Spiritual Gifts part 204: The race is the advance in the spiritual life in time.

Heb 12:1-3; 1Ti 6:11-12; 2Ti 4:6-8; Phi 3:10-14.

ROMANS-322-111215 - length: 62:16 - taught on Dec, 15 2011

Class Outline:

Spiritual Gifts Part 204: The race is the advance in the Christian spiritual life in time.


GAL 5:16-17
But I say [from now on], walk [keep on walking] by [means of ] the Spirit, and you will not [no, never!] carry out the desire of the flesh.

For the flesh sets its desire against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; for these are in opposition to one another, so that you may not do the things that you please.

ROM 8:2
For the law [rulership] of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law [rulership] of sin and of death.

We must rely on the power of the Holy Spirit to have victory in practical sanctification -being set apart to run our race.

Walking means forward progress.

Walking requires balance, stability and consistency.

Walking involves ongoing acts of faith.

God’s way of dealing with fallen man from start to finish is to use substitution.

God’s plan for our walk after salvation also involves substitution.

Lay aside the old… so that we can put on the new.

Chafer - He that is spiritual.

“We are not called upon to preach against ‘dead leaves’. We have a message of the imperishable Spring.”

L.S. Chafer

The word for “race” in HEB 12:1, agona, is in other places translated as a “fight”. It can mean a contest, a fight, or a battle.