved by grace!
The Bible says in 2nd Timothy 3:5 that in the end times there would be people that would have a form of godliness, but deny the power thereof. I believe that we as the church deny the power of godliness every time we say that we are just sinners saved by grace. The power of godliness is the power to be set free from sin. Not set free in our sin but from our sin. I am not a sinner saved by grace and neither are you. You are a saint of The Most High God, by grace! And I stress, by grace. When you received Jesus the Bible says in John 1:12 that you were given power.
John 1:12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God,
That means you have the power to serve Him. The power to obey Him! You really were set free from sin! I’m not saying that we won’t fall from time to time or that if we do fall we aren’t really saved, I’m saying that we can achieve holiness in this lifetime not after we die but right here and now. If we have faith, if we believe that Jesus really can make us clean. This is a walk of faith and I admit it will take time to grow to that point, but now is the time to start. Like I said, it’s time to get serious about holiness. We really do have the Power!