As mediator of the New Covenant
(Heb 7:18-8:15), 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" (John 15:5).
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
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