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Meaning of 2016 - Sanctification

Sanctification
The Year 2016
Positional Sanctification
Experiential Sanctification
Separation from the World
Bible Doctrine
Grace Orientation
Holy Matrimony
Tabernacle Pattern
Color
Cleaning House
Sanctifying the Food
Sanctifying the Family
Ambassadors for Christ
Sanctifying the Nation
Hezekiah
Kidneys
Weather
Environmental Sanctification
Astrology
What It All Means
Conclusion

The Year 2016

January 1 (Day 1, Unity):  The meaning of the year 2016 is sanctification, where 16 was the number of days required to sanctify the Temple in the days of Hezekiah (2 Chron 29:17).  Sanctification means separated from the world and consecrated to God.  God is Holy.  He is totally Pure and Righteous and full of Love.  His Holiness is synonymous with His Divine Integrity, which means He is perfect, complete, and will never change.  He will always be perfect and complete in every way.  He will be absolute Righteousness, perfect Justice, and Divine Love forever.

Man's sin is incompatible with Divine Integrity.  God is Holy and can only separate from sin.  In order for man to come into God's presence and have fellowship with Him, a way must be provided that does not compromise Divine Integrity.  That way must first solve the problem of man's sin and then his human good, which is incompatible with Divine Righteousness.

The solution was provided by the Son of God, Jesus Christ, who was undiminished Deity and true humanity combined in Hypostatic Union.  Jesus Christ was uniquely qualified to satisfy the Righteous requirements of an Holy God and the needs of mankind.  He was sanctified and sinless and able to suffer the Judgment of God for the sins of the world.  He suffered the Judgment for the sins of the world as our substitute.  He offered Himself in our stead.  He satisfied all of the requirements of a Righteous God in our behalf in order that we might have the Righteousness of God in Him.

Through His work on the cross, He satisfied all of God's demands as our substitute and became our Sanctification.  Because of the work of Jesus Christ on the cross, we can be sanctified to God.  Having purified us from our sins, we can believe in Him and be washed from all unrighteousness.  When we believe in Jesus Christ, we are saved forever.  We are entered into union with Christ in Heaven, and God the Father accepts us into His Royal Family.

Positional Sanctification

The Holy Spirit enters us into union with Christ at Salvation.  That is called the Baptism of the Holy Spirit.  Our status is union with Christ.  We are set apart and consecrated to God in union with Christ.  We are sanctified in Heaven.  This is called Positional Sanctification, or Positional Truth.

Nothing that we can do on Earth will alter our Positional Sanctification in Heaven.  We are saved and positionally sanctified, and nothing can change that.  When we die, we will go to Heaven because we are positionally sanctified.  We are called saints, meaning sanctified ones (1 Cor 1:2).

In the meantime every day on Earth we take a bath.  We wash all over at least once a day.  Washing all over symbolizes Positional Sanctification.  Afterward, we wash our hands when they get dirty and before meals.  We don't bathe all over because we are already clean.  We just wash our hands because they are dirty.

Experiential Sanctification

Washing the hands symbolizes Experiential Sanctification.  The dirt on the hands symbolizes sin, and washing them symbolizes temporary sanctification, which we call Rebound.  Rebound is a recovery procedure for handling our sins after Salvation.  Even though our sins are paid for and we have Positional Sanctification, our sins result in loss of the filling of the Holy Spirit and loss of fellowship with God.  The solution is to follow the Rebound recovery procedure.

We have a New Spiritual life after Salvation.  We are members of an Holy Priesthood and a Royal Family.  The Lord's command to us is "You shall be Holy because I am Holy" (Lev 11:45).  To be Holy we must be sanctified.  When we sin, we must follow the Rebound recovery procedure to be experientially sanctified.  When we Rebound, we are purified from all unrighteousness and filled with the Holy Spirit.

Under the power of the filling of the Holy Spirit, we can reject our old life of sin (Retroactive Positional Truth - we died when Christ died (Rom 6:6; ref. Gal 2:20) and live the New Spiritual life in Grace.

Separation from the World

After Salvation we are left in the devil's world, where the people are spiritually dead and slaves of Satan.  Christians, however, should not serve Satan.  They should be filled with the Holy Spirit in fellowship with God.  Christians should be in the Light, unlike the people in the world, who are walking in darkness.  Light cannot have fellowship with darkness.  Those who do not separate from the world are like young plants that are choked out by surrounding brush (Matt 13:7, 22).
2 Corinthians 6:17 Separation from the World
"Therefore, come out from their midst, and be separate," says the Lord, "and stop touching the unclean thing, and I Myself will receive you."
Christians are commanded to separate from world, including worldly friends and the Cosmic System (Jas 4:4; 1 Jn 2:15-16).  The Lord will welcome the sanctified believer into fellowship with Him. "Stop touching the unclean thing" in the context refers to marrying an unbeliever (who is unclean, unsanctified) and practicing idolatry with temple prostitutes (2 Cor 6:14-16).

Staying out of the Cosmic System requires avoiding sin, but it also requires resisting the devil (Jas 4:7).

James 4:8 Consecration to God
Come near to God, and He will draw near to you.  Wash your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-souled.
Divine Dynasphere"Come near to God" is consecration to God through fellowship with God in obedience to Bible Doctrine daily metabolization of Bible Doctrine.  God is always near.  He will draw near to the believer who comes near to Him.  God will protect the one who comes near to Him with the Divine Dynasphere.

"Wash your hands, you sinners" is a command to Rebound.

"Purify your hearts, you double-souled."  Double-souled believers are carnal believers or reversionists for whom Bible Doctrine is not first priority.  They are the "enemies of the cross" (Phil 3:18).  They vacillate between Grace and Christian degeneracy and between Divine and human solutions.  They are "lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God" (2 Ti 3:4).  The double-souled condition includes Scar Tissue of the Soul (Hardness of the Heart), which can only be removed through application of Bible Doctrine.

"Purify your hearts" is a command to correct the "double-souled" condition, which includes reversionism and garbage in the subconscious.  This is a command to begin recovery of the Spiritual life through the daily metabolization of Bible Doctrine.  That requires listening to the right pastor and obeying the Holy Spirit.  Unless the motivation changes to the love for Christ, there will be no consecration, no sanctification, and no recovery.

Bible Doctrine

The central theme of the Bible is God dwelling with His people.  Since people are in the devil's world, that requires sanctification.  The truth about sanctification is in the Bible.  Bible Doctrine sanctifies.
John 17:17 Sanctification by the Word
"Sanctify them by means of doctrine; Your Word is doctrine.
Before going to the cross, Jesus prayed for His disciples to be sanctified by means of Bible Doctrine.  "Doctrine" is the Greek aletheia, for truth, referring to doctrine.  The Word is doctrine.  Believing Bible Doctrine sanctifies the believer.

The unleavened bread on the Table of Shewbread in the Holy Place symbolized the Word.  It was called consecrated bread (1 Sam 21:4, 6; Matt 12:4).

Grace Orientation

Sanctification requires Grace Orientation, which is symbolized by the Door to the Holy Place in the Tabernacle.  Grace Orientation is what separates a sanctified believer from carnal and apostate believers.  The New Spiritual life must be lived in Grace.  The believer who is not Grace Orientated is not sanctified.  He has rejected the Divine solution, which only comes in Grace.  Only God's work counts.  The human solution is no solution.
Hebrews 4:16
Let us therefore come boldly to the Throne of Grace, that we may receive mercy and find Grace to help in time of need.
The believer in the Divine Dynasphere has access to the Throne of Grace where the Lord Jesus Christ sits on the Throne of God.  When Divine help is needed, the Lord is ready and willing to supply our needs and come to our rescue in Grace.  Those who are not serving the Lord in the filling of the Holy Spirit are antichrists.

Holy Matrimony

Christian Marriage is a sanctified relationship.  The white bridal dress symbolizes sanctification, or Holiness.  Marriage is for two people who are inseparably united until death (ref. 1 Cor. 11:11) and forsake all others.  The two are supposed to execute the Christian life in a corporate system with the husband as the authority and the wife as his helpmate.  They have authority over each other's bodies (1 Cor 7:4).

The Right Man Right Woman relationship is also sanctified. The Right Woman is sanctified by Right Man (ref. Eph 5:25-26).  Unsanctified activities in Marriage or the Right Man Right Woman relationship include sin, social and sexual unfaithfulness (Matt 5:28; Mk 7:21; 2 Pet 2:14), idolatry, drugs, witchcraft, criminality, abuse, and demon influence, as with the Prostitute of Babylon (2 Cor 6:14-17; Rev 2:20).

Sanctification is separation from the world and consecration to God.  The foremost expression of sanctification in the human race is sanctification in the Right Man Right Woman relationship.  Satan will do everything to destroy that relationship, and God will do everything to protect it.  Since Right Man and Right Woman are a corporate system, what happens to one, happens to the other.  If one is sanctified, the other is sanctified.  If one is unsanctified, the other pays for it, as Christ paid for our sins on the cross.  If one lacks the Spiritual strength to bear up under pressure from the other, he goes to the grave.  However, if he has doctrine and is willing to lay down his life, he will live.  Such is the nature of Eclipse Testing.

Tabernacle Pattern

TabernacleThe Brazen Altar at the entrance of the Tabernacle symbolized Salvation by the Redemption solution.  The Laver, which was next in sequence, symbolized sanctification, where sins were washed away (Ps 51:2).  The priests were washed all over once at the Laver to symbolize Positional Sanctification.  Thereafter they washed their hands and feet daily to symbolize Experiential Sanctification (Rebound).  The hands symbolized service, and the feet symbolized the walk.

The Tabernacle was the dwelling of a Holy God on the Earth.  The Tabernacle was a sacred place, and violation of the Tabernacle regulations meant instant death.  Surrounding the Tabernacle was a wall of linen, which symbolized sanctification.  The outside symbolized separation from the world, and the inside symbolized consecration to God.  Inside the Tabernacle was Spiritual Life and outside was spiritual death.  Thus, sanctification is separation of the living from the dead.

Color

The color for sanctification is white.  In the Tabernacle white in the veil of the Gate was over blue, purple, and scarlet to symbolize sanctification in relationship to the meanings of the other colors.  In contrast, other colors over white would symbolize slavery, or lack of sanctification.1

Cleaning House

The various activities of cleaning house symbolize sanctification.  In Israel houses were sanctified prior to the Passover and Feast of Unleavened Bread by removing the leaven from them (Ex 12:15).  Other household chores that symbolize sanctification include:
  1. Emptying the chamber pot.  Pouring it on someone, however, was unsanctified (Heb 12:15).
  2. Sweeping the floor and carpet.
  3. Mopping the floors, cleaning the carpet.
  4. Washing the clothes (Gen 35:2; Ex 19:10, 14; Lev 15:5; Num 8:7, 21; 19:19; Rev 22:14).  Clean clothes symbolize sanctification, including the resurrection clothing of Ultimate Sanctification.
  5. Washing the dishes
  6. Emptying the garbage sign of an outcast (2 Chron 29:16; 30:14).

Sanctifying the Food

Food is sanctified through prayer (1 Tim 4:4-5).  Saying Grace is recognition of Logistical Grace provision of our daily bread.  The unsanctified believer does not know the difference between quail and manna.  Therefore, his prayer is useless.

The dietary restrictions of the Mosaic Law do not apply to the Church (Acts 11:7-9; Col 2:20-21).

Sanctifying the Family

Children are sanctified by believer parents (1 Cor 7:14).  Children need intercessory prayer to deliver them from Satan.

Believers with doctrine will be sanctified from family members who reject Grace and reside in the Cosmic System (ref. Matt 10:35-37).

Ambassadors for Christ

Church Age Believers are ambassadors for Christ who represent Christ in the world (2 Cor 5:20).  They witness for Christ to the unbeliever (ref. Matt 10:32) and stand for the Truth in the devil's world.  They are the peacemakers, who carry the Gospel to the world (ref. Jas 3:18).  Their feet are sanctified (Eph 6:15).  The sixteen sockets for the eight boards of the back of the Holy Place symbolized sanctified feet (Ex 26:25; 36:30), as does the Last Adam Planet.

Sanctifying the Nation

The Client Nation is sanctified (Ezek 37:28).  The White House is a symbol of sanctified Client Nation USA.

Sanctification requires boundaries (Ex 19:12, 23).  Just as the Spiritual life must be sanctified from the Cosmic System, the immune system sanctifies human life.  When it fails, the person dies.

The Feast of Unleavened Bread symbolized sanctification of the nation of Israel when it left Egypt.  For 7 days the people ate unleavened bread from the 15th until the 21st day of the first month (Lev 23:6-8; Nu 28:17-25; Deut 16:3-8).

Sanctification includes:

  1. Dedication of the citizens (Deut 15:19; 26:19)
  2. Sanctification of the people and the army (Josh 3:5; 7:13)
  3. Dedication of the Temple (1 Ki 8:64; 9:3; 2 Chron 7:7, 16; 29:5-35); Feast of Dedication (or Lights) (Jn 10:22)
  4. Hezekiah completed consecration of the Temple on the 16th day of the 1st month (2 Chron 29:17)
  5. Believers sanctify the nation as the salt of the land (Matt 5:13).
  6. Sanctification of an evil nation:  Jehu killed Jezebel (2 Ki 9:33), killed all of the sons Ahab (2 Ki 10:11), and eradicated the worshippers of Baal (2 Ki 10:25, 28).
  7. National Blessing from Bible Doctrine (Lev 26)
  8. Rejection of Tower of Babel internationalism and multiculturalism (Gen 11:6-9), but being respectful of aliens already residing in the nation (Ex 22:21; 23:9; Lev 19:33; Deut 10:18; 24:17; 27:19).

Hezekiah

Hezekiah became the great example of sanctification in the history of Israel (2 Ki 18:5).  After his father died, Hezekiah became King of Judah and immediately gave orders to clean up the Temple (2 Chron 29:3-11).  The people had been practicing idolatry under Assyrian domination, and the Temple was desecrated and run down.  The priests began consecration of the Temple on the 1st of the 1st month and finished on the 16th.  Thus, the number 16 became the symbol of sanctification.

Hezekiah restored Temple worship with sacrifices and offerings.  In the 2nd month he re-instituted the Passover and invited all the tribes of Israel to attend, although most of them laughed him to scorn (2 Chron 30).  He also destroyed the idols and high places in the land  (2 Ki. 18:4; 2 Ch 31:1).

Hezekiah also broke the yoke of slavery to the Assyrians.  When Sennacherib invaded Judah, Hezekiah prayed to God, and the Lord destroyed the Assyrian Army of 185,000 overnight (2 Ki 19:3236).

Kidneys

The kidneys as purifiers of water in the body symbolize sanctification.  They are associated with the Solar Plexus pressure point in the spiritual body.

The two kidneys symbolize sanctification of the Right Man Right Woman relationship (ref. Eph 5:25-26) and Marriage (holy matrimony, forsaking all others) (1 Cor 7:4) and partnership with the Lord Jesus Christ (1 Cor 6:17; 2 Cor 11:2-3).

The two kidneys symbolize the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and evil (Gen 2:17) and the conscience (Rom 2:15; 1 Pet 3:21) consecration to Good and separation from evil (Ex 19:10, 14).  The kidneys symbolize the conscience, which has the ability to discriminate between a Good love relationship and an evil one.

Testing the kidneys and heart is not only a test of love but of discernment in the rejection of evil (Ps 97:10; Jer 17:10; Amos 5:15; Rom 8:27; 12:9; Rev 2:23).

Weather

The weather sanctifies.  Rain that falls from Heaven sanctifies the parched and thirsty land.  White snowflakes symbolize sanctification.  Ice is sanctified water.

Weather systems are the movement of water vapor to accomplish sanctification.  The weather angels (Rev 7:1) manage the weather to sanctify the environment.  They bring rain, wind, thunder, lightning, and storms to sanctify Good and destroy evil.

Environmental Sanctification

The environment, including the stage of life, is sanctified by the believer.  The environment is blessed because of the believer with doctrine and cursed by the unbeliever and reversionist (Hos 4:1-3).  Droughts are caused by lack of sanctification of believers, and deserts result from heathen cultures.  In the Millennium there will be rain.  The desert regions will blossom, and the animals will not be antagonistic.

Astrology

Jan Apr 8 Skull
Jun 1 Grand Cross
Oct. - Skull
Nov Dec overturned Bowl
The sign of the Skull, corresponding to Satan's doom, will continue from last year along with the floods for the first quarter.  June 1 will have a Grand Cross.  The Skull will return in October.  Then an overturned Bowl, for pouring out of cursing, will appear in November and December.

What It All Means

Those who understand sanctification will recognize what is happening this year.  They will recognize it because they have had it happen to them.  They learned the consequences of sin, including loss of the filling of the Holy Spirit, spiritual death, darkness, and the pain of Divine punishment.  They learned to recognize sin in their own life and in others on the stage of life.  They learned to Rebound to recover.  This is step one of the Christian life.  Yet, most Christians never understand it.

Next sanctified believers learned to recognize sin in the world around them.  In order to be faithful to their Love for God, they must separate from the world.  The pleasure of the moment is not worth the displeasure of God.  They must choose between a love relationship with the world and their Love for the Lord.

None of the major Christian denominations teach the first or second steps of sanctification correctly.  Only the Bible Doctrine crowd know the doctrine.  Therefore, if Christians are to continue to advance, they must turn to those who teach the truth.  The perversion of the doctrine of sanctification by John Wesley opened the door for the apostasy of the Holiness movement.

The third step of true believers is sanctification from the Cosmic System, which begins with Spiritual Warfare.  The fourth step is passing the testing of suffering while waiting for promotion to Spiritual Maturity.  The fifth step is passing the test of prosperity and being content to live by Grace in separation from the world.  The sixth step is passing Evidence Testing, which is sanctification from Satan.  The seventh step is living in fellowship with Christ as a vessel of honor awaiting the ultimate sanctification of the Resurrection.

Conclusion

The meaning of the year 2016 is sanctification, which includes Positional, Experiential, and Ultimate Sanctification.  True, doctrinal believers will understand clearly what is happening this year, while all others will be clueless.  Doctrinal believers will be consecrated in a Love relationship with the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.  All others will fall into sin and be cast out.  They will be the garbage beside the road, which will be left to rot.

It will be the best of times for those who are willing to live a life of sanctification, and it will be the worst of times for the unsanctified apostates, unbelievers, and reversionists.  Those who are sanctified will see it clearly, but the unsanctified will be clueless.   Unsanctified lovers will go for paramours.  Apostates will prey upon the sheep.  Dogs will bark at strangers.  Politicians will pour out empty promises.  Fathers will leave their bastard children, and mothers will fail to sanctify their children from Satan.

Only by being sanctified can a believer have true love and freedom.  It is impossible to love the Lord or anyone else without being sanctified.  The person without integrity has no capacity for love.  Spiritual freedom only comes under the authority of God, and true love does not exist without freedom.  Sanctified believers can have a true love relationship with God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ along with freedom from the devil's world.  Marriages can succeed only by sanctification, which is Spiritual.  Those who reject the New Spiritual life in Christ are doomed to spiritual death, slavery, and the ash heaps of history.

References

1.  Larry Wood.  Doctrinal Definitions, "Sanctification," Dec. 31, 2015.
2.  Larry Wood.  Colors in Scripture, Oct. 3, 2011.

Released January 1, 2016

Author:  Larry Wood