Part 4 - The Application of Faith
Overview: Reckoning Life in Christ
A second area of reckoning, where the believer is to take an accounting and apply faith, is the place of new life in Christ in the spiritual realm. Everlasting life, which begins at regeneration, is something that is inseparable from the very life of Jesus Christ. The believer is to reckon that he is "alive to God in Christ Jesus our Lord." The believer is to reckon that the entering into the heavenly places by Christ is his own entering into heaven, because God "made us alive together with Christ ... and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus." This is one aspect of believing upon Jesus Christ as the Truth, who said, "I am the resurrection and the life."