Friday, November 12, 2010

Victory through the Spirit-controlled life

Romans 8:31: "What shall we then say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?"
Do you ever find yourself fighting against self? That has been one of my greatest battles; the hopelessness of the flesh, failure to please God, the wretchedness of even failing to do what I want to do, which Paul points out in Romans 7

If you relate to that, don’t be discouraged! In Romans 8, Paul declares the victory we have through the presence and power of the Holy Spirit in us. The tremendous victory available to us if we let the Holy Spirit live our Christian life through us.
The Holy Spirit makes intercession for us (8:26-27), God works all things together for our good (8:28), and we are predestined to be conformed to the image of our Lord Jesus (8:29).

And listen to the conclusion: “If God be for us (exactly what Paul has been saying throughout this chapter), who can be against us?” Yes, we have victory through the Spirit-controlled life.

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