Part 4 - The Application of Faith
Overview: Sanctified: In the Rule of Christ
Christ has separated the believer from the rule of the law to the rule of Christ. The law can only condemn and cannot justify a person. The rule of Christ is a place of grace where God works in conforming the believer into the image of Christ. The church as the bride of Christ, "holy and without blemish," is the work of Christ. It is not the self-effort of the believer working under the law that produces fruitfulness in Christ. A relationship to Christ as His bride rather than a relationship through the law is where one can "bear fruit to God." This is another aspect of Christ as the Way. Rest in Christ and His transforming grace is the way to holiness. This requires reckoning this position in Christ and abiding in His rule.