What are the signs of sanctification? And how do you know that you are truly sanctified as a believer? This is what this post will discuss today.
Many signs will show in your Christian if you are truly sanctified and this post will share 5 of such major signs that will help you know you have experienced true sanctification.
Sanctification is very vital in the lives of all truly saved believers who are on their Christian walk with the Lord Jesus Christ in the pursuit of holiness and righteousness.
God’s word tells us in Leviticus 11:44 that we need to be sanctified so that we can be holy and set apart for God’s holy purpose as well as live consistent holy lives that are above sin.
With that said, let’s look at the 5 major signs of sanctification that will clearly show you have experienced true sanctification via the Holy Spirit’s sanctifying power.
5 Signs Showing True Sanctification.
Below are the 5 sure signs showing you have experienced true sanctification through the sanctifying and renewing power of the Holy Spirit.
- You’ll Have The New Nature.
- You’ll Love God Whole Heartedly.
- Living A Consistent Life Of Holiness.
- You’ll Have A New Heart & A New Spirit.
- You’ll Be Free From The Bondage Of Sin.
1. You’ll Have The New Nature.
One of the clear signs that will show you have undergone genuine sanctification of the heart is that you will have a new nature Ephesians 4:24 talks about created in God’s likeness and righteousness that will make you live a new life.
It’s this new nature talked about in the above verse that will make you live a new life characterized by holiness and righteousness. No longer will you desire to live your old life of sin as your old nature of sin responsible for your original sin has been destroyed.
You need to understand that we are all born with the Adamic sinful nature also referred to as the old man of sin the apostle Paul tells us in Romans 6:6 in the New Testament, which makes us naturally prone to sin.
It’s the reason why we naturally love to sin which is the case if you are not truly saved and sanctified because your Adamic fallen sinful nature that makes you love to fulfill the sinful desires of your flesh is still active in your life.
Moreover, if you experience true sanctification, this Adamic nature of sin will be uprooted in your life and replaced with the new nature of Christ Jesus that will make you desire holiness and hate the sins you once loved like no man’s business.
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2. You’ll Love God Whole Heartedly.
Another sign that will indicate genuine sanctification in your life that sanctifies your soul, body, inner man, and spirit is you will begin to truly love God with all your heart.
Nothing will be too hard or too much to give up for God. Due to this, you will also find it easier to obey God’s word in totality, which you once found hard to do because of the new nature in you.
Loving God is the single greatest commandment we have been given in the bible. It’s why our Lord Jesus Christ tells us in Mark 12:30,31 that we must love God with all our heart, soul, spirit, mind, and might.
If you truly love God, it will also show in the love you display to others. When you love God truly, you will also serve Him with joy and gladness of heart, which is why going to church will no longer be a burden to you when you get sanctified.
On the other hand, if you are not sanctified yet, you will find it hard to love God the way you ought to as the sinful Adamic self that hinders you from fully giving yourself to God, and love to do its own carnal things is still active in your life.
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3. Living A Consistent Life Of Holiness.
The third sign that will indicate you have experienced real sanctification in your Christian life is you will live a consistently holy life that’s above sin and reproach by God’s grace of course.
You need to understand as believers professing the Christian faith; Jesus Christ has called us unto the high way of holiness and righteousness, not uncleanness as we are told in 1 Thessalonians 4:7.
Holiness is very vital in the life of every true Christian as without it as Hebrews 12:14 tells, we will not see the Lord. Implying that if you are not holy, forget about making heaven, dear.
However, if you are truly sanctified, you won’t find it hard to live a holy sanctified life that’s above sin as the new nature of Christ along with His grace to help you overcome sin is now in you.
If you are finding it hard to live a consistent life of holiness and obedience to God, it clearly shows you are not sanctified yet explaining why you may still be struggling with certain sinful habits. If so, pray for sanctification so that sin no longer controls your life.
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4. You’ll Have A New Heart & A New Spirit.
Another thing that will show you have undergone genuine sanctification in addition to consistent holy living discussed above; you will also have a new heart and a new spirit.
In the old testament in Ezekiel 36:26, the Lord promises us that He will give us a new heart and a new spirit that will help us live in complete and perfect obedience to His word as well as love Him the way we ought to.
Implying that, you will no longer have the stony sinful heart you once had that made you stubbornly love your sins and not want to fully submit and obey God’s word.
It’s this new heart and new spirit you now have after experiencing genuine sanctification that comes after having a genuine salvation experience that will enable you to be a new person and creation in Christ with the new nature.
Moreover, if you haven’t experienced true sanctification, the new heart and new spirit talked about in the above verse will be nowhere to be seen in your life which is why you will still struggle with some habitual sins as your stony sinful heart hasn’t yet been removed.
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5. You’ll Be Free From The Bondage Of Sin.
Last but not least, the other sign that will show your sanctification is real is that you will be free from the bondage of sin and all sinful habits such as addictions that make it hard for you to be a holy person.
Since you are now free from the bondage of sin, you will no longer struggle with certain sinful habits and addictions you once struggled to break from or stop be it drugs, drinking, sexual immorality, etc.
Romans 6:22 tells us if we are sanctified, we will be set free from sin and now we will no longer be slaves to our former sins and filth but now we will be slaves of God and His righteousness.
Implying that we will now desire to live righteously and display good fruits of sanctification that will help us secure eternal life in the end.
If you are still struggling with certain sins in your life, it shows you need sanctification, ASAP. The good news is you can be truly sanctified today if you really want to so that you no longer struggle with the sins that are making your Christian walk with Christ difficult.
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I hope the above 5 signs of sanctification have now helped you understand what true sanctification is all about and the fruits you need to have if you are so.
May the Lord wholly sanctify your heart and spirit so that you can be set apart for His holy purpose and be heaven-ready at all times.
In closing, if this post has edified you to be sanctified, let me know in the comments below, and don’t forget to share with others who need to see this. God bless.
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