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Importance of sanctification!

Sanctify Means : 1. To make sacred or holy; to set apart to a holy of religious use; to consecrate by appropriate rites; to hallow. 2. To make free from sin; to cleanse from moral corruption and pollution; to purify."

Sanctification also refers to the practical experience of this separation unto God, being the effect of obedience to the Word of God in one’s life, and is to be pursued by the believer earnestly (1 Peter 1:15; Hebrews 12:14). Just as the Lord prayed in John 17, it has in view the setting apart of believers for the purpose for which they are sent into the world: “As Thou didst send Me into the world, even so send I them into the world. And for their sakes I sanctify Myself, that they themselves also may be sanctified in truth” (v. 18, 19). That He set Himself apart for the purpose for which He was sent is both the basis and the condition of our being set apart for that for which we are sent (John 10:36). His sanctification is the pattern of, and the power for, ours. The sending and the sanctifying are inseparable. On this account they are called saints, hagioi in the Greek; “sanctified ones.” Whereas previously their behavior bore witness to their standing in the world in separation from God, now their behavior should bear witness to their standing before God in separation from the world.

There is one more sense that the word sanctification is referred to in Scripture. Paul prayed in 1 Thessalonians 5:23, “The God of peace Himself sanctify you wholly; and may your spirit and soul and body be preserved entire, without blame at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.” Paul also wrote in Colossians of “the hope which is laid up for you in the heavens, whereof ye heard before in the word of the truth of the Gospel” (Colossians 1:5). He later speaks of Christ Himself as “the hope of glory” (Colossians 1:27) and then mentions the fact of that hope when he says, “When Christ, who is our Life, shall be manifested, then shall ye also with Him be manifested in glory” (Colossians 3:4). This glorified state will be our ultimate separation from sin, total sanctification in every aspect. “Beloved, now we are children of God; and it has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when He is revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is” (1 John 3:2).

Sanctify yourselves Lev. 20:7

Sanctify: keep from flesh Num. 11:18

Sanctify yourselves Josh. 3:5

I sanctify myself (Jesus) John 17:19

Sanctify them (the Apostles) John 17:17

Sanctify: cleanse the Church Eph. 5:25, 27

Sanctify: purge conscience Heb. 19:13, 14

Purge, sanctify 2 Tim. 2:21

Sanctify, wash Ex. 19:10

The priests cleansed the inner house/ type of heart purity 2 Chron. 29:15-19

Holy Ghost brings purity Acts 15:8, 9

Heart circumcision Deut. 30:6

God of peace sanctify 1 Thes. 5:23

He that sanctifies Heb. 2:11

Jesus suffered to sanctify Heb. 13:12

By God the Father Jude 1

By the Holy Ghost Rom. 15:16

Through the Spirit 2 Thes. 2:13

God wills sanctification 1 Thes. 4:3

According to His will Heb. 10:9, 10

By faith in Jesus Acts 26:18

Holy Ghost a witness Heb. 10:15

Christ our sanctification` 1 Cor. 1:30

God commands His sanctified ones Isa. 13:3

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