The scripture here makes it clear so what is it that the church today cannot understand? Why are so many church people in love with the world and darkness?
If you are fascinated by, in love with, and obsessed with this world and its’ darkness then you are not “sanctified.” To be “sanctified” is to be Christlike and redeemed by His blood that His Son shed for us on the Cross at Calvary. To be “sanctified” you cannot serve two masters. You are given the freedom of choice to serve this world system or God. In order to be sanctified you have to be willing to walk in the light.
Many people reply to that with “But I am, and who are you to say that I am not a Christian?” Well, then why do you participate in religious services that are held in the dark? Why are you not involved in a church that teaches the Bible where you are required to be in the light and open your Bible? Why are you wearing those skulls on your shirt? Why have you disrespected God and marked up your body with those ridiculous (and often demonic) tattoos? Why are you watching television that mocks and blasphemes the Lord God? Why do you listen to occult music? Why are you cursing people who do you wrong, or bother you? Why are you smoking pot or snorting cocaine? Or drinking alcohol?
If you are “sanctified” then the Holy Spirit would convict you of these unholy things. -Admin-
To open their eyes, in order to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and an inheritance among those who are sanctified by faith in Me. Acts 26:18 (NKJV)
Although crosses adorn our church steeples and their likeness is printed, woven, or worn in a variety of fashions, there often is only a vague knowledge of the true meaning of the Cross. What really happened at the cross? What does it mean for someone today? Is it all that important?
At the cross of Christ, the three mortal enemies of humankind—sin, death, and the devil—were confronted and defeated by the Son of God. Jesus took your sins on Himself at the cross. He bore God’s judgment of death on your behalf, as your substitute. God’s uncompromising wrath against sin was satisfied. you have been transferred from the kingdom of darkness to the kingdom of light, from the dominion of sin to the dominion of God.
The next time you look at a cross, wear it around your neck, or see its imprint, remember that sin was judged, death slain, and the devil conquered at Calvary.