Spiritual Gifts part 223: Faith is the atmosphere we live in now with Christ

Gal 2:20; Col 2:6-7; Heb 11:1; Mat 17:5; 1Co 13:4-8; Song 6:3.

ROMANS-341-120202 - length: 59:00 - taught on Feb, 2 2012

Class Outline:

John Farley
February 2, 2012

Spiritual Gifts Part 223: Faith is the atmosphere we live in now with Christ.

It is the self-righteous, self-centered, self-absorbed, self-seeking ego. It was the rebellious unbelieving self. The religious you.

All the action,
all the focus,
all the concern is CENTERED on self.

The old man is an entity who thinks and behaves a certain way.

The new life that we receive at the moment of our rebirth is a life that has Christ as its center.

All the action flows from Christ the fountain.

All the focus is on the person and work of Christ.

All the energy comes from the Holy Spirit whom Christ sent and who is here to glorify Christ.

Because we are still capable of forgetting and wandering off into the old ways that lead to death.

We are to give our sin nature the same rights as a corpse.

A crucified man is no trouble to anyone anymore.

Faith means turning to Christ and saying, “I turn this completely over to You”.

The Greek verb for “live” is in the present active indicative.

“faith” = πίστις
synonymous with trust or belief.
 It is trust, dependence, reliance.

It literally means
“in the sphere of faith or in
the atmosphere of faith”.

HEB 11:1
Now faith is the title deed of things hoped for, the proof of things which are not being seen.

[Wuest translation]

Does it lead to the manifestation of the Lord Jesus Christ?

The love of God found its perfect expression and its perfect object in the person of our Lord Jesus Christ.

MAT 17:5
Behold, a voice out of the cloud said,
“This is My beloved Son, with whom I am well-pleased; listen to Him!”