Part 4 - The Application of Faith
Overview: Christ's Work of Separation
Sanctification as the work of Christ is referred to as "positional" sanctification, a position that all believers have in Christ. Another aspect is "experiential" sanctification. This is not arriving at a place of holiness but rather being fruitful in the holy position that one already has in Christ. Jesus gives the pattern for experiential sanctification: first of all a position in Him, afterward the bearing of fruit because of it. Three actions by the believer - resting, believing, and abiding - are aspects of faith in Christ. It is faith in Christ that will produce fruit. When these elements of faith are applied to the finished work of Christ then a person will realize the calling of God.