By this will, we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once and for all.Hebrews 10:10(HCSB)
Everyone who has trusted Christ as Saviour has been set apart by God through what He did on the cross of Calvary. Every church-age believer has been cleansed of their sins, clothed in the righteousness of Christ and consecrated to God, because Jesus became our substitutionary sacrifice for sin and breathed into us His own perfect, abundant and eternal life. Every Christian is sanctified by God. Saved, by grace through faith in our Saviour, Jesus Christ.
His one, perfect and eternal sacrifice stands in stark contrast with the many, imperfect and temporary sacrifices that were offered under the old covenant. The Law itself may have been perfect, but man's ability to keep that law fell far short of the flawless standard of excellence that God requires from all who would seek to please Him and enjoy fellowship with Himself!!
If God's justice were to be satisfied without Christ, we would have no choice but to remain dead in our trespasses and sins and be forever separated from our Father in heaven But God loved the world so much that He sent His only begotten Son so that whosoever believes in Him should not perish and be forever condemned but be saved, set-apart, sanctified and made righteous.
We could never have been sanctified and made holy through our own good works or worthy merit. We could never have been set-apart by God and forgiven of our sins through our own vain efforts to keep the perfect requirements of the Law. BUT in accordance with the will of God we have been made holy and it ALL is because of what Christ did on the cross.
We are now set-apart, consecrated and sanctified for God's good pleasure through Christ's substitutionary offering, made that one time on the cross. His sacrifice paid the price for all sin and for every person who will trust in His atoning sacrifice.
When Jesus was wounded for our transgression and bruised for our iniquities, He paid the full price of the righteous requirements of the Law, in blood on a wooden cross - 2000 years ago. He did it for me and He did it for you.
Heavenly Father, thank You that I am positionally sanctified in Christ. Help me to abide in Him and He in me so that I may grow in grace and live as You intended man to live - not through good works, worthy merit or through my own vain efforts to keep the perfect requirements of the Law. Help me to live by faith. Help me to live in complete and utter dependence upon You. Help me in all things to pray, not my will by Thine be done so that the life I live today my be lived by faith in the Son of God, until it is not I but Christ living through me. AMEN.