February 11th, 2018
1 Thessalonians 5:23 (KJB) 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.
There are two kinds of spiritual sanctification. One is a position in Christ immediately upon one’s salvation. The other is a day to day, and even hour to hour, or constant and consistent process of cleaning and spiritual preservation work by way of the supernatural power and presence of God working in a person’s softened spiritual heart condition.
It takes both the immediate and the spiritual progression for a godly man to stand preserved and found blameless on the day he meets with Christ, whether it takes place in the sky at His coming or upon a man’s admission into the eternal realm upon his physical death in this world.
Preservation, sanctification, and eternal blamelessness are necessary works of God (Ephesians 2:8-10) They are a spiritual labor which a man cannot do for himself. A genuine child of God will stand innocent before God on that day they meet spiritually “face to face” for God cannot mingle with any inkling of sin or unrighteousness.