SANCTIFICATION – The act of setting something aside, held in reserve for future use. The mystery of sanctification is that the perfections of Jesus Christ are imparted to me, not piecemeal, but completely and instantly when by faith I come to the realization that Jesus Christ is made unto me sanctification. Sanctification does not mean anything less than the holiness of Jesus being made mine visibly.
Sanctification is “Christ in you.” It is a gift, given out of the riches of God’s grace and mercy. It is His patience, His love, His holiness, his faith, His purity, His godliness, manifested in and through every sanctified soul.
Sanctification is not drawing from Jesus the power to be holy; it is drawing from Jesus the holiness that was manifested in Him, and He manifests it in me. Sanctification is “an impartation, not and imitation,” it is not something Jesus Christ puts into me, it is Himself in me. I am kept by the power of God.
“Of Him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption.” I-Corinthians 1:30
Grady Norman Greene, Minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ