May The God of Peace Sanctify You Completely
October 18, 2020
1 Thessalonians 5:22-24
22 Abstain from every form of evil. 23 Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you completely; and may your whole spirit, soul, and body be preserved blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. 24 He who calls you is faithful, who also will do it.
1 – Avoid or abstain from every form of evil.
Evil got its introduction into this world when Adam and Eve first chose to deny God His rightful place of Sovereign, LORD of their lives.
Sin is inbred into every person ever born.
Romans 3:10-12 (There is none who does good, There is not even one.)
Sin affects our whole being.
Think of it, would you rather live with an
Animos, bigoted, coveting,
dishonoring, envious, fighting
greedy, hateful, insolent,
judgmental, killing, lying,
quibbling, racial, selfish, treacherous,
unkind, vain, wrong,
xenophobic, – ever YEARNING but never satisfied – Zombi of a heart!
( YES THAT’S SIN FROM A TO Z! )
Or be CHANGED into a NEW PERSON, WITH A SANCTIFIED HEART?
You can’t change yourself, only God can do that!
2 – The God of Peace;
1 Thessalonians 5: 23 Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you completely; and may your whole spirit, soul, and body be preserved blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
24 He who calls you is faithful, who also will do it.
Psalm 25:14-15 (New Living Translation) The Lord is a friend to those who fear him. He teaches them his covenant. My eyes are always on the Lord, for he rescues me from the traps of my enemies.
Isaiah 26:3 NKJV 3 You will keep him in perfect peace, Whose mind is stayed on You, (FIXED, FOCUSED … ON YOU –
Because he trusts in You.
Question: How long do I have to keep my eyes on Him and keep my mind on Him?
Answer: Until Jesus comes!