Joh 14:6; Phi 2:13-14; 2Co 3:17-18; Joh 10:7-10; Mat 4:18-22; Phi 1:21
ROMANS-105-100521 - length: 57:14 - taught on May, 21 2010
May 21, 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.
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.
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.
This believer accepts whatever God sees fit to do - whatever He decides to do.
Because of the angelic conflict, we still have a free will and must make a choice as to how we will respond to these principles.
Fight the good fight of faith; take hold of the eternal life to which you were called, and you made the good confession in the presence of many witnesses.
It is not difficult to identify the power of zoe-life; it is the power of love, the power of gentleness, the power of goodness, the power of faithfulness, the power of meekness, and the power of self-control, GAL 5:22-23.
There’s a difference experientially in time between believing on TLJC for salvation and believing upon Him or His word to experience this zoe-life, a life filled with inner happiness and contentment in time.
Anyone who believes in Christ alone by faith alone is saved and will go to heaven and will experience eternal life for all of eternity, ACT 16:31.
However, if anyone keeps on believing on Him in the sense of following His word and applying it to their personal lives, they will have the privilege of experiencing zoe life right now in time.
Repentance - metanoia - in the New Testament means a change of mind for the better.
Salvation repentance is an open door that leads to the way.
Rebound repentance is an open door that leads to the truth.
Maturity repentance is an open door that leads to the life.
Repentance is all about stopping whatever it was you were doing to follow Christ.