*”Sanctify them in the truth. Your word is truth.” John 17:17**
The word sanctify means ”set apart as, declare holy or consecrate.”
It is through the Word of God that we are sanctified. (1 Peter 2:9.) The process of sanctification was a ritual, effected by ceremonial observance, which is a superficial cleansing. (Exodus 29:1.) However, in the New Testament, it is a spiritual process passing over our hearts, our conscience, and our will, and it is solely the work of God. You were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, and by the Spirit of our God. (1 Cor. 6:11.)
John 1:1 says, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” Jesus Christ, Himself is the eternal Word, and every word that he speaks is truth. Accordingly, John 14:6, Jesus says, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. The word of God is truth. This truth will set you free (John 8:32).
Sanctification is the evidence of our faith and relationship with Jesus Christ. Furthermore, for the advancement of God’s glory and the extension of Christ’s kingdom. The LORD is near to all who call upon Him, To all who call upon Him in truth.” (Ps. 145:18.) – He is Jehovah Mekoddishkem– the LORD Who Sanctifies us. (Lev. 20:8.)