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- King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition
17:17 Sanctify - Consecrate them by the anointing of thy Spirit to their office, and perfect them in holiness, by means of thy word.
Joh 17:17,18 Sanctify them through thy truth; thy word is truth. To sanctify is to render holy, or to consecrate. Those sanctified are saints. The means of canonization is not a Pope, but the "truth"; and, lest some should mistake, Christ adds, Thy word is truth. He prays for their consecration by the power of the word in their hearts. Every disciple should be thus consecrated, but the means is not a miraculous work of grace, but the reception of God's word into our hearts and the complete surrender to his will spoken in his word.
Efffah's comment on 2014-03-08 05:35:19:
THIS IS THE WORD OF WE HAVE TO BELIEVE GOD AND RESPENT THE LAWS OF GOD AMEN
Adebowale Odeyemi's comment on 2013-12-25 13:54:05:
the Bible also says in John 8:32 that Ye shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free. now it says sanctify them by thy truth, thy word is truth. it means the word of God which is the truth has the capacity to bring about liberation and sanctification when you accept the word into your heart.
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