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Inner Conflict And Its Remedy - With Given O. Blakely

Inner Conflict And Its Remedy
With Given O. Blakely

Our relationship to God through Jesus Christ is a spiritual one. It is not realized in the flesh, and does not consist of merely external procedures. In fulfillment of Jeremiah's prophecy, God has written His law upon the hearts of the regenerate (Jer. 31:33; Heb. 8:10). Those that have been reconciled to God serve the law of God with their mind (Rom. 7:25). Their thoughts are centered upon things "pertaining to life and godliness," and their affection is set "on things above" (2 Pet. 1:3; Col. 3:2). In confirmation of their acceptance, the Holy Spirit has been sent into their hearts (Gal. 4:6). He brings intimacy between the Father and His children, denoted by the expression "Abba, Father." These things take place within the individual.

Inner Conflict - Lesson 6 - Uncontrolled Doing


The fact that Satan hurls his fiery darts at you proves you have been translated into the kingdom of God's son (Col. 1:13). The fact that temptation is against your renewed will further confirms that you have been justified from our sins. It is unfortunate that contemporary religion has made too little of the human will. There are whole bodies of theology that view salvation and sanctification as Deity overriding the human will. Doctrines like unconditional election, being slain in the Holy Spirit, and once saved always saved, are gross misrepresentations of our situation. They view people as basically unchanged by redemption, which requires Divine intrusion. Little wonder that a strong confidence in God is so little known the churches of our day. When Paul says, "To will is present with me," he is stating a marvelous evidence of God's grace!