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Old 04-03-2020, 09:34 AM   #16
Indiana
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Default Re: THE SUPPLIED LIFE - Redirecting from Ourselves Apr 3 Bill Freeman

Redirected from ourselves -

"And if Christ is in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the spirit is life because of righteousness". Romans 8:10 (ASV)

Christ is life in the realm of.our spirit. So our spirit is the focus in our experience of God being our source. God made our spirit to be a part of us that cannot be disturbed or shaken. Our spirit can always be the life-enter and life-source for our whole being, because our spirit is backed by righteousness. The Lord Himself as our righteousness is what guards are spirit hour by hour to be the source from which we live. Our spirit is like Fort Knox, a place that is constantly and heavily guarded. Indeed it is guarded by God's righteousness. My mind might be distracted, my feelings might be distraught, but in me is a regenerated spirit protected by righteousness, where God has set Himself up in my being to be my source. God Himself in the person of His Son is dwelling in our spirit. From this life-center God now wants to become our source.

Again, our spirit being life is connected with Christ being our righteousness. This has practical implications for how we experience God as our source. When Christ is our righteousness and we have no righteousness of our own, then we are spontaneously redirected from ourselves to God as the source of our being. We are no longer expecting anything from ourselves ( 2 Corinthians 3:5). We have no Illusions about our potential, no hidden hopes of making it on our own.
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