Sunday, February 6, 2022

Understanding SANCTIFICATION

 

Hebrews 9:14

King James Version

14 How much more shall the blood of Christ, 

who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, 

purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?


What is sanctification?

Who can sanctify us?

Why do we need to be sanctified?

SPIRIT and SCRIPTURE have the answers.

Exodus 30:26-29

King James Version

26 And thou shalt anoint the tabernacle of the congregation therewith, 

and the ark of the testimony,

27 And the table and all his vessels, 

and the candlestick and his vessels, 

and the altar of incense,

28 And the altar of burnt offering with all his vessels, 

and the laver and his foot.

29 And thou shalt sanctify them, 

that they may be most holy: 

whatsoever toucheth them shall be holy.


Exodus 31:12-13

King James Version

12 And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying,

13 Speak thou also unto the children of Israel, saying, 

Verily my sabbaths ye shall keep: 

for it is a sign between me and you throughout your generations; 

that ye may know that I am the Lord that doth sanctify you.


Leviticus 11:44-45

King James Version

44 For 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.

45 For I am the Lord that bringeth you up out of the land of Egypt, 

to be your God: 

ye shall therefore be holy, 

for I am holy.


Leviticus 20:7-8

King James Version

7 Sanctify yourselves therefore, 

and be ye holy: 

for I am the Lord your God.

8 And ye shall keep my statutes,

and do them: 

I am the Lord which sanctify you.


Ezekiel 20:12

King James Version

12 Moreover also I gave them my sabbaths, 

to be a sign between me and them, 

that they might know that I am the Lord that sanctify them.


Ezekiel 37:26-28

King James Version

26 Moreover I will make a covenant of peace with them; 

it shall be an everlasting covenant with them: 

and I will place them, 

and multiply them, 

and will set my sanctuary in the midst of them for evermore.

27 My tabernacle also shall be with them: 

yea, I will be their God, 

and they shall be my people.

28 And the heathen shall know that I the Lord do sanctify Israel, 

when my sanctuary shall be in the midst of them for evermore.


John 3:5-7

King James Version

5 Jesus answered, 

Verily, verily, I say unto thee, 

Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, 

he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.

6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; 

and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.

7 Marvel not that I said unto thee, 

Ye must be born again.


John 17:17

King James Version

17 Sanctify them through thy truth: 

thy word is truth.


John 17:19

King James Version

19 And for their sakes I sanctify myself, 

that they also might be sanctified through the truth.


Acts 20:32

King James Version

32 And now, brethren, 

I commend you to God, 

and to the word of his grace, 

which is able to build you up, 

and to give you an inheritance among all them which are sanctified.


Acts 26:15-18

King James Version

15 And I said, 

Who art thou, Lord? 

And he said, 

I am Jesus whom thou persecutest.

16 But rise, 

and stand upon thy feet: 

for I have appeared unto thee for this purpose, 

to make thee a minister and a witness 

both of these things which thou hast seen, 

and of those things in the which I will appear unto thee;

17 Delivering thee from the people, 

and from the Gentiles, 

unto whom now I send thee,

18 To open their eyes, 

and to turn them from darkness to light, 

and from the power of Satan unto God, 

that they may receive forgiveness of sins, 

and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me.


Romans 6:1-6

King James Version

6 What shall we say then? 

Shall we continue in sin, 

that grace may abound?

2 God forbid. 

How shall we, 

that are dead to sin, 

live any longer therein?

3 Know ye not, 

that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ 

were baptized into his death?

4 Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: 

that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, 

even so we also should walk in newness of life.

5 For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, 

we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection:

6 Knowing this, 

that our old man is crucified with him, 

that the body of sin might be destroyed, 

that henceforth we should not serve sin.


Romans 6:9-11

King James Version

9 Knowing that Christ being raised from the dead dieth no more; 

death hath no more dominion over him.

10 For in that he died, 

he died unto sin once: 

but in that he liveth, 

he liveth unto God.

11 Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, 

but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord.


Romans 8:1-4

King James Version

8 There is therefore now no condemnation to them 

which are in Christ Jesus, 

who walk not after the flesh, 

but after the Spirit.

2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free 

from the law of sin and death.

3 For what the law could not do, 

in that it was weak through the flesh, 

God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, 

and for sin, 

condemned sin in the flesh:

4 That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, 

who walk not after the flesh, 

but after the Spirit.


Romans 12:1-2

King James Version

12 I beseech you therefore, brethren, 

by the mercies of God, 

that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, 

holy, 

acceptable unto God, 

which is your reasonable service.

2 And be not conformed to this world: 

but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, 

that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, 

and perfect, will of God.


Romans 15:15-16

King James Version

15 Nevertheless, brethren, 

I have written the more boldly unto you in some sort, 

as putting you in mind, 

because of the grace that is given to me of God,

16 That I should be the minister of Jesus Christ to the Gentiles, 

ministering the gospel of God, 

that the offering up of the Gentiles might be acceptable, 

being sanctified by the Holy Ghost.


1 Corinthians 1:1-3

King James Version

1 Paul called to be an apostle of Jesus Christ through the will of God, 

and Sosthenes our brother,

2 Unto the church of God which is at Corinth, 

to them that are sanctified in Christ Jesus, 

called to be saints, 

with all that in every place call upon the name of Jesus Christ our Lord, 

both their's and our's:

3 Grace be unto you, 

and peace, 

from God our Father, 

and from the Lord Jesus Christ.


1 Corinthians 1:27-31

King James Version

27 But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world 

to confound the wise; 

and God hath chosen the weak things of the world 

to confound the things which are mighty;

28 And base things of the world, 

and things which are despised, 

hath God chosen, yea, 

and things which are not, 

to bring to nought things that are:

29 That no flesh should glory in his presence.

30 But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, 

who of God is made unto us wisdom, 

and righteousness, 

and sanctification, 

and redemption:

31 That, 

according as it is written, 

He that glorieth, 

let him glory in the Lord.


1 Corinthians 6:11

King James Version

11 And such were some of you: 

but ye are washed, 

but ye are sanctified, 

but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, 

and by the Spirit of our God.


1 Corinthians 12:13

King James Version

13 For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, 

whether we be Jews or Gentiles, 

whether we be bond or free; 

and have been all made to drink into one Spirit.


2 Corinthians 1:21-22

King James Version

21 Now he which stablisheth us with you in Christ, 

and hath anointed us, 

is God;

22 Who hath also sealed us, 

and given the earnest of the Spirit in our hearts.


2 Corinthians 3:17-18

King James Version

17 Now the Lord is that Spirit: 

and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.

18 But 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.


2 Corinthians 5:17

King James Version

17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, 

he is a new creature: 

old things are passed away; 

behold, 

all things are become new.


Galatians 2:20

King James Version

20 I am crucified with Christ: 

nevertheless I live; 

yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: 

and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith 

of the Son of God, 

who loved me, 

and gave himself for me.


Galatians 5:16

King James Version

16 This I say then, 

Walk in the Spirit, 

and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.


Galatians 6:14-16

King James Version

14 But God forbid that I should glory, 

save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, 

by whom the world is crucified unto me, 

and I unto the world.

15 For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision availeth any thing, 

nor uncircumcision, 

but a new creature.

16 And as many as walk according to this rule, 

peace be on them, 

and mercy, 

and upon the Israel of God.


Ephesians 1:3-4

King James Version

3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:

4 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:


Ephesians 1:13

King James Version

13 In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, 

the gospel of your salvation: 

in whom also after that ye believed, y

e were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,


Ephesians 2:10

King James Version

10 For we are his workmanship, 

created in Christ Jesus unto good works, 

which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.


Ephesians 4:10-13

King James Version

10 He that descended is the same also that ascended up 

far above all heavens, 

that he might fill all things.)

11 And he gave some, apostles; 

and some, prophets; 

and some, evangelists; 

and some, pastors and teachers;

12 For the perfecting of the saints, 

for the work of the ministry, 

for the edifying of the body of Christ:

13 Till 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:


Ephesians 4:24

King James Version

24 And that ye put on the new man, 

which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.


Colossians 3:1-6

King James Version

3 If ye then be risen with Christ, 

seek those things which are above, 

where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God.

2 Set your affection on things above, 

not on things on the earth.

3 For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.

4 When Christ, 

who is our life, 

shall appear, 

then shall ye also appear with him in glory.

5 Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; 

fornication, 

uncleanness, 

inordinate affection, 

evil concupiscence, 

and covetousness, 

which is idolatry:

6 For which things' sake the wrath of God cometh 

on the children of disobedience:


1 Thessalonians 4:1-4

King James Version

4 Furthermore then we beseech you, brethren, 

and exhort you by the Lord Jesus, 

that as ye have received of us how ye ought to walk and to please God, 

so ye would abound more and more.

2 For ye know what commandments we gave you by the Lord Jesus.

3 For this is the will of God, 

even your sanctification, 

that ye should abstain from fornication:

4 That every one of you should know how to possess his vessel 

in sanctification and honour;


1 Thessalonians 5:23

King James Version

23 And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; 

and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless 

unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.


2 Thessalonians 2:13

King James Version

13 But we are bound to give thanks alway to God for you, 

brethren beloved of the Lord, 

because God hath from the beginning 

chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit 

and belief of the truth:


2 Timothy 2:20-21

King James Version

20 But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, 

but also of wood and of earth; 

and some to honour, 

and some to dishonour.

21 If 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.


Hebrews 2:9-11

King James Version

9 But we see Jesus, 

who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, 

crowned with glory and honour; 

that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man.

10 For it became him, 

for whom are all things, 

and by whom are all things, 

in bringing many sons unto glory, 

o make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings.

11 For both he that sanctifieth and they who are sanctified are all of one: for which cause he is not ashamed to call them brethren,


Hebrews 9:22

King James Version

22 And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; 

and without shedding of blood is no remission.


Hebrews 10:10-14

King James Version

10 By the which will we are sanctified 

through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.

11 And every priest standeth daily ministering and offering 

oftentimes the same sacrifices, 

which can never take away sins:

12 But this man, 

after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, 

sat down on the right hand of God;

13 From henceforth expecting till his enemies be made his footstool.

14 For by one offering 

he hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified.


Hebrews 12:9-10

King James Version

9 Furthermore we have had fathers of our flesh which corrected us, 

and we gave them reverence: 

shall we not much rather be in subjection unto the Father of spirits, 

and live?

10 For they verily for a few days chastened us after their own pleasure; 

but he for our profit, 

that we might be partakers of his holiness.


Hebrews 12:14

King James Version

14 Follow peace with all men, 

and holiness, 

without which no man shall see the Lord:


Hebrews 13:11-13

King James Version

11 For the bodies of those beasts, 

whose blood is brought into the sanctuary by the high priest for sin, 

are burned without the camp.

12 Wherefore Jesus also, 

that he might sanctify the people with his own blood, 

suffered without the gate.

13 Let us go forth therefore unto him without the camp, 

bearing his reproach.


1 Peter 1:1-2

King James Version

1 Peter, 

an apostle of Jesus Christ, 

to the strangers scattered throughout Pontus, 

Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia,

2 Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, 

through sanctification of the Spirit, 

unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: 

Grace unto you, 

and peace, 

be multiplied.


1 Peter 2:24-25

King James Version

24 Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, 

that we, 

being dead to sins, 

should live unto righteousness: 

by whose stripes ye were healed.

25 For ye were as sheep going astray; 

but are now returned unto the Shepherd and Bishop of your souls.


2 Peter 1:2-11

King James Version

2 Grace and peace be multiplied unto you 

through the knowledge of God, 

and of Jesus our Lord,

3 According as his divine power hath given unto us all things 

that pertain unto life and godliness, 

through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue:

4 Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: 

that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, 

having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.

5 And beside this, 

giving all diligence, 

add to your faith virtue; 

and to virtue knowledge;

6 And to knowledge temperance; 

and to temperance patience; 

and to patience godliness;

7 And to godliness brotherly kindness; 

and to brotherly kindness charity.

8 For if these things be in you, 

and abound, 

they make you that ye shall neither be barren 

nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.

9 But he that lacketh these things is blind, 

and cannot see afar off, 

and hath forgotten that he was purged from his old sins.

10 Wherefore the rather, brethren, 

give diligence to make your calling and election sure: 

for if ye do these things, 

ye shall never fall:

11 For so an entrance shall be ministered unto you abundantly 

into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.


1 John 1:9

King James Version

9 If we confess our sins, 

he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, 

and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.


Revelation 7:13-14

King James Version

13 And one of the elders answered, 

saying unto me, 

What are these which are arrayed in white robes? 

and whence came they?

14 And I said unto him, 

Sir, thou knowest. 

And he said to me, 

These are they which came out of great tribulation, 

and have washed their robes, 

and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.


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