Sanctification: we all want to go to heaven. The trouble is we are all seeking to get there by our own methods.
While sanctification is a process it is not of our own works. While there are works that we must do. They are works that must be done by us through Jesus who does them in us and not that of our own doing.
We must not grow weary because we fall all too often. Jesus does not weary in his efforts to bring us into his image.
God with love us so therefore he so freely justifies us when we come to him with a contrite heart. But once again it is his work of pulling us to him and not we of ourselves moving to him, lest we are able to boast. Yet Jesus’ work for us does not end there. He has set up a sanctification process by which our lives are to learn to leave sin behind us and replace it with a Christ-like life. This is not a one time event that occurs within us like justification does. It is a process that takes place throughout our life time. It does not end till either we die or Jesus returns, whichever comes first.
Just how far we reach in this process depends upon how much time we spend in this book and how willing we are to do what it says to do. Jesus can only do the work within us that we allow him to do. Unlike Satan Jesus will never force himself upon us. Therefore if we are not showing enough of Christ’ image stop putting the blame on Jesus. He is more than able to complete his work of changing our hearts and lives. Its not him but us. We lay back more than willing to remain in our sins and give the excuse that Jesus has no power to do it till his return.
Let us stop being such hypocritical Christians and go back to the bible with the intent of obeying it’s words thus enabling Jesus to us the power he has in our lives.