We "are chosen according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, by the sanctifying work of the Spirit, that you may obey Jesus Christ and be sprinkled by His blood" (1Pe 1:1-2). Jesus is "the mediator of a new covenant, and to the sprinkled blood" (Heb 12:24). What else participates in sanctification? Jesus instructed, "'Sanctify them in the truth; Your word is truth'" (Jn 17:17). We are saved "through sanctification by the Spirit and faith in the truth" (2Th 2:13). Jesus said that you "'may receive forgiveness of sins and an inheritance among those who have been sanctified by faith in Me'" (Ac 26:18). "It is sanctified by means of the word of God and prayer" (1Ti 4:5).
Paul prayed that his "offering of the Gentiles may become acceptable, sancified by the Holy Spirit" (Ro 15:16). "The God of peace [will] sanctify you entirely" (1Th 5:23) for it is "He who sanctifies" (Heb 2:11). God said, "'I am the Lord who sanctifies Israel'" (Eze 37:28). It is "by the sanctifying work of the Spirit" (1Pe 1:2). Jesus said, "'He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, 'From his innermost being will flow rivers of living water.''But this He spoke of the Spirit" (Jn 7:38-39). He told the woman of Samaria, "'If you knew the gift of God . . . He would have given you living water'" (4:10). Furthermore, "'The water I will give him will become in him a well of water springing up to eternal life'" (:14). Ezekiel prophesied, "'I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you will be clean'" (Eze 36:25). It says in the Law "'he shall wash his clothes and bathe his body in running water and shall become clean'" (Lev 15:13). Zecharaiah prophesied, "'In that day a fountain will be opened for the house of David and for the inhabitants of Jerusalem, for sin and for impurity'" (Zec 13:1). He is "the fountain of living waters" (Jer 2:13) "and in that day living waters will flow out of Jerusalem" (Zec 14:8). But "those who turn away on earth will be written down, because they have forsaken the fountain of living water" (Jer 17:13). Also, "he who rejects this is not rejecting man but the God who gives His Holy Spirit to you" (1Th 4:18). "Every living creature . . . where the river goes, will live" (Eze 47:9). "But its swamps and marshes will not become fresh; they will be left for salt" (:11).