24/7 DOXA Content, 2nd September-DIFFERENT FROM THE NORMAL
FOCAL TEXT: John 17 vs 17
►► ”Sanctify them by Your truth. Your word is truth”~|NKJV |
GLORIOUS greetings, Cherished one. As Jesus offered heartfelt prayers for His disciples, He requested the holy Father to “sanctify them by His truth.” And He reiterated that “God’s word is truth”. Truth means reality. *God’s word as truth or reality is one which expresses His thoughts, idea and message of divine purpose.* He therefore unveiled the Father’s word as a “sanctifying agent”. To “sanctify” here connotes being “set apart” which also means – ”different from the normal”*. Words such as “dedicated, separated, purified” are often used interchangeably.
Jesus therefore petitioned the Father to set us apart, purify, consecrate, separate us for God because the word is truth. Jesus Himself fulfilled this prayer of sanctification when he offered His body as the scripture says ” …we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all” (Hebrews 10:10). The same Greek word “HAGIAZO” is used for sanctify. However, we continue to live as sanctified ones as we live by God’s word. The one true way to be cleansed and made pure from all impurities of this world is through the Word (John 15:3). In other words, to ignore the Word means ignoring total sanctification or cleansing.
After being set apart by God, what the world calls normal should not be your standard of life anymore. This is because the word of God as a “sanctified agent” also positions you as a “difference maker”. You can’t keep or do or apply the Father’s word in your life and still live a ‘normal life’. The word infuses you with sanctity and difference. By this, you’ll know how to choose pure from impure, right from wrong, prosperity from poverty, spiritual from mundane. This is your life in Christ, so keep looking into the word which is able to sanctify you wholly. The rich grace of our Lord Jesus Christ abounds towards you always.
Glorious Father, keep sanctifying me by Your word which is the only eternal truth. I submit myself to Your word for it is able to build me up and give me an inheritance. By Your word, I am different from the norm. I do not succumb to the status quo because I am a different species born of the incorruptible word of God. I reign in life with Christ. Hallelujah!_
Pray and thank God for the ability of His word to keep you sanctified and different.
You are not safe until you are saved. Believe in Jesus Christ Now, if you haven’t.
FURTHER STUDY: 1 Peter 2:9
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