1 Thessalonians 5:23 Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you completely; and may your whole spirit, soul, and body be preserved blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
THE MEANING OF SANCTIFICATION
The term for 'sanctification' as used in the New Covenant is HAGIOSMOS
and means basically 'set apart', in the sense of being set apart from all else and dedicated for the Master Use (God).
Sanctification is that work of the Holy Spirit by which the child of God is separated
from sin unto God and is enabled to love God with all the heart and to walk in all His holy commandments blameless. Sanctification is initiated at the moment of justification and regeneration.
John 17:17 Sanctify them by Your truth. Your word is truth.
Sanctification is applied to the process which refers to the ongoing, progressive
of the believer into the image of Christ in fact, our ultimate conformation to our Savior image was predestined by God "And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the firstborn among many brothers."
Simply put, sanctification means that day-by-day you and I are to become
more and more like Jesus it is a process which happens naturally in a practicing Christian's life the Apostle Paul tells us in 1 Thessalonians 5:23 that God himself,
the God of peace will sanctify us through and through. God Bless,
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