Living in an upside-down world creates a longing for heaven and for deliverance from the besetting sins in our lives. We must AWAKE to the provision for this deliverance through Christ our righteousness who is the source of our justifying righteousness and our sanctifying grace.
"When we pray for earthly blessings, the answer to our prayer may be delayed, or God may give us something other than we ask, but not so when we ask for deliverance from sin. It is His will to cleanse us from sin (justify us) to make us His children, and to enable us (sanctify us) to live a holy life. DA 266
1. GENUINE JUSTIFICATION BY FAITH – Our Title to Heaven (By Jacob)
“Just-as-if I’ve never sinned!” From Jacob’s personal experience, you will learn more about this great gift of salvation through faith in Jesus and how it can be attained and maintained. Consider anew the meaning of Christ’s atonement for man on the cross and the shedding of His blood that justifies the believer, and discover the fruits of justification by faith for every true believer.
2. GENUINE SANCTIFICATION BY FAITH – Our Fitness for Heaven (By Andrew)
Learn how God desires to separate us from the customs, habits, and practices of the world from personal experience as shared by Andrew. Consider how the carnal desires are no longer to be the guiding force when there is submission to the things of the Spirit. Discover that “We are to grow daily in spiritual loveliness. We shall fail often in our efforts to copy the divine pattern. We shall often have to bow down to weep at the feet of Jesus, because of our shortcomings and mistakes; but we are not to be discouraged; we are to pray more fervently, believe more fully, and try again with more steadfastness to grow into the likeness of our Lord. As we distrust our own power, we shall trust the power of our Redeemer.” 1SM 337