Knowing JESUS Daily Devotional | March 21, 2019. Enrich and Sustain your relationship with Jesus reading our daily devotional    The Cost Of Sanctification | And he shall sit as a refiner and purifier of silver: and he shall purify the sons of Levi, and purge them as gold and silver, that they may offer unto the Lord an offering in righteousness. – Malachi 3:3

And he shall sit as a refiner: and he shall purify that they may offer unto the Lord an offering in righteousness – Malachi 3:3 The Cost Of Sanctification

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The Cost Of Sanctification
Malachi 3:3 And he shall sit as a refiner: and he shall purify that they may offer unto the Lord an offering in righteousness – Malachi 3:3 The Cost Of Sanctification

Sanctification is very vital in our lives. Its very important to God that even though it was to cost Christ His Life, God still wanted us in the reality in which we are clothe with all of His Fulness and Nature. Sanctification means being made one with Jesus so that the nature that controlled Him will control us.

Beloved,  some saints of old enjoyed the benefit of becoming God’s friends. This relationship was cultivated by their  deliberate desire to live a lifestyle of biblical purity. I am persuaded that you too shall attain this status without stress, as you determinedly cultivate a lifestyle of biblical purity, till Christ comes.

Proverbs 22:11. He that loveth pureness of heart, for the grace of his lips the king shall be his friend.

God Himself  from time immemorial has always been enabling His saints to attain a lifestyle of purity.  This He does by purging them in divers ways.  His love for the Levites, in spite of their obstinacy  made Him, not to give up on them, but determined to restore His relationship with them, by purging them. He inspired  the prophet Malachi to  inform them this word of comfort.  This same message is for saints of all ages and that includes you. See it.

Malachi 3:3. And he shall sit as a refiner and purifier of silver: and he shall purify the sons of Levi, and purge them as gold and silver, that they may offer unto the Lord an offering in righteousness.

 King Solomon by inspiration also encouraged saints of old on the need to submit themselves willingly to God for purging , to enable them attain glorious status. This shall be your portion too in Jesus name.

Proverbs 17:3: The fining pot is for silver, and the furnace for gold: but the LORD trieth the hearts.

Proverbs 25:4: Take away the dross from the silver, and there shall come forth a vessel for the finer.

Beloved, this purging to attain biblical purity is referred to in the scriptures by different names. See some of them.
1. Perfection 

Genesis 17:1. And when Abram was ninety years old and nine, the Lord appeared to Abram, and said unto him, I am the Almighty God; walk before me, and be thou perfect.

2. Holiness of life

Leviticus 11:45. For I am the Lord that bringeth you up out of the land of Egypt, to be your God: ye shall therefore be holy, for I am holy.

3. Circumcision of heart

Deuteronomy 30:6. And the Lord thy God will circumcise thine heart, and the heart of thy seed, to love the Lord thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, that thou mayest live.

4. Purity of heart.

Psalms 24:3-4. Who shall ascend into the hill of the Lord? or who shall stand in his holy place? He that hath clean hands, and a pure heart; who hath not lifted up his soul unto vanity, nor sworn deceitfully.

5.  Removal of stoning heart or adamic nature.

Ezekiel 36:25-26.  Then will I sprinkle clean water upon you, and ye shall be clean: from all your filthiness, and from all your idols, will I cleanse you. A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh.

Beloved, the essence of this biblical lifestyle is to facilitate  a. closer relationship  between you and God.

Zechariah 13:9: And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried: they shall call on my name, and I will hear them: I will say, It ismy people: and they shall say, The LORD is my God.

The prophet Isaiah desired it and received greater commission from God. As you also will yield to God’s purging willingly, He will grant your desired lifting here and eternity with Him latter. Receive grace to do so in Jesus name.

Isaiah 6:1-8.  In the year that king Uzziah died I saw also the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and his train filled the temple. Above it stood the seraphims: each one had six wings; with twain he covered his face, and with twain he covered his feet, and with twain he did fly. And one cried unto another, and said, Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord of hosts: the whole earth is full of his glory. And the posts of the door moved at the voice of him that cried, and the house was filled with smoke. Then said I, Woe is me! for I am undone; because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips: for mine eyes have seen the King, the Lord of hosts. Then flew one of the seraphims unto me, having a live coal in his hand, which he had taken with the tongs from off the altar: And he laid it upon my mouth, and said, Lo, this hath touched thy lips; and thine iniquity is taken away, and thy sin purged. Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me.

Dearly beloved,  only the saints and believers committed to doing the will of God, shall  enter the kingdom of heaven..

Matthew 7:21-23. Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.

One major will of God, which is the requisite for entering heaven is sanctification or holiness of life.

1 Thessalonians 4:3-4. For this is the will of God, even your sanctification, that ye should abstain from fornication: That every one of you should know how to possess his vessel in sanctification and honour;

1 Thessalonians 4:7. For God hath not called us unto uncleanness, but unto holiness.

Jesus our Lord, willingly paid the gruesome price of sanctification, to secure both earthly and eternal wellbeing of believers of all ages and that includes you.

Hebrews 10:10. By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.

Hebrews 13:12-13. Wherefore Jesus also, that he might sanctify the people with his own blood, suffered without the gate. Let us go forth therefore unto him without the camp, bearing his reproach.

Titus 2:14: Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.

In addition, He set aside time to also  pray for all believers to  receive the experience and live with Him in heaven for all eternity. You shall be there in Jesus name.

John 17:15-17. I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil. They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.

John 17:24. Father, I will that they also, whom thou hast given me, be with me where I am; that they may behold my glory, which thou hast given me: for thou lovedst me before the foundation of the world.

Dearly beloved, our Lord also taught  believers about the importance of purity, holiness and sanctification. This is because, no defiled  or lukewarm. person shall have access to heaven.

Matthew 5:8. Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.

Hebrews 12:10: For they verily for a few days chastened us after their own pleasure; but he for our profit , that we might be partakers of his holiness.

Hebrews 12:14. Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord:

Revelation 21:27. And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb’s book of life.

Revelation 3:15-18. I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot. So then because thou art lukewarm,and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth. Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked: I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see.

Dearly  beloved it is very important for you to live a lifestyle of biblical  holiness on a daily basis , to help you access desired earthly and eternal blessings.

Luke 1:74-75. That he would grant unto us, that we being delivered out of the hand of our enemies might serve him without fear, In holiness and righteousness before him, all the days of our life.

1 Peter 1:14-16. As obedient children, not fashioning yourselves according to the former lusts in your ignorance: But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation; Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.

Deuteronomy 23:14. For the Lord thy God walketh in the midst of thy camp, to deliver thee, and to give up thine enemies before thee; therefore shall thy camp be holy: that he see no unclean thing in thee, and turn away from thee.

Deuteronomy 28:8-9. The Lord shall command the blessing upon thee in thy storehouses, and in all that thou settest thine hand unto; and he shall bless thee in the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee. The Lord shall establish thee an holy people unto himself, as he hath sworn unto thee, if thou shalt keep the commandments of the Lord thy God, and walk in his ways.

The ball is now in your court. Our Lord had paid the price for you to be sanctified. He prayed for you to be sanctified. He taught believers of all ages, especially you on what biblical holiness entails for you to receive earthly eternal blessings.
Plunge yourself now  into the fountain of His ceaseless blood and be sanctified.
JESUS PAID THE GRUESOME PRICE OF SANCTIFICATION, TO SECURE BELIEVERS EARTHLY AND. ETERNAL WELLBEING.
Friend, partaking in the dawning rapture is a  worthwhile pursuit, considering the eternal inheritance awaiting you . By now you should be persuaded that this event is real and already dawning.

1 Corinthians 15:51-52. Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.

1 Thessalonians 4:13-18. But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him. For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep. For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. Wherefore comfort one another with these words.

See the  numerous  promises of Jesus to believers of all ages and you too, after the great event.
1. Mansions in heaven 

John 14:1-3. Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.

2.   Becoming heir of God and joint heir with Christ.

Romans 8:17-18. And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together. For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.

3. Becoming a glorious church 

Ephesians 5:25-27. Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it; That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word, 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.

4. Incorruptible inheritance in heaven 

1 Peter 1:4. To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you,

5. Prepared city.

Hebrews 11:14-16. For they that say such things declare plainly that they seek a country. And truly, if they had been mindful of that country from whence they came out, they might have had opportunity to have returned. But now they desire a better country, that is, an heavenly: wherefore God is not ashamed to be called their God: for he hath prepared for them a city.

6. Participating in the marriage supper.

Revelation 19:6-9. And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunderings, saying, Alleluia: for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth. Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready. And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints. And he saith unto me, Write, Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb. And he saith unto me, These are the true sayings of God.

Reigning with Christ for ever.

Revelation 5:9-10. And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation; And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.

Revelation 7:9-17. After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands; And cried with a loud voice, saying, Salvation to our God which sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb. And all the angels stood round about the throne, and about the elders and the four beasts, and fell before the throne on their faces, and worshipped God, Saying, Amen: Blessing, and glory, and wisdom, and thanksgiving, and honour, and power, and might, be unto our God for ever and ever. Amen. And one of the elders answered, saying unto me, What are these which are arrayed in white robes? and whence came they?  And I said unto him, Sir, thou knowest. And he said to me, These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. Therefore are they before the throne of God, and serve him day and night in his temple: and he that sitteth on the throne shall dwell among them. They shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more; neither shall the sun light on them, nor any heat. For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters: and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes.

The singular requisite for you to  access  all these eternal blessings is holiness . See it.

2 Corinthians 7:1. Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.

This is because without holiness, no man or woman shall see the Lord. You shall see the Lord in Jesus name, but ensure you live a lifestyle of biblical holiness and purity of life, till Christ comes. His grace shall be sufficient for you in Jesus name.

Hebrews 12:14. Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord:

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Knowing Jesus Daily Devotional
first of all, also, another, furthermore, finally
because, so, due to, for the reason that
similarly, Likewise, rather, while, in contrast
as a result, hence, consequently, therefore offer unto the Lord
an offering in righteousness
And he shall sit as a refiner
The Cost Of Sanctification
Malachi 3:3 And he shall sit as a refiner: and he shall purify that they may offer unto the Lord an offering in righteousness – Malachi 3:3 The Cost Of Sanctification
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CLCBC | Calvary Light of Christ Bible Church
Knowing Jesus Daily Devotional
first of all, also, another, furthermore, finally
because, so, due to, for the reason that
similarly, Likewise, rather, while, in contrast
as a result, hence, consequently, therefore offer unto the Lord
an offering in righteousness
And he shall sit as a refiner
The Cost Of Sanctification
Malachi 3:3 And he shall sit as a refiner: and he shall purify that they may offer unto the Lord an offering in righteousness – Malachi 3:3 The Cost Of Sanctification
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CLCBC | Calvary Light of Christ Bible Church
Knowing Jesus Daily Devotional
first of all, also, another, furthermore, finally
because, so, due to, for the reason that
similarly, Likewise, rather, while, in contrast
as a result, hence, consequently, therefore offer unto the Lord
an offering in righteousness
And he shall sit as a refiner
The Cost Of Sanctification
Malachi 3:3 And he shall sit as a refiner: and he shall purify that they may offer unto the Lord an offering in righteousness – Malachi 3:3 The Cost Of Sanctification
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Knowing Jesus Daily Devotional
first of all, also, another, furthermore, finally
because, so, due to, for the reason that
similarly, Likewise, rather, while, in contrast
as a result, hence, consequently, therefore offer unto the Lord
an offering in righteousness
And he shall sit as a refiner
The Cost Of Sanctification
Malachi 3:3 And he shall sit as a refiner: and he shall purify that they may offer unto the Lord an offering in righteousness – Malachi 3:3 The Cost Of Sanctification
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CLCBC | Calvary Light of Christ Bible Church
Knowing Jesus Daily Devotional
first of all, also, another, furthermore, finally
because, so, due to, for the reason that
similarly, Likewise, rather, while, in contrast
as a result, hence, consequently, therefore offer unto the Lord
an offering in righteousness
And he shall sit as a refiner
The Cost Of Sanctification
Malachi 3:3 And he shall sit as a refiner: and he shall purify that they may offer unto the Lord an offering in righteousness – Malachi 3:3 The Cost Of Sanctification
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CLCBC | Calvary Light of Christ Bible Church
Knowing Jesus Daily Devotional
first of all, also, another, furthermore, finally
because, so, due to, for the reason that
similarly, Likewise, rather, while, in contrast
as a result, hence, consequently, therefore offer unto the Lord
an offering in righteousness
And he shall sit as a refiner
The Cost Of Sanctification
Malachi 3:3 And he shall sit as a refiner: and he shall purify that they may offer unto the Lord an offering in righteousness – Malachi 3:3 The Cost Of Sanctification

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