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The Way of the Spirit The NT Picture of Salvation is hard to Imagine. Let's consider the "before" and "After" picture painted by Paul. MALFORMATION; THE RAVAGES OF SIN. (SHARE ABOUT MY BLINDNESS) (YEARBOOK DISCOVERY) Romans 1:18-25 suppression, ingratitude, futility, darkness, inhumanity, degradation, unnatural actions, depravity, filled with wickedness, "no understanding, no fidelity, no love, no mercy. unable to escape... Ephesians 2:1-3 dead, gratification, ruled by demonic forces, object of wrath Ephesians 4:17-19 futility, darkened, ignorant, insensitive, sold out to sensuality, insatiable (plunder, seizure, greed, exploitation) 2 Cor 4:3-4 blinded by false gods. Exhortation Brings: Life from the Spirit John 16:7-11 HS will convict, expose, illuminate. elencho word study Romans 6:6 my old self is dead, I am free, sin is dead, not a slave. I am not controlled by it. I feel and see it, I even do it from time to time, but I can stop, I can recover, I am not trapped. Eph 2:4-5 I am alive! I put off and am made new in MY MIND. I am created to be like God. I am a divine being. 2 Cor 4:5-6 * preach myself; what does that mean? that I can solve it, that advice can fix me, that accountability is the answer... * That more effort is needed. All of these may be helpful and even contain some truth, but only the SPIRIT can transform me. Change me, Help me, shine out of me. I need the light of God shining in my heart the light of the knowledge of glory.... then he goes on and with great vigor illustrates how our fragility is exalted by the life of the Spirit. so, how CONVICTED are we today? NOT GUILTY, but moved, inspired, full of faith that change is real, possible, sustainable...in the Spirit. Page . Exported from Logos Bible Software, 9:50 AM January 22, 2023.
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