Sanctification

Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth. As thou hast sent me into the world, even so have I also sent them into the world. And for their sakes, I sanctify myself, that they also might be sanctified through the truth. (John 17:17-19 KJV)

Jesus Christ is our sanctifier, “Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:” {perform: or, finish} (Philippians 1:6 KJV)

Jesus is working in us, but are we trusting and obeying? Are you prepared to give up the worldly ways and its desires to be Christ-like? Is this not your goal to be Christ-like?

If so, then we must sanctify ourselves with God’s word. “Sanctify them through Your truth: Your word is truth.” Jesus is our example and He sanctified Himself with truth so that we “also might be sanctified through the truth.” Therefore, we must find and follow the truth. When we find some application in God’s word the opposes our current way of life, know that God is saying, sanctify yourself for my word is truth. Jesus says, “If ye love me, keep my commandments.” (John 14:15 KJV) Do you really love Jesus or the world? When we choose to trust, and obey God’s word we begin to walk down a narrow path, setting aside worldly desires for godly living. The world’s path is broad and the way therein is destructive.

“’Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it. Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves. You will know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes from thorn bushes or figs from thistles? Even so, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit.” (Matthew 7:13-17 NKJV)

Which path are you on? Selah…

 

In Christ,

Greg

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