As mediator of the New Covenant
Jesus works to sanctify all Believers in the following manner:
- Believers are forgiven of their sins
Col 1:14) which makes one holy in the eyes of God.
- Believers have a spiritual union with Jesus Christ
(1 Cor 1:2;
2 Cor 5:17;
Col 1:26-29), which indicates a two way relationship
and reveals that Jesus sanctifies progressively from the inside – out: "I am the vine, you are the
branches; he who abides in Me and I in him, he bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing"
Sharing a spiritual union with Jesus Christ implies that Believers share in the work of God;
namely, to show other human beings that Jesus Christ is the means of sanctification so that God can dwell among
His people (Matt 28:16-20).
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