Joh 3:34;1:16; Phi 2:1-5; Eph 1:22-23; 3:14-21; Col 1:25-29; Joh 12:23-25; Rom 6:8-10
HSCH-52-130828 - length: 62:29 - taught on Aug, 28 2013
The members of His body are here to be His fullness corporately in this world, and so we are the beneficiaries of the same gift of the Spirit without measure.
The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with you all.
The fellowship of the Holy Spirit being with us all is a matter of the relationship of believers in the Holy Spirit, PHI 2:1-5.
One of the great objects of the devil is to destroy the life of the Lord’s people by getting them separated, isolated.
“For where two or three have gathered together in My name, I am there in their midst.”
We are to be the fullness of Christ in this world, and that is quite a challenge, quite an undertaking!
How does the Spirit work in our lives to manifest these rivers of living water in our lives?
Think of how one seed in the ground becomes a vine, and how that vine produces hundreds of blossoms such that the branches are overloaded with fruit.
That same idea is God’s idea for the church, the fullness He is after in the spiritual realm.
This comes at a great price to the original seed.
He is contrasting our worldly life to the eternal life we as believers in Christ have been given.
The death is momentary and then comes the great harvest - a rebirth , a germination, a life that is indestructible.
Consider what the New Testament has to say about the role of death and life in producing the great harvest.
The life He receives, the life He gives through His death, is greater in scope than the life He gave up.
One seed produces a rich harvest of souls.
Paul wanted to be conformed to Christ’s death so he could live in Christ’s resurrection life, PHI 3:10-11.
Paul laid down an inferior life (Law) to gain a superior life (to God) in GAL 2:19.