The New True Self Must Increase, the Outer Man Must Decrease

The Lord Is With Us

To be perfect as God is perfect, Christ already in us must progressively increase (He certainly needs no improvement!), and our already-crucified sinful nature must progressively decrease (it certainly cannot be improved). God would not have crucified His Son and us all with Him if we descendants of Adam could have been improved!

Just as Jesus became perfect by repeatedly driving the devil out of his human soul by speaking forth the word and living it (see Hebrews 5:8-9; Luke 4:1-13, also Part II), our sanctification progresses as we repeatedly drive the devil out of our souls by confessing these truths aloud and living them.

This is an excerpt from The Joint Enterprise of Grace and Faith: Making the Word Become Manifest – Part III. Since many others have started following The Lord Is With Us, He has put on my heart the need to emphasize this truth:

View original post 346 more words

Care to share anything regarding this?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s