Progressive Sanctification of Satan

Progressive sanctification is a daily dealing with our sins and growth in holiness. It gradually separates the people of God from the world and makes them more and more like Jesus Christ. While sounds good, it is a deception and a lie from the pit.

Christ did not teach progressive sanctification

Rev 3:4-5 “You have a few names even in Sardis who have not defiled their garments; and they shall walk with Me in white, for they are worthy. He who overcomes shall be clothed in white garments, and I will not blot out his name from the Book of Life; but I will confess his name before My Father and before His angels.

Satan wants to give you a false confidence that you are saved while you slowly deal with your sins.

  • How much sins do you had to deal with before your garments become white for Christ to not blot your name from the Book of Life? – all sins
  • If you still have some sins to deal with in your progressive path to holiness, are your garments white? – no
As you see, there is no progressive sanctification. Either you live a sinful life or you live holy. Either your garments are defiled or your garments are white. When we come into Christ, we are washed by His blood and our garments are made white. It is now our responsibility to maintain the garment to be white without defiling it until His return.
There is no slow washing of your garments to become whiter and whiter or slowing progressing towards holiness.

You need to clean your inside

Matt 23:25 “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you cleanse the outside of the cup and dish, but inside they are full of extortion and self-indulgence. Blind Pharisee, first cleanse the inside of the cup and dish, that the outside of them may be clean also.

Cleaning the inside of our hearts is not the same as washing our sins through His blood. The inner cleansing of our heart is what the New Covenant is all about transforming from within. Until you are completely transformed, you are not a new creation. Just as He spoke to scribes and Pharisees, Christ is asking us to clean the inside which is a transformation in the heart. It is your own decision of godly sorrow which leads to repentance, following Christ and not sinning any more. If you being a dust not willing to pour a drink inside a dirty vessel and drink, how can you expect God to dwell within you when you have uncleanness inside?

Deut 23:14 “For the LORD your God walks in the midst of your camp, to deliver you and give your enemies over to you; therefore your camp shall be holy, that He may see no unclean thing among you, and turn away from you.

God cannot tolerate uncleanness. He will turn away if you have uncleanness inside just like God turn away if any uncleanness was found in the camp of Israelite.

Gal 5:9 A little leaven leavens the whole lump.

There is no progressive cleaning of the inside of your cup. A little uncleanness still makes it unclean. As long as there is uncleanness, God cannot dwell with uncleanness for He is holy.

New Covenant Misunderstood

Heb 10:16-17 “This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, says the LORD: I will put My laws into their hearts, and in their minds I will write them,” then He adds, “Their sins and their lawless deeds I will remember no more.”

New Covenant is the most misunderstood in today’s churches. Because it is said that God will put His laws into our hearts, it is often misunderstood that it is completely His work and not us.

Matt 5:21-22 “You have heard that it was said to those of old, ‘You shall not murder, and whoever murders will be in danger of the judgment.’ But I say to you that whoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment. And whoever says to his brother, ‘Raca!’ shall be in danger of the council. But whoever says, ‘You fool!’ shall be in danger of hell fire.

Matt 5:27-29 “You have heard that it was said to those of old, ‘You shall not commit adultery.’ But I say to you that whoever looks at a woman to lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart. If your right eye causes you to sin, pluck it out and cast it from you; for it is more profitable for you that one of your members perish, than for your whole body to be cast into hell.

Do not murder is written in stone but anger without cause comes from within our hearts where the law of God is written, and we are in danger of judgment if we pursue those thoughts. Do not commit adultery is written in stone but lust comes from within our heart where the law of God is written, and we are in danger of hell fire if we pursue with those thoughts. Similarly, love one another must come from within our hearts. This is exactly what New Covenant is all about. The transformation is at the heart, a new creation.

2Cor 5:17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.

How much of our old things need to pass away before we become new creation?- all
When we come into Christ, He creates a new covenant with us and His laws written in our hearts, just like God created the old covenant with Israel and the laws written in stone. Because the laws are written in our hearts, and had put His Spirit within us, we know exactly what is right thing to do when evil thoughts spring from within our hearts and He convicts our conscience if we are pursuing in the wrong path against God. Obeying or disobeying the Holy Spirit is entirely up to us. God never forces us into holiness or righteousness.

Amos 3:3 Can two walk together, unless they are agreed?

There is no such thing obeying the Holy Spirit partially and progressing towards obeying Him fully.

Acts 5:3 But Peter said, “Ananias, why has Satan filled your heart to lie to the Holy Spirit and keep back part of the price of the land for yourself?

Either you obey Him and live or disobey Him to lie like Ananias and die.

Deception of Sinfulness after forgiven

1John 1:7-10 But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin. If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say that we have not sinned, we make Him a liar, and His word is not in us.

The church generally teaches that a man cannot live without sinning., meaning, he is always prone to sin and will always sin. This is a lie from the pit. Christ came as a normal man and yet lived sinless leaving His own life as an example for us to follow. If you come to Christ confessing your sins and He cleansed from all the unrighteousness you did, why are you still not sinless? Christ don’t clean you in installments.

Do not follow teachers who compare their own lives to give their own doctrines. Follow Christ and His doctrine.

Conclusion

If you are still in the world with bondage to some sins, you are not yet free. First, you need to disobey sin so that you are no longer a slave of sin and obey righteousness.

Rom 6:16 Do you not know that to whom you present yourselves slaves to obey, you are that one’s slaves whom you obey, whether of sin leading to death, or of obedience leading to righteousness?

You cannot obey sin to be a slave of it and then progressively continue towards becoming righteousness. As long as you obey sin, you are a slave of it and you are leading towards death not towards holiness. Progressive sanctification is a lie from Satan to give a false perspective where the sinner will have a false comfort of growing towards holiness while being a slave to sin they are lead towards death. Do not be deceived! Repent Now!