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Jesus ' Sanctification
By Dylan Brobst | Submitted On October 06, 2012

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John 17:17-21

17 Sanctify them in the truth; Your word is truth. 18 As You sent Me into the world, I also have sent them into the world.19 For their sakes I sanctify Myself, that they themselves also may be sanctified in truth. 20 "I do not ask on behalf of these alone, but for those also who believe in Me through …show more content…

Jesus is the truth.

Jesus indicates that God 's Word (logos, also Jesus Himself) is the Truth. Remember He said this earlier in John 14:6, "Jesus said to him, "I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me." God is "I am." This is the inception of existence. In God it is the purity of all things, untainted. It is the Truth, God is the Truth, Jesus is the Truth, the Holy Spirit is the Truth.

Jesus sanctified Himself.

This is where we get "Jesus did what man could not." It is what He came here for, to undo the grip sin had on mankind (Read Genesis 3 to see the full consequences of sin). Maybe that seemed a little too colloquial for you. Let 's look at it this way. The fall of man brought sin into the world. Since then, man has been trying to reconcile himself (this is why we all have an inward nature of understanding there is a difference between right and wrong). God then set up "The Law": a list of rules that need to be met entirely, completely, and infinitely. It outlined what man must do to reconcile himself. God even set apart an entire nation, cleansed them from all defilement, gave them the skinny on how to live holy and without blemish, and they could not accomplish it. This is why Jesus came. This is why God came. (depending on your current theology, you may or may not agree that I just repeated the same sentence) How did Jesus sanctify Himself? He fulfilled The

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