We Are Being Sanctified!
Our God is a GOOD God and He so wants to bless us that He gives us eternal life
now, even as we are being sanctified as new-born Children of God. In the book
of Hebrews the writer puts it this way in Chapter 10, verse 14...
Hebrews 10:14 For by one offering he has perfected
forever those who are being sanctified.
So, when a person is born again and justified by God through his/her acceptance
of Jesus' sacrfice on their behalf, he/she is perfected forever (in their spirit).
Then follows sanctification where he or she is being set apart by God for a specific
divine purpose in His plan. We are being molded to conform to the image of Jesus,
day by day, as we yield to be guided by Holy Spirit.
Summing it up; The very moment we are saved in Christ we are given eternal life
by God. This life is in Jesus...
1 John 5:10 Whoever does not believe God has made him
a liar, because he has not believed in the testimony that God has borne
concerning his Son. 11 And this is the testimony, that God gave us eternal life,
and this life is in his Son. 12 Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not
have the Son of God does not have life.
Then we are set apart (sanctified) for God's divine purpose or to carry out God's
divine purposes from that time forward into eternity! We are not saved to rest
in an armchair and do nothing. We are saved for good works which God has prepared
for us as He tells us in Ephesians 2:10.
Ephesians 2:10 For we are God's workmanship, created in
Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
Having been saved and been given eternal life, not through our own efforts but
through faith in Jesus, we are being sanctified for God's divine purposes to do
good works which He has prepared for us to do, to fulfill His pleasure.
Don't you just love a God who is that awesome?
Best wishes for Grace and the Peace of Jesus.