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“For by one offering He has perfected forever those who are being sanctified."  Hebrews 10:14

When a person accepts and receives Jesus Christ as their Savior they are sanctified (set apart as God’s vessel for His use). The Bible declares sin’s dominion is broken from your life. (Romans 6:14)

Today’s verse provides a greater glimpse of sanctification. Not only does God sanctify us at the point of salvation, He continues to set us apart for His use. Sanctification is a life long process. 

The scripture declares that when Christ died and rose again, He finished the work necessary for salvation. It is through sanctification, that Christ continues to finish (perfect) us.

As we grow in grace, we are gradually – but steadily – changing to be more like Jesus (2 Corinthians 3:18). We are “being” sanctified. This occurs in a process of daily spiritual renewal (Colossians 3:18).

Paul claimed that he had not reached perfection, but that he “pressed on” to attain everything Christ desired for him (Philippians 3:12).  

Today I ask you to allow Christ to continue to work in and through you so that you will experience His full power that He has set aside just for you. No matter what you face in your life, know that He is with you and in you to help you to become like Him. 

“Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform [it] until the day of Jesus Christ:” Philippians 1:6 (KJV)

CO-PASTOR DR. ELMER HESS, JR.

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