Since we have these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from every defilement of body and spirit, bringing holiness to completion in the fear of God. (2 Corinthians 7:1 ESV) The Lord commands us to cleanse ourselves from every defilement of body and spirit as we bring holiness to completion because of the promises we
To all that be in Rome, beloved of God, called to be saints: Grace to you and peace from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ. (Romans 1:7 KJV) Paul addressed the Roman believers as “beloved of God” and added that they have been called of God to be saints. What a refreshing address!
Otherwise, would they not have ceased to be offered, since the worshipers, having once been cleansed, would no longer have any consciousness of sins (Hebrews 10:2 ESV) The Old Testament sacrifices for the people’s sins were offered continually because they could not truly take away sins. Our verse above tells us once true cleansing is
For every creature of God is good, and nothing to be refused, if it be received with thanksgiving: For it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer (1 Timothy 4:4–5, KJV) The Lord recently showed me in the scriptures why we pray before eating. If you are a Christian, especially those brought up
And for their sakes I sanctify myself, that they also might be sanctified through the truth (John 17:19, KJV) Sanctification is an important concept for us in Christianity. In a nutshell, it simply means to make someone or something holy. This implies sanctification can be conceived as a process; holiness is the finished state. If
And Moses brought Aaron and his sons, and washed them with water (Leviticus 8:6, KJV) Aaron was chosen by God to be the first high priest along with his sons serving as priests. Their ordination ceremony was quite fascinating as it tells us what God did when we were also ordained as priests in the
Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost (Titus 3:5, KJV) The Apostle Paul reveals to us two critical processes that accompany our born again experience —the washing of regeneration and the renewing of the