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Heb. 2:11-13

11 For [gar] both [te] he that sanctifieth [hagiazo] and [kai] they who are sanctified [hagiazo] are all [pas] of [ek] one [heis]: for [dia] which [hos] cause [aitia] he is [epaischunomai] not [ou] ashamed [epaischunomai] to call [kaleo] them [autos] brethren [adelphos],
12 Saying [lego], I will declare [apaggello] thy [sou] name [onoma] unto my [mou] brethren [adelphos], in [en] the midst [mesos] of the church [ekklesia] will I sing praise [humneo] unto thee [se].
13 And [kai] again [palin], I [ego] will [esomai] put my trust [peitho] in [epi] him [autos]. And [kai] again [palin], Behold [idou] I [ego] and [kai] the children [paidion] which [hos] God [theos] hath given [didomi] me [moi]. KJV-Interlinear

11 For both He who sanctifies and those who are sanctified are all from one Father; for which reason He is not ashamed to call them brethren, 12 saying, 'I will proclaim Thy name to My brethren, In the midst of the congregation I will sing Thy praise.' 13 And again, 'I will put My trust in Him.' And again, 'Behold, I and the children whom God has given Me.' NASB

Jesus Christ is our substitute for receiving the punishment for sin, and now He is referred to as our sanctifier. He is the one who makes us holy.

To be sanctified means that we have been set apart for a sacred use. We have been washed, purified, made holy. It was He, Jesus Christ, who went to the cross and accomplished that which we could never do. And that was to set us apart from sin (positionally) and recreate a path back into the family of God. We of course have to choose to follow that path, and we do that by believing in Christ - which is Gods requirement.

Heb. 10:14
14 For by one offering He has perfected for all time those who are sanctified. NASB

Christ went to the Cross only one time, that we might believe in Him only once only, and through that belief we will be saved forever, a salvation that we can never lose, nor can anyone or anything take it away from us.

From our own perspective, it is probably difficult to think of ourselves as holy or even perfect. I know some of you out there think that you are perfect and that is a different matter. You are wrong of course.

But in the spiritual realm, our imperfection is caused by sin. Once sin is removed as a barrier from between us and God, then we become holy or sanctified. But that position too is only potential. Christ did His part on the Cross, and all we need do is believe it, in order to secure it for ourselves. Unbelievers reject Christ and therefore they reject His gift. Throwing it away as something worthless. Not a very bright decision.

But then when we get to our study of spiritual growth to maturity, this too is a gift from God, and negative believers throw their spiritual life away as something worthless. Again, not too bright of a decision.

Both the sanctifier, Jesus Christ, and the sanctified (believers in Christ) come from the Father. There is only one God who is the Father. Allah is not He. Buddhism does not look to Him either. Nor does any part of Hinduism look to God. Even Judaism who promotes the Father, is a false faith because it rejects the Fathers plan (Jesus Christ) and therefore Judaism is rejected by the Father.

There is but one God, one plan, one Savior, one sacrifice, one spirit, and one faith.

2 Cor. 5:21
21 He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him. NASB

John 5:19
19 Jesus therefore answered and was saying to them, 'Truly, truly, I say to you, the Son can do nothing of Himself, unless it is something He sees the Father doing; for whatever the Father does, these things the Son also does in like manner. NASB

Matt. 11:27
27 'All things have been handed over to Me by My Father ; and no one knows the Son, except the Father ; nor does anyone know the Father , except the Son, and anyone to whom the Son wills to reveal Him. NASB

John 10:30
30 'I and the Father are one .' NASB

John 14:6
6 Jesus said to him, 'I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father , but through Me. NASB

John 14:7
7 'If you had known Me, you would have known My Father also; from now on you know Him, and have seen Him.' NASB

Eph. 2:18
18 for through Him we both have our access in one Spirit to the Father. NASB

Jesus Christ never called His people brothers prior to the cross. Before, He called them disciples or friends or sheep, or similar terms, but never brothers. Why? Because they could not be brothers until after the actual historical event of the Cross, when their (Old Testament believers) sin was paid for, and His righteousness was imputed to them. As soon as Jesus was risen from the dead, He said to Mary, 'Go to My brethren.' For the first time and thereafter, He called His disciples, and all believers, brothers.

Psa. 22:22
22 I will tell of Thy name to my brethren; In the midst of the assembly I will praise Thee. NASB

Psa. 56:3
3 When I am afraid, I will put my trust in Thee. NASB

Col. 2:10-11
10 and in Him you have been made complete, and He is the head over all rule and authority; NASB

Isa. 8:18
18 Behold, I and the children whom the LORD has given me are for signs and wonders in Israel from the LORD of hosts, who dwells on Mount Zion. NASB

Isa. 8:17
17 And I will wait for the LORD who is hiding His face from the house of Jacob; I will even look eagerly for Him. NASB

The Sanctifier, Jesus Christ, and the sanctified, all believers throughout history, now have one Father, and the Sanctifier is not ashamed to call the sanctified His brothers.

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