John 10:36 Say ye of him, whom the Father hath sanctified, and sent into the world, Thou blasphemest; because I said, I am the Son of God?
Sanctified – to be set apart for a specific purpose. Jesus was set apart for you and I. Sanctification is not living above sin.
Jeremiah 1:5 Before I formed thee in the belly, I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.
Jeremiah was sanctified in the womb. Sanctified means to be set apart, not holier than thou. Before we were born, God set us apart to be overcomers. When God needs a man, He calls him. God is calling us to come into the body of overcomers.
Galatians 1:15, 16 But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother’s womb, and called me by his grace, 16 to reveal his Son in me, that I might preach him among the heathen; immediately I conferred not with flesh and blood:
Paul was set apart in his mother’s womb. God always had his hand on Saul. Saul persecuted Christians. No matter what we’ve done, we are sanctified. We can stand as sanctified to be overcomers. Don’t let devil condemn you for anything you’ve done. God has done something in us even if we don’t understand it.
I Corinthians 1:2 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 theirs and ours:
To them that are sanctified in Christ – We are set apart, consecrated in Jesus. Our will is not our own we are subjects of a new order.
I Corinthians 6:11 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.
But ye are washed, ye are sanctified. Not one Corinthian lived above sin but they were sanctified. We are sanctified, set apart, consecrated for God’s purposes. Spiritual condition has nothing to do with it! Even when we are sinners. By the Blood, Spirit, and Word we are sanctified, moved from darkness to light. Set apart!
Ephesians 5:25, 26 Husbands, love you wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it; 26 That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word,
We are washed by the Word, sanctified, and cleansed. Many Christians accept the blood but reject the Word that sanctifies us. The Word will set you apart so that you can do the will of God.
Revelation 12:1-2, 5 And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars: And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered. … And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne.
The woman church must come and the manchild will be birthed. The Word will bring forth the woman. People come out of the churches for more of Jesus. Denominations try to contain it but God will bring forth a church.
John 17:17-20 Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth. 18 As thou hast sent me into the world, even so have I also sent them into the world. 19 And for their sakes I sanctify myself, that they also might be sanctified through the truth. 20 Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word.
God sanctifies the church, we don’t. Know the Word. Sanctify them through thy truth: thy Word is truth. In v. 19, Jesus said, I sanctify myself. Jesus set himself apart and he’s our pattern. We should sanctify ourselves voluntarily!
II Chronicles 29:5,34 And 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.
The Levites had already been set apart for God’s ministry, but now God said, sanctify yourselves, consecrate yourselves. We should embrace this and accept the truth that we are called to be set apart. NEW CREATURES!
34 But the priests were too few, so that they could not flay all the burnt offerings: wherefore their brethren the Levites did help them, till the work was ended, and until the other priests had sanctified themselves: for the Levites were more upright in heart to sanctify themselves than the priests.
The outer court ministry might have to do our job until we sanctify ourselves and start doing God’s will. God is admonishing us and urging us to eat and breathe this. We are waiting for more priests when we should be sanctifying ourselves.
2 Corinthians 6:17-7:1 Wherefore 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. Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.
Purpose to set yourself apart. I know God has sanctified me and now I accept it and embrace it. If you want to do greater works than Jesus, heal, raise the dead, set the captive free, etc, sanctify yourself.
- Let the blood of Jesus settle what it needs to.
- Let the Word do its work in you.
- Present yourself every day to the Word of God, the Blood of Jesus, and the Holy Spirit. Worship God in spirit and in truth and this will move us into that place of sanctification.
Satan desires to be worshiped- Matthew 4:8-9 Again, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them; And saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me. John said in 1 John 5:21 Little children, keep yourselves from idols. Amen. We can commit to only worshiping God. Praise Jesus!
God sanctified Jesus and Jesus sanctified himself so that we could be sanctified. We should accept this and be like Jesus and sanctify ourselves.
Taught by a man of God. PTL