1. Made holy; consecrated; set apart for sacred
2. holy.1 Thessalonians 4:3 For this is the will of God,
even your sanctification...
The Greek word translated
"sanctification" (hagiasmos [aJgiasmov"]) means "holiness."
To sanctify, therefore, means "to make holy." In one sense
only God is holy (Isa 6:3 And they were calling to one
another: “Holy, holy, holy is the LORD Almighty; the whole
earth is full of his glory.”
There are two thinking's on sanctification: one is a
COMPLETED work and the other is an EXPERIENCE and it is also
- 1 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.
- 1 Peter 1:2 Elect according to the foreknowledge of God
the Father, through sanctification of the Spirit, unto
obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ...
- John 17:19 And for their sakes I sanctify myself, that
they also might be sanctified through the truth.
Sanctification is a experience and it is a growth day by
Example I knew I was going the right way, when I was filled
with the spirit and Jesus in the room and His feet. Joe in
other room when hand on my shoulder.
- Romans 12 (KJV) 1: I beseech you therefore, brethren,
by the mercies of God, (1. GODS WORK) that ye present your
bodies a living sacrifice,(2,OUR WORKS) holy, acceptable
unto God, which is your reasonable service.
2 And be not conformed to this world:(3. SEPARATE) but be ye
transformed by the renewing of your mind, (4. MIND OF
CHRIST) that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable,
and perfect, will of God. (5. GOD’S WORD)
3 For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man
that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than
he ought to think; (6. HUMBLE) but to think soberly,
according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of
I. Hebrews 10:10 By the which will we are sanctified
through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for
II. 2 Timothy 2:21 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
A. The day I was saved I was sanctified but I needed to grow, I needed to
clean up my life.
B. Example of school with teacher etc.
III. 1 John 2:15-17 (KJV) 15: Love not the world, neither
the things that are in the world. If any man love the world,
the love of the Father is not in him. 16 For all that is in
the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes,
and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the
world. 17 And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof:
but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.
IV. Philippians 2:5 (KJV5 Let this mind be in you, which
was also in Christ Jesus:
A. Let the mind of the master be the master of your mind.
V. Romans 10:17 So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing
by the word of God.
VI. 1 Peter 5:6 Humble yourselves therefore under the
mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time.
A. Be humble or you'll stumble.
B. "They that know God will be humble," John Flavel has said, ' and they
that know themselves cannot be proud."
At the village church in Kalonovka, Russia, attendance at
Sunday school picked up after the priest started handing out
candy to the peasant children. One of the most faithful was
a pug-nosed, lad who recited his Scriptures with proper
piety, pocketed his reward, then fled into the fields to
munch on it. The priest took a liking to the boy, persuaded
him to attend church school. This was preferable to doing
household chores from which his devout parents excused him.
By offering other inducements, the priest managed to teach
the boy the four Gospels. In fact, he won a special prize
for learning all four by heart and reciting them nonstop in
church. Now, 60 years later, he still liked to recite
Scriptures, but in a context that would horrify the old
priest. For the prize pupil, who memorized so much of the
Bible, was Nikita Khrushchev, the former Communist czar.
As this anecdote
illustrates, the "why" behind memorization is fully as
important as the "what." The same Nikita Khrushchev who
nimbly mouthed God's Word when a child, later declared God
to be nonexistent -- because his cosmonauts had not seen
Him. Khrushchev memorized the Scriptures for the candy, the
rewards, the bribes, rather than for the meaning it had for
his life. Artificial motivation will produce artificial
I am not what I might be, I am not what I ought to be, I am
not what I wish to be, I am not what I hope to be. But I
thank God I am not what I once was, and I can say with the
great apostle, "By the grace of God I am what I am.