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Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life… Now unto Him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy, Jude 1:21,24 (KJV)
Start today by seeing the beauty in having the gospel of Jesus in your life, and stop focusing on the ugliness of your behaviors and actions. Satan wants you to look at your mistakes; the Holy Spirit wants you to look at your Messiah. Satan is a fault finder; the Holy Ghost is a faith finder. You have to understand that God is never looking for or at your faults. When God comes into your life, He is not coming in to identify all that you have done wrong. God is only focused on looking for your faith so He can get you out of the concept of fault altogether.
You will never be sanctified if you think God is just a judge. God is a lover. He is the lover of my soul. Let Him love you! Once you are open and willing to letting God love you thoroughly, then you will understand why the five-fold ministry was given: for the perfecting of the saints, the work of the ministry, and the edifying of the Body of Christ. This concept has long been missing from our lives as a result of the world and we, ourselves, coercing us to constantly look critically at ourselves. You are not supposed to be looking at yourself! You are supposed to be living under the sanctifying power of the Holy Ghost. This is a moment of truth and growth. God is showing us that if we connect properly; He’ll correct properly. There are some things that you cannot correct in your life alone. However, if you become connected properly, the Holy Ghost will come in and make all of the corrections. God has taken that banana peeling from under your feet; that slimy and slippery thing that has been causing you to do things you do not want to do –it is being removed today!