Sanctification is an ongoing and lifelong process
As the vestiges of this world the Spirit strips away
The sin that we hide; the thin veneer of our pride
Is exposed to the Light; as night is turned into day
The idols that captivate us; those beautiful illusions
Shatter as Truth’s Sword smashes them one by one
Taking their place is God’s Holiness and His grace
The masterpiece-to-be; a mirror image of God’s Son
II Corinthians 3:18 (NASB)
But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as from the Lord, the Spirit.
I Corinthians 15:49 (NASB) Just as we have borne the image of the earthy, we will also bear the image of the heavenly.
Philippians 1:6 (NASB)
For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus.
Now is the time to speak the Truth of God’s Word
Now is the time for the gospel message to be heard
Now is the time to be bold witnesses for Him today
Now is the time for us to get on our knees and pray
Now is the time to be salt and light to a world blind
Now is the time for us to shine so His light they find
Now is the time for us to remember our mission here
Now is the time to be strong in Him and have no fear
Psalms 31:24 (NASB)
24 Be strong and let your heart take courage, All you who hope in the LORD.
Ephesians 5:15-16 (NASB)
15 Therefore be careful how you walk, not as unwise men but as wise,
16 making the most of your time, because the days are evil.
Around us a battle rages
Hidden from our sight
Light and darkness in conflict
Angels and demons fight
Our enemy threatens us
With his lies, awful schemes
But God’s word teaches us
What spiritual warfare means
We are to put on His armor
Through the Word in prayer
Submit to our Savior, Jesus
He whose victory we share
Ephesians 6:12-13 (NASB)
12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.
13 Therefore, take up the full armor of God, so that you will be able to resist in the evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm.
Somewhere, someone is feeling rejected; tossed aside
Left with an aching emptiness; a hopelessness inside
Somewhere, someone is seeking to numb their sorrow
Desperate, in distress; trying to forget about tomorrow
Right here, Someone is waiting; He is Light and Love
Offering mercy and forgiveness; salvation from above
He is Redemption and Freedom; the Way for the lost
He is Risen; became sin at the Cross; He paid the cost
He is All Powerful; He is, He was, He always will be
He is Jesus; Savior, Lord, and King; Friend for eternity
Psalm 34:18 (NASB)
The LORD is near to the brokenhearted And saves those who are crushed in spirit.