Posted by: Dale | February 22, 2010

The Character of God : Sanctification


7 Consecrate yourselves therefore, and be holy, for I am the Lord your God. 8 And you shall keep My statutes, and perform them: I am the Lord who sanctifies you. (Leviticus 20:7-8)

What exactly is sanctification? What does it mean? Simply put it means holiness. With that revelation of who God is, it brings us right to the foot of the cross. It shows us Jesus and His sacrifice on that tree.

When Jesus died on that cross He died to sanctify us, to give us victory over sin. Not by our own works, but by His sacrifice on the cross. The word translated ‘sanctify’ also carries the meaning of being separated for God’s use (consecration and dedication).

The dedication ceremony that many protestant parents do for their children in church, is a symbol and vow that they will raise their children in knowing the Lord, but the real dedication of a life comes when we turn to Jesus ourselves. At that moment, we are consecrated/dedicated for his use, for His pleasure.

Today I encourage you to say simply say to Jesus that you rededicate your life to Him (or maybe dedicate it for a first time). It does not matter what happened yesterday when we place it at His feet. So what will you do in service for God today? After all you are consecrated for that purpose.

All Blessings

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