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    "Earnest souls who are attempting sanctification by struggle,

    instead of sanctification by faith, might be spared much humiliation

    by learning the botany of the Sermon on the Mount."


    - Henry Drummond


    "Sanctification makes us pure in heart."

    - William J. Seymour


    "The one marvelous secret of a holy life lies not in imitating Jesus,

    but in letting the perfections of Jesus manifest themselves in my

    mortal flesh. Sanctification is "Christ in you."... Sanctification is

    not drawing from Jesus the power to be holy; it is drawing from

    Jesus the holiness that was manifested in Him, and He manifests

    it in me."


    - Oswald Chambers


    "Any man that is saved and sanctified can feel the fire burning in

    his heart, when he calls on the name of Jesus."

    - William J. Seymour


    "Let no man join us who is afraid, and we want none but those

    who are saved, sanctified and aflame with the fire of the Holy Spirit."

    - Samuel Chadwick

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    The best of quotes above.

    Sanctification is spiritual, not intentional good behavior.
    Is sanctification what the Lord Jesus meant when he said you must be born again?
    Sanctification occurs because the Father and the Son have made their dwelling in the temple of the believer.
    Sanctification is not voluntary in that the redeem wills it, but sanctification is demanded and manifested by the new master.
    Sanctification is about who is in control.
    Sanctification is not a choice.
    Sanctification will bring either tribulation or peace and maybe both.
    All of the redeemed are being sanctified.

    The easy test.
    Mention as sin and watch the attention of the hearer.
    Is he denying the sin, ignoring the sin, excusing the sin, opting out of that sin? - These are the unsaved.
    or
    Does the eyes glaze over as he is searched by the Holy Ghost.
    The guilty repent and never defend what they have done.
    The innocent become merciful to the guilty or sad that people are sinning.
    These are those who are experiencing sanctification.

    This is what the Prophet Nathan did the King guilty of murder and adultery.
    Which were the results of the easy test for King David do?

    The book, The Imitation of Christ by Thomas Kempis (ca. 14181427) has been wrongly accused of promoting a willful imitation of Christ. Only those who have never read it or were not being sanctified would think this. The title will suggest to some that Christ can be imitated, but this is not the message of this devotional treatise. The message is the Christ in the believer will make the believer imitate Christ. Who can be more Christ like than Christ?
    The Imitation of Christ is as powerful as Oswald Chambers books.


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    • #3
      Originally posted by glen smith View Post
      The best of quotes above.

      Sanctification is spiritual, not intentional good behavior.
      Is sanctification what the Lord Jesus meant when he said you must be born again?
      Sanctification occurs because the Father and the Son have made their dwelling in the temple of the believer.
      Sanctification is not voluntary in that the redeem wills it, but sanctification is demanded and manifested by the new master.
      Sanctification is about who is in control.
      Sanctification is not a choice.
      Sanctification will bring either tribulation or peace and maybe both.
      All of the redeemed are being sanctified.

      The easy test.
      Mention as sin and watch the attention of the hearer.
      Is he denying the sin, ignoring the sin, excusing the sin, opting out of that sin? - These are the unsaved.
      or
      Does the eyes glaze over as he is searched by the Holy Ghost.
      The guilty repent and never defend what they have done.
      The innocent become merciful to the guilty or sad that people are sinning.
      These are those who are experiencing sanctification.

      This is what the Prophet Nathan did the King guilty of murder and adultery.
      Which were the results of the easy test for King David do?

      The book, The Imitation of Christ by Thomas Kempis (ca. 14181427) has been wrongly accused of promoting a willful imitation of Christ. Only those who have never read it or were not being sanctified would think this. The title will suggest to some that Christ can be imitated, but this is not the message of this devotional treatise. The message is the Christ in the believer will make the believer imitate Christ. Who can be more Christ like than Christ?
      The Imitation of Christ is as powerful as Oswald Chambers books.

      Thanks for the reply Glen. Amen, your reply agrees with what Chambers says:

      "The one marvelous secret of a holy life lies not in imitating Jesus,

      but in letting the perfections of Jesus manifest themselves in my

      mortal flesh. Sanctification is "Christ in you."... Sanctification is

      not drawing from Jesus the power to be holy; it is drawing from

      Jesus the holiness that was manifested in Him, and He manifests

      it in me."


      - Oswald Chambers

      The Holy Scriptures agree with this:

      Philippians 1

      3 I thank my God every time I remember you. 4 In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy 5 because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now, 6 being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.

      It is Christ who does the work in us.

      1 Cor 15

      9 For I am the least of the apostles and do not even deserve to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God. 10 But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace to me was not without effect. No, I worked harder than all of themyet not I, but the grace of God that was with me. 11 Whether, then, it is I or they, this is what we preach, and this is what you believed.

      I read the "The Imitation Of Christ" many years ago and I also recommend that everyone read this book. It is very small and can be read in a very short time. You can buy one of the internet for as little as 99 cents.

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          Here is a 1920 version. These vary in quality. OCR technology isn't perfect.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Baruch View Post
            Here is a 1920 version. These vary in quality. OCR technology isn't perfect.
            Thanks Barry.

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