Jan 30, 2012

THE IMPORTANCE OF THE WORD OF GOD - SANCTIFICATION


            Make them holy by your truth; teach them your word, which is truth (John 17:17).
            Bible speaks about the sanctification. This sanctification means purification in general terms. Purification is a process where the unwanted things from us will be removed and make as a new creation. This is what happens when we come to Christ. The Biblical term Sanctification means purification from the sin. When it is called a process, there should be more than one steps. This sanctification starts with GOD. God told Israelites to be sanctified and be holy (Leviticus 20:7). In the New Testament, God said be separated from them and do not touch unclean things (2 Corinthians 6:17). God always wants us to be consecrated and to be holy. But how this could be done? There are two things from God which sanctify us; they are namely, The Word of God and the Spirit of God. Jesus prayed to God to sanctify the disciples with the Word (John 17:17), secondly through belief in the truth, the Spirit of God will do this (2 Thessalonians 3:13). But these two are from one God (1 Thessalonians 5:23).
            This Word enables us to be equipped for every good work (2 Timothy 3:17). The Spirit which works in our life uses the Word of God to make us perfect and changes us into a new creation. We need to be filled with the Word of God to live a Christian life. The Word of God is not like any other word, it is living word (Hebrews 4:12). Bible says the word that is with God came and dwell among us (John 1:14) and Jesus said, that bread of God who comes down from heaven gives life to the world, it is He (John 6:33, 35). When God spoke there was creation, there were healings and there were miracles. Jesus said He gave us the authority because it was given to Him (Matthew 28:18-19). When we use this authority that is from God we can do the things with the Word of God.
            Job said, he has treasured the Words of God in the mouth more than daily bread (Job 23:12). Yes, we need to treasure the Word of God for our life. This word will do many things in our life. It heals the hurts (Psalm 107:20), it comforts in sufferings (2 Corinthians 1:3-4). The Word of God trains us, rebukes us, corrects us and teaches us (2 Timothy 3:16). Let us all come to God and ask Him to know the Word of God more and more, and it sets us free from every trouble. It sets us free for it is the only truth (John 8:32). Jesus called the Word of God “THE TRUTH”.
            GOD BLESS YOU
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