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Series: The Debt We Owe
Dr. Ernest L. Easley
June 5, 2011
We are in Romans chapter 8 again as we continue our study of one of this wonderful chapter found in the book of Romans.
We have learned that when we come to Christ through repentance and faith that we begin living under a NEW LAW: the Law of the Spirit of life in Christ. A New LOVE: the love of Jesus that cannot be altered. A NEW LIFE: a life through His Spirit whom now dwells with in us. A NEW LIBERTY: for now "in Christ" we are LEGALLY FREE in Christ from the bondage of the law and we are SPIRITUALLY ALIVE in Christ.
We concluded last time together realizing that
where the Holy Spirit dwells, there is the desire to please God. Those who know God want to please God .. like Enoch in the Old Testament "who had this testimony, that he pleased God" (Hebrews 11.5). Do you have that testimony? When Enoch walked into a room, they said, "There's a man who is pleasing God. There's a man of God who is pleasing God." What do people say about you when you walk into a room?
I don't know about you .. but I want said about me what was said about Enoch, "before he was taken he had this testimony, that he pleased God." You say, "Ernest, how can I have that kind of testimony?" Hebrews 11.6, "But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him."
THAT'S how! By faith! That is .. taking God at His word and doing it! When you do what God says to do, you are exercising bible faith. You can never go wrong doing what God says to do!
Now that brings us to verse 12 in our study of this 8th chapter of Romans where we discover that it's not enough for us to have the Spirit of God .. the Spirit of God must have us. THAT'S the way to live the victorious, abundant Christian life. We now have ALL of the Holy Spirit, for without Him .. according to verse 9, "if any ...
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