OPEN HEAVENS DAILY DEVOTIONAL. TUESDAY 28 APRIL 2015. THEME : CHOOSE TO BE SANCTIFIED.

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MEMORISE : And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are
sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit
of our God. 1CORINTHIANS 6 : 11.

READ : 1 THESSALONIANS 5 : 22 – 24.
22 Abstain from all appearance of evil.
23 And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole
spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord
Jesus Christ.
24 Faithful is he that calleth you, who also will do it.

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR : JUDGES 16 : 23 -18 : 31 AND MATTHEW 27 : 15 – 44.

It is the express will of God that every believer is sanctified ( 1 Thessalonians
4 : 3 ). For us to become vessels unto honour, fit for the Master’s use, we
have to be fully sanctified ( 1 Timothy 2 : 21 ). To be sanctified is to be
separated unto the process of becoming like Jesus Christ ( 2 Corinthians 3 :
18 ). Sanctification helps the believer to live a holy life. Right from creation,
God has always been in search of vessels to glorify. The Lord will find you
worthy for His glorious use in Jesus’ Name. Today, He is still looking for men
to honour by using them. One thing you must know is that the scarcity of men
is not the issue; it is the scarcity of sanctified vessels. A holy God cannot fill
unholy vessels. A vessel that God will use for doing great exploits in life must
be clean always. All those who are still finding it difficult to deal with the lust
of the flesh, the lust of the eyes and the pride of life cannot be used of God for
honourable purposes.
It is a great privilege for God to use a person. God will never play your role
even though He wants to honour you. You must be made pure through and
through the blood of Jesus. You must be willing to resist ungodly thoughts and
every other thing that has the potential of defiling you physically and
spiritually. Sin makes a vessel impure. The choice is yours to make.

The one who wants to be used and honoured by God must refuse compromise by
following the norm ( Daniel 1 : 8 ). You cannot go far if you are not sanctified.
You cannot be an oracle of God if you are not ready to deny yourself of the
present in order to buy the future. God’s vessels are not democratically
elected. His choices are made based on what He deems fit for His purpose
( Hebrews 2 : 4 ). The moment He picks you and you are willing to leave your life
in His hands, you will not regret that you did.
The call to sanctification is a clarion call to all. It is a call of privilege to
become vessel of honour fit for the Master’s use. If you accept and allow God
to perfect His good works concerning you, you will become a wonder to
yourself. You must be willing to let go and let God work on your weaknesses.
You must be ready to decrease so that Christ may increase in you. Give
attention to the study of the word of God. Memorise it and do all that it
commands. Do not love the world or the things that are in it. Beware of pride,
rebellion, envy, strife, ungodliness and uncontrollable desire for wealth.
Watch and pray. Do not allow anything to stain your glorious garments. Get
back to God and remain connected to Him in all that you do.

PRAYER POINT :
Father, sanctify me wholly from every besetting sin by the Blood of Jesus shed
on the cross.

AUTHOR : Pst. E . A ADEBOYE.

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