|Hebrews 2:11 |
11 For both he who sanctifies and those who are sanctified [not in process, but completed] are all of one;3 for which cause he is not ashamed to call them brothers, [Since he who is joined to the Lord is one spirit, a man must first be sanctified before becoming one with the Lord, who is undefiled and separate from sinners. George Fox writes of when you are sanctified: "a believer that is justified is a new creature, is past from the death which came by sin, and comes to enter into His rest, where there is no sin. He who is the sanctification, is the justification, and so by their sanctification are they justified; it is one and the same, what sanctifies, justifies....Men are justified by the believing, and in the faith and by the faith, and in believing they overcome, and have victory; and there are mortification, and sanctification, and redemption, and justification, all possessed together in the one, which is Christ, and this to the particular satisfaction." When you have been born again and protected from ever sinning again, you are sanctified.]
3 For both he who sanctifies and those who are sanctified [not in process, but completed] are all of one. To be one with God, you must first be purified and cleansed for God will not join himself to evil, to sinners, to devils, to corruption, to impurity, to immorality, to liars, to the covetousness, to the prideful, to the envious, to drunks, to angry people, to disobedient people, etc. Jesus is holy, harmless, undefiled and separate from sinners, Heb 7:26; he who is joined to the Lord is one spirit. 1 Cor 6:17. So, Christ cannot sanctify a sinner because that would be joining himself to a defiled spirit; to be sanctified requires one first to be freed from sin, and then be protected from evil.