“For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God…when we receive the spirit of sonship we cry, ‘Abba! Father!’ It is the Spirit himself bearing witness with our spirit that we are children of God…heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ” Romans 8:14-17
The fallacy the world continues to put forth that a holy, righteous God can have fellowship with darkness; living the lie has eternal consequences that leads you right into the devil’s trap, the same trap he led humanity into, causing Adam to fall: believing Lucifer’s lies instead of the Truth of God. But God had a Plan for the “fullness of time” to send Jesus, God manifested in the flesh, to empty himself of divinity to save humanity, and the eternal result is atonement, forgiveness, salvation, justification, righteousness, sanctification, redemption and glorification when we come to Jesus, give him our fallen human nature and begin to partake of his divine nature given to us in Christ and Christ in us. Apart from Christ we can do nothing, but on the Vine, cared for by the Vinedresser through the Holy Spirit, we can bear the Fruits of Righteousness, the Fruit of light, and the Fruit of the Holy Spirit.
“It depends not upon man’s will or exertion, but upon God’s mercy…The Potter has right over the clay to make out of the same lump one vessel for beauty and another for menial use. What if God, desiring to show his wrath [against evil] and to make known his Power, has endured with much patience the vessels of wrath made for destruction, in order to make known the riches of his glory for the vessels of mercy which he has prepared beforehand for glory…Those who were not my people I will call ‘my people,’ and her who was not beloved I will call ‘my beloved’…they will be called ‘sons of the living God.‘” Romans 9:16-26
Righteousness is through faith; no one is righteous but Jesus and we come to Christ Jesus to receive righteousness when we give him our fallen human nature. You can have “zeal for God but not be enlightened” for we have to come to Christ and give him our past self and life to receive Christ as the Source of our new life, holy, righteous, blameless, irreproachable, spotless and present in the glory of the Lord in Christ and Christ in you. Apart from Christ you are still under the letter of the law instead of the Spirit, and no one can be righteous apart from Christ in you. “Christ is the end of the law, that every one who has FAITH may be justified” Romans 10:1-4
You can know about Christ and refuse to come to FAITH in him. You can know about God but continue to have faith only in yourself, in this world, in world authorities, in science, technology, education, training, religion, magic, sorcery, works of the devil, animal or human sacrifice, and not come to rely on, trust in, and depend on God our Father and his Christ as Source of life and supplier of all our needs.
Salvation is FOR ALL who take the Word by Faith in your heart and on your lips. “Every one who calls upon the name of the Lord will be saved” Romans 10:5-13
Faith comes from what is heard, and what is heard that brings one to Faith is hearing about Christ Jesus: the Good News! the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ Jesus, the likeness of God! the Light that cannot be overcome by the darkness! Come to the Light and see the Light! be changed into Christ likeness from glory to glory; for this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit.
If you take the leaven of Christ in your body, your whole body will become full of Christ; if you root in Christ, your branches will also be in Christ, the tree of Life/eternity planted by God in your heart before the foundation of the world. It is only activated and begins to grow by coming to Christ Jesus, to be reconciled with God our Father, to be given the Holy Spirit to wash and regenerate and keep renewing Christ in you where the darkness and devil can have NO PART. Stand in Awe and Wonder of Christ Jesus and the “kindness and severity of God: severity to those who have fallen and refuse to come to Jesus, The Way, God sent to ALL humanity to be restored into the image and likeness of God. God’s kindness is to those who continue in his kindness. IF those who are fallen do not persist in their UNBELIEF, they will be grafted again into the tree of Life: in Christ and Christ in you (Romans 11:16-25).
“God consigned all men to disobedience, that he may have mercy upon all. O the depths of the riches and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways…For from him and through him and to him are all things” Romans 11:32-36
Outside of Christ is darkness and mixed darkness with light, but in God there is only Light and no darkness at all. We come to Christ to come to the Light and be sons of Light. We present our living body as spiritual worship; we enter the glory to receive glory through praise and worship. “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed” Romans 12:1-2
“Be aglow with the Spirit” Romans 12:11
“Know what hour it is, how it is full time NOW to wake from spiritual sleep…the night is far gone, the Day is at hand. Cast off the works of darkness and put on the armor of Light…put on the Lord Jesus Christ” Romans 13:11-14
“Do not let your good be spoken of as evil. For the kingdom of God is not food and drink but RIGHTEOUSNESS and PEACE and JOY in the HOLY SPIRIT” Romans 14:16-17
Show God’s truthfulness, confirm the promises of the Father, and glorify God in Christ and Christ in you.
“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the Power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope…be acceptable by being sanctified by the Holy Spirit…by Word and deed, by the Power of signs and wonders, by the Power of the Holy Spirit…fully preach the gospel of Christ…share in the spiritual blessings…that come in the fullness of the blessing of Christ…The God of Peace be with you all” Romans 15:13-33
“Avoid those who create dissensions and difficulties, in opposition to the doctrine taught by the Holy Spirit…they deceive the hearts of the simple-minded [have not received the Mind of Christ that renews and transforms]…be wise to what is good and guileless to what is evil; then the God of Peace will soon crush satan under your feet” Romans 16:17-20
“Now to him who is ABLE to strengthen you according the preaching of Christ Jesus, according to the REVELATION of the mystery which was kept secret for longs ages BUT NOW disclosed and through the prophetic writings IS MADE KNOWN to all nations, according to the COMMAND of the eternal God, to bring about the obedience of FAITH–to the only wise God be glory forevermore THROUGH JESUS! Amen” Romans 16:25-27