All true sanctification

All true sanctification

(Octavius Winslow)

“Who gave Himself for us, that He might redeem us

from all iniquity, and purify unto Himself a peculiar

people, zealous of good works.” Titus 2:14

There is no victory over the indwelling power of sin, and

there is no pardon for the guilt of sin, but as the soul deals

with the blood of Christ. The great end of our dear Lord’s

death was to destroy the works of the devil. Sin is the great

work of Satan. To overcome this, to break its power, subdue

its dominion, repair its ruins, and release from its condemnation,

the blessed Son of God suffered the ignominious death of the

cross. All that bitter agony which He endured, all that mental

suffering, the sorrow of His soul in the garden, the sufferings

of His body on the cross–all was for sin.

See, then, the close and beautiful connection between the death

of Christ–and the death of sin. All true sanctification comes

through the cross! Seek it there. The cross brought into your

soul by the eternal Spirit will be the death of your sins. Go to the

cross! Oh, go to the cross of Jesus! In simplicity of faith, go with

the strong corruption; go with the burden of guilt; go to the cross!

You will find nothing but love there, nothing but welcome there,

nothing but purity there. The precious blood of Jesus “cleanses us

from all sin.” And while you are kept low beneath the cross, your

enemy dares not approach you, sin shall not have dominion over

you, nor shall Satan, your accuser, condemn you!

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