Allow yourself to be cleansed by the power of the WORD.
By Pieter Kirstein
Most people are offended by the holiness of God because it means that you must allow the consuming Fire of Israel to purge out the impurities in your heart if we desire oneness with Him (TO BE MARRIED TO CHRIST AS A SPOTLESS BRIDE IN THE PASSION OF HIS HOLY FLAME)
The scripture declares in Hebrews 10: 10 By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.
11 And every priest stands daily ministering and offering oftentimes the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins:
12 But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God;
13 From now on expecting till his enemies be made his footstool.
14 For by one offering he has perfected for ever them that are sanctified.
15 Whereof the Holy Ghost also is a witness to us: for after that he had said before,
16 This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, said the Lord, I will put my laws into their hearts, and in their minds will I write them;
17 And their sins and iniquities will I remember no more.
Now please understand the revelation of the grace of sanctification. Yes we are saved through the perfect sacrice of Jesus Christ when we accept Him as Lord and Savior but see the means by which we are changed into the likeness and the image of Jesus Christ.
Understand the sanctifying power of the word of God.
In the next verses of Hebrews 10 we read the following; 15 Whereof the Holy Ghost also is a witness to us: for after that He had said before,
16 This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, said the Lord, I will put My laws into their hearts, and in their minds will I write them.
The Lord said to me that what is meant by this is that as we allow the transformation work of the Holy Spirit in our lives HE WILL WORK CHANGE INTO US THROUGH THE POWER OF HIS TRUTH AND RAISE US UP TO BECOME LIKE THE SON OF GOD WHO IS THE WORD.
This means that we are called to become expressions of the word of God after the likeness and the image of the One we follow Jesus Christ.
What does it help to claim that you are perfected through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ if you resist being changed. Faith without allowing God to do His work in you is is meaningless.
Ephesians 5:23 For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the savior of the body.
24 Therefore as the church is subject to Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing.
25 Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;
26 That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word,
27 That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.