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    What is your understanding of sanctification?
    If you believe what you like in the gospel, and reject what you don't like, it is not the gospel you believe, but yourself. - Augustine

  • #2
    My foundational basis for sanctification is found in this New Testament Scripture:

    2COR 3:18 But we all, with unveiled face beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord,
    are transformed into the same image from glory to glory,
    even as from the Lord the Spirit.

    From the beginning of my life as a Christian, I am regularly transformed into ever-increasing Christlikeness, from the Lord the Spirit, not by my own "hard work." My part is to simply behold the beauty of the LORD, as it is written in Psalm 27.

    I'm sure there are many other explanations that are helpful as well.

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    • #3
      I see the robes worn by the Jewish Temple priest as a sanctification.

      I see the robe of Christ blood that we wear in the presence of the God the Father as sanctification.

      I see the calling of man to come out of the fallen world to gather to Christ as sanctification.

      I see a person praying over their meal as sanctifying the food to be used to glorify God.

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      • #4
        Genesis 2:3
        Then God blessed the seventh day and sanctified it, because in it He rested from all His work which God had created and made.

        Exodus 31:13
        "But as for you, speak to the sons of Israel, saying, 'You shall surely observe My sabbaths; for this is a sign between Me and you throughout your generations, that you may know that I am the LORD who sanctifies you.

        John 17:17
        "Sanctify them in the truth; Your word is truth.

        Romans 6:22
        But now having been freed from sin and enslaved to God, you derive your benefit, resulting in sanctification, and the outcome, eternal life.

        1 Corinthians 1:2
        To the church of God which is at Corinth, to those who have been sanctified in Christ Jesus, saints by calling, with all who in every place call on the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, their Lord and ours:

        1 Corinthians 6:11
        Such were some of you; but you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and in the Spirit of our God.

        Hebrews 2:11
        For both He who sanctifies and those who are sanctified are all from one Father; for which reason He is not ashamed to call them brethren,

        Is by God, for God, through God, in God... for He decrees it, He holds it, He protects it
        "Enter by the Narrow Gate...
        Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way...
        ... there are few who find it."


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        * All Scripture when quoted is taken from:

        The New American Standard Bible®,
        Copyright © 1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973,
        1975, 1977, 1995 by The Lockman Foundation
        Used by permission." (www.Lockman.org)

        Italics, bold, color and/or underline are added for emphasis

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        • #5
          To be set apart as holy for God's use.

          The first mention of sanctificaion in the Bible is where God blesses the 7th day and separates it from all the other days as a day of rest:

          Genesis 2:3 And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made.

          The Christian is sanctified through God's Spirit and God's word, but believers who rebel against the Spirit's working in their lives and do not spend time in the Bible are often not separated for God's glory.

          2 Thessalonians 2:13 But we are bound to give thanks alway to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth:

          John 17:17 Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.
          - Matt -
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          Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing
          of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ; Titus 2:13

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Redeemed by Grace View Post
            Romans 6:22
            But now having been freed from sin and enslaved to God, you derive your benefit, resulting in sanctification, and the outcome, eternal life.

            Woo Hoo, Amen !

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Soj_NZ View Post
              To be set apart as holy for God's use.
              Woo Hoo, Amen !

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              • #8
                What is your understanding of sanctification?

                I like the following verse just now for my response regarding sanctification: II Peter 3:18 But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen.

                There are identifiable benchmarks in our walk which we can look to as a measure of grace and sanctification. But no matter how much we might "grow", we still have a vast headroom above to mature in grace.

                God Bless!
                Watchinginawe

                I Samuel 3:10 And the LORD came, and stood, and called as at other times, Samuel, Samuel. Then Samuel answered, Speak; for thy servant heareth.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by DSK View Post
                  What is your understanding of sanctification?
                  I like to look at the sanctuary system for an understanding of this.

                  In the outer court before the Holy & Most Holy Place there is the alter of sacrifice and the laver. When the penitent brought an offering that same person was to take a blade and cut the throat of the animal, and symbollically place his sins on the head of the animal. This correlates with justification where the person accepts Christ as savior and claims the blood of Christ to take away sin. There is the laver representing both baptism and the external washing of sins.

                  In the Holy place there are three articles. The seven branch candlestick, the table of shewbread and the alter of incense. These represent the functions of the Christian walk that work to cleans the inner man. That is, the shewbread represents reading and meditating on the Word of God (Christ is the bread). The altar of incense represents the prayer life, the prayers being like sweet incense before the throne of God (Christ offers our prayers before the Father, interceding in our behalf). The candlestick, let your light so shine before men that they may see you good works and praise God (Christ is the Light that shines out through us). The three elements represent the daily walk with Christ (indeed they were part of the daily adminstration of the sanctuary, that language is used in the old testament) and dying daily in Christ. This compartment represents sanctification.

                  Then there is the Most Holy Place. Here there is the ark of the covenant. The presence of God manifested here. Over the law contained in the ark is the mercy seat. Inside the ark, in addition to the law, there is the manna and Aaron's rod. There is glorification here, resurrection here (Aaron's rod), judgment here (the law covered in mercy) and the manna has many dimensions I would invite you to discover on your own.

                  So, to recap in brief. The outer court, justification. The Holy Place, sanctification. The Most Holy Place, glorification.

                  It's all very intriguing to me anyway. Hope that helps.

                  In case you want to get really trippy with this stuff, apply it to Revelation. In the Churches, Christ is walking among the candlesticks. In the seals there are clues in the introduction that indicate it correlates to the table of shewbread. In the trumpets there is an angel with a censor in his hands (most likely a reference to Christ) correlating with the altar of incense.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by walked View Post
                    I see the robes worn by the Jewish Temple priest as a sanctification.

                    I see the robe of Christ blood that we wear in the presence of the God the Father as sanctification.

                    I see the calling of man to come out of the fallen world to gather to Christ as sanctification.

                    I see a person praying over their meal as sanctifying the food to be used to glorify God.
                    1. What is your definition of sanctification?
                    2. How is sanctification accomplished?
                    3. Are we passive or pro-active in becoming sanctified?

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                    If you believe what you like in the gospel, and reject what you don't like, it is not the gospel you believe, but yourself. - Augustine

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by watchinginawe View Post
                      What is your understanding of sanctification?

                      I like the following verse just now for my response regarding sanctification: II Peter 3:18 But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen.

                      There are identifiable benchmarks in our walk which we can look to as a measure of grace and sanctification. But no matter how much we might "grow", we still have a vast headroom above to mature in grace.

                      God Bless!
                      Amen !!! ...there is evidence to be found of our sanctification in our growth and renewal day to day, moment to moment.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Wintermute View Post
                        I like to look at the sanctuary system for an understanding of this.

                        In the outer court before the Holy & Most Holy Place there is the alter of sacrifice and the laver. When the penitent brought an offering that same person was to take a blade and cut the throat of the animal, and symbollically place his sins on the head of the animal. This correlates with justification where the person accepts Christ as savior and claims the blood of Christ to take away sin. There is the laver representing both baptism and the external washing of sins.

                        In the Holy place there are three articles. The seven branch candlestick, the table of shewbread and the alter of incense. These represent the functions of the Christian walk that work to cleans the inner man. That is, the shewbread represents reading and meditating on the Word of God (Christ is the bread). The altar of incense represents the prayer life, the prayers being like sweet incense before the throne of God (Christ offers our prayers before the Father, interceding in our behalf). The candlestick, let your light so shine before men that they may see you good works and praise God (Christ is the Light that shines out through us). The three elements represent the daily walk with Christ (indeed they were part of the daily adminstration of the sanctuary, that language is used in the old testament) and dying daily in Christ. This compartment represents sanctification.

                        Then there is the Most Holy Place. Here there is the ark of the covenant. The presence of God manifested here. Over the law contained in the ark is the mercy seat. Inside the ark, in addition to the law, there is the manna and Aaron's rod. There is glorification here, resurrection here (Aaron's rod), judgment here (the law covered in mercy) and the manna has many dimensions I would invite you to discover on your own.

                        So, to recap in brief. The outer court, justification. The Holy Place, sanctification. The Most Holy Place, glorification.

                        It's all very intriguing to me anyway. Hope that helps.

                        In case you want to get really trippy with this stuff, apply it to Revelation. In the Churches, Christ is walking among the candlesticks. In the seals there are clues in the introduction that indicate it correlates to the table of shewbread. In the trumpets there is an angel with a censor in his hands (most likely a reference to Christ) correlating with the altar of incense.
                        Amen! wonderful shadows/symbols/images of our own sanctification unto His salvation through His mercy and grace to us.
                        Last edited by walked; Oct 24th 2007, 03:33 AM.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by DSK View Post
                          1. What is your definition of sanctification?
                          2. How is sanctification accomplished?
                          3. Are we passive or pro-active in becoming sanctified?

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                          Are these additional question because you don't know the answers or, are these additional questions because you want to pluck a splinter from my eye?

                          If its the latter, thanks but no thanks, I'll leave the surgery to the Great Physician, not that I think you are not qualified, its just that I know He is qualified.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by DSK View Post
                            What is your understanding of sanctification?
                            I am sanctified, justified and purified at salvation. No second and third or fourth works of grace needed for me.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by DSK View Post
                              What is your understanding of sanctification?
                              To sanctify means to be 'set apart'. We are to be set apart from the world and follow Jesus Christ. It is a lifetime process of God forming & shaping our character into the likeness of Christ.

                              "For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren."

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