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Sanctify Them in the Truth

June 27, 2018

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Sanctify Them in the Truth

To sanctify means  to be made holy  —  to be set apart  and consecrated as holy  —  to be purified  and free from sin.

Before Jesus suffered and died  for our sins,  He prayed  for us.     In John 17:17,  He prayed,

Sanctify them  in the truth;  Thy word is truth.

Jesus wants each and every one of us  to be made holy  and set apart  from the evil influences  of this world.     He wants us  to be pure  and free  from sin.     Jesus Himself lived  a sanctified life  so that His perfection  could be imputed  to us  through faith.

There are all sorts  of religions  in this world  that claim to have “holy men”.     They call them holy  because they do a lot  of fasting and praying  and living  in a monastery  or temple.     As far as the human eye can see,  these “holy men” are set apart  from the world  physically.     Their whole life style is different  from the average person.     But,  they are not set apart  in truth.     All their supposed piety is  for the sake  of a false,  man-made religion.

That is why Jesus’ prayer  for us  is so important.    We need  to be made holy (sanctified)  in the truth  of God’s word.     The truth  in God’s word  shows how mankind fell  into sin  and stood condemned eternally.     Then it shows the prophecy  of a Savior  and over thousands  of years  many more prophecies  about this one particular Savior,  who would take away  all our sins.

Then,  the truth  in God’s word shows  how all those prophecies were fulfilled  in the one man,  Jesus Christ.     The proof is  in the pudding.     Everything we need  to know  about the truth  of God  is contained  in His word — the Bible.     There is absolutely no other “holy man”  that can save anyone  from their sins.     None of these other various “holy men”  are sinless.      None has been prophesied  by age-old scripture.    None of them  has the power  to heal  or raise the dead either.

That is why it is absolutely vital  for us  to stay  in the truth — study the truths  in God’s word — and believe them  because they prove themselves.      We believe God’s word,  and then,  through faith,  God’s word sanctifies us — makes us holy in God’s sight — truly holy  because of what Jesus has done  for us.

As we see  what God has done  for our salvation,  we praise His holy name  and rejoice  in God’s power  to preserve His word  for us  over thousands of years,  so that we may be sanctified  in His word  of truth.

Then,  with joy and thankful hearts  we say,  “Hallelujah!     Blessed be Your name,  O Lord,  for Your love  and power  to save us  are eternal.”

Love,
Margaret

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A Christian devotional to glorify the LORD of lords and God of gods

 

Pray for our country.

 

This is the day which the LORD has made;
Let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118:24

 

The word of the LORD is tried;
He is a shield  to all  who take refuge  in Him.
Psalm 18:30

 

Sing for joy in the LORD,  O you righteous ones;
Praise is becoming  to the upright.
Psalm 33:1

How blessed are those  who dwell in Thy house!
They are ever praising Thee.
Psalm 84:4

 

Just as a father has compassion  on his children,
So the LORD has compassion on those who fear Him.
Psalm 103:13

 

Oh give thanks to the LORD,  for He is good;
For His lovingkindness is everlasting.
Psalm 107:1

 

Glory in His holy name;
Let the heart of those who seek the LORD be glad.
Psalm 105:3

 

Not that I have already obtained it, or have already become perfect, but I press on in order that
I may lay hold of that for which also I was laid hold of by Christ Jesus.
Philippians 3:12

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