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The secret of the mystery, part 118. The secret of sanctification - part 2.

Friday, June 2, 2006

Sanctification = to be set apart or consecrated to God; belonging to God in an intimate way.

The most popular word used in the Bible concerning sanctification - hagios = holy or saint.

1. Believers become sanctified at the moment of salvation, known as positional sanctification.

2. Believers become sanctified after salvation when doctrine is resident in their soul and they are filled with the Spirit, known as experiential sanctification.

3. Believers will become sanctified when the resurrection of their bodies takes place, known as ultimate sanctification, PHI 3:21.

1CO 1:2,30 - even the worst of believers (those in the Corinthian church) are saints and sanctified in Christ Jesus.

They were fighting over which one of them was better than the others, 1CO 1:12.
They were filled with jealousy and strife, 1CO 3:3.
They were very judgmental and critical of their P-T, 1CO 4:5.
There were filled with arrogance, 1CO 4:18.

There was sexual immorality, 1CO 5:1.
They were taking each other to court on spiritual/church matters, 1CO 6:1.
There were some going to the ancient whorehouses or prostitution temples, 1CO 6:16.
There were legalists in the congregation, 1CO 7:5.

There were those who said now that they are born again but their mate is not, that it is time to get a divorce and marry someone in the local assembly,
1CO 7:11-20.

They accused Paul of being in the ministry for money, 1CO 9:1-9.
There were bossy horsy females out of control, 1CO 11:3-10.
The men were becoming weak, 1CO 11:14.

There were those who came to the communion service intoxicated, 1CO 11:21.
They were fighting with each other and there was division in the local assembly, 1Co 12.
They knew nothing about virtue love in 1Co 13.
They were carried away with the gift of tongues and thought that speaking in tongues made you superior to others, 1Co 14.

When you believed on Christ you were made royalty, and in spite of how bad you are or how much you have failed, you are royalty forever.

Hagiotes - “holiness” = describes the principle by which all believers are related to the integrity of God and the aristocracy of God.

It is used in 2CO 1:12 for the believer conducting himself as a saint in the world in which he lives.

Hagiosune - used only by the apostle Paul, who apparently coined it.
It means holiness, or set apart, or sanctification.

This word denotes a manifestation of the quality of life that God has placed within us as members of the Royal Family, 2CO 7:1; 1TH 3:13.

1TH 3:13 so that He may establish your hearts unblamable in holiness [hagiosune] before our God and Father.

Hagiasmos = sanctification or sanctifying; holiness or consecration. It refers to the state of being made an aristocrat forever.
It especially emphasizes our relationship to the integrity of God.

It is used for the believer presenting his body unto the Lord as a member of the Royal Family, ROM 6:19-22.

He has taken you and me, totally depraved individuals, and given us eternal life, 1JO 5:11-12; perfect righteousness, 2CO 5:21; made us His children, 2TI 2:1; sanctified us, 1CO 1:2; made us priests, HEB 10:10-14; and Royalty (Kingship), 2PE 1:11.

The foundation of all resurrection life is death.

EPH 2:5-6 even when we were dead in our transgressions, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), and raised us up with Him, and seated us with Him in the heavenly places, in Christ Jesus,

Through our faith in this fact, our position in Christ, the Holy Spirit makes this truth real in our condition resulting in our spiritual growth.

2CO 5:7 Walk by faith, not by sight.
"Take care how we listen; and take care what we listen to.”

ECC 9:10 Whatever your hand finds to do, verily, do it with all your might;
EPH 6:15 and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace;
PSA 144:1 He trains my fingers for battle;

EPH 4:29 Let no corrupt communication proceed from your mouth, but only such a word as is good for edification according to the need of the moment, that it may give grace to those who hear.
EPH 3:14 For this reason, I bow my knees before the Father,

JOH 15:13 “Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends.”
1JO 3:16 We know love by this, that He laid down His life for us; and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.

ROM 16:18 For such people are not serving our Lord Christ, but their own appetites. By smooth talk and flattery they deceive the minds of naive people.
ROM 16:18 For those who do such things are not serving Christ our Lord, but their own appetites. By their fine words and flattering speech they deceive innocent people. (TEV)

MAR 9:40 “For he who is not against us is for us.”
1SA 24:6 He said to his men, “Far be it from me because of the Lord that I should do this thing to my lord, the Lord’s anointed, to stretch out my hand against him, since he is the Lord’s anointed.”

1SA 24:10 “I will not stretch out my hand against my lord, for he is the Lord’s anointed.”
1SA 26:9 But David said to Abishai, “Do not destroy him, for who can stretch out his hand against the Lord’s anointed and be without guilt?”
PSA 105:15 “Do not touch My anointed ones, And do My prophets no harm.”

Because we are free in Christ and because we have been given an understanding of adoption and sanctification, we can present ourselves to God.

Kainoteti zeos = in the new state of life in which the Holy Spirit places us so as to produce a new state, living in eternal life now in time.

Hagiazo = to be holy, sanctified, or “set apart.”
Hagiazo = we are set apart in a special way in history.

JOH 17:17 “Sanctify them in the truth; Thy word is truth.”

EPH 5:25-26 Christ also loved the church and gave Himself up for her that He might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word,

The Head of the Royal Family of God or the Prince Ruler, “Ho hagios tou Theou” - the Holy One from God or the Saint from God = a title for TLJC, JOH 6:69.

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