Reading: Now when all things are made subject to Him, then the Son Himself will also be subject to Him who put all things under Him, that God may be all in all” 1 Corinthians 15:28

The present work of sanctification is a work of the Holy Spirit (2 Thessalonians 2:13; 1 Peter 1:2). The goal of sanctification is to make us like Christ. This will not be accomplished until our glorification, which is called in Ephesians 4:13; 3:16-19 “the fullness of Christ.” Christ dwells in us now in measure as the “hope of glory” (Colossians 1:27) but then He will be in us as the fullness of glory (1 John 2:28-3:2). Glorification is the goal and the final stage of sanctification. At our glorification the Godhead will take full possession of our being and redemption will be complete (Romans 8:23).

There will be no “means of grace” in heaven, but an immediate enjoyment of God.  When all things are subdued God will be “all in all”  (1 Corinthians 15:28)—He will be all things to all the saints.


“For now through faith in Christ we are enriched, as with an earnest, with the first-fruits of the Holy Spirit. But after the Resurrection, sin being wholly taken away, the Holy Spirit will be in us, not as an earnest or in a measure; but richly bounteously and perfectly shall we enjoy the grace through Christ.”