Conversation / Daily Devotion

Aggressive Sanctification: Daily Holiness in the Believer… Obedience Matters

I appreciate greatly my friend and partner in the gospel, Pastor Mike Fabarez, for coining this phrase of aggressive sanctification. To me, it perfectly represents the biblical doctrine of sanctification as well as confronts the errant views on this issue being touted by some of the youn b, reckless and uninformed of our day. Please visit Mike’s website here: AGGRESSIVE SANCTIFICATION:

“In the school of holiness obedience is not an elective; it is mandatory education. Godliness is a doctrine beloved. Mortify the flesh…” -Pastor Steve

For if you live according to the flesh you will die, but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live. (Romans 8:13)

Since we have these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from every defilement of body and spirit, bringing holiness to completion in the fear of God. (2 Corinthians 7:1)

Therefore, preparing your minds for action, and being sober-minded, set your hope fully on the grace that will be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ. As obedient children, do not be conformed to the passions of your former ignorance, but as he who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, since it is written, “You shall be holy, for I am holy.” (1 Peter 1:13-16)

(cp, Rom 8:13; 1 Jn 2:3-11; Rom 12:1-2; 1 Thes 4:1-5; 1 Tim 6:3-6; Titus 2:12; 1 Pt 2:12)