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And Approach to Life VernE ©  Humans were created in God’s image and to be His agents on earth, to rule it on His behalf, have perfect communion with.

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3  Humans were created in God’s image and to be His agents on earth, to rule it on His behalf, have perfect communion with Him and to live eternally Genesis 1:26, 2:9 Leviticus 26:12  They succumbed to Satan’s temptation, disobeyed God and lost this privilege Gen 3:1-19  Spiritual communion with God was lost resulting in the spirit of man “dying” and becoming subject to and corrupted by his lower nature. Genesis 2:17, 3:22-23

4  Thus man became driven by the desire to please himself by gratifying his lower nature. Romans 1:18-32  This arrangement does not satisfy as man is in effect trying to re-establish the union with God that he lost. Hosea 4:10 Haggai 1:6  It also creates a knock-on effect of problems and suffering. Romans 6:23 Galatians 6:8

5  Thus the law had to be instituted to be in charge of us until an effective plan could be implemented Galatians 3:19, Heb 10:1  The overall plan though was to reconcile man to God but in the process the sins committed had to be dealt with first Colossians 1:21-22  After this cleansing man’s spirit is in a position again for God’s Spirit to enter and restore communion Romans 8:15b-16 Galatians 4:4-7

6  This was accomplished by Christ becoming the sacrifice for our sin and enabling us to be restored to God 1 Peter 3:18a  By accepting Christ as Saviour one’s spirit is cleansed, the person is forgiven and Christ comes to live inside by his Spirit Acts 2:38,15:8-9

7  The new person in Christ lives by faith and not sight, according to the Spirit, not the flesh. 2 Corinthians 5:7  There is still a struggle going on inside between one’s lower nature and spirit. Romans 7:15  The mind is the “battleground” where this struggle takes place but the life and peace lies in living by the Spirit. Romans 8:6

8  So recognise deception that leads to bondage  Trust God, ask for wisdom and leading  Obey His prompting and guidance  Have life, peace, joy and fulfilment VernE ©


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