how very true! My wife, Elizabeth, is now saved. I can truely say we have never been closer. When we have our quiet times together, reading scripture and praying together, it most definitely is a most blessed time. Thanks be to OUR Saviour!
Misunderstanding Sorry for misunderstanding your use of the term when you said, "My Saviour experienced entire sanctification." 22:17.
It is my understanding that sanctification is the work that God does in us, through the Holy Spirit, to make us more Christ-like.
Entire sanctification is the work that God does in us to cleanse our self-centred nature, in order to fill us completely, through and through, and entirely with Himself. Your text verse 1 Thessalonians 5:23 says. "and the very God of peace sanctify you ..."
Consecration is our responsibility and as Romans 12:1 suggests, is the only proper response to make to a God who has demonstrated extreme mercy towards us Sanctification in all stages whether initial, on-going or complete is God's part. He chooses to set apart, i.e. make His people holy.
correction Apologies for the massive syntax errors of the last post. I'm blaming the computer and internet connection!
My observations should have read something to the sound of,
In John 17, Jesus sanctified (separated, surrendered, consecrated His self rights) so that His followers might experience a) sanctification and b) entire sanctification. There was no need for Jesus to be entirely sanctified as He did not have a sin nature that needed to be cleansed.
Appreciate the efforts involved in recording and posting your sermons.
Answer I think you misunderstand the word sanctification. It simply means consecration. Of course Jesus was free from inherited depravity. My point was that He displayed total commitment and we must do likewise.
Question In this message there was a comment suggesting people should follow the example of Jesus and be entirely sanctified. It was mentioned that He sanctified Himself - John 17? My question is, why would Jesus need to be entirely sanctified if he was free inherited depravity? Surely, the sanctification mentioned in John 17:19 has different application to the on going sanctification of believers as well as the definitive and establishing work of entire sanctification. Christ devotes/consecrates His life for the sanctification i.e. the process of making His followers more like Him.
Great Sermon! I have a recording of the Book of Hebrews [King James Version], and the sermon 'Christ in Hebrews' by Rev. Jonathan Campbell together on my MP3. Wonderful combination to fill me with peace and assurance that I am washed from my sins in the Blood of Jesus.
Great Sermon! Ive listened to this sermon a few times and am sure will listen to it again. presently trying to memorize verses 13 14 of chapter 9. I absolutely love reading and listening to any thing concerning the blood of my Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. There is no forgiveness of sins without the shedding of Blood. praise be to the Lord Jesus for being obedient unto death.
Great Sermon! Thank you brother jonathan for your message from 2 KINGS. It is so good to be able to read my bible and then look up the same verses on this sermon audio website. I find it very valuable. God bless.
Great Sermon! on this sunday night what a pleasure and privelege to hear Gods word preached. I thank him for this medium of the interent. May God bless you jonathan and your whole extended family and keep you all.
Great Sermon! Presently reading first kings in my quiet time. so wonderful to hear a sermon on christ in first kings. looking forward to reading chapter 6 again. words cannot express what jesus did for us on calvarys tree. But i am so very thankful that i can be called a child of God because of that substitutionary work. no matter what happens in our life or whoever comes up against us or whatever difficult situations arise, rrwe as christains can Rest confidently and assureadly in that FINISHED WORK. We thank you Lord Jesus for the PEACE which you came to bring and do give to those who have turned from their sins and look to you.
Great Sermon! God has given me a tongue but i dont use it for him. i want to be more loving to my own family and those who arent. A nd quite often its my way, not gods way. Help me God to bend to your will in my life!