Jesus: He Who Sanctifies

Hebrews 2:11, "For both He who sanctifies and those who are being sanctified are all of one, for which reason, He is not ashamed to call them brethren."

Jesus is He Who Sanctifies you. The word “sanctify” means “to set apart.” You are set apart to God and set apart from sin. The moment you begin to follow Jesus, He begins sanctifying you. Jesus said, “You in Me, and I in you” (John 14:20). When you began to follow Jesus, He entered your life; He indwells your life. But also, you were identified with Jesus; you are in Him. This happened so that you might be sanctified, set apart from the world, the flesh and the Devil. He has already sanctified you in Heaven; now you must work it out in your daily life on Earth. You must set yourself apart from sin to live for Him.

Lord Jesus, I want to live a holy life, but it’s hard. Help me! I want to experience Your presence daily, but I get distracted. Keep working Your sanctification in my life.

 Jesus began a good work in you at your conversion, and He will continue to work in your heart (Philippians 1:6). Listen to His voice, heed His guidance, and let His indwelling presence work itself out in your daily activities. You will not reach perfection in your earthly life, but you can grow toward perfection when you let Jesus strengthen all that you do.

Lord Jesus, thank You for sanctifying me in Heaven. I want my earthly life to reflect my heavenly position. Work today in my life to make me like You. Amen.

From Prime time With God; An Ephesians 4 Ministry.