To be set apart from sin and unto Christ!
Leviticus 20:7 Sanctify yourselves therefore, and be ye holy: for I am the Lord your God. 8 And ye shall keep my statutes, and do them: I am the Lord which sanctify you.
Acts 20:32 And now, brethren, I commend you to God, and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up, and to give you an inheritance among all them which are sanctified.
Let’s talk about a subject that is not talked about very much anymore.  Let’s talk about sanctification. It is not just an old Testament requirement and a new Testament requirement.  It is a God requirement!  God has not changed!
Definition of Sanctify: sanctified; sanctifying : to set apart to a sacred purpose or to religious use : to consecrate : to free from sin :to purify :holiness
Sanctification is one of those requirements that goes against the grain of our fleshy, selfish demands.  The very word sanctification makes many people uncomfortable.  Unfortunately, many people have never heard of it and don't understand it's meaning or requirements.   Sanctification is not legalism.
Sanctification is a lifestyle ordained and required by the Lord.  Grace is given to everyone to live a sanctified life!  A person trying to walk with God and not being sanctified is like trying to swim without being in the water!  You are going through the motions, but you are not enjoying the flow!
Sanctification/holiness is required and pleases God!  It sets us apart from sin.
When you get sanctified, you will quit cussing, you will quit lying, you will quit lusting, you will stay out of bed with those you are not married to.  When a man gets sanctified he will treat his wife and children right, a woman will respect her husband and treat him right.
Sanctification will stop backbiting, gossiping and tale-bearing.  It can save your walk with God.  It will save your marriage.  It will restore relationships.  It restores peace between you, the Lord, and others.  Without sanctification, there will be no joy, no peace, no protection.
Joshua 3:5 And Joshua said unto the people, Sanctify yourselves: for
tomorrow the LORD will do wonders among you.
Joshua 3:5 Then Joshua told the people, "Purify yourselves, for tomorrow the LORD will do great wonders among you.
1 Thessalonians 5:23 And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
John 17:17 Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.
Sanctify yourself through the word of God!

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