“Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that you may prove what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect” Romans 12:2
“The Spirit helps us in our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with sighs too deep for words. And he who searches the hearts of men knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God. We know that in everything God works for good with those who love him, who are called to his purpose. For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the first-born among many brethren. And those whom he predestined he also called; and those whom he called he also justified; and those whom he justified he also glorified. What then shall we say to this? If God is for us, who is against you? He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up FOR US ALL, will he not also give us all things with him? Who shall bring any charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies; who is to condemn? Is it Christ Jesus who died? yes, who was raised from the dead, who is at the right hand of God, who indeed intercedes for us? Who shall separate us from the love of Christ?” Romans 8:26-35
Only through the God-given gift of free will, can each person either reject Jesus and accept the world’s fallen wisdom, or receive the love of Christ through the Cross of Jesus, to return to God our Father, and receive the Holy Spirit to dwell in you; the Spirit of the Father and Son of Righteousness to live in you. There is no righteousness without the Righteous, Holy, Perfect, Living One alive forever more, believed and received in you. We have no righteousness apart from Jesus. “Christ remains forever.” We come to Christ Jesus to receive the inheritance of God. Apart from Christ we have the inheritance of fallen humanity.
Our father apart from Christ is the father of lies who counterfeits everything of God. Our Father in Christ is The God who created the heavens and the earth, sent Jesus, the Christ, the Messiah, to earth to save, change, heal, deliver, set free and transform us into Christ-likeness, born again of God by the water of repentance AND the fire power of Spirit, and sends us the Spirit of Truth to lead us into all truth, and no lies.
If you persist in unbelief, you are cut off from the tree of life (Romans 11:16-24). Christ is the “tree” of life whom God makes the source of our new life, our wisdom, our righteousness and sanctification and redemption (1 Cor 1:30). Your “tree” is made good by the supernatural grace of God (Oswald Chambers). If you persist in staying an old “tree” of satan’s knowledge of good and evil, you are not grafted on the tree of life with Christ. If you persist in unbelief, you agree with the world. If you conquer unbelief, you become of a tree of life, with twelve fruits of righteousness, believing Jesus and agreeing with God.