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  • Writer's pictureOlufunmilayo Adekusibe

SANCTIFICATION


 

Today’s Reading:

1 Thessalonians 4: 1- 18

“For this is the will of God, even your sanctification, that ye abstain from fornication.” (v. 3)

 

After our new birth into the life of God through the death, burial and resurrection of Christ Jesus, the scripture admonished us to be sanctified. Being sanctified means to be separated or set apart. This is in the similitude of the Old Testament whereby God instructed the sanctification of certain articles in the temple. It simply suggests that they are not for general use but special use unto the Lord. Believers being set apart infers that God has a special need for them. It will be wrong to be saved and still mingle with the world.


Apostle Paul emphasized the basis of our call, in verse 7 to buttress this truth that God has not called us unto uncleanness, but unto holiness. To be holy is to be “uncommon.” It takes only a sanctified man to be uncommon since he or she will not be among the crowd but on the Lord’s side. The Scripture offers truth on how we can be sanctified as believers.


Jesus said in John 17: 17, “Sanctify them through thy truth; thy word is truth.” If you want to stay sanctified, you must let God’s word wash you thoroughly so that you can be distinct. Jesus speaking in John 15: 3 says, “Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken to you.” it is impossible to be set apart as a believer without the knowledge of His word.


2Thessalonians 2:13b says, “… because God has chosen you from the beginning for salvation through sanctification by the Spirit and faith in the truth. The Spirit of Jesus will also enable you to remain sanctified as He purges and makes you fit for noble purposes. It is your responsibility to yield to the leading of the Spirit. The stronger your obedience to His Spirit, the more distinct you become.


As you go out today let the Word and the Spirit of God decide where you stand, what you do and what you proclaim. If you will truly walk with the Lord, you will have to shun the cliche, “anything goes.” You can only go where God goes.

IKOTUN NEW BREED ADEBISI


Prayer:

  1. Father, I receive grace to be devoted to your Word as a tool to stay sanctified, in Jesus name.

  2. I walk every day of my life by the leading of the Holy Spirit so as to make the right choices and decisions, in Jesus name.

  3. I am empowered to possess my vessels in sanctification and honour unto the Lord, in Jesus name.

  4. Dear Lord, let me not be swayed by the deceit of this world, in Jesus name.

  5. My life will sing praise of Your grace, in Jesus’ name.


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