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“I know,” Stan began, “that we have talked about sanctification a little bit before, but I would like to revisit it.” [Note to reader see entry number 61 entitled “Set Apart to be a Part.”]
“It’s a big subject that needs a lot of focus.”
Continuing, Stan said, “There may be more than just two, but there are at least two kinds of sanctification.”
“What’s the first?” I asked.
“It’s probably not original with me, but I like to call it ‘positional sanctification.’”
“It’s what happened when I accepted the finished work of Christ on the cross.” Stan continued.
“I was put in the position of being clothed with the righteousness of Christ for when I step into eternity.”
“Position and positional,” I said. “I get it. I was put in the position of being sanctified for when my time here is done.”
“You got it,” Stan replied. “There is nothing else you need to do other than accept that free gift.”
“That’s just like what the fellow at the train station told me,” I said. [Note to reader, see entry number 1 entitled “Waiting for the Train.”]
“He was right. Free gift. Done deal. Wait for the train.”
“What about the other kind of sanctification?” I asked.
“We’ll talk about it another time, but I call it ‘practical sanctification.’ It’s what happens when you leave the train station platform and do what you are called to do on this side of eternity while you are waiting for the train.”
When Jesus therefore had received the sour wine, He said, “It is finished!” And He bowed His head, and gave up His spirit. John 19:30.
Prayer: Thank you, Lord, for the finished work of Christ Jesus on the cross. Thank you for those who made that finished work known to me so that I could accept it as your free gift. Thank you that because of that finished work I will be able to stand before you with nothing to condemn when it is time for me to step into eternity. I come before you and pray in the name of Jesus. Amen.