17 Sanctify [make them holy, purify, consecrate] them through your truth. Your word is truth.
19 And for their sakes I sanctify myself, that they also might be sanctified [purified, made holy, consecrated] through the truth.2
|1 Corinthians 6:11|
11 And some [of you] were these; instead become washed, instead become sanctified, instead become righteous,2 in the name of the Lord Jesus and by the Spirit of our God.
25 Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;
26 That he might sanctify and cleanse it [the church of believers] with the washing of water by the word,3 [This is one of the critical verses to be understood. The Greek for word in this verse is rhmati <4487>, which in English means: 1) that which is or has been uttered by the living voice, thing spoken, word; 1a) any sound produced by the voice and having definite meaning; 1b) speech, discourse; 1b1) what one has said. Hearing someone read words from the Bible does not result in any cleansing or sanctifying whatsoever; but the words that Christ speaks to you do result in your cleansing. Now you are to be clean through the word which I have spoken to you, John 15:3; and Peter said to him, "You shall never wash my feet." Jesus answered him, "If I don't wash you, you have no part with me." John 13:8.]
|Hebrews 2:13 |
13 And again, "I will look [wait and hope for] Him." And again, "Behold I and the children whom God has given me."