Forgiveness and Sanctification

Wednesday, April 13, 2005

Forgiveness, and a felt saturation of it throughout our whole being, is the most powerful motive and strength against taking advantage of it.

A deeply saturating sense of the work of the forgiving blood of the cross of Christ in both pardoning my conscience and casting all my sins away from God's presence, is the most effective tool God has already used and which I now must use to drain the feeling of power that indwelling sin daily seeks to hold over me.

Here's how William Romaine worded it in The Life, Walk, and Triumph of Faith (p. 280):

"No sin can be crucified in either heart or life, unless it be first pardoned in conscience, because there will be want of faith to receive the strength of Jesus, by whom alone it can be crucified. If it be not mortified in its guilt, it cannot be subdied in its power."

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