Emanna for 06/17/2019
Sanctified by Rejecting and Presenting
Rom 6:13 Neither present your members as weapons of unrighteousness to sin, but present yourselves to God as alive from the dead, and your members as weapons of righteousness to God. (19) ...For just as you presented your members as slaves to uncleanness and lawlessness unto lawlessness, so now present your members as slaves to righteousness unto sanctification.
Words of Ministry
... we need to present ourselves and our members as slaves to God. If we present ourselves to God as slaves and our members as weapons of righteousness, we will be sanctified spontaneously. This means that we take sides with the resurrected Christ who dwells within us as life. We stand with this eternal life. In this way we give the eternal life the opportunity to work within us, to separate us from everything common, and to sanctify us. The result of this presentation is sanctification. Do not cooperate with sin any longer. Reject sin and cooperate with God. Do not be so spiritual that you become passive and cease to do anything at all. When sin comes to you with a proposal, you must say, "Sin, depart from me. I have nothing to do with you." Do not let sin continue to lord it over you (6:14). This means that you reject sin and turn to God and say, "Lord, I am Your slave. I want to cooperate with You. Whether or not I love my wife, it is up to You. In the matter of loving I want to cooperate with You. I want to be Your slave. Whatever You do, I will follow You and cooperate with You." Simply reject sin and cooperate with God. If you do this, you will not only be righteous, but also sanctified.
Bible verses are taken from the Recovery Version of the Bible and Words of Ministry from Witness Lee. Life-study of Romans, pp. 136-137. Both are published by Living Stream Ministry, Anaheim, CA. (Repeat 4/21/98) Please visit us at www.emanna.com Comments to: email@example.com.