Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth. (John 17:17)
Jesus spoke of Himself as being sanctified in John 17:19. This means He is holy and set apart from sin. As followers, We must be Holy in all our conduct because He who called us is holy.
It is “through the word” that God cleanses us and makes us holy (Ephesians 5:26).
Some suppose effective praying brings about sanctification. Sanctification isn’t by prayer but by the Sanctifier(The Word)
A very renowned man of God mentioned in one of His books that perhaps this mentality is why Revival tarries.
The one in whom we stand, Christ Jesus cannot be faulted, so as we are in Christ, the Father sees us as Him!
Dear friend, if we know and walk in this glorious magnitude of grace made available unto us by Christ’s finished work, we will literally walk in the place where the enemy has no power and Victory, heaven even while on earth!
Christ’s finished work granted us access to the power of the Holy Spirit which is the same power of God that raised Christ from the dead!
Just as the temple of old was sanctified for God’s use, our bodies, which is God’s temple in the new covenant must be set apart for God’s holy purposes.
Truth is, sanctification takes a lifetime. We will never be completely perfected until that day of His return.
So When we read the Bible on a regular basis, this allows the Holy Spirit to sanctify us by the power that is in the Word.
Paul urges us in the book of Romans to offer our bodies as living sacrifices holy and pleasing to God. Yes! But there is a challenge with being a living sacrifice. The sacrifice can crawl off the altar!
So Paul added that we do not conform to the patterns of this world, and we affirm this by renewing our mind daily with His Word so that we are not enticed and led by selfish desires to crawl off the alter of sacrifice, falling straight into the arms of sin.
When the times comes May we be part of the radiant Church He is going to present to Himself spotless and without blemish in Jesus name, amen.