Sanctification: Removal of the Adamic life and resurrection to real Christian living

In order to live in the fullness of God’s Spirit one must die and empty out completely to self. After death to the Old Man takes place –  resurrection occurs. Man cannot be resurrected unless he dies first. Resurrection is real life under the full control of the Holy Spirit. Resurrection is a completed work of God’s sanctifying power that rids the believer from a still existing Adamic life.  Resurrection cannot take place until one dies first to self, self habits, and selfish ambitions.

Colossians 3: 1-3…If ye then be risen (resurrected) with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God. When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory.

A dead man is put in the grave. A dead man does not show the old life anymore. The old life is buried and gone. The resurrection by God’s Holy Spirit makes the Christian life “hid” in Christ. No longer are the old deeds from the old man carried out anymore.

Colossians 3: 4-10…Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry: For which things’ sake the wrath of God cometh on the children of disobedience: In the which ye also walked some time, when ye lived in them. But now ye also put off all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth. Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds; And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him: 

“To mortify deals with the characteristics of the former physical life of a sinful man before God’s Grace comes in. The acts, habits, ambitions, and affections of a sinner are the exact opposite of those same faculties within the child of God. To mortify deals with the physical actions of a Christian that struggles with the Adamic life – which can be completely put off. The physical acts of anger, filthy communication, aggravation, pride, and fornication are put off and not allowed when God destroys the Adamic life.  Love for God and love for fellow man are the physical fruit of a child of God’s character- after mortification. This lifetime fruit is put on. In mortification the physical character of a child of God is completely renewed by the operation of God’s Holy Spirit”.

The sanctified life is found through an experience that takes place “after” Salvation.  The sanctified life is a resurrected life delivered from self and selfish ambitions. The sanctified life is a renewed life freed from the bondage of self. The sanctified life is physical experience of God’s Spirit taking “full possession” of the spirit, soul, and body of man.

1 Thessolonians 5:23-24…And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. Faithful is he that calleth you, who also will do it.

About rickroehm

Since 1988 I’ve been writing and doing service for the Lord. It all began in 1987 after a personal walk began with the Lord. This personal walk with the Lord I speak of turned into extensive Bible studies and later evolved into blogging in early 2000. At present I write, author, and publish several different sites on the Internet. My Blogs contain a vast library of Theological writings, teaching videos, and preaching audios that currently go around the globe for the cause of Christ. I write at Christian Blessings on Wordpress, Holy Hubert Lindsey Group on Facebook, Churches on Trial at Google, publish You Tube videos, record sermons at, etc. I also pastor a Church called the Upper Room in Williamsburg, Ohio . My secular Blog called Southwestern Ohio Fishing on Wordpress is where I write about experiences with my son and fishing partner Chad where we together enjoy Mother Nature’s beauty mixed with Father God’s creation. At Southwestern Ohio Fishing Blog I also publish favorite recipes for those who enjoy eating and cooking as much as this writer does. Thanks for sharing your time and life with this writer at the Blogs. Here's more access to my ministry and fishing Blog if you'd care to check them out further. Bible Truth Christian Blessings Holy Hubert Group Facebook Churches on Trial Hubert Lindsey YouTube videos The Upper Room Southwestern Ohio Fishing Thanks for stopping by. I appreciate it! God Bless!
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3 Responses to Sanctification: Removal of the Adamic life and resurrection to real Christian living

  1. rickroehm says:

    A sanctified life is the best life you can have on this side of Heaven. Everyone in Heaven will be sanctified. Sanctification includes being empty of self. Completely empty. Fully controlled by the Spirit in thinking, action, intellect, and habits. Sanctification is the sacred theme of the Bible. Sanctification is a resurrected life.

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