Heb 12:1-3; 1Ti 6:11-12; Phi 3:10-14; 2Co 3:15-18; Eph 3:16-17.
ROMANS-324-111221 - length: 62:31 - taught on Dec, 21 2011
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.
The combat objective in the angelic conflict is to seize and hold the high ground of the “supergrace” life: the life of the spiritually mature believer .
We are to flee from some things and pursue other things instead.
“Flee” is the present active imperative of
= to run away (literally or figuratively); by implication, to shun.
to move quickly from a point or area in order to avoid presumed danger or difficulty - “to run away, to flee, flight”.
“ to escape, to avoid.”
“Pursue” is the present active imperative of the Greek verb
= to pursue (literally or figuratively).
to follow with haste, and presumably with intensity of effort, in order to catch up with, - “to run after, to chase after, to pursue.”
to move quickly and energetically toward some objective - “to hasten, to run, to press forward, to press on.”
to do something with intense effort and with definite purpose or goal - “ to do with effort, to strive toward.”
Did you ever experience as a reality in your soul that you cannot do both of these at once?