What Does This Mean? | August 2015
There was no sickness, pain or death in the Garden of Eden. Yet that is certainly not the case for us now! In Paul’s words, ‘creation has been subjected to futility’. Rom 8:20. This situation was triggered when Adam and Eve disobeyed God and took the whole human race into sin and independence. Every day, the world experiences ‘futility’ in the form of suffering, sickness, fear and death. God subjected mankind to futility in hope, so we could ‘be set free from its slavery into the freedom of the glory of the children of God’. Rom 8:21. His plan is not just for suffering to cease. He wants to deliver us into the kind of sonship that will never again fall. In fact, He has provided everything we need to grow to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ.
Friday | 29 April 2016
When a person is willing to hear and receive the word of God through the testimony of a believer, a spirit of grace and supplication from God the Father begins to be poured out upon them by the Holy Spirit. Grace enables a person to believe in the Son of God. A spirit of supplication enables them to recognise their sinful condition and cry out to the Father for forgiveness. The Father forgives and receives them on the merits of Christ’s blood that was shed for all of mankind. On account of Christ’s blood, they are reconciled to God and made acceptable in His sight. This is what it means to be ‘justified’ before God. However, much more than this, as the word of God is being received, a person’s ‘inner man’ is being regenerated, or made alive, by the washing of the water of the word and the renewing of the Holy Spirit. Paul...
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