He who calls upon My Name will be saved from eternal separation. My blood spares the saint, but not all who call Me Lord speak truth. Grace is given to those with true desire for mercy, disturbed greatly by their sin, willing to abandon self for My Kingdom and way. To these who trust, drawn by the Father, these are to whom I share the Kingdom. The one who loves his darkness will know no such disdain of the dark, and true redemption will not be his. He will return only in remorse, and leave again for his mistress. Such a man is double-minded, unstable and without hope. His lord changes with the wind, and his temper-proof of the discord. He who truly lives, truly dies to self. Slow is the crucifixion, but the death of this nature is certain by it. Those hung were killed in hatred for their deeds, so too must you hate your sin. It shall die no other way. Holy do I call you, that your old master would be no more, and the deeds of the past would be covered by My blood, and your name would be written with those who believe that I AM, and do as I command.
Col 3:5-10 (ESV) – Put to death therefore what is earthly in you: sexual immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry. On account of these the wrath of God is coming. In these you too once walked, when you were living in them. But now you must put them all away: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and obscene talk from your mouth. Do not lie to one another, seeing that you have put off the old self with its practices and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge after the image of its creator.
Bottom Line: We may believe all this on Sunday, but it is strange what can happen to the best of us on Monday. The world of work can seem so far away from the world of faith. It is when we are in the world, that we need to remember not to be of the world. Our old sin nature must be crucified on Monday through Saturday, just like we vow on Sunday. If we are truly saved, if we truly want to make Him Lord, our only Lord, we must have a hatred of our sin, every day of the week.