that ye may be blameless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ.

I do believe that once we are born again, God has given us the ability to become the sons of God, entirely sanctify ourselves, and overcome sinning.
 
Whether or not you or anyone you know has ever attained is a moot point. The bible is true and is not subject any man’s experience. Either you believe Christ is able or you don’t. Either you seek Him to attain or you won’t.
 
John 1:12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:
 
John 1:13 Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.
 
It’s not so much that we tried and failed but rather that we failed to try hard enough because we don’t want it bad enough. For the soul who truly seeks, he will surely find for Christ does not disappoint.
 
Matt 7:7 Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:
Matt 7:8 For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.
 
Rom 10:11 For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.
 
I do believe that for as long as we are in this corrupt flesh, we will have to deal with sin in the flesh whether we give in to it or not.
 
I do not believe that failure to attain to entire sanctification on a consistent long term level, or falling to sin from time to time means that you are not saved. Sincerely seek and endeavor to overcome. A life of repentance and seeking Christ is a life of salvation. Making excuses and pretending is a life of lies and pretentious liars and lovers of sin will burn.
 
Jer 3:12 Go and proclaim these words toward the north, and say, Return, thou backsliding Israel, saith the LORD; and I will not cause mine anger to fall upon you: for I am merciful, saith the LORD, and I will not keep anger for ever.
Jer 3:13 Only acknowledge thine iniquity, that thou hast transgressed against the LORD thy God, […] and ye have not obeyed my voice, saith the LORD.
Jer 3:14 Turn, O backsliding children, saith the LORD; for I am married unto you: and I will take you one of a city, and two of a family, and I will bring you to Zion:
 
Jer 14:20 We acknowledge, O LORD, our wickedness, and the iniquity of our fathers: for we have sinned against thee.
 
I do not believe that we have to sin until we die. Death is not our deliverer, Christ is. He has delivered us from sin and from death, death has not delivered us and will not deliver us from anything.
 
I do believe that we will be “once saved always saved” at a certain point in our journey as described by scripture. At the coming of Jesus Christ when our corrupt bodies are either changed in an instant at His coming or when we are resurrected from the dead at His coming. Vs 54 below tells when we are “once saved always saved”, (when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption). Until then, we may abandon Christ anytime we choose to. 1Cor 10:12 Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall.
 
1Cor 15:22 For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.
1Cor 15:23 But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ’s at his coming.
1Cor 15:51 Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,
1Cor 15:52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.
1Cor 15:53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.
1Cor 15:54 So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.
1Cor 15:55 O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?
1Cor 15:56 The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law.
1Cor 15:57 But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
 
I do not believe that entire sanctification means one has arrived at a place where he no longer needs a constant supply of God’s Grace. I do believe that man is utterly dependent upon the Grace [enabling power and graciousness] of God.
 
God was and is gracious in that He provided His Son as an atonement for sin for us. God was and is gracious in that He wants to save us from eternal destruction and sin and has called us to repentance, giving us a chance to be reconciled to Him through His son Jesus Christ. This grace/graciousness can not be earned.
 
God’s Grace in the context of sanctification means God’s enabling Power. God gives us His Spirit when we are born again, by which we may have success in our sanctification and overcoming the flesh and sin. This Grace, [enabling power of God], makes it possible for us to incline ourselves toward the things of God, to walk the highway of holiness, to do the commands of God perfectly if we so desire and apply ourselves to that end.
 
The enabling grace of God can be earned. I know many will want to gasp and have a heart attack over that statement since so many pulpit pounders have drilled into your head that grace can not be earned but the Apostles Peter and James told us explicitly that it can be.
 
1Pet 5:5 Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble.
1Pet 5:6 Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time:
 
Jas 4:6 But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble.
Jas 4:7 Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
Jas 4:8 Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded.
 
Above the Apostles make it very clear that if we would do something, God would do something. If we humble ourselves, He gives grace. If we draw near to God, He will draw near to us. If we submit ourselves to God and resist the devil, the devil will flee.
 
So we are called to humble ourselves, draw near to God, submit to God and to resist the devil. If we do so, God will give more or greater grace, draw near to us and the devil will flee.
 
James and Paul also told us to cleanse ourselves! Yes we are cleansed by the shed blood of Christ. But if we always make ourselves dirty how are we appropriating the blood of Christ? How are we honoring Him?
 
Jas 4:8 Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded.
 
2Cor 7:1 Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.
 
God also gives grace if we ask in sincerity.
 
Heb 4:16 Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.
 
The presence of God’s Grace is power over sin contrasted to the Law having been the power of condemnation in that it had no power to conquer sin in us but rather shone it’s holy and perfect light upon sin condemning us thereby.
 
John 1:14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.
John 1:15 John bare witness of him, and cried, saying, This was he of whom I spake, He that cometh after me is preferred before me: for he was before me.
John 1:16 And of his fulness have all we received, and grace for grace.
John 1:17 For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.
 
Heb 7:19 For the law made nothing perfect, but the bringing in of a better hope did; by the which we draw nigh unto God.
 
Rom 6:12 Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof.
Rom 6:13 Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God.
Rom 6:14 For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace.
 
Entire sanctification is ones’ complete consecration to God.
 
Matt 22:37 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.
Matt 22:38 This is the first and great commandment.
Matt 22:39 And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
Matt 22:40 On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.
 
You know if you are loving God with all your heart mind soul and strength or not. If you’re not doing it, it’s because you don’t want to. Period.
 
1Thess 5:23 And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly (Entirely); and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
1Thess 5:24 Faithful is he that calleth you, who also will do it.
 
I do believe that when and if we become overcomers and entirely sanctified, it is by the work and power of Christ but if we do not give ourselves to it, it will not happen. We may not be saved and entirely sanctified by our own efforts but we will not be either without our own efforts. Modern, popular Christianity can’t handle this fact. They think man can do nothing and so they hold themselves unaccountable and un-responsible and therefor they will get nothing. This is why so much sin and defeat is prevalent in Christians today. They deny the truth. They fail to believe statements like Paul made below.
 
1Cor 1:8 Who[JesusChrist] shall also confirm [firmly establish] you unto the end, that ye may be blameless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ.
1Cor 1:9 God is faithful, by whom ye were called unto the fellowship of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord.
 
Jesus did not say we can do nothing. He said, “without me you can do nothing”. So in the positive, with Christ we can do something, and we must.
 
John 15:4 Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me.
John 15:5 I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.
John 15:6 If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned.
John 15:7 If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.
 
Mortifying the flesh by the Spirit does not mean not mortifying the flesh. We must kill everything that is against the will and holiness of God.
 
Rom 8:12 Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh.
Rom 8:13 For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live.
Rom 8:14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.
 
“Live after” – it means according to or mindful of etc … Contrarily, we can live after the Spirit, or be mindful of the Spirit, follow after the Spirit, live according to the Spirit etc…
 
Col 3:1 If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God.
Col 3:2 Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.
Col 3:3 For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.
Col 3:4 When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory.
Col 3:5 Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry:
Col 3:6 For which things’ sake the wrath of God cometh on the children of disobedience:
 
No Apostle as recorded in the bible ever told us that we must sin, will always sin, have to sin etc…. never said it. They called us to stop. In fact Peter said this about those who can not cease from sin:
 
2Pet 2:12 But these, as natural brute beasts, made to be taken and destroyed, speak evil of the things that they understand not; and shall utterly perish in their own corruption;
2Pet 2:13 And shall receive the reward of unrighteousness, as they that count it pleasure to riot in the day time. Spots they are and blemishes, sporting themselves with their own deceivings while they feast with you;
2Pet 2:14 Having eyes full of adultery, and that cannot cease from sin; beguiling unstable souls: an heart they have exercised with covetous practices; cursed children:
2Pet 2:15 Which have forsaken the right way, and are gone astray, following the way of Balaam the son of Bosor, who loved the wages of unrighteousness;
2Pet 2:16 But was rebuked for his iniquity: the dumb ass speaking with man’s voice forbad the madness of the prophet.
2Pet 2:17 These are wells without water, clouds that are carried with a tempest; to whom the mist of darkness is reserved for ever.
2Pet 2:18 For when they speak great swelling words of vanity, they allure through the lusts of the flesh, through much wantonness, those that were clean escaped from them who live in error.
2Pet 2:19 While they promise them liberty, they themselves are the servants of corruption: for of whom a man is overcome, of the same is he brought in bondage.
 
The bible says that with God, ALL THINGS are possible. Those are the Words of Jesus Christ our LORD. ALL THINGS, including overcoming sinning and entire sanctification.
 
Matt 19:26 But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.
 
Mark 9:23 Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth.
 
I do believe that although we battle the presence of sin in the flesh and all it’s influence and temptation, that we in fact do not have to sin.
 
1Cor 10:13 There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.
 
I do not believe God gives man commands that man is unable to perform.
 
Deut 30:14 But the word is very nigh unto thee, in thy mouth, and in thy heart, that thou mayest do it.
 
1Pet 1:13 Wherefore having girded up the loins of your mind, being sober, hope perfectly upon the grace that is being brought to you in the revelation of Jesus Christ,
1Pet 1:14 as obedient children, not fashioning yourselves to the former desires in your ignorance,
1Pet 1:15 but according as He who did call you is holy, ye also, become holy in all behaviour,
1Pet 1:16 because it hath been written, `Become ye holy, because I am holy;’
 
Trust God. Give yourself to righteousness and He will enable you to succeed by His power.
 
2Pet 2:19 for of whom a man is overcome, of the same is he brought in bondage.
 
Rom 6:16 Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?
 
Rom 6:12 Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof.
Rom 6:13 Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God.
Rom 6:14 For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace.
 
Believe and show it.
 
What ever deficiency there be in our walk, it is not with God – the deficiency is in us. Be honest about your own heart. That’s what Christ died to save you from. It’s not only that we have a hard time doing right, but more so that we have a hard time wanting to do right. Be honest with God about it. HE will help. HE will save. HE will transform the honest, the sincere and the humble. Take it all to Him, all the time, and never give up.
 
Heb 13:5 […] for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.

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