You will not in this life get beyond this warfare. Oh that day when free from sinning! You know what that day is?
Abba, Father. Are computers children of God? The Holy Spirit really gives you a tender, sweet, loving, daddy-like embrace of the Creator of the universe. No computers can do that. This is real.
The Holy Spirit changes two things in your soul concerning God as a testimony that you are his child. One is he changes your attitude toward sin in relation to God. Why would that be? Sin is any disposition or act or thought that elevates anything in value or desirability above God. The second thing is he causes us to see God as our Father and to realize our need for a Father, which makes us feel humbly helpless as we are. Unless you turn to become like a little child, you cannot enter the kingdom of heaven. In those two ways, the Holy Spirit works.
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Do you remember the text from 1 Corinthians ? The Holy Spirit is what enables you to say that. The lordship of Jesus and the fatherhood of God are deeply felt. You hate your sin and you make war on it. You find a tenderizing humility in your heart that needs a Father to meet all your needs and turns to him as a precious Father who cares for you, knows your needs, and will be there for you.
This promise is for the children of God. Two great promises: heirship and suffering. Do you have an inheritance on your horizon from God that is so great that in your emotional framework, your daily living, that this inheritance is so great it makes your pleasures here seem small by comparison and it makes your pain here seem manageable by comparison? Is it functional for you that way? For Paul to say that is better than for me to say it, because if you read 2 Corinthians 11, which recounts his sufferings, you will not be able to breathe by the end of the list.
Being imprisoned, to be shipwrecked, to be thrown in jail over and over again, and end up five times with 39 lashes on his back must have made his back absolutely horrific. Slow to heal, no antibiotics, lots of scars, and infection. A few months later he could manage a little bit, but it happens again and again and again and again. Could he even move with the scar tissue on his back? It would strip us of a lot of murmuring, which is why I hate my sin so much.
Three things. First , you will inherit the world.
Is that yours? Does that count for you? Which promise? Romans would be one statement of it. The promise to Abraham and his descendants, which you are, is that they will be heirs of the world. This is because God owns the world. And we are fellow heirs with Messiah Jesus. All the nations and all the ends of the earth is our inheritance. This is one of my favorite verses regarding our inheritance.
The world, the earth, and everything in it. Hold your breath for three or four days. I think you should ponder things like that. What does this practically mean that the world is yours, death is yours, all things are yours? What does that practically mean? I think it means everything exists now by way of inheritance and then finally in a fuller way for your benefit. Everything exists to serve you. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ?
Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword? As it is written,. What is more than a conqueror?
I mean I know what a conqueror is right? I win. More is they get up and serve you. Death now is, for the rest of my life, my slave to do what I want you to do, get me to Jesus or whatever. Famine, purify my soul. It serves me, does what God knows is good for me. What is your inheritance? The world. You get everything. Answer number two: God himself is your inheritance.
What hope are you exalting in? Ultimately the hope of the glory of God, unless you think that God and the glory of God are two separate things. Our whole inheritance is God. He will dwell with them.
They will be his people and God himself will be with them and be their God. The answer is you get the world and you get the Maker of the world as your intimate close Friend, King, and Lord with no wrath and no anger.
Hunger and thirst are basic needs, they override anything else. We see how shalom is more than an inactive state or the absence of trouble. They despised his statutes and his covenant that he made with their fathers and the warnings that he gave them. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. They are not. Just quietly present your healed body to the priest, along with the appropriate expressions of thanks to God. I must examine my heart.
Finally, we get new bodies — redeemed and glorified bodies. There are two reasons why I think I should mention this. You will, without a new body, be consumed and incinerated in the presence of God and in the presence of your glorious friends. Which means what? I go blind. You go outside and try to look at the sun, and you will go blind.
We will get redeemed bodies. Not only the creation but we ourselves who have the first fruits of the Spirit. I just visited a friend Larry a few weeks ago when I was in Minneapolis. I went to spend some time with him. You will be dead, and I will see you very soon. I love having a gospel that says you get a new body and it is glorious. Then there are every manner of birth defect and disability and accident and maiming.
I mean the world is just full of hurts.
We have a message: the inheritance includes a new body. We will be able to discern things and see things and enjoy things.