The Quiraing lit by dawn light a few days ago while visiting the Isle of Skye. This image was taken from An Corran Beach with the village of Staffin below.

But by His doing you are in Christ Jesus, who became to us wisdom from God, and righteousness and sanctification, and redemption, 1 Corinthians 1:30 (NASB)

Today I want to share my thoughts from my recent study on the subject of sanctification. I heard much about this word in my younger days, mainly in reading the teachings of General William Booth in Salvation Army doctrine. But Such words are hardly heard nowadays which is quite a shame, many souls are missing out in their walk with their God in not knowing words like sanctification.

Sanctification is the impartation of the Holy qualities of Jesus Christ in a believer; it is not mere imitation but allowing Him to work in and through us. In “My Utmost For His Highest” Oswald Chambers defines it thus: “it means being one with Jesus. Sanctification is not something Jesus Christ puts into me – it is Himself in me.” In the Bible the root idea of sanctify is to “set apart.” By Almighty God’s choosing we are set apart from the beginning of time ( 2 Thessalonians 2:13). As believers in Christ it is our duty to set ourselves apart from the world, to follow Him.

Sanctification is the work of God by His Holy Spirit in us; it is the process by which the Spirit makes our union with Jesus Christ deeper and more real, leading us into a life of holiness. In the work of sanctification we have the whole Godhead at work in and through us, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, throughout our entire life ( Romans 6:19, 1 Corinthians 15:31).

Dear reader, are you being sanctified in and through your Lord and Saviour, by the work of the Holy Spirit? I pray that you are on this lifelong trek along the Highway of Holiness, being surrendered and inviting Him into yourself each day. May sanctification progress in your walk with God, leading you closer to Him.

12 thoughts on “Sanctification

  1. Love this post…so true

    First time I can remember sanctification was a song by the World Wide Message Tribe, back in the 90s… they nailed it!

    Redemption, sanctification, reverence….they’re lost words that we need to keep much more commonly used!

    Religious jargon is an issue, for sure…but that doesn’t make the words any less relavent for Christians, or that we should words like sanctification…if we don’t use them, how will those you get in the fwit learn the truth?

    Our choosing to follow Jesus, is the first step on a lifeline journey…not the destination…a life of sanctification ‘should’ follow until we go to be with God for eternity

    My next teaching video will be on reverence, God willing, after a chat with Bethany on DingDash

    Maybe I should look at words like sanctification, salvation and redemption too? What d’ya think?

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    1. Good comments Andy. These are important words for believers to understand; they bring us closer to God. It would be great for you to cover them too, they could never be overdone. My next one might be Propitiation. 😉

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  2. AGAIN Thank you. On-going sanctification is accompanied always by repentance and forgiveness. This is to be a goal ….Perfection only in death and readiness for eternity. Longing to read your blog on propitiation. Some words have been airbrushed out of modern bible translation to the loss of God’s [people who in learning them may come to a real enlightenment of what salvation and the Cross achieved and the horrific cost of atonement. We are at our age still gaining deeper insights. Ever coming as children we learn. BLESSINGS!

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    1. Thank you for your lovely encouragement Faye, we are of a certain age sister that we were taught these terms, let us pray that our younger brethren would be enthused in them. My Propitiation blog is in the draft stage. God bless you and your family Faye.


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