The man or woman united to the Lord Jesus Christ is one with Him in their legal standing before God. They are one with Him in their spiritual newness of life. The righteous obedience of Christ and his perfect fulfillment of God’s law is credited permanently to their account. The willing death of Jesus Christ absorbed the full punishment of God for every one of their sins. The Lordship of Christ is their rule and authority. The Spirit of Christ is their lifeblood, their new life and vitality. The sonship of Christ is their new family identity, in which they can freely call God Father. The character of the Lord Jesus is their standard of living. The inheritance of Christ has been granted to them, which is their hope of glory.
Who is United to Christ? A person who has been given all of these blessings in full, irrevocably, freely, by the grace of God and through the power of the Holy Spirit.