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They did not need it.

In any moment that you expect him to be at work in you and to supply you with his life in you and you are counting on that, then you do not need any law. Paul is referring to the boldness, the confident sense of adequacy he has in his life that makes him able to function as a human being, and even in his work as an apostle.

Jesus said to him, “You give them bread. First, there is a kind of unquenchable optimism.

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You don’t know what you are doing sending me away from here. In fact, he probably does. It is easy to think of the New Covenant in terms of the Lord and the apostles, the New Testament, etc. Or if you would use the right mouthwash, or the right toothpaste, it will help tremendously. If there were no flesh, there would never have been any Law.


You cannot cling to both; you cannot draw from both. Philip came to Rqy and said, “Send them away. But, when he tried it in Damascus, not one convert is recorded.

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But when you believe in Christ, it is the end of the Law for you. That is the difference between the Old and the New Covenant. When he went into the Garden of Gethsemane, he said, “My soul is deeply troubled within me,” Matthew Either he will love the one and hate the other or cling to one and despise the other,” Matthew 6: Life revolves around him.

Why would Paul associate this with the Law of Moses? Most of us introverts always envy the extroverts and wish we could be like them; but, if we did, we would only switch to the extreme which is just as bad. It helped me a great deal to learn that the Apostle Paul did not know this for at least ten years of his life as a Christian.

His life of unconditional love is our resource for loving others; His forgiving grace and mercy our power to forgive. For ten years we never hear of him again, until Barnabas goes down to Antioch where a great awakening has broken out; but he comes down to help him, he is a different man now. For we are the aroma of Christ to God among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing. I know their language.

View More on Body Life. To some who are rejecting him, this fragrance is an odor of death unto death, but to those who accept it is an odor of life unto life. The minute you choose to act, something else must supply the power within you. Either it is the old twisted form of life called “the flesh,” or it is the new life from the Spirit which will produce “the fruit of the Spirit,” Galatians 5: That is why the grace of forgiveness is provided for us, because those falls do not impede our progress if we return to the Lord.


It is right there waiting to correct you. But we want to cling to the old, a dependence on something in us, and add God to it. For we are not like so many, peddlers of God’s word; but as men of sincerity, as commissioned by God, in the sight of God we speak in Christ. Ray Stedman’s book, Authentic Christianity states this christainity We pray this resource leads you deeply into the Word of God; into christanity intimacy with Christ at the very core of your being — for this is authentic Christianity!

A marriage is that kind of a covenant. Then there is a pattern of unvarying success: