We are all on a journey of obedience and along the way we experience God’s healing hand. Sometimes our path is marked by absolute ecstasy of His presence, but sometimes it s marked by our will to obey Him in the absence of spiritual passion.
Our humility will always bear, to some degree or another, the marks of this fallen age we live in. But what exactly does that mean? Could it possibly mean that…
• the habitual liar may still slip at times?
• the homosexual struggler may still experience homosexual temptations?
• the formerly abused one may at times feel irrationally threatened in certain situations?
• the former addict may need on-going accountability in his or her area of weakness?
None of that minimizes God’s power. It simply places that person into a process, a journey of becoming whole – a process that will never end until we see Jesus in heaven. A Christian’s goal is always Jesus Christ and in turn Christ-likeness. Without question, the goal of sanctification is to be conformed into the image of Jesus Christ and not to be a close-ended definition of wholeness.
Please find comfort in knowing that sanctification and becoming whole in Jesus is a process. And, because it is a process, it doesn’t happen over night.
Growing whole takes time – a lifetime in fact.
“You can do all things through Him who gives you strength.” (Philippians 4:13)
Homosexuality and the Authority of Scripture
Where faithful followers of Christ Jesus must part company with those that promote pro-gay theology is in the misguided conclusions they have drawn. The Holy Scriptures cannot be rewritten, as they have, to accommodate a sin simply because some believe it to be inborn, unchangeable, or common.
Jesus Himself warned that a prominent sign of the days before His coming would be an increase in deception. (Matthew 24:4)
Pastor Phillip Lee
His Way Out Ministries
Member of Restored Hope Network