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Positional and objective sanctification

In the Bible, the words, sanctification, holiness, and separation are the same word in Greek. It means to set apart a person or a thing unto God.

-Watchman Nee

Men

  • Aaron and his sons

Exodus 28:3
And you shall speak to all who are wise in heart, whom I have filled with the spirit of wisdom, that they make Aaron’s garments to sanctify him, that he may serve Me as a priest.

Exodus 28:41
And you shall put them upon Aaron your brother and upon his sons with him, and you shall anoint them and fill their hands and sanctify them, that they may serve Me as priests.

Exodus 29:21
And you shall take some of the blood that is on the altar and some of the anointing oil, and sprinkle it on Aaron and on his garments, and on his sons and on his sons’ garments with him; and he and his garments shall be sanctified, as well as his sons and his sons’ garments with him.

  • The firstborn

Exodus 13:2
Sanctify to Me all the firstborn: Whatever opens the womb among the children of Israel, both of man and of beast, it is Mine.

Numbers 3:13
For all the firstborn are Mine; on the day that I struck all the firstborn in the land of Egypt I sanctified to Myself all the firstborn in Israel, both man and beast. They shall be Mine; I am Jehovah.

Numbers 8:17
For all the firstborn among the children of Israel are Mine, both human and animal. On the day that I struck down all the firstborn in the land of Egypt I sanctified them for Myself.

  • Priests and the Levites

1 Chronicles 15:14
So the priests and the Levites sanctified themselves in order to bring up the Ark of Jehovah the God of Israel.

2 Chronicles 35:3
And he said to the Levites who taught all Israel, who were sanctified to Jehovah, Put the holy Ark into the house that Solomon the son of David, the king of Israel, built; it shall no longer be the burden on your shoulders. Now serve Jehovah your God and His people Israel,

Ezekiel 48:11
This is for the priests who are sanctified from among the sons of Zadok, who have kept My charge, who did not go astray when the children of Israel went astray, as the Levites went astray.

  • The saints

Acts 9:13
But Ananias answered, Lord, I have heard from many concerning this man, how many evil things he has done to Your saints in Jerusalem;

Acts 20:32
And now I commit you to God and to the word of His grace, which is able to build you up and to give you the inheritance among all those who have been

1 Corinthians 1:2
To the church of God which is in Corinth, to those who have been sanctified in Christ Jesus, the called saints, with all those who call upon the name of our Lord Jesus Christ in every place, who is theirs and ours:

2 Timothy 2:21
If therefore anyone cleanses himself from these, he will be a vessel unto honor, sanctified, useful to the master, prepared unto every good work.

  • The wife, the husband, and the children

2 Chronicles 31:18
And the enrollment by genealogy included all their little ones, their wives, and their sons and daughters, the whole congregation of them; for they sanctified themselves faithfully in holiness.

1 Corinthians 7:14
For the unbelieving husband is sanctified by the wife, and the unbelieving wife is sanctified by the brother; otherwise your children are unclean, but now they are holy.

  • The Children of Israel

Exodus 19:10
And Jehovah said to Moses, Go to the people, and sanctify them today and tomorrow; and have them wash their garments,

Ezekiel 20:41
As a sweet savor I will accept you, when I bring you out from the peoples and gather you from the countries among which you have been scattered; and I will be sanctified in you in the sight of the nations.

Ezekiel 39:27
When I have brought them back from the peoples and gathered them out of their enemies’ lands, I will be sanctified in them in the sight of many nations.

Isaiah 13:3
I Myself have commanded My sanctified ones; I have also called My mighty ones to My wrath, Those who exult in My majesty.

Things

  • Food

Leviticus 21:8
You shall sanctify him therefore, for he presents the food of your God. He shall be holy to you, for I Jehovah, who sanctifies you, am holy.

  • Offering

Numbers 18:29
Out of all your gifts you shall offer every heave offering of Jehovah, from all the best of it, the sanctified portion of it from them.

  • Creature

1 Timothy 4:4-5
For every creature of God is good, and nothing is to be rejected if received with thanksgiving; For it is sanctified through the word of God and intercession.

  • Garments

Exodus 29:21
And you shall take some of the blood that is on the altar and some of the anointing oil, and sprinkle it on Aaron and on his garments, and on his sons and on his sons’ garments with him; and he and his garments shall be sanctified, as well as his sons and his sons’ garments with him.

Exodus 31:10
And the finely worked garments, both the holy garments for Aaron the priest and the garments of his sons for them to serve as priests,

Ezekiel 44:19
And when they go out into the outer court, into the outer court to the people, they shall take off their garments with which they minister and put them down in the holy chambers, and they shall put on other garments so that they do not sanctify the people with their garments.

  • Crown

Exodus 29:6
And you shall place the turban on his head and put the holy crown on the turban.

  • Tabernacle’s furnitures and utencils

Exodus 30:29
Thus you shall sanctify them that they may be most holy; whatever touches them shall be holy.

Numbers 7:1 
And on the day that Moses had finished setting up the tabernacle, and had anointed it and sanctified it and all its furnishings and the altar and all its utensils, and had anointed them and sanctified them,

Leviticus 8:11
And he sprinkled some of it on the altar seven times, and anointed the altar and all its vessels, and the laver and its base, to sanctify them.

  • Feast

Isaiah 30:29
You will have a song As in the night when the feast is sanctified, And gladness of heart as when one marches to the flute To go to the mountain of Jehovah, to the Rock of Israel.

  • The silver and the gold and the vessels

1 Kings 7:51
Thus all the work that King Solomon did in the house of Jehovah was finished. And Solomon brought in the things that David his father had sanctified, the silver and the gold and the vessels, and he put them in the treasuries of the house of Jehovah.

Places

  • Jerusalem

Matthew 4:5
Then the devil took Him into the holy city and set Him on the wing of the temple,

  • The temple

Jonah 2:4
Therefore I said, I have been driven out From before Your eyes; Yet I will look again Toward Your holy temple.

2 Chronicles 36:14
Moreover all the leaders of the priests and the people acted exceedingly unfaithfully according to all the abominations of the nations, and they polluted the house of Jehovah which He had sanctified in Jerusalem.

  • The tabernacle

Numbers 7:1 
And on the day that Moses had finished setting up the tabernacle, and had anointed it and sanctified it and all its furnishings and the altar and all its utensils, and had anointed them and sanctified them,

Exodus 40:9
And you shall take the anointing oil and anoint the tabernacle and all that is in it, and sanctify it and all its utensils; and it shall be holy.

Leviticus 8:10-11
And Moses took the anointing oil and anointed the tabernacle and all that was in it, and sanctified them. And he sprinkled some of it on the altar seven times, and anointed the altar and all its vessels, and the laver and its base, to sanctify them.

  • The altar

Leviticus 16:19
And he shall sprinkle some of the blood on it with his finger seven times; thus he will cleanse it and sanctify it from the uncleannesses of the children of Israel.

  • The outer court

1 Kings 8:64
On that day the king sanctified the middle of the court that was before the house of Jehovah, for there he offered the burnt offering and the meal offering and the fat of peace offerings because the bronze altar which was before Jehovah was too small to receive the burnt offering and the meal offering and the fat of peace offerings.

Time

  • Sabbath day

Genesis 2:3
And God blessed the seventh day and sanctified it because in it He rested from all His work which God had created and made.

Exodus 20:8
Remember the Sabbath day so as to sanctify it.

Exodus 20:11
For in six days Jehovah made heaven and earth, the sea and all that is in them, and rested on the seventh day; therefore Jehovah blessed the Sabbath day and sanctified it.

Deuteronomy 5:12
Keep the Sabbath day so as to sanctify it, as Jehovah your God has commanded you.

Ezekiel 20:20
And sanctify My Sabbaths, and they will be a sign between Me and you, that you might know that I am Jehovah your God.

Jeremiah 17:22 
And do not bring out any burden from your houses on the Sabbath day, nor do any work; but sanctify the Sabbath day, as I commanded your fathers.

  • Jubilee

Leviticus 25:10
And you shall sanctify the fiftieth year, and proclaim liberty throughout the land to all its inhabitants. It shall be a jubilee for you; and each of you shall return to his possession, and each of you shall return to his family.

  • Fast

Joel 1:14
Sanctify a fast; Call a solemn assembly; Gather the elders And all the inhabitants of the land To the house of Jehovah your God; And cry unto Jehovah.

Joel 2:15
Blow a trumpet in Zion; Sanctify a fast; Call a solemn assembly;

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