That’s Just Terrific!

“Colossians 3:3 reads, For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God. Well, being dead does not sound all that terrific! Yet what this means from the Greek Text is that spiritually we have died to sin (Romans 6:2, I Peter 2:24), and to the law (Romans 7:4, Galatians 2:19), and now we are spiritually raised to completely live in our new nature of heavenly life in the glory of God (Romans 6:1ff).” ~LMJ~

Enjoying a Spiritual Banquet

The Spirit itself {God} beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God– Romans 8:16. Jesus Christ is the Son of God (Matthew 3:17), and the Bible further states that we are the children of God, Beloved, now are we the sons of God– I John 3:2. Could we be in better company? God is Spirit (John 4:24). We are encouraged to walk in the spirit, for when and where we do, we will walk into the fullness of God and begin enjoying the fellowship of the Spirit– Philippians 2:1, bearing fruit unto holiness- Romans 6:22, blossoming with the fruit of the Spirit- Galatians 5:22-23, and that we should bring forth {this} fruit unto God– Romans 7:4. Hebrews 13:15 encourages, By him {By Jesus Christ} therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name. Our heavenly Father immensely enjoys this spiritual fruit we bear (John 15:1-5) and offer to Him as we continue walking with Him in the spirit. In other words ― we can share with Him a fruitful, spiritual banquet consisting of the spiritual qualities of love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, and temperance!” ~LMJ~