It happened right after Iʼve read a message from Andrew Murray about entering the Lordʼs rest. Itʼs the fourth chapter of
The Masterʼs Indwelling,
Entrance Into Rest.
In this he wrote that by our own power we can not enter into Godʼs rest, but we have to commit ourselves to Him, and put ourselves at His disposal, so that He would bring us in.
When Iʼve read that, faith came into my heart. I didnʼt think that the Lord would sanctify me then, but I was touched by the message. I stood up from the computer and went to our kitchen. I wasnʼt thinking what will I say to the Lord, the words just came out of me: “
Lord, thank You that You sanctified me!”
The Lord answered immediately. I was seeking sanctification for over two years at that time, and the Lord worked. I felt His holiness flooding my being. Glory to His wonderful name!
God always sees and hears us, and He is pleased, when His children pray to Him. So speak to Him in faith! He loves you. He gave Jesus for you, and He is ready to give you with Him all things.
Here I write a model prayer, that you can say to God. Or you can say similar ones. He hears you and He is glad to answer you.
God, thank You for the blessing of entire sanctification. Jesus, thank You that You gave Yourself to cleanse and sanctify me. Thank You, that on the cross You took the sins Iʼve committed, and my sinfulness also.
I believe that my old man was crucified with You, so that I should not serve sin any more. I ask You to make it real in my life.
My God, I am not a servant of sin, but I am Your servant. I deny the devil, sin and the world with its lusts. I put off the old man and I put on the new man, whom You created in righteousness and true holiness.
Thank You for sanctification, especially my own personal sanctification. I know that You are working in me, and I am very thankful to You for it.
Holy Spirit, You are in me, and You are doing Godʼs wonderful works in me. You are entirely holy, and I want to be entirely holy too. I ask You to permeate me with Your holiness.
Heavenly Father, may Your name be hallowed in my life. I want people to see Your holiness in me. Let Your light so shine in me, that people may glorify You.
Thank You for calling the believers saints in Your Word. I confess that I am a believer and a saint. Sanctify me entirely for Your glory.
Holy and perfect God, I believe in You. I believe in the fullness of Your love, in Your omnipotent power and in your complete holiness.
Thank You that You want me to be holy, and you do whatever You please. I thank You for the sanctifying work that You do in me.
In the name of Your wonderful, holy Son, Jesus Christ. Amen!
God is not slow in working. He hears you and accomplishes whatever He planned. He loves you and answers your prayers, including your prayers for sanctification.
May the Lord bless you abundantly as you pursue holiness and as you walk on the way of holiness.
Pursue peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord” (Hebrews 12:14).
“And a highway shall be there, and a way, and it shall be called The way of holiness; the unclean shall not pass over it; but it shall be for those: the wayfaring men, though fools, shall not err therein... the redeemed shall walk there”
(Isaiah 35:8-9). Amen!