1 Thessalonians 5:23
23 And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
We are to be sanctified spirit, soul and body unto holiness that we might be blamed on the last day on earth. 1 The 5:23. Many Christians are not preparing themselves for this last day. There are far too many suddenlies these days. We must work out our salvation.
God told Eve that she shall be saved through child bearing and this applies to all of us as men and women are to be the Bride of Christ. Child bearing also talks about producing disciples and womb of Christ. We can only be saved if we continue in faith, love, holiness and self control. 1 Tim 2:15.
We keep on failing especially in self control. The enemy keeps tempting you to anger. Scripture says you cannot sin in anger but be like God when He communicates in love with the sinners as in Gen 4:7. This verse is clear that habitual sin always want to possess us.
Many a time sin is crouching at our door without our knowledge until it is too late because we cannot have self control. We don’t understand the knowledge of unconditional love so we cannot receive.
If we cannot receive we cannot give. We need to understand God’s unconditional love before we can carry out the commandment to love one another. Mat 22:37-40.
Loving God first and thoroughly soaking in His love will make us understand the concept of unconditional love. Jesus offering His life as a living sacrifice for us that we might have eternal life demonstrates His unconditional love and we must also crucify flesh and offer sacrificial love to others.
There are times our faith wavers when challenges gets tough. We have to decide to flee or to fight. God has given us spiritual weapons to fight so we should not flee but to stay strong and courageous jos 1.6. Holiness is necessary for He is wholly and surrounding Him is holy. Holiness is to set apart for Him to use us as vessels of honour.
So church let us take heed of what Timothy wrote about salvation. He laid out the conditions to be saved through child bearing so let us spur each other to faith, love, holiness and self control. We must work hard on these four conditions in fear and trembling. God be praised!