Biblical Concept: Sanctification
a`gia,zw / hagiazo = to sanctify / the verbal form of a[gioj / hagios = holy, set apart
Thoughts, Implications, Imaginations, Questions, Applications, So Whatís (Based on the Bible verses below.)
™ Sanctification is the verbal form of holiness. Sanctification is the process of holiness.† The †Person of God is holy, no sanctification process is needed.†
™ Sanctification is the process by which a human is made holy by God, and is then eternally acceptable to Him.† Thus the name Saints.
™ The cross of Christ has provided eternal sanctification for humans.† Only God can provide †sanctification for humans.†
™ A humanís eternal spiritual sanctification occurs through the Person and work of Jesus Christ and the humanís nonmeritorious belief in Him.
™ Faith in Christ = sanctification.
™ Faith in Christ = sanctification = an immediate spiritual inheritance.
™ Working for oneís eternal spiritual sanctification is spiritually ridiculous.† No human can satisfy †the holiness of a holy God.
™ Christ founded and sanctified His church.
™ The first step of prayer is to declare God holy, sanctified.
™ Being a believer (sanctified) provides the potential for spiritual growth through Godís word of grace.
™ Spiritual growth = sanctifies.
™ Sanctification is spiritually serious.
(The parentheses are mine.)† (All uses of hagiazo are presented.)
NAS Matthew 6:9 "Pray, then, in this way: 'Our Father who art in heaven, Hallowed be Thy name.† (The first step of prayer is to declare God holy, sanctified.)
NAS Matthew 23:17 "You fools and blind men; which is more important, the gold, or the temple that sanctified the gold?
†19 "You blind men, which is more important, the offering or the altar that sanctifies the offering?
NAS Luke 11:2 And He said to them, "When you pray, say: 'Father, hallowed be Thy name. Thy kingdom come.† (The first step of prayer is to declare God holy, sanctified.)
NAS John 10:36 do you say of Him, whom the Father sanctified and sent into the world, 'You are blaspheming,' because I said, 'I am the Son of God '?
NAS John 17:17 "Sanctify them in the truth; Thy word is truth.† (Jesusí prayer for the disciplesí spiritual growth in truth through the word.)
†19 "And for their sakes I sanctify Myself, that they themselves also may be sanctified in truth.† (Jesusí sanctification of the cross.)
NAS Acts 20:32 "And now I commend you to God and to the word of His grace, which is able to build you up and to give you the inheritance among all those who are sanctified.† (Being a believer [sanctified] provides the potential for spiritual growth through Godís word of grace.)
NAS Acts 26:18 to open their eyes so that they may turn from darkness to light and from the dominion of Satan to God, in order that they may receive forgiveness of sins and an inheritance among those who have been sanctified by faith in Me.'† (Faith in Christ = sanctification = an immediate spiritual inheritance.)
NAS Romans 15:16 to be a minister of Christ Jesus to the Gentiles, ministering as a priest the gospel of God, that my offering of the Gentiles might become acceptable, sanctified by the Holy Spirit.† (Faith in Christ = sanctification.)
NAS 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 upon the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, their Lord and ours:† (Faith in Christ = sanctification.)
NAS 1 Corinthians 6:11 And 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.† (Faith in Christ = sanctification.)
NAS 1 Corinthians 7:14 For the unbelieving husband is sanctified through his wife, and the unbelieving wife is sanctified through her believing husband; for otherwise your children are unclean, but now they are holy.† (Temporal blessing for families with believers in Christ.)
NAS Ephesians 5:26 that He might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word,† (Christ founded and sanctified His church.)
NAS 1 Thessalonians 5:23 Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you entirely; and may your spirit and soul and body be preserved complete, without blame at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.† (The sanctification of spiritual growth.)
NAS 1 Timothy 4:5 for it is sanctified by means of the word of God and prayer.† (All food, sanctified, not pagan.)
NAS 2 Timothy 2:21 Therefore, if a man cleanses himself from these things, he will be a vessel for honor, sanctified, useful to the Master, prepared for every good work.† (The sanctification of spiritual growth.)
NAS 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,† (Faith in Christ = sanctification.)
NAS Hebrews 9:13 For if the blood of goats and bulls and the ashes of a heifer sprinkling those who have been defiled, sanctify for the cleansing of the flesh,† (Faith in Christ = sanctification.)
NAS Hebrews 10:10 By this will we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.† (Faith in Christ = sanctification.)
†14 For by one offering He has perfected for all time those who are sanctified.† (Faith in Christ = sanctification.)
†29 How much severer punishment do you think he will deserve who has trampled under foot the Son of God, and has regarded as unclean the blood of the covenant by which he was sanctified, and has insulted the Spirit of grace?† (Sanctification is spiritually serious.)
NAS Hebrews 13:12 Therefore Jesus also, that He might sanctify the people through His own blood, suffered outside the gate.† (Jesusí sanctification of the cross.)
NAS 1 Peter 3:15 but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you, yet with gentleness and reverence;† (Sanctification is spiritually serious.)
NAS Revelation 22:11 "Let the one who does wrong, still do wrong; and let the one who is filthy, still be filthy; and let the one who is righteous, still practice righteousness; and let the one who is holy, still keep himself holy."† (Sanctification is volitional.) (Sanctification is spiritually serious.† See 22:12-13.)