“But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption:” (1 Corinthians 1:30).
More and more we are coming to see the supreme importance of getting the right conception of sanctification, not as a blessing, but as a personal union with the personal Saviour and the indwelling Holy Spirit. Thousands of people get stranded after they have embarked on the great voyage of holiness.
They find themselves failing and falling, and are astonished and perplexed, and they conclude that they must have been mistaken in their experience, and so they make a new attempt at the same thing and again fall, until at last, worn out with the experiment, they conclude that the experience is a delusion, or, at least, that it was never intended for them, and so they fall back into the old way, and their last state is worse than their first.
So many people put their hands to the Gospel plough and failed because they were working on pure emotions. Now emotions are not bad but it has to be word-based. You heard a good song and sure it touched you, but it was on the surface of emotion. You heard a message and it touched you but never reached to your heart, just emotion and you failed. You saw someone in the church and decided to join based on your feelings and later failed. God wants more than feelings or emotions, He wants all of you in exchange for His Holy Spirit.
What people need to-day to satisfy their deep hunger and to give them a permanent and Divine experience is to know, not sanctification as a state, but Christ as the living Person, who is waiting to enter the heart that is willing to receive Him.
This is your opportunity for total surrender to His will and divine purpose. Make that step today and see what God can do for you.