Joh 14:6; Joh 10:10; Phi 2:13-14; 1Co 2:9-16; 1C0 3:17-18
ROMANS-104-100519 - length: 63:48 - taught on May, 19 2010
May 19, 2010
Point 7. The third type of repentance in the Church age believer’s life is the turning away from human viewpoint (lies, evil) and turning toward divine viewpoint (grace and truth), resulting in living a new life of fellowship with the Trinity.
In this zoe-life, a life filled with inner happiness and contentment, we realize that what we were trying to accomplish in our own human power has now been graciously given to us by God as the outcome of our faith in His character and His word.
If you are ever faced with any problems or difficulties, remember that there is this zoe-life, a life filled with inner happiness and contentment, where we leave behind the old self-life for the new life in Christ.
However, this zoe-life, a life filled with inner happiness and contentment, can be experienced as a reward only by those willing to live the spiritual life by sticking with the plan of God.
We will still sin and fail, but if we continue with the plan of God, we will experience times when the peace of God is such a reality in our lives that the problems and difficulties we are facing have no control over us whatsoever.
If we keep on living the spiritual life, we will keep on reaping more and more of the experience of our eternal life in time, the ultimate being what Paul had, this zoe-life, a life filled with inner happiness and contentment.
This zoe-life, a life filled with inner happiness and contentment, means that I am free from worrying,
free from anxiety,
free from frustration.
I am at rest not from troubles and anxieties but in the midst of troubles and anxieties.
not through materialism and overt prosperity,
but through the experience of this zoe-life, a life filled with inner happiness and contentment.
As we walk in dependence upon the Spirit, He will cause this zoe-life, a life filled with inner happiness and contentment, to flow through us as rivers of living water.
If you knew the magnitude of the desires of God for your life, you would relax and enjoy every day, living one day at a time.
We would not have any doubts or wonder at the thoroughness of the work of God the Holy Spirit in our life if we knew the eternal heights of this zoe-life, a life filled with inner happiness and contentment.
You would not be puzzled at the extent of His preparation and transformation as He brings you from glory to glory, in time, 2CO 3:18.
As the Holy Spirit transforms us into the same image of our Lord, to give us the opportunity to have this fantastic life in time, we will come to a place where self-perception is less and less and there is a much greater perception of God in our lives then ever before.
Only a few believers will, quietly and calmly, continue to seek after God in this manner, and be able to say with the apostle Paul PHI 4:11 Not that I speak from want; for I have learned to be content in whatever circumstances I am.
We can call it an infusion of divine justice.
The mature believer realizes that whatever the Lord does in our lives, it is just.
He is being prepared to face what is before him without reservation and without any definite view in mind as to what the outcome will be.