(KJV.) ST. JOHN 17:17-19
(17) Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.
(18) As thou hast sent me into the world, even so, have I also sent them into the world.
(19) And for their sakes, I sanctify myself, that they also might be sanctified through the truth.
WHAT IS THE TRUTH?
Brethren, the above text is taken out of the prayers that Jesus Christ offered to our Father before his trials, sufferings, and death on the cross, to redeem our souls from bondage of iniquities; let us study the text together; (i) Jesus petitioned the Father, saying, Sanctify them through thy truth: truth, we all know is a fact, statement of reality, of accuracy or with genuine representation of facts; therefore, before we open our mouths to speak our minds, let us think wisely of what we have to say, before we utter them, once we say something, we cannot retrieve those words back again; for, words can either uplift or demean others; for what we say to others, sanctify their spirits, to lean toward the directions of what was poured into their hearts; whether good or evil connotations, spoken words are powerful, and do manifest; therefore, let us be careful what we listen to, hear from others, the social and media channels, feed ourselves with the positive influences, cast away the negativities of this present times; (ii) Jesus went on to pray, saying; thy word is truth: therefore, the truth of his words, does sanctify our souls; but what is the truth? one major point of the truth is, when we receive Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, we receive a newer life with him, our old selves are done away with, we transform into his images, by reading and hearing of his words; therefore, let us preach the gospel facts, that believers may be sanctified through his words.
As Jesus came to the world to do the will of our Father, the same way, he had commanded believers to do his will; therefore, each and every day of our lives, let us have the mindset of Jesus Christ, with his righteousness, speak the truth, love one another as ourselves, serve him as we serve others, with cheerfulness of hearts, do goodwill, share our blessings with the poor and needy, homeless, orphans, widows and widowers etc., be blessed by his saving hands of grace forever and evermore. Amen and Amen!
QUOTE OF THE DAY:
(KJV.) St. John 15:3 Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you.