Sanctify, Hebrew 6942 in Strongs, prim root, be clean, consecrate, dedicate, hallow, holy, keep, prepare, proclaim, purify
Sanctify, Greek 37 in Strongs, make holy, purify, consecrate mentally, hallow, be holy. From 40 sacred, pure, blameless, most holy
1 Thessalonians 5: 23 And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
1 Thessalonians 5:24 Faithful is he that calleth you, who also will do it.
What does sanctify mean?
Justified is for your spirit, Sanctified is for you soul and glorified is for your body.
1 Corinthians 1:30 But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption
That says, God made Christians, wise, righteous and sanctifies us, and this will redeem us.
Wisdom, righteousness and sanctification are all for the soul.
2 Thessalonians 2:13 But we are bound to give thanks always to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth.
Now that says you have been chosen for salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and Truth. Now I thought sanctification was for the Soul?
1 Peter 1:2 Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through sanctification of the Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ; Grace unto you, and peace, be multiplied.
That also said that sanctification is for the Spirit.
Ephesians 5: 26 That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word.
That says the word will sanctify you.
Corinthians 6:11 but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.
That says you are washed in your body, or maybe your Soul is washed.
St. John 17:17 Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.
That agrees with Ephesians 5:26.
Leviticus 20:7&8 Sanctify yourselves therefore, and be ye holy: for I am the Lord your God. 8 And ye shall keep my statutes, and do them: I am the Lord which sanctify you.
In conclusion, Santification is for the Spirit, Soul and Body. It is purification.
Forever in His Love
Diane Ebaugh Sutton