Jehovah Mekoddishkem or M’Kaddesh means The Lord who sanctifies.
In Leviticus 20:7-8, The Lord makes it clear that He alone has the ability to cleanse, sanctify and make us holy. Jesus’ work on the cross brought about justification. It was a once and done event. Sanctification on the other hand isn’t.
What is Sanctification?
Sanctification is derived from the word sanctity which means to set apart, to separate. Sanctification therefore involves separation, consecration, purification for a particular purpose. Sanctification isn’t a once and done event. It is a continuous process. Justification happened at the cross for the purpose of eternity. Sanctification is what happens between the cross and eternity.
Many of us love the concept and the idea of justification. However Sanctification doesn’t get equal accolade because it involves a lot of dying to flesh. It involves change which is something we don’t naturally embrace. Sanctification is holiness.
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