CALLED TO SANCTIFY ~ Friday, April 25th - Pastor Chris.
But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption (1 Corinthians 1:30).
What a profound scripture. It says, besides wisdom, righteousness, and redemption (riddance), Christ is also made sanctification to us. The word “sanctification” refers to the act or process of making holy or setting apart unto God for His eternal purpose. It’s translated from the Greek word “hagiasmos,” which means, “a purifier.” So, the sanctifier has come to live in you. Christ is not there trying to sanctify you; no! He has sanctified you, and continues to sanctify everything you do. He’s your separator; He has separated you from the rest of the world, from sin and evil, unto the glorious liberty of the sons of God.
Yesterday, we learnt about activating wisdom by speaking wisdom; in the same way, you’re also required to speak your sanctification, that is, words that cleanse. That’s why the Apostle Paul said, “For every creature of God is good, and nothing to be refused, if it be received with thanksgiving: For it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer” (1 Timothy 4:4-5). You can purify or sanctify anything that belongs to you with the Word of God and prayer.
The Lord Jesus said in John 15:3, “Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you.” Christ has gone to heaven, and we’re the ones bearing those wonderful cleansing Words to our world today. As we speak, people are purified; they’re cleansed, and moved from one level of glory to another! 1 Corinthians 2:13 says, “Which things also we speak….” We’ve got to keep speaking words of blessings, to cleanse and sanctify our environment and our world.
You’ve been called to an extraordinary life of beauty, of glory, and of a supernatural walk with God, because Christ—the sanctifier—is in you! He’s one with your spirit now (1 Corinthians 6:17); and through you, He’s carrying out His ministry of sanctifying all things to Himself.
Dear heavenly Father, I rejoice today in Christ, who is my sanctifier! I thank you for sending Jesus to bear my sins, present me holy and unblameable before you, and make my life beautiful! Thank you for making me the very epitome of your grace, and the testimony of your love and goodness, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory:
1 Thessalonians 5:23
And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
DAILY SCRIPTURE READING
1 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN:
1 Samuel 23-25
2 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN:
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