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Perfection's Direction

August 6

"And ... add"  2 Peter 1:5

"Sanctification is a doctrinal equation of three dimensions."

 

Has it ever occurred to you that GOD multiplies HIS grace toward us, that  we might then add to it.  "Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of GOD, and of JESUS our LORD ... Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: ... And ... add"    Granted, the tables are a little confusing; but there must never be a moment this side of Heaven, where subtraction and division are entertained as it pertains to our walk with GOD.  To the genuinely born again, there are no moments outside this realm!  "... grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our LORD and SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST."  This mathematical development of grace and peace is circular; and  is realized only to the degree in which we partake of HIS great and precious promises.

"Thou shalt be perfect with the LORD thy GOD." 
Sanctification is a doctrinal equation of three dimensions.  It is positional; it must be practical; and it will be perfect.  It is axiomatic to state that: 'no one is perfect'; but regarding the child of GOD, the validity of that statement is both yes and no.  "For by one offering HE hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified."  There is an imputed perfection which will beget a kindred direction in every believer.  "The LORD will perfect that which concerneth me:"  The saint, ain't there yet, but he\she is on the way; and the saved sinner, indwelt of GOD, will demonstrate HIS presence tangibly.  'Seven' is the Biblical number of completion and\or perfection.  It is thus no coincidence that the HOLY SPIRIT inspired the use of "and" seven times, within the three verses of 2 Peter 1:5-7, regarding our practical sanctification process.  

Peter's one priority before he died was to remind his flock of the direction of perfection.  "Yea, I think it meet, as long as I am in this tabernacle, to stir you up by putting you in remembrance; ... Moreover I will endeavour that ye may be able after my decease to have these things always in remembrance." ... and King David's practical position on perfection would make a nice mantle piece in the heart of every redeemed soul. 

"As for me, I will behold THY face in righteousness: I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with THY likeness."


For Love of Country
Congress of the United States of America 
(January 19, 1853)
"We are a Christian people ... not because the law demands it, not to gain exclusive benefits or to avoid legal disabilities, but from choice and education ..."


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