Excerpted from The Divine Conqest
For our gospel did not come to you in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Spirit and with deep conviction, as you know what kind of men we were among you for your sake. (1Ths. 1:5)
If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. (2 Corinthians 5:17)
You have a reputation of being alive, but you are dead. (Revelation 3:1)
To one who...
Bible Verses: 2 Corinthians 5:17Revelation 3:1Galatians 5:19-21Revelation 21:8
For Reading and Meditation: Galatians 5:16-26
So important is the point we raised yesterday - the need for selective expression - that we will spend another day considering it. Listen to how the Amplified Bible translates Psalm 73:15: "Had I spoken thus and given expression to my feelings, I would have been untrue...
Bible Verses: Galatians 5:16-26Psalms 73:15Ephesians 4:15Proverbs 16:322 Peter 1:3-7
For Reading and Meditation: Romans 7:14-8:4
Yesterday we ended by saying that God can impart purity as well as impute it, and He then helps us apply it in our daily life and experience. Permit me to share my own personal experience in this connection, not as a model for you to follow, but simply to illustrate how God revealed Himself to me. Following my...
Bible Verses: Romans 7:14-8:4Galatians 5:1-26Matthew 5:29Romans 6:6Romans 13:14
Paul states a great principle in spiritual ethics, when he says, "Walk by the Spirit - and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh." He prescribes here the true rule of spiritual culture. The way to cure ourselves of bad tendencies, is to cultivate the good. It was on these words that Dr. Chalmers preached his famous sermon, "The Expulsive Power of a New Affection ." The way to become...
Bible Verses: Galatians 5:16-26
Now the works of the flesh are evident, which are: adultery, fornication, … and the like; of which I tell you beforehand, just as I also told you in time past, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God. But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law. And those who are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. If we live in the Spirit,...
Bible Verses: Romans 8:13Galatians 5:19Galatians 5:21Galatians 5:22Galatians 5:24Galatians 5:25Galatians 5:23Titus 2:11Titus 2:12Titus 2:13Titus 2:14
Now let me sing to my Well-beloved a song of my Beloved regarding His vineyard: my Well-beloved has a vineyard on a very fruitful hill. He dug it up and cleared out its stones, and planted it with the choicest vine. He expected it to bring forth good grapes, but it brought forth wild grapes. § Yet I had planted you a noble vine, a seed of highest quality. How then have you turned before Me into the degenerate plant of an alien vine?Now the works of the flesh are evident, which are:...
Bible Verses: Genesis 49:11Isaiah 5:1Isaiah 5:2Jeremiah 2:21Galatians 5:19Galatians 5:21Galatians 5:23John 15:1John 15:2John 15:4John 15:8
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