The divine sanctification is the holding line in the carrying out of the divine economy. …Sanctification is a great point in God’s economy. It is the holding line in the carrying out of the divine economy. We need to see what the term holding line means. When a person goes fishing, he needs a line. That is the holding line for his fishing. The line holds his fish. In other words, the line directs his fishing. We say that sanctification is the holding line because every step of God’s economy in His work with us is to make us holy.
Today we all have been “hooked” by the line of the divine sanctification. We were in the “ocean” of humanity, but this line reached us, and we have been hooked. Our being hooked will be consummated when we are transfigured. Then the line will be completed. A number of us were studying in school when someone came and spoke something about Christ to us. There was a “hook” hidden in this one’s speaking, and a hook got into us. We were convicted and we repented and believed. Then we were regenerated in order for us to continue on the holding line of the divine sanctification. The divine sanctification holds all of our spiritual experiences from our repentance to our glorification….Such a sanctification is to “sonize” us divinely, making us sons of God that we may become the same as God in His life and in His nature (but not in His Godhead), so that we can be God’s expression. (The Spirit with Our Spirit, ch. 12, by Witness Lee)