Heb 12:1; Phi 3:10-14; 2Co 3:15-18; Gal 2:20; Col 1:25-29; Mar 10:17-27
ROMANS-328-120104 - length: 62:05 - taught on Jan, 4 2012
“run” = present active subjunctive of trecho;
by a metaphor taken from the runners in a race, to exert oneself, strive hard;
“run” = trecho;
to spend one's strength in performing or attaining something. (Thayer)
For it was fitting for Him, for whom are all things, and through whom are all things, in bringing many sons to glory, to perfect the author of their salvation through sufferings.
The race is the advance in the Christian spiritual life in time.
The time frame for us to complete our race begins with faith in Christ and ends with our physical death or the Rapture.
The objective is described as resurrection life in time, supergrace, and spiritual maturity.
God the Holy Spirit’s objective: (Pastor Clark)
To produce the fruit of an obedient life in believers …
which makes manifest the life of Christ in us so that we are an exact mirror image reflection of the humanity of the Lord Jesus Christ before our physical death.
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.
My children, with whom I am again in labor until Christ is formed in you —
that the Christ might finally settle down and feel completely at home in your hearts through your faith;
“Christ shall even now [in time] as always [in eternity] be glorified in my body, whether by life or by death.”
The objective of the Indwelling of the Holy Spirit is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ, John 16:13.
The Holy Spirit is inside us. He desires passionately to produce in us the character and virtues of Christ.
Cast your burden upon the Lord and He will sustain you;
He will never allow the righteous to be shaken.
Christ behind us. Christ beside us. Christ inside us. Christ before us. Christ awaits us.
“In that day you will know that I am in My Father, and you in Me [union with Christ], and I in you [indwelling of TLJC].”