And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. – 1 Thess. 5:23
God will sanctify your whole man, that’s what the word is “wholly” is referring to in this scripture, Your whole man, meaning, spirit, soul, and body. Many people try to have just their spirit’s sanctified; but God tells us that He will sanctify our whole man. They must all be aligned together properly, with the Word of God. In this year of “Supernatural Transformation” you will have to know this truth.
Verse 24 of 1 Thessalonians 5 says, Faithful is he that calleth you, who also will do it.
You can’t set yourself apart, only the Spirit of God can. You do, however, have a part to play because God can’t set you apart without His sword, which is the Word of God (Eph. 6:17). The same sword found in Heb. 4:12 – For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
God can’t set you apart or sanctify you without the sword. Your part is to receive instruction from the sword or inspiration from the Holy Spirit, so God can do for you what He wants to do for you. God wants your whole man aligned properly with Him!