Daily Bread 11/14/2022


Daily Bread – November 14, 2022 (The Second Day – Genesis 1:6-8) John 17:16-17 – They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. Sanctify them in Your truth; Your Word is truth. Father’s Sanctifying Work The Greek word ‘agiazo’ means “make Holy, consecrate, sanctify”. The Authorized Version renders it as “sanctify” 26 times, “hallow” 2 times, and “be holy” 1 time. It occurs in the Septuagint 320 times, and its Hebrew equivalent is ‘qadash’. It first occurs in the Old Testament in Genesis 2:3, and in the New Testament in Matthew 6:9. God, in His great love, has sanctified us by His own power. We are sanctified by the Word of God, and remain sanctified in obedience to it (John 17:17; Ephesians 5:26). We are sanctified in Jesus, Who paid our debt of sin by setting Himself apart to a death on a cross (John 17:19; 1 Corinthians 1:2; Hebrews 2:11, 10:10). Our sanctification is in His blood and in His life imparted into us (Hebrews 10:29, 13:12). We are sanctified by the Holy Spirit and by God the Father, too (1 Corinthians 6:11; 1 Peter 1:2; Jude 1:1). Our sanctification includes our spirit, soul, and body – for Jesus purchased it all (1 Thessalonians 5:23; 1 Corinthians 6:20). That which God sanctifies is Holy, and He demands it remain holy (Leviticus 11:44-45, 20:7; 1 Peter 1:15-16) Blessings, Pastor Mark Spitsbergen