Joh 7:37-39; Rom 6:8-10; Phi 3:10; 2Co 4:7-12; Gal 2:19-20; Rom 7:18; 2Co 5:17
HSCH-54-130901 - length: 79:11 - taught on Sep, 1 2013
How does the Spirit work in our lives to manifest these rivers of living water in our lives?
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.
Galatians 2:20 is a very very PRACTICAL verse. This is a verse that is desperately needed in today’s American church.
When it comes right down to brass tacks, “I” am the whole problem in this Christian spiritual life.
John 15:5 "I am the vine, you are the branches; he who abides in Me and I in him, he bears much fruit, …
…for apart from Me you can do nothing.
1. I have to come to terms with the fact that I am not what I ought to be.
2. When I set out to do those things, I discover that I cannot.
The cross of Jesus Christ gets rid of all that is us in our fallen nature, to leave the field completely to Christ and what is of Christ.
The activity of the Spirit in our lives is simply to get rid of us as to the old creation, and to bring us in full measure into the new creation, which is Christ!
The practical outworking of this fullness of Christ will always be purely and solely on the basis of FAITH.
We cannot provide one thing from ourselves that will contribute to God’s end.
In the new creation, all things are in Christ, and nothing is in ourselves.
The practical upshot of all this is that the life we live now we live by faith in the Son of God.
The wonderful GOOD NEWS is while we have nothing in ourselves, we have everything IN CHRIST!
What is the Body of Christ?
1. There is the body of Christ at the cross.
2. There is the resurrection body of Christ when He came out of the tomb three days later.
3. There is now the church now as Christ’s body.
4. And there is a promise that one day we will have resurrection bodies just like Christ’s.