We stand in grace. It is our eternal position. Yet, we walk in His grace daily for the empowerment of our progressive sanctification.
John 17 was Jesus’ prayer just before He went to the cross. Verse 17 says, “Sanctify them by Your truth. Your word is truth.” Verse 19 says, “And for their sakes I sanctify Myself, that they also may be sanctified by the truth.”
Sanctify means to set apart. Walking in the truth’s of God’s word, daily applying it to our lives, exemplifying His character, and speaking truth in our hearts is our breath.
Experiential truth nourishes our spirit. Truth on the printed page is just that. We must believe the truth, and incorporate it into our thought processes. Until then, it will not bring the dramatic inner transformation needed to derail our strongholds of pride.
Our minds still have to be renewed from our old beliefs, lies, and mindsets. Those strongholds will only be destroyed through His implanted word. Ephesians 4:23 Amplified says, “And be constantly renewed in the spirit of your mind (having a fresh mental and spiritual attitude).”