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Hope Day 16. Sanctifying Yourself to Spread Hope

By Bishop Wellington Boone  |   |  Category: Hope Devotional

“And since we have a great High Priest who rules over God’s people, let us go right into the presence of God, with true hearts fully trusting him. For our evil consciences have been sprinkled with Christ’s blood to make us clean, and our bodies have been washed with pure water. Without wavering, let us hold tightly to the hope we say we have, for God can be trusted to keep his promise” (Hebrews 10:21-23).

If somebody in the world could meet somebody like you, their whole future would be changed. They don’t only need God. They need you, because God is in you. You have the substance of heaven and you are in there with God in prayer and fasting and have some consecration on you. There is something about your life that helps people to be changed.

God chooses to give hope to the world by the hope that He gives to you. If you lose hope, the world’s light starts to go out. When you regain your hope and renew God’s vision, the world can come alive from your hope.

I have been in the Lord for 46 years but I still ask God to keep my hope alive. I won’t continue to live right just because I’ve been saved 46 years. I will live right with the daily help of God. My cleanliness is based on my desire for God to keep me privately devout and secretly saved.

God wants your will. He wants you to live in such a way that nobody has to watch over you and ask you accountability questions about what you just did wrong because God is with you and His presence is strong enough to keep you whole and clean.

If you do wrong, repent and do right. Ask God to give you the gift of repentance. Through the blood of Jesus, all your sins will be forgiven. The Bible says the blood of Jesus Christ, God’s Son, cleanses you from all unrighteousness (1 John 1:7). From that moment forward you can walk with a divine sense of holiness. You can live a devout life.

Where you have been hopeless, ask God to help you to be hopeful. Where you have given up, ask God to help you to stay in there, and still dare to hope.

Jesus gave His life that you might have His life in you. When you take communion, you partake of His body that was broken for you. You do it in remembrance of Him. By faith you apply His body and blood to your life and you are healed at both a personal and collective level. The body of Christ is a clean, whole, healthy body because people like you are clean.

We are family. We are relatives. We have spots and wrinkles—things we do by omission and things we do by commission—but we are sanctified by the blood as we receive it in Jesus’ name.