“Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellow-citizens with the saints, and of the household of God” – Ephesians 2:19
Some people erroneously think you can only be a saint after death and only if you’re promoted then to sainthood. In Psalm 16:3 the Bible talks about saints who are in the earth: “But to the saints that are in the earth, and to the excellent, in who is all my delight”. The Apostle Paul in his epistles to the church addressed the believers as saints, that’s because every born again child of God is a saint of God. You might want to ask, “Am I truly a saint, in spite of all the wrong things I do sometimes? Emphatically yes!
A saint doesn’t mean someone who hasn’t done anything wrong, or someone who’s perfect. The Bible talks about “perfecting of the saints”: “And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; for the perfecting of the saints…” (Ephesians 4:11-12). Now, if the saints were already perfect, they wouldn’t need perfecting. The reason God gave ministry gifts of apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers to the church is for the perfecting of the saints. Thus saints are not those who are already perfect.
Scripturally speaking, “saints” mean holy or consecrated ones. Therefore, as a saint of God, you’re holy and consecrated unto the Lord; you’re set apart for God’s glory and His divine purpose. You’re set apart for success, victory, prosperity, peace, progress and divine health. Take some time to meditate on this truth today, and you’re a saint in God’s kingdom of light; not when you get to heaven, but here in the earth (if you’re born again that is). Therefore live as one by living in the Word.
You’re holy, not because you are perfect but because God’s Spirit (Who is Holy) indwells you (John 14:17; 1Corinthians 3:16, 6:19; 2Corinthians 6:16; Colossians 1:26-27). Mount Sinai was called “Holy Mountain”, simply because the presence of God was upon it; not because it did something to please God.
I thank you heavenly Father for making me holy, unreproveable and unblameable in your sight. By virtue of your indwelling and abiding presence, you’ve sanctified me unto yourself, and separated me from evil and the darkness prevalent in the world. I walk in the light of your victory, prosperity and success today, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Further Study: Romans 1:7; 1 Corinthians 1:2