SUGGESTED READING: GALATIANS 2:16-21
SCRIPTURE TEXT: “I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave Himself for me ”
Entire sanctification means that the perfections of Jesus Christ have been imparted to me – not gradually, but instantly, in a crisis moment. This moment occurs when I enter into the full realization, by faith, of Christ’s being made sanctification for me. Faith is the divine instrument given to us to make this wonderful spiritual blessing ours personally.
If you have been born again of the Spirit of God, the deep craving of your heart is to be holy. Just as you enter into regeneration by faith, so you enter into entire sanctification by faith.
The union of my soul with Christ in entire sanctification means that the unsearchable riches of our Lord Jesus Christ are made mine. We are invited to believe until the whole gospel of Christ is fully formed in us. The secret of a holy life is not imitating Jesus, but in letting the perfections of Jesus be manifested in our mortal flesh.
Prayer Thought: “Manifest your holy beauty, Lord Jesus, in and through me.” Amen.
SOURCE: Culled from DEVOTIONS FOR A DEEPER LIFE BY OSWALD CHAMBERS