John 14:6 (KJV) “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me”.
After about two months, Jude noticed that most of the persons who said the sinner’s prayer alongside him had returned to their old way of life. This got him so troubled that he asked his pastor, “what is happening sir? Why have these other persons fallen back into sin? I don’t think they experienced what I experienced and is still experiencing”. What are you experiencing? His Pastor asked. “sir, the joy that came into my heart the very day I made Jesus my Lord is being renewed daily”, Jude responded.
“Your experience is because you have continued in obedience and service to Jesus. Those other persons fell back to their evil ways because unlike you, they did not continue”, his Pastor said.
When a man continues in the way (justification), he will meet with the truth and the truth will cause sanctification of such a one. Jesus said, “Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth” John 17:17 (KJV). In the same manner that we are being justified by putting our faith in Jesus, we will be sanctified by applying the truth of the word of God to our lives.
It is at the stage of sanctification that the truth of the word of God begins to reveal your unique faults to you. The people around you may even consider such faults not sinful, but you will just notice that you are not comfortable doing those things again. When you continue to live like this, you will begin to experience freedom, and the more you live your life based on the truth of the word of God, the more freedom you will experience.
In John 8:31-32, Jesus said to those who believed in him, “If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; and ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free”.
When you continue in obedience to the truth of God’s word, His word will lead you to life and this is what guarantees glorification.
Go into today determined to follow the truth of God’s word until you take your last breath.
Prayer: thank you Jesus for bringing me into the way. Help me to continue until I have been made completely free by your truth. Amen!
—Dr. Emmanuel James
Yearly Bible: Proverbs 29-30 (In today’s Audio)
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