For if by the transgression of the one, death reigned through the one, much more those who receive the abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness will reign in life through the One, Jesus Christ. (Rom. 5:17 NAS) God created man from the very start to have dominion and rule on the earth.
The Flourishing Christian Life
“It is not so among you, but whoever wishes to become great among you shall be your servant, (Matt. 20:26 NAS) You can set the stage for today to become great on the earth. As with everything else, God’s ways to move to the top is clearly not our ways. In fact, you might not
He came to His own, and those who were His own did not receive Him. But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name, (Jn. 1:11-12 NAS) Jesus came to His own people, the jews, and they did not receive
For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death. (Rom. 8:2) A “higher life” is God’s design for every believer. The term higher, implies there is a “lower life”. This is not with respect to the lower animal life forms we have
And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure. (1 Jn. 3:3 ) The thought of the second coming of Christ has an effect on the hearts of men and women living on the earth. The scripture above says every man with the hope set on the events
That he would grant unto us, that we being delivered out of the hand of our enemies might serve him without fear, In holiness and righteousness before him, all the days of our life. (Lk. 1:74-75 KJV) Serving God is our calling as believers. The scripture above says we are delivered out of the hands
I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. (Gal. 2:19 NIV) The Christian life can be full of life from heaven or
As the deer longs for streams of water, so I long for you, O God. (Ps. 42:1 NLT) Being hungry for God is one of the signs of a spirit that is alive, on fire and in a healthy relationship with God. Hunger is good, and it is put into our spirits by God Himself.