Knowing JESUS Daily Devotional | May 15, 2022 | THE PRAYER OF SANCTIFICATION

THE PRAYER OF SANCTIFICATION || PREPARE ADEQUATELY TO BE READY WHEN OUR LORD SHALL COME TO RULE IN HIS SECOND COMING

Knowing JESUS Daily Devotional | May 15, 2022 | THE PRAYER OF SANCTIFICATION

Acts 1:12 Then returned they unto Jerusalem from the mount called Olivet, which is from Jerusalem a sabbath day’s journey. 1:13 And when they were come in, they went up into an upper room, where abode both Peter, and James, and John, and Andrew, Philip, and Thomas, Bartholomew, and Matthew, James the son of Alphaeus, and Simon Zelotes, and Judas the brother of James. 1:14 These all continued with one accord in prayer and supplication, with the women, and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brethren.

EVEN AT A TIME LIKE THIS TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE PRAYER OF JESUS FOR YOUR SANCTIFICATION AND BE IN ACCORD WITH CHRIST AND HIS GLORIOUS CHURCH.

During the earthly ministry of our Lord Jesus Christ, He saw discord, dispute and ungodly ambition among them.

Listen to these.

Matthew 20:20 Then came to him the mother of Zebedee’s children with her sons, worshipping him, and desiring a certain thing of him. 20:21 And he said unto her, What wilt thou? She saith unto him, Grant that these my two sons may sit, the one on thy right hand, and the other on the left, in thy kingdom. 20:22 But Jesus answered and said, Ye know not what ye ask. Are ye able to drink of the cup that I shall drink of, and to be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with? They say unto him, We are able. 20:23 And he saith unto them, Ye shall drink indeed of my cup, and be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with: but to sit on my right hand, and on my left, is not mine to give, but it shall be given to them for whom it is prepared of my Father. 20:24 And when the ten heard it, they were moved with indignation against the two brethren. 20:25 But Jesus called them unto him, and said, Ye know that the princes of the Gentiles exercise dominion over them, and they that are great exercise authority upon them. 20:26 But it shall not be so among you: but whosoever will be great among you, let him be your minister; 20:27 And whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your servant: 20:28 Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.

Mark 9:33 And he came to Capernaum: and being in the house he asked them, What was it that ye disputed among yourselves by the way? 9:34 But they held their peace: for by the way they had disputed among themselves, who should be the greatest. 9:35 And he sat down, and called the twelve, and saith unto them, If any man desire to be first, the same shall be last of all, and servant of all.

THE PRAYER OF SANCTIFICATION || PREPARE ADEQUATELY TO BE READY WHEN OUR LORD SHALL COME TO RULE IN HIS SECOND COMING

Our Lord, knew all these were happening in their minds, because, they were not sanctified.

So, He set aside time to pray for their sanctification and that of every Bible believing believers until the end of time.

He did this because He knew once they are sanctified, there would be oneness and unity in their midst.

John 17:6 I have manifested thy name unto the men which thou gavest me out of the world: thine they were, and thou gavest them me; and they have kept thy word.

17:8 For I have given unto them the words which thou gavest me; and they have received them, and have known surely that I came out from thee, and they have believed that thou didst send me. 17:9 I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but for them which thou hast given me; for they are thine.

17:14 I have given them thy word; and the world hath hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.

17:15 I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil. 17:16 They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.

17:17 Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth. 17:18 As thou hast sent me into the world, even so have I also sent them into the world. 17:19 And for their sakes I sanctify myself, that they also might be sanctified through the truth.

17:20 Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word;

17:21 That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me.

17:24 Father, I will that they also, whom thou hast given me, be with me where I am; that they may behold my glory, which thou hast given me: for thou lovedst me before the foundation of the world.

THE PRAYER OF SANCTIFICATION || PREPARE ADEQUATELY TO BE READY WHEN OUR LORD SHALL COME TO RULE IN HIS SECOND COMING

The prayer of our Lord impacted the lives of the apostles positively.

They became biblically sanctified.

This was evidenced after the ascension of our Lord Jesus Christ, they remained and continue with one accord .

Acts 1:12 Then returned they unto Jerusalem from the mount called Olivet, which is from Jerusalem a sabbath day’s journey. 1:13 And when they were come in, they went up into an upper room, where abode both Peter, and James, and John, and Andrew, Philip, and Thomas, Bartholomew, and Matthew, James the son of Alphaeus, and Simon Zelotes, and Judas the brother of James. 1:14 These all continued with one accord in prayer and supplication, with the women, and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brethren.

This experience continue with them and contributed to their receiving the baptism of the Holy Spirit.

Acts 2:1 And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. 2:2 And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. 2:3 And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them. 2:4 And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.

They remained and continued in one accord even when the church had grown so large and they were to take biblical decision on doctrinal issues.

Acts 15:23 And they wrote letters by them after this manner; The apostles and elders and brethren send greeting unto the brethren which are of the Gentiles in Antioch and Syria and Cilicia: 15:24 Forasmuch as we have heard, that certain which went out from us have troubled you with words, subverting your souls, saying, Ye must be circumcised, and keep the law: to whom we gave no such commandment: 15:25 It seemed good unto us, being assembled with one accord, to send chosen men unto you with our beloved Barnabas and Paul, 15:26 Men that have hazarded their lives for the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. 15:27 We have sent therefore Judas and Silas, who shall also tell you the same things by mouth. 15:28 For it seemed good to the Holy Ghost, and to us, to lay upon you no greater burden than these necessary things; 15:29 That ye abstain from meats offered to idols, and from blood, and from things strangled, and from fornication: from which if ye keep yourselves, ye shall do well. Fare ye well.

THE PRAYER OF SANCTIFICATION || PREPARE ADEQUATELY TO BE READY WHEN OUR LORD SHALL COME TO RULE IN HIS SECOND COMING

Dearly beloved brethren, if the prayers Jesus prayed for them and us , affected them positively, all through their lives, why is it that , today the global church is in discord and dispute and self focused.

It is happening because the church today, who claimed to be purchased with the blood of Jesus, take with levity, the doctrine of sanctification.

Pause a little bit here. Do you in particular believe the doctrine of sanctification?

Are you sanctified? Are you preaching sanctification in your respective assemblies?

Our Lord Jesus Christ had already prayed for our sanctification. Let us take advantage of the prayers and be biblically sanctified.

John 17:17 Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth. 17:18 As thou hast sent me into the world, even so have I also sent them into the world. 17:19 And for their sakes I sanctify myself, that they also might be sanctified through the truth. 17:20 Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word; 17:21 That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me.

You can be biblically sanctified through God the Father, our Lord Jesus Christ and the blessed Holy Spirit.

1. God the Father

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. 5:24 Faithful is he that calleth you, who also will do it.

Leviticus 20:7 Sanctify yourselves therefore, and be ye holy: for I am the LORD your God. 20:8 And ye shall keep my statutes, and do them: I am the LORD which sanctify you.

2. Our Lord Jesus Christ

Hebrews 13:12 Wherefore Jesus also, that he might sanctify the people with his own blood, suffered without the gate.

Ephesians 5:25 Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it; 5:26 That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word, 5:27 That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.

THE PRAYER OF SANCTIFICATION || PREPARE ADEQUATELY TO BE READY WHEN OUR LORD SHALL COME TO RULE IN HIS SECOND COMING

3. The blessed Holy Spirit.

Romans 15:16 That I should be the minister of Jesus Christ to the Gentiles, ministering the gospel of God, that the offering up of the Gentiles might be acceptable, being sanctified by the Holy Ghost.

The following are the means for sanctification.

1. Word of God

John 17:17 Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.

John 15:3 Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you.

Ephesians 5:25 Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it; 5:26 That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word, 5:27 That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.

2. The blood of Jesus

Hebrews 13:12 Wherefore Jesus also, that he might sanctify the people with his own blood, suffered without the gate.

THE PRAYER OF SANCTIFICATION || PREPARE ADEQUATELY TO BE READY WHEN OUR LORD SHALL COME TO RULE IN HIS SECOND COMING

3. Faith in Jesus

Acts 26:16 But rise, and stand upon thy feet: for I have appeared unto thee for this purpose, to make thee a minister and a witness both of these things which thou hast seen, and of those things in the which I will appear unto thee; 26:17 Delivering thee from the people, and from the Gentiles, unto whom now I send thee, 26:18 To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me.

4. Spirit of God.

Romans 1:4 And declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead:

Romans 15:16 That I should be the minister of Jesus Christ to the Gentiles, ministering the gospel of God, that the offering up of the Gentiles might be acceptable, being sanctified by the Holy Ghost.

You receive the experience of biblical Sanctification by faith after earnest prayer.

Matthew 5:6 Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.

Acts 15:9 And put no difference between us and them, purifying their hearts by faith.

Mark 11:24 Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.

THE PRAYER OF SANCTIFICATION || PREPARE ADEQUATELY TO BE READY WHEN OUR LORD SHALL COME TO RULE IN HIS SECOND COMING

Remember only the biblically sanctified shall have access to life eternal with Jesus.

Ephesians 5:25 Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it; 5:26 That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word, 5:27 That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.

Matthew 5:8 Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.

Hebrews 12:14 Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord:

Sanctification is the second work of grace after biblically salvation.

Ezekiel 36:25 Then will I sprinkle clean water upon you, and ye shall be clean: from all your filthiness, and from all your idols, will I cleanse you. 36:26 A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh.

Psalms 51:7 Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean: wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.

Romans 6:6 Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin.

1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

THE PRAYER OF SANCTIFICATION || PREPARE ADEQUATELY TO BE READY WHEN OUR LORD SHALL COME TO RULE IN HIS SECOND COMING

It does not happen gradually. It is an instantaneous experience, received by prayer of faith, by those who are born again, biblically.

Acts 15:9 And put no difference between us and them, purifying their hearts by faith.

Mark 11:24 Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.

You do not grow into the experience, but after you are sanctified, you can continue to grow deeper in the experience, as you undertake deeper relationship with the blessed Holy Spirit.

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.

Dearly beloved brethren, to help you to be in one accord with your spouse, with your local and global church of Christ, you must take advantage of the prayers of Jesus Christ for you in particular today and be biblically sanctified.

John 17:17 Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth. 17:18 As thou hast sent me into the world, even so have I also sent them into the world. 17:19 And for their sakes I sanctify myself, that they also might be sanctified through the truth.

17:20 Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word;

THE PRAYER OF SANCTIFICATION || PREPARE ADEQUATELY TO BE READY WHEN OUR LORD SHALL COME TO RULE IN HIS SECOND COMING

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