Joshua 3:5 KJVAnd Joshua said unto the people, Sanctify yourselves: for to morrow the Lord will do wonders among you.
Leviticus 11:44 KJVFor I am the Lord your God: ye shall therefore sanctify yourselves, and ye shall be holy; for I am holy: neither shall ye defile yourselves with any manner of creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
2 Chronicles 29:5 KJVAnd said unto them, Hear me, ye Levites, sanctify now yourselves, and sanctify the house of the Lord God of your fathers, and carry forth the filthiness out of the holy place.
Meaning of Sanctification
To sanctify means to cleanse, purge, purify and make holy for God's acceptance and use.
Isaiah 52:11 KJVDepart ye, depart ye, go ye out from thence, touch no unclean thing ; go ye out of the midst of her; be ye clean, that bear the vessels of the Lord.
2 Corinthians 6:17-18 KJVWherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you,  And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.
The Process of Sanctification
Ephesians 1:3-4 KJVBlessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:  According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love.
1 Corinthians 3:9 KJVFor we are labourers together with God: ye are God's husbandry, ye are God's building.
Ephesians 4:13 KJVTill we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ.
Agents of Sanctification
- The Blood
- The Spirit
- The Word
Sanctification by the blood of Jesus Christ
Hebrews 9:22 ESVIndeed, under the law almost everything is purified with blood, and without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness of sins.
1 John 1:7 KJVBut if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.
Sanctification by the Holy Spirit
Romans 8:11 KJVBut if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.
Romans 8:11-13 KJVBut if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.  Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh.  For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live.
Matthew 3:11 KJVI indeed baptize you with water unto repentance: but he that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire.
Sanctification By The Word
John 15:3 KJVNow ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you.
James 1:23-24 KJVFor if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass:  For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was.
Isaiah 66:5 KJVHear the word of the Lord, ye that tremble at his word...
Ephesians 5:25-26 KJVHusbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;  That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word.
Your Expected Response To Sanctification
1 Thessalonians 4:3 KJVFor this is the will of God, even your sanctification, that ye should abstain from fornication.
John 15:1-2,4-6 KJVI am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman.  Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit.  Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me.  I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.  If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned.
Importance of Sanctification
Conformation To The Image of Christ
2 Corinthians 3:18 KJVBut we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.
Alignment With God
Intimacy With God
Psalm 24:3-4 KJVWho shall ascend into the hill of the Lord ? or who shall stand in his holy place?  He that hath clean hands, and a pure heart; who hath not lifted up his soul unto vanity, nor sworn deceitfully.
Meet For The Master's Use
2 Timothy 2:21 KJVIf a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honour, sanctified, and meet for the master's use, and prepared unto every good work.
We Are Made Candidates of Heaven
John 15:6 KJVIf a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned.
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