The word sanctification has a myriad of Blessings it gives the Believer.
Sanctification: To be set apart as Holy,To grow in divine grace,To purify,Godliness,To be free from sin,Considered sacred……………
Christ suffered and endured the cross whose shed blood now cleanses us from our sin.We are set apart when we acknowledge the true gift of being sanctified.
When Jesus said the words I and my Father are one it was considered by the people that he spoke blasphemy.He tells us through the Holy Spirit we are one and the same,just as he and the Father are one. “But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man.For it became him for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings. For both he that sanctifieth and they who are sanctified are all one: for which cause he is not ashamed to call them brethren”.(Hebrews 2:9-11).
It is written we were predestined from the foundation of the world and chosen to salvation. “But we are bound to give thanks always to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord. because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth: Whereunto he called you by our gospel, to the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ”.(2 Thessalonians 2:13,14).
For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son,that he might be the firstborn among many brethren. Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified. What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?”(Romans 8:29-31).
God shows setting his people apart by taking them from among the heathen and then sanctifying them in front of them. “And I will sanctify my great name, which was profaned among the heathen, which ye have profaned in the midst of them: and the heathen shall know that I am the Lord, saith the Lord God, when I shall be sanctified in you before their eyes”.(Ezekiel 36:23).
God feels so strongly about his way being pure and undefiled he created the heavens and the earth and then sanctified the seventh day for he rested from all his work!.”Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them. And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made. And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made”.(Genesis 2:1-3).