Sanctification Precedes Divine Commissioning. Sermon And Prayer Points By Pastor E A Adeboye.

2-Timothy_2-15: Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

2-Timothy_2-15: Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

Memorise:

If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honour, sanctified, and meet for the master’s use, and prepared unto every good work.

2 Timothy 2:21

 

2-Timothy_2-1-1: Thou therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus

2-Timothy_2-1-1: Thou therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus

Read: John 17:13-19

13  And now come I to thee; and these things I speak in the world, that they might have my joy fulfilled in themselves.

14  I have given them thy word; and the world hath hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.

15  I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil.

16  They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.

17  Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.

18  As thou hast sent me into the world, even so have I also sent them into the world.

19  And for their sakes I sanctify myself, that they also might be sanctified through the truth.

Message

The most important thing a person needs is to be born-again (John 3:3). From personal experience and from the experience of others, certain things give you the assurance that you are born-again. If you are born-again, you stop thinking about yourself alone. You stop thinking only about what Jesus can do for you but also of what you can do for Jesus. This was the case with Paul after he met the Lord in Acts 9:6:

 “And he trembling and astonished said, Lord, what wilt thou have me to do? And the Lord said unto him, Arise, and go into the city, and it shall be told thee what thou must do.”

You also begin to think about restitution (Luke 19:8), and you begin to serve God with the same vigour with which you served the devil (Acts 9:20-22).

After you are saved, you need to be sanctified before you can be divinely commissioned for service. An unsanctified believer is susceptible to backsliding, hence the need for sanctification. The state of the human heart before salvation is one of the reasons why sanctification is necessary. Jeremiah 17:9 reveals that:

 “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?”

Every person is born with a heart that is desperately wicked, and every of our actions originate from the heart (Matthew 15:19-20). Sanctification changes the nature of a person’s heart (Ezekiel 36:26-27).

Many people who were once born-again backslid because of their failure to get sanctified. A backslider is worse than a sinner who has never been saved. Backsliding is horrible. It can be likened to a dog going back to its vomit. Worldliness can cause a Christian to backslide. Demas was an example of a Christian worker who backslid because of his attachment to the things of this world (Philemon 24, 2 Timothy 4:10).

The ability to live holy is given by God. Jesus died for our sanctification. When a person is sanctified, he or she begins to think like Jesus. You forgive like Jesus and like Him, you become humble. You develop a servant-spirit and you become obedient and meek (Matthew 11:29). To become sanctified, you must believe that it is possible to live holy (1 Peter 1:15-16). You must then admit that you cannot do it without the assistance of the Holy Spirit (John 15:5). Finally, ask God to remove the heart of stone from you and replace it with a heart of flesh.

Prayer Point:

Father, sanctify me wholly; give me a heart of flesh that is in line with Your nature.

May God Bless Nigeria, America And Israel And Take Care Of Us; May God Make His Face Shine Upon Us, And Be Gracious To Us; May The Lord Lift Up His Countenance Upon Us, And Give Us Peace, In Jesus Christ Name, We Pray! Amen!

May The Grace The Lord Jesus Christ, And The Love Of God, And The Fellowship Of The Holy Spirit Be With You All. Amen!

12 thoughts on “Sanctification Precedes Divine Commissioning. Sermon And Prayer Points By Pastor E A Adeboye.

  1. Pingback: Sorrow! Every Man Born Of A Woman Needs The Divine Touch Of God. YOU NEED THE DIVINE TOUCH, By Pastor E A Adeboye | God Loves Bummyla

  2. Pingback: Pastor e.a adeboye| Let the wind blow Abroad Feb 7, 2015 | Study Abroad Exchange Tech

  3. Pingback: Accessing God’s Plan For Your Life | God Loves Bummyla

  4. Pingback: We Must All Bear Fruit Of Souls Into God’s Kingdom. DO NOT CLOSE YOUR MOUTH PART 2. Sermon By Pastor E A Adeboye | God Loves Bummyla

  5. Pingback: What Type Of Vessel Are You? Sermon And Prayer Point By Pastor E A Adeboye | God Loves Bummyla

  6. Pingback: Called Unto Holiness. Sermon and Prayer Point By Pastor E A Adeboye | God Loves Bummyla

  7. Pingback: Strengthening The Inner Man | God Loves Bummyla

  8. Pingback: Progress With Speed. Sermon and prayer point by Pastor E A Adeboye | God Loves Bummyla

  9. Pingback: What does God say about Divorce. What does the bible say about divorce. What does the scriptures say about divorce. What does the word of God say about divorce | God Loves Bummyla

  10. Pingback: Challenges Of Life. Sermon And Prayer Points By Pastor E A Adeboye | God Loves Bummyla

  11. Pingback: Bearing False Witness Part 1. Sermon And Prayer Points By Pastor E A Adeboye | God Loves Bummyla

  12. Hey! Someone in my Myspace group shared this website with us so I came to check it out. I’m definitely loving the information. I’m book-marking and will be tweeting this to my followers! Exceptional blog and fantastic style and design.

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s