Day: May 16, 2011

Arrows of The Almighty–Part 3

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The Second Affliction

Chapter 2 in the book of Job records the second trial Job suffered. The second council meeting in heaven followed the pattern of the first. Once more the angels appeared before God, and Satan again presented himself. The Lord once more spoke His thoughts about His servant Job (Job 2:1-3). But this time He added the words,

“And still he holdeth fast his integrity, although thou movedst me against him, to destroy him without cause” (Job 2:3).

God restated His faith in Job’s integrity and reminded Satan that his accusation against Job was without foundation (“without cause”). Satan’s lie about Job was disproved.


The Sanctification of The Spirit

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"God has chosen you to salvation, through sanctification of the Spirit." 2 Thessalonians 2:13

To sanctify, is to separate and set apart for holy purposes and holy uses. The Lord has separated His people, by choosing them in Christ to be holy; and He sanctifies them now for Himself–by the power, operation, and indwelling of the Holy Spirit.

In sanctification, a work is commenced which is to make us exactly like Christ. A sanctified person has . . . his heart changed, his will renewed, his understanding enlightened, his conscience purified, and his affections spiritualized.