Scripture Reading: Colossians 3:15
Discernment and understanding of things spiritual can come only to the saints of God in Christ. "Now we [mature believers] have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God. Which things also we speak, not in the words which man's wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual. But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man" (I Corinthians 2:12-1S).
Only the believer can perceive the manner of attaining to the peace of God. The formula is that ofyieldedness. "Let the peace of God rule in your hearts!" It's beyond the realm and possibility of human effort to so live. Without the indwelling Holy Spirit's enablement, one cannot overcome-cannot conquer desperation, but even at lowest ebb, the saint of God can claim victory. The apostle Paul testifies that, even when mired in deepest discouragement, he has confidence of a solution to his dilemma: "0 wretched man that I am! Who shall deliver me from the body of this death? I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord ... " (Romans 7:24-2sa).
The oneness of the Body of Christ assures all of its members that this overcoming peace is equally available to each one. "The weakness of God is stronger than men .. .for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I glory in my infirmities" (I Corinthians 1:25, II Corinthians 12:9).
How God Saves Men
Believing Christ DIED, that’s HISTORY.
Believing Christ DIED for YOU SINS and Rose again that’s SALVATION.
Read Romans 1:16, Romans 10:9-10 and 1. Corinthians 15:1-4
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