But this Man, after He had offered one sacrifice for sins forever, sat down at the right hand of God, from that time waiting till His enemies are made His footstool. For by one offering He has perfected forever those who are being sanctified. But the Holy Spirit also witnesses to us; for after He had said before, “This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, says the Lord : I will put My laws into their hearts, and in their minds I will write them,” then He adds, “Their sins and their lawless deeds I will remember no more.” Now where there is remission of these, there is no longer an offering for sin. Therefore, brethren, having boldness to enter the Holiest by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way which He consecrated for us, through the veil, that is, His flesh, and having a High Priest over the house of God, let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water. Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful. And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works, not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching.
Hebrews 10:12-25 NKJV
Do you believe?
Are you being sanctified?
These are important questions of faith that we don’t answer with our words, we answer them with or hearts.
Whether or not the law is written on our hearts can shed some light on whether or not we believe.
Is our heart true in full assurance of faith?
If doubt has crept in, isn’t that a great opportunity to seek the Lord diligently, because it may be evidence that we are practicing religion instead of maintaining a living relationship where we are drawing closer to the Lord.
Are we holding fast during the trials and tribulations?
If we have allowed ourselves to slip into a perspective of treating God like a genie, expecting Him to bend to our will instead of the other way around, isn’t that a great opportunity to humble ourselves at the feet of our master and Lord?
Are we interacting with other believers, encouraging one another and holding each other accountable?
If we have allowed ourselves to slip into isolation, leaving love and spirit to remain stagnant and lukewarm within our pitcher instead of pouring out and maintaining the flow of living waters, isn’t that a wonderful opportunity to sound our trumpet cry and to see Him break through the walls and deliver us from the chains of a self centered focus.
We ARE those being sanctified.
Yes, as we see that day approaching, let’s grow in our determination and focus. Let’s not grow weary. Let’s stay the course.