Beacon Hill



Sanctification is an act of dedication unto God.

Evil is tricky. When we separate ourselves from evil many times it is a relief at first but then we kind of feel like we are standing in the middle of nowhere.  We look around and say to ourselves now what? We hear the evil calling out to us still, like the abuser, "you'll never make it!" and other detestable words. We even feel like things are being thrown at us.

It is now that we walk with God and dedicate ourselves to listening to him, and doing what He says. Admitting our sin and asking for the forgiveness of our sin is the first step.   Scripture tells us that "If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness."

The dedication to God also allows us to daily have the fulfillment of his promise, "Now may the God of peace himself sanctify you completely, and may your whole spirit and soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ." Again, He wants us to be blameless yet He knows that we cannot be blameless on our own. Christ provides the covering, and that Covington gives us peace knowing we can draw near to God. The ability to have that peace allows us to place ourselves in a position open for Him to transform our minds through his Word. The knowledge of His Word then gives us understanding of Him. Understanding Him then gives us the ability to obtain what the Scripture says, "by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect."

Ah! I guarantee that to be able to discern the will of God and know what is good and acceptable and perfect is a point most people want. Do you? You can, and it not as though we become instantly perfect but we are better equipped to grow into it. Paul writes, Not that I have already obtained this or am already perfect, but I press on to make it my own, because Christ Jesus has made me his own. When Christ makes us his own, it is an incredible experience. In that experience, we begin a walk in Holiness which is the opposite of evil.

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Scripture references

  1. 1.1 John 1:9

  2. 2.1 Thessalonians 5:23

  3. 3.Romans 12:1-2

  4. 4.Philippians 3:12

Online resources

Dedication to God

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