At LCF, we take prioritize & value sanctification. If you are unfamiliar with the term ‘sanctification,’ we want to give you some information letting you understand this better.
The word “sanctify” means to “set apart, make holy.” Sanctification has three aspects: positional sanctification, progressive sanctification, and ultimate sanctification.
Positional sanctification occurs the moment a man or woman believes in Jesus Christ as their personal savior. At that moment, God declares them righteous and sees only the holiness of Christ within that person.
Ultimate sanctification occurs at death when the believer is permanently united with Christ, perfected in God’s sight, and is permanently free from the bondage of sin.
Progressive sanctification is what occurs in between the times of positional sanctification and ultimate sanctification. Simply put, progressive sanctification is the Christian’s process of becoming more and more like Jesus throughout the rest of their lives. Galatians 5:22-25 shows that through the power of the Holy Spirit the Christian will begin to produce love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control and will follow the Spirit’s leading in every part of their lives.
At LCF, we want to help you along this path of “Going Deeper” with your walk with Christ. We have several steps you can take to help you grow in the fruit of the Spirit and continually follow Christ in all areas of your life for the rest of your life.