How to Keep Sanctified

By Charles J. Fowler

Chapter 14


To stand is possible. The forces against the sanctified soul are many and mean; they are cowardly and constant; they are subtle and severe; but they are not too many for the soul, girded and guarded by "the whole armour of God." Our wrestling is evident enough and our enemies are wary and wicked, but against all we may stand and "having done all stand." Our adversary is the devil and the day of his assaults is evil, but our whole armour is sufficient (Eph. 6:11-16.)

"Above all" -- the shield of faith! By this we stand. Not only is this the great secret by which we get salvation, it is the means as well by which we maintain it. God is as solicitous that we continue in sanctification as that we receive it; therefore has He provided for our keeping it. (Jude 24:25).

"Stand, then in his great might,
With all his strength endued;
But take, to arm you for the fight,
The panoply of God;

That, having all things done,
And all your conflicts passed,
Ye may o'ercome through Christ alone,
And stand entire at last."