Sanctification / How To See The Lord
I hope what I am about to speak on gets you to take a closer look at your Salvation. If you profess to be a believer, it is always good to examine yourself to see that you are in the Faith. I am really concerned about what I see in today’s church. I think we have had a real watered down gospel preached and a false security ,and I think it’s time to wake up the troops so I am going to address some doctrines. The doctrine of the chosen; Who are the chosen? The doctrine of demons; it says in the last days men are going to pay attention to doctrines of demons. I am going to talk a little bit about that. The doctrine of the old man, what that really is. The doctrine of sin in the flesh. The fulfilling of the law, righteousness, sanctification, and eternal life. I hope you will pay close attention because I am going to touch on issues in great detail that most preachers and teachers won’t talk about. This will be very controversial, but I am not afraid of that. I think people have thought that sanctification is optional in regards to salvation, but I am here to show you it is not optional. For those of you who do not have a bible near by I am going to use a lot of scripture and will underline all scripture I am using from the Bible. So hopefully after seeing what I have to show you it my change some of your opinions and make some changes in your heart and your life. If you have your bible near by I would recommend grabbing it and going through each scripture so you don’t think I am misleading you or speaking something that is not in God’s word.
The first question I want to ask you is who will see the Lord? Turn in you Bible to Matthew 5:8 It says Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God. So who is going to see God? It’s the pure in heart. It’s the pure in heart that are going to see God; so I would say if you want to see God you better have a pure heart. Everybody reading this right now have a pure heart? Are you sure? Well lets see if you do. Turn to Hebrews 12:12-17 Now watch this! Therefore strengthen the hands that are weak and the knees that are feeble. Make straight paths for your feet so the limb that is lame may not be put out of joint, but rather be healed. So in other words if you get off track; God will lame your leg so you can’t go quite as fast in the direction you where trying to go. He will cause some things to happen to shut down your walk when you are going wrong, and he says you better make straight paths for your feet so the limb that’s lame will be healed instead of put out of joint. In other words you start walking and your lame in your walk and the next thing you know God will break your leg because you are going the wrong way. It’s better to have your leg broke than to go to hell. God will break your leg if he has to. He will stop your path if you are going the wrong way. Pursue peace with all men. Including your husband, pursue peace with your husband and your wife, pursue peace with all men and women, and the sanctification without which no one will see the Lord.
Well I thought I was saved? Well maybe you where; maybe your not; maybe you don’t know. You won’t see the Lord unless you pursue sanctification. Without sanctification you will not see the Lord. Without a pure heart you will not see the Lord. Sanctification and a pure heart are the same thing. God is in the process of purifying your heart. That is the process called sanctification. It is a process. If your heart where pure when you got saved then you would not be speaking evil to your husband, and wife, or to your sons and your daughters, or to your friends, or your enemies or whatever. So obviously our hearts not pure is it? This is a process and this is what people don’t understand or realize.
See to it that no one comes short of the grace of God, in other words you can come short of the grace of God. This false security grace message that is going around is wrong! You can fall short of the grace of God. What is the grace of God it’s talking about right here? It’s sanctification. Sanctification is a work of grace. You can fall short of the sanctification of God. See to it that no comes short of the grace of God. If Paul tells you that you can come short of it then it means you can come short. Even if your 6ft 8in you can come short of the grace of God.
You see we just read the bible and ignore these little words like this and think we got it made. Sanctification again is a work of grace. That no root of bitterness springing up causes trouble. Here’s one of the ways you can fall short of the grace of God is bitterness. You can fall short of the grace of God. Bitterness can cause you to fall short. That there be no immoral or godless person like Esau who sold his birthright for a single meal. In other words for one pot of red stew he sold his inheritance to the kingdom of God. One meal, One of those all you can eat buffet meals and you have sold your birthright if you are not careful. You can sell your birthright for a deed of the flesh. You know what happen to Esau? For you know that even afterwards, when he desired to inherit the blessing, he was rejected, for he found no place for repentance. He could not get it back. He sold it and he could not get it back. It’s pretty serious. He sold his inheritance with God. So we can do that. It’s possible. We have been taught that’s not possible, but it is and Esau could never get it back.
Turn to 2 Thessalonians 2:13-15. I recommend you learn all the bible, not just part of it, or not just the part that used to fit in your doctrine that is changing. We are going to get the right doctrine so people can get saved, people can get healed, and people can get delivered. I learned all of this out ministering and praying for folks. Now starting in verse 13; But we should always give thanks to God for you, brethren beloved by, the Lord, because God has chosen you. From the beginning for salvation; now watch this! Through Sanctification by the Spirit and faith in the truth. In other words it’s not just faith in the truth. Your saved by faith through grace but it’s also sanctification by the Spirit because the work of grace is sanctification. He has chosen you for salvation through sanctification by the Spirit so let me ask you this. Just read that scripture right there; Is sanctification by the Spirit optional?
It’s not optional is it. Now you have got to be real blind to believe that is optional right now. It is not optional. I mean if you can read and think just a little bit you can see that is not optional. So brothers and sisters we are far away from where we ought to be. It says in the last days because lawlessness has increased the love of many is going to wax cold. It’s going to get worse and worse and worse, and the deception is getting worse and worse all the time. I have been looking up on the internet about what Christians believe and 60 to 70 percent believe there is many ways to God. Did you know that? You may be saying, I am one of them. Man we are in trouble. We are in bad trouble guys. It’s going to get worse and it is not going to get better. It is going to get to the point where those that really love God are going to look like a bunch of weirdoes. You better get ready if you are not weird already.
You are going to look really weird to the rest of the world, and you better not have a reputation if you want to get to heaven. Jesus made himself of no reputation. It was for this, what is this? Salvation through sanctification that he called you through our gospel that you may gain the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ. In other words you get to be like Jesus. That’s the glory of the Lord to be like Jesus. You get to be like Jesus if you walk in sanctification by the Spirit and faith in the truth. That’s what He called you for. So then brethren stand firm or in other words don’t let anybody shake you off of this, and they will try to take this away from you. The demons will, the false doctrines, the false teachers, all of these things will try and take this away from you. You will see this when you get through going through all of these scriptures I have to share with you.
Okay now lets take a look at the chosen. Turn to 1 Peter 1:1. Now if you notice I use a lot of scripture. It works better that way. That way I can’t lie. As you begin to study the word and learn the word it’s going to start speaking for itself and it is going to be very clear what God is saying, but you have to put all of it together. You can not pick and choose through the Bible. That is divination, which is where you pick and choose the things you want or the part you want to obey. That is what King Saul was into. Now back to Peter; Now Peter an apostle, you know it is interesting he wasn’t afraid to call himself what he was. We need to get back to the apostles doctrines that was taught in the book of Acts. We need to listen to what the apostles and prophets said instead of what denominations and everybody else is saying. Lets look at the apostles doctrine. The real apostles not the false apostles.
Now Peter an apostle of Jesus Christ, to those who reside as aliens. Uh oh! You know what you are? You are an alien. Aliens you know don’t have a lot of rights. You know when you are an alien in a foreign country you don’t have a lot of rights do you? Well guess what? We are an alien so give up your rights to be mad. We need to quit trying to be at home and comfortable on this earth. Because if you are at home and comfortable here then you are not an alien, and you know what we try to do? We try to get comfortable and at ease in Zion. Woe to those who are at ease in Zion. Woe to those who are comfortable. He said you say you are rich and increased with goods and have need of nothing, but you don’t know you are naked, miserable, blind, wretched. So Peter said to those who reside as aliens.
Keep your finger in Peter and turn to James 4:4. Look at this. If you are a friend of the world, or if you are comfortable in the world, or if you are not an alien here then guess what you are? You adulteresses, do you not know that friendship with the world is hostility towards God? If you are not an alien here and you are a friend of the world, therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world, makes himself an enemy of God. Do you see what he is saying? If you are a friend of the world then you are God’s enemy. If you are not an alien here then you are a friend of the world, and now you are an enemy of God. And brother, you do not want God as your enemy, but see we just ignore that stuff in the church today.
If you make yourself a friend of the world then you are an enemy of God, and I will guarantee you that you will never let the sanctifying work of the Spirit if you’re a friend of the world because you are an enemy of God. If your God’s enemy then He will fight against you. You say well I haven’t heard that kind of preaching. Well I am just reading the bible.
Go back to 1 Peter; to those who reside as aliens scattered through Pontius, Cappedonia, who are chosen. Chosen we are going to talk about chosen here in a minute. What does chosen mean? What are you chosen For? How do you get chosen? Keep your finger in 1 Peter and turn to John 15:16. Jesus says, you did not choose Me but I chose you. Listen you did not choose God. He chose you, and He appointed you that you should go and bear fruit. Listen if you are chosen this is what you are supposed to go and do. You are supposed to be bearing fruit; if you are not bearing fruit guess what? You may not be chosen. If you are not bearing fruit then you better check out whether you are chosen. If you are not chosen then you better check out whether you are saved or not. God He said I chose you, and I appointed you that you should go bear fruit and your fruit going to remain and whatever you ask in my name He will give it to you.
If you are bearing fruit when you pray you get your prayers answered. If you pray and you are not getting your prayers answered you are probably not chosen and you are not bearing fruit. Whatever you ask you are supposed to start getting it because you are going to ask properly with the right motive, not according to your own motive. You can not bear fruit unless you are walking in the sanctification which we are going to see here in a moment.
Turn back to 1 Peter 1; He is talking to who? The chosen, okay! Now look at verse 2; To those who are chosen according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, How? By the sanctifying work of the Spirit! So now lets look at how your chosen and who is chosen. You are chose by the sanctifying work of the Spirit. That’s how you get chosen. Those are the ones who are chosen. By the sanctifying work of the Spirit to do what? Obey Jesus Christ and be sprinkled with His blood.
In other words, the sanctifying work of the Holy Spirit will lead you to obey Jesus Christ. That is how you are chosen. In other words if you are not allowing the Holy Spirit to sanctify you and cause you to obey Jesus Christ then you are not chosen. The ones that are chosen is by the sanctifying work of the Spirit to obey Jesus Christ and be sprinkled with the blood. That’s how you get chosen and how you know you are the chosen of God because the sanctifying work of the Spirit is working in you to get you to obey Jesus Christ and then when you obey Jesus the blood covers everything. That’s how you get sprinkled with the blood. You can’t be sprinkled by the blood without the sanctifying work of the Holy Spirit and obeying Jesus Christ.
You can pray the blood of Jesus and for the blood of Jesus and it won’t do one thing for you, if you are not being sanctified and walking in obedience to Jesus Christ. I don’t care how much you say I am covered by the blood, I am covered by the blood. You are not covered by the blood.. This is only one way you get sprinkled by the blood. It says it right there in Peter. The chosen people of God are the ones that have been sprinkled by the blood who have the sanctifying work of the Spirit living through them to walk in obedience to Jesus and His words.
Did He say He has chosen you for salvation through sanctification by the Spirit to obey Jesus? If you are not obeying Him then you do not have faith. You are just saying words and you are not His. That is why very few people are going to get there, because They don’t know this, and they think they have a security in something that is not right, the security of the un-believer.
To obey Jesus Christ and to be sprinkled with His blood; in other words when you start walking in obedience to Jesus the blood covers you and when you mess up and you repent then the blood covers you. If your not then the blood does not cover you and you are out from underneath grace. May grace and peace be yours in the fullest measure. To obey Christ is why we were chosen and obedience is what the sanctifying work of the Spirit causes us to do. If sanctification is working in you it is going to cause you to obey Jesus.
You will never become sanctified if you are comfortable and friends with the world. If your comfortable in the world and friends with the world you will never go where I am talking about going. Obedience and sanctification will cause you to be covered by the blood. The blood does not cover those who are not obedient.
Keep your finger in 1 Peter and turn to Hebrews 10:24. This is going to make some of these scriptures that people have tried to explain away very clear to you now, As you begin to see the blood, grace, sanctification, and obedience. Hebrews10:24 Let us consider how to stimulate one another to love and good deeds. Did you know that you are supposed to stimulate other people to walk in love and to do good things? We are supposed to be doing that to one another. We are supposed to stimulate each other. Not forsaking our own assembling together as the habit of some, but encouraging one another and all the more as you see the day drawing near. The purpose of assembling is to encourage one another, to stimulate one another, to love in good deeds to continue doing what you are supposed to do. That’s why it is so important to meet with the body.
Now verse 26, here it is; If we go on sinning willfully after receiving the knowledge of the truth then there no longer remains a sacrifice for your sin. Do you see that? In other words the blood doesn’t sprinkle you when you sin willfully because he says when you obey Christ you are sprinkled by the blood. Now then it says if you go on sinning willfully that means the blood doesn’t sprinkle you. It’s very simple. I have run into this in deliverance many times before when I prayed the blood Jesus over a person trying to get a demon out and this demon would tell us that the blood does not mean anything to me. The blood did not mean anything and that person was not covered and sprinkled by the blood because they where in willful sin and disobedience and the blood did not cover them at all; therefore we could not see them get delivered until they repented, and then the blood covered them and then they got delivered every time! This is how it works.
Look what happens if you don’t obey the truth and sin willfully in verse 27. A terrifying expectation of judgment. Now who is he writing to? He is writing to the Jewish people or the believers. He said if you do this there is going to be a expectation of judgment. Guess what the judgment is? It’s the powers of darkness; and the fury of a fire. I do not have time to cover this but when you do a word study on fire and refiners fire you will find out the fire is the powers of darkness that come to destroy you. Because you are not covered by the blood and you are not protected by the blood then boom! You become open access to the powers of darkness. That’s what the judgment is. The fury of the fire which will consume what? Who’s it consume? The adversary, okay then who is the adversary? A friend of the world is an enemy of God. See if you are a friend of the world then you won’t walk in obedience and you won’t obey God so you’re an adversary and you become His enemy. See how all of this ties together?
It all fits. All the scriptures fit. So because you’re a friend of the world you’re an adversary and judgment comes and the fire comes and boom! You are burned up! Anyone who sets aside the law of Moses dies without mercy of two or three witnesses. That’s the law of Moses. How much severer punishment do you think he will deserve who has trampled under foot the Son of God, and regarded it as unclean the blood of the covenant. When you don’t allow the sanctifying work of the Holy Spirit to cause you to obey Jesus then do you know what you are saying? The blood is unclean; I don’t wan to be sprinkled with that blood. That’s what you are saying. If you do this then you are regarding that blood as unclean. When you obey God; you get sprinkled by the blood, but when you don’t obey God then you say I don’t want that blood on me. It’s an unclean thing.
What have the churches done today? Have they taking the blood out of the gospel? You bet they have because it’s an unclean thing to a lot of people; because when you obey God the blood comes on you and sprinkles you and cleanses you from all unrighteousness and you regard it as clean; But when you choose to walk in disobedience you are saying the bloods unclean and I don’t want it! That’s what you are saying. That’s how you regard the blood as unclean when you don’t walk in obedience.
That’s what he is saying here. You regard the blood of the covenant by which He was sanctified. By which He was sanctified. Didn’t we just read about sanctification by the Spirit, and faith in the truth, you walk in obedience and your sanctified and sprinkled by the blood. Can you see what these scriptures are saying. It’s all saying the same thing. Look and he has insulted the Spirit of grace. Look there’s your grace. You want to see grace. Grace is the sanctifying work of the Holy Spirit and you insult the Spirit of grace when you don’t walk in obedience to God and receive the blood and be sprinkled and cleansed. Guess what that means? You are going to hell!
You are going to hell. That is really what’s going on; you are going to hell. That’s the truth that know one will tell you. That is the truth brothers. When you are not sprinkled by the blood, then you are not covered and you are regarding the blood as unclean and it’s a bad deal!
When you start walking in obedience to Jesus then you can lay hands on people and they get delivered; they get healed; and things start happening and people get saved and people get convicted because you are cleansed by the blood. But when you don’t allow the Spirit to sanctify you by obedience to the word then you regard the blood as unclean because you won’t allow it to sprinkle you.
In other words I don’t want the blood to touch me. I don’t want that old blood. This is why the church has taken the blood out of the gospel because it is an unclean thing to a lot of people. It’s an unclean thing; do you see what I am saying? Does this make sense to any of you? For we know Him who said, vengeance is mine I will repay. Again the Lord will do what? He will judge His people. It is a terrifying thing to fall into the hands of the living God. Brother we have made it, no big deal in the churches today. God says it’s a terrifying thing, and see this is what happens and why people are in bondage today an don’t understand.
I learned this as I have gone out and ministered, and preached, and have done deliverance. God has shown me all this stuff, and this is why people are in trouble today because they have disregarded the importance of walking in obedience to God and have taking lightly the judgment of God for disobedience. You can get out of the mess by receiving his word and walking in sanctification. There is no other way out. You can’t pray your way out of this mess. Nobody can fix you. You have to walk this way and then when you do, boom, you can get delivered, you can get healed, and you get to go to heaven. This a good place to stop right now and I will pick up from this point next time.