Category Sanctification

Removing the Veil

The old covenant is described as a ‘ministry of death’1. It was a glorious covenant because it contained many beautiful laws. But it ministered death to those who tried to keep those laws because they couldn’t do it. For that reason Paul called the old covenant ‘the ministry of condemnation’2. The people who lived under […]

Jesus Has You Covered

Leviticus 1:4 Then he shall put his hand on the head of the burnt offering, and it will be accepted on his behalf to make atonement for him. Imagine the perfection of Jesus covering you from head to toe in the sight of God every moment of the day. Does that sound like a dream? […]

Righteousness And Not Sin Imputed To You

Romans 4:8 Blessed is the man to whom the Lord shall not impute sin. You are blessed today because all your sins are forgiven in Christ. God does not count your sins against you. Instead, He counts you righteous in Christ. That is why you are the blessed man to whom the Lord does not […]

Death to Self

Death to self is the heartfelt desire of all who have experienced the new birth. We desire to see the self-for-others nature of God manifested in everything we do, say, and think. How then does one know when he has truly died to self? It’s easy to think of dying to self in terms of […]

The Gift of No Condemnation

John 8:11 “Neither do I condemn you; go and sin no more.” A woman caught in the act of adultery was brought before Jesus by the self righteous scribes and Pharisees. They tried to trap Him by posing a question that was difficult to answer: “Now Moses, in the law, commanded us that such should […]

You Cannot Live in Sin

Did you know that you cannot live in sin? Well that’s exactly what Paul says in the first two verses of chapter six! He anticipates the objection that grace encourages people to sin in order to get more grace. Apparently, some had accused Paul of encouraging sin in just this way (Rom 3:8), and he […]

You Are Perfect In God’s Eyes

Hebrews 10:12, 14, KJV But this man, after He had offered one sacrifice for sins forever, sat down on the right hand of God… For by one offering He hath perfected forever them that are sanctified. God sees you with no flaw, spot or imperfection, so honour His Word and the finished work of His […]

Wretchedness

“O wretched man that I am!” cried Paul, “who shall deliver me from this body of death?” (Ro 7:24) There is nothing more musical in the ears of the Lord. This cry is the most spiritual and the most scriptural cry a man can utter. He only utters it when he knows he can do […]

The Overshadowing of God’s Personal Deliverance

. . . I am with you to deliver you,’ says the Lord — Jeremiah 1:8 God promised Jeremiah that He would deliver him personally—”. . . your life shall be as a prize to you . . .” (Jeremiah 39:18 ). That is all God promises His children. Wherever God sends us, He will […]