“According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love”. – Ephesians 1:4
If you’re born again, the Bible describes you as “holy”. This is too big for religious mind to accept, because they think “holiness” means “sinlessness”, but that’s not true. Holiness has nothing to do with what you do. The presence of God in your life is what makes you holy. The Bible tells us that God stepped on Mount Sinai, and it became “Holy Mountain”. The mountain didn’t do anything right or wrong to become holy. The presence of God consecrated it and made it holy.
Thus, holiness is actually positional; you’re holy because God’s presence is upon you and in you (Colossians 1:27; 1 Corinthians 3:16…). Sanctification on the other hand, means you’ve been chosen by God and separated from the world. It means you’ve been set apart for God’s sacred use. You’re set apart from sin, sickness, poverty and death, unto the life of success, victory, prosperity and divine health. That’s why the Bible says, “A thousand shall fall at your side, and ten thousand at your right hand, but it shall not come near you” (Psalm 91:7 NKJV). You’ve been set apart for the good life.
“What if I do something wrong; am I still holy and sanctified?” you might want to ask. Emphatically yes. When you do something wrong and ask God to forgive you, it doesn’t change who you are. He forgives you, and as far as He’s concerned, you’re as one who never did anything wrong. If you’re born again, you’re holy and sanctified. This is what it means to be a “saint”. According to the Bible, saints are not sinless or good people who have died and gone to heaven, but those who through the Spirit, have been consecrated by God unto salvation.
See yourself the way God sees you, and call yourself what He’s called you! You’re a holy and sanctified child of God (1 Peter 2:9), not because of your work, but by God’s choice! (Ephesians 2:8-9). It’s time to put away the “self-righteous consciousness”; if your self-righteousness could please God, He wouldn’t have sent Jesus to die in your place. There are some Christians who are rejecting what Jesus has done for them unknowingly. Every time you think your good behaviors or deeds are what make God love you or pleased with you, you are wrong!
Romans 5:8 says, “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” …While we “WERE” yet sinners; this lets you know that, as a born again child of God, you are no longer a sinner but a holy and sanctified child of God (Galatians 2:16-21). 1 John 3:9 says, “Whosoever is born of God [born again] DOTH NOT COMMIT SIN; FOR HIS SEED [Word – 1 Peter 1:23; Luke 8:11] REMAINETH IN HIM: and HE CANNOT SIN, BECAUSE HE IS BORN OF GOD.”
For more, please read and study: 1 Corinthians 1:2; 1 Corinthians 6:11; Hebrews 3:1
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