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Made Perfect to be Made Perfect

Post  Fenny West on Fri 15 May 2009, 3:52 pm






"Made perfect."-

Hebrews 12:23



Recollect that there are two kinds of perfection which the Christian needs-the perfection of justification in the person of Jesus, and the perfection of sanctification wrought in him by the Holy Spirit. At present, corruption yet remains even in the breasts of the regenerate-experience soon teaches us this. Within us are still lusts and evil imaginations. But I rejoice to know that the day is coming when God shall finish the work which He has begun; and He shall present my soul, not only perfect in Christ, but perfect through the Spirit, without spot or blemish, or any such thing. Can it be true that this poor sinful heart of mine is to become holy even as God is holy? Can it be that this spirit, which often cries, "O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this sin and death?" shall get rid of sin and death-that I shall have no evil things to vex my ears, and no unholy thoughts to disturb my peace? Oh, happy hour! may it be hastened! When I cross the Jordan, the work of sanctification will be finished; but not till that moment shall I even claim perfection in myself.
Then my spirit shall have its last baptism in the Holy Spirit's fire. Methinks I long to die to receive that last and final purification which shall usher me into heaven. Not an angel more pure than I shall be, for I shall be able to say, in a double sense, "I am clean," through Jesus' blood, and through the Spirit's work. Oh, how should we extol the power of the Holy Ghost in thus making us fit to stand before our Father in heaven! Yet let not the hope of perfection hereafter make us content with imperfection now. If it does this, our hope cannot be genuine; for a good hope is a purifying thing, even now. The work of grace must be abiding in us now or it cannot be perfected then. Let us pray to "be filled with the Spirit," that we may bring forth increasingly the fruits of righteousness.






C.H. Spurgeon

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Re: Made Perfect to be Made Perfect

Post  Littlelamb on Fri 15 May 2009, 4:53 pm

We are TRULY on a JOURNEY through GOD'S PERFECTION. There is a ways yet to travel, through JUSTIFICATION and SANCTIFICATION. Keep on the NARROW PATH, that leads us, to the THRONE of the MOST HIGH GOD. AMEN.

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He is Working and Working Well

Post  Fenny West on Sat 16 May 2009, 12:27 am

He is working- refining, chipping, moulding, shaping,sharpening, honing, polishing, cleaning, washing, wiping, clearing,

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Re: Made Perfect to be Made Perfect

Post  Waqar Daniel on Sat 16 May 2009, 5:40 pm

Fenny wrote:perfection of justification in the person of Jesus, and the perfection of sanctification
Thank you for posting this devotion of C. H. Spurgeon. It is beautiful and yet very powerful.

I find people doing the opposite and I pray that everyone reads this and be guided by this beautiful devotion.

Fenny, it is so true that we try to justify ourselves in the faults of others. We cannot become perfect in others sins and cannot justify our actions by saying that so and so person is living like that and God has blessed him.

Neither we can blame satan for our fall. We accomodate and allow satan to come in to our lives, therefore, we are to blamed and not satan. I agree with Spurgeon that we need to get rid of our sins to be justified before Heavenly Father through our LORD and Savior.



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