An Encouragement to a Most Excellent Brother in Christ in His Writing…..
Fergus you are hitting on a point of such Glorious magnitude. As you implied below*, the person alive in the Flesh 1000 days is DEAD to True Life which is Spirit and DEAD to Truth which is the Living Water of the Word, only discernable through FAITH which rises only from birth into Spiritual Life.
ONLY the Spiritually Quickened in Christ can “see” or “taste” the Living Water of the Word, with the New Sense of FAITH. This new sense is allotted to those Regenerated unto Spiritual Life by the Very Spirit of Jesus Christ the King; Christ sends a portion of His Life-Giving Spirit forth from His Throne through the Holy Spirit to be imparted unto the Elect on the DAY OF LIFE’s TRUE BEGINNING!
1 Corinthians 15:45 (NASB) 45 So also it is written, “The first MAN, Adam, BECAME A LIVING SOUL.” The last Adam became a life-giving spirit. When that babe first cries unto the Lord with Life, like a child, he begins to desire with an unyielding Thirst, to imbibe the Living Water of the Word through the FAITH which rises from the Spiritual Life now extant and which thus gives him eyes to see and ears to hear that Truth. In the concert of Spiritual Life and the Faith rising from it, the Believer then has the ability to WORSHIP ALMIGHTY GOD IN SPIRIT, through new Spiritual Life from King Christ, AND IN TRUTH through Faith.
John 4:24 (NASB) 24 “God is spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.”
*FERGUS WROTE: The example Jesus has set for a believer, is that one’s obedience to God is prioritized even more than the believer’s sustenance or life; for better is one day to live in obedience to God than to live a thousand days in disobedience (elsewhere) with the wicked.
Psalms 84:10 10 For a day in Your courts is better than a thousand outside. I would rather stand at the threshold of the house of my God Than dwell in the tents of wickedness.
God Bless You Fergus and Thank You for Your Faithfulness as a 1) Humble Servant and Adopted Son of the Living and Sovereign God the Father…..2) Brother to the Father’s Only Begotten Son and Our Savior King, Jesus, the Messiah of the Elected and Predestined unto Life……3) Beneficiary of the Gifts of the Holy Spirit’s Glorious Work in proceeding both from the Father and the Son to Apply their Will to create and sustain Reality and to build a Family Eternal to enjoy and to Love in Righteousness for All Eternity.
Thank You Brother for making My Frances and Mine Life together that much richer and fuller in the Holy Spirit’s work in your heart radiating into our hearts and home….God Bless You and Cotinue to Humble You unto Quietness of the Flesh and Trust in the King and His Father unto your growing Strength through that same Trust which casts the filth of the world aside and embraces simple Purity and eternal Blessing …..
Isaiah 30:15 (NASB) 15 For thus the Lord GOD, the Holy One of Israel, has said, “In repentance and rest you will be saved, In quietness and trust is your strength.”