Many Christians spend great deal of time and effort trying to determine God’s will for them in a particular situation, often requiring a decision for what they face. They wait for instruction from the Lord as to what they should do in the matter at hand. They live as though it were still “time past” when men of God did not have the abiding indwelling “Spirit of life in Christ Jesus.” So they seek to live by outer guidance and confirmation of God’s will, but that is not God’s way in this age since the cross – since He lives IN US.
By eating of the "Tree of Knowledge of Good & Evil," Adam and Eve had in fact gained The Knowledge Of Good And Evil, yet, man could never live in accord with that correct knowledge (Rom 7:21). This is due to the viral Sin infection that was transmitted to man by his believing and receiving the words of the Serpent. A good friend of mine, Peter Dodds of South Africa, often said "Words are the currency of the spirit realm." Words mean something, they powerfully carry good or evil with them.
- a multi-part study
In this series we address the spiritual relationship of believers and the Lord as if He were their husband.
“Therefore If Any Man Be In Christ, He Is A NEW CREATURE (CREATION): Old Things Are Passed Away; Behold, All Things Are Become New.” (2 Corinthians 5:17)
In the case of my own salvation, in November of 1968 I visited a church in New Jersey. My intention was to protect my wife and keep her from becoming involved with what my family used to refer to as "religious holy rollers.”
The usurper, the Devil has made all born men salves to his sin-nature. Our sins are the product of the Sin-nature that dwells in the flesh bodies of all men until this body dies or is changed in the Raptured to heaven.
34 Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever committeth sin is the servant (Gk., doulos, slave) of sin. John 8:34 (KJV)