We have been saved when we accept Jesus as our saviour. This is the first step but He wants us to go through a process of sanctification.
What is this sanctification?
I believe it is going through a process of brick building that brings us to a position of oneness with Christ.
What does this look like this oneness?
It is a position of all of Christ and none of us. It is his light shining from us and no darkness being present. It is being and knowing you are moving in Christ and His direction. It is going from being one of the called to one of the chosen. It brings us into the baptism of fire (coming soon on this site) which is how in Acts they walked in power in Christ.
What does the process look like?
Well it includes a transformation process .
Romans 12: 2
And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.
1 Peter 5:10
But may the God of all grace, who called us to His eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after you have suffered a while, perfect, establish, strengthen, and settle you.
The perfect and settle in these two verses comes after a process. This process is about dying to ourselves and becoming one with Him. This will come after a transformation of the mind from our mind to being one mind with Him. And it will come after “you have suffered a while”. This suffering will occur as the things we have to die to are not necessary easy for us to give away.
We can get to a point where the voice we hear is His voice the actions we take are His actions because we have become aligned with Him in a oneness. Are we in that state yet? The answer is probably no so He will take us through a process, if we permit Him, of identifying all those things in us which aren’t of Him. He will then start working them out of us through this process. This is where we can become more than the called and become the chosen.
“For many are called, but few are chosen.”
Many of the subjects written about on this site are the bricks we need to go through for sanctification.
Why do we want to go through sanctification?
I personally want to go through this so that I can be like Jesus at the end of His life and say what He said in John 17:4
“I have glorified You on the earth. I have finished the work You have given Me to do.”
We will be judged against what we have done versus what He has given us to do. Judged against how we went against what is written about us. Now you can’t be doing what He has given us to do unless you are totally in His will. To be in His will Christ has to be totally in us.
My friend who has a seer gifting shared this word from Holy Spirit a couple of days ago.
“Disappointment is another word for training and failure is another word for perseverance. The Christian life is dynamic and is for those who show themselves approved, it is not a couch surfing exercise moving from one place of comfort to another it is working hard in the trenches with the Lord.”
If we are committed to becoming one with the Lord then we will go through the sanctification process and there will be disappointment and there will be failure but it is through these things that we will kill the old man and the flesh and we will become one with Him. If you are to be chosen then you shouldn’t expect a comfortable life because this is not a sit and observe exercise. Show me in Acts where that was occurring.
But what the Lord is showing me is that there is a peace beyond understanding that we can get to when we go through this process. We learn to stand and to be in peace with Him no matter what is going on around us. We are in the trenches and there will be stuff going on around us as a result. This is exciting.
Are you willing to die to yourself and become one? If so go through a sanctification process. Look at the bricks and be prepared to tackle the areas one by one.
All of Him none of us.