May 8

May 8, 2018 // Devotional+Holiness in High Country

Read: Luke 11:9-13

I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you (Luke 11:9).

Ask, And It Shall Be Given You

“The [crucial] step toward obtaining the blessing is faith. Faith for this particular thing. Here you have come as a justified Christian, assured by the inner witness of the Holy Spirit that you are a child of God. You have found by reading the Bible and searching your own heart that God commands you to be holy and that He has provided the means for making you so. You have now brought your all to the altar of God in consecration. You have dedicated yourself and all you are and all you ever expect to be to God.

“You believe He is willing and able to make you holy, and that He is ready to do it this very hour. There is nothing more that God can do in promising. There is nothing more that you can do in meeting the conditions of His promises. To hesitate is to doubt and indicate your uncertainty as to whether He will do what He has said. So without fear and without hesitation, you step right out on the promise and announce to three worlds, ‘I believe that Jesus Christ sanctifies me now.’

“The steps have been taken… The only thing left is… the blessing that God has promised. Will it fail? Will He fail? To ask is to answer. He will not fail. He will come in sanctifying fullness and make your heart His throne. He will purge out the dross of inbred sin and make you clean… I join you in praise. I sing hallelujah, ‘the Comforter has come!'” (J. B. Chapman).

I want Thy life, Thy purity, Thy righteousness, brought in; I ask, desire, and trust in Thee, To be redeemed from sin.

— Wesley’s Hymns