Torrey - Man -8.4- The Results of Sanctification

IV. THE RESULTS OF SANCTIFICATION. Hebrews 10:14 — "For by one offering he hath perfected forever them that are sanctified."

First Proposition: By the one offering, the sacrifice of Himself for sins, Christ has perfected forever those who are sanctified.

Their standing before God as guiltless is already forever secured for the sanctified. The sanctification here spoken of is the separation from the guilt of sin and is secured to God by the shed blood. Hebrews 2:11 — "For both he that sanctifieth and they who are sanctified are all of one: for which cause he is not ashamed to call them brethren.

Second Proposition: Those who Jesus sanctifies are of one with Him, and He is not ashamed to call them brethren. 2 Thessalonians 2:13 — "But we are bound to give thanks always to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth."

Third Proposition: We are saved through sanctification.

Sanctification results in salvation. The sanctification here spoken of is the sanctifcation that the Holy Spirit works; and the salvation here spoken of is not salvation in the mere sense of the forgiveness of sins, but salvation in the fullest sense of deliverance from sin's dominion and presence. Hebrews 12:14 RV — "Follow after peace with all men, and the sanctification without which no man shall see the Lord."

Fourth Proposition: Sanctification results in seeing the Lord.

The sanctification here spoken of is sanctification in the sense of separation from sin, the sanctification which is the outcome of our eager desire for it and God's chastening. (Compare to verses 10-11.) Without this cleansing from sin, it will be impossible to know the blessed vision of the Lord that awaits those who are purified. The purity that leads to this blessed vision of God is not merely outward purity but heart purity. ( Matthew 5:8 — "Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.") Even in the life that now is, the more completely we are sanctified, the clearer is our perception of God. Acts 20:32 — "And now, brethren, I commend you to God, and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up, and to give you an inheritance among all them which are sanctified." Acts 26:18 — "To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me."

Fifth Proposition: Sanctification secures an inheritance.

Sanctification by God's Spirit makes us joint heirs with God's Son. Romans 8:2-6, 12-14, 16-18 — "For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death. For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh: That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit, the things of the Spirit. For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace .... Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh to live after the flesh, for if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live. For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the Sons of God .... The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God:

And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together. For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us."