A PHILOSOPHICAL NATURE OF LAW [1645a]

VERY EXPLORATORY THEOLOGY

Law and Spirit are opposites. Law is a standard of operation which can be written, can be recorded as a principle that functions as an instruction or direction in order to achieve a certain aim, the aim that is described by the law itself. The written law which is used as a METHODOLOGY in order to guide and instruct so as to achieve something, necessitates the use of analytical and deductive reasoning as portrayed in Genesis by the VOCALISATION of the serpent’s reasoning.

SPIRIT denotes the life force of something, or may indicate a life form in and of itself, as an independent entity. The operation of LAW necessitates that reasoning process as inherent in the ‘FLESH’, it is NOT independent of flesh but necessitates, engenders its co-operation. This makes it vulnerable to error and to sin.

LAW distracts you from the main deal, it INVOLVES you in a complication of process, whereas SPIRIT IS the ‘main deal’ in itself, and ‘carries you along’ in the ‘wind’, in the rush and character of its very being. While the spoken commandment may be considered to be ‘Spirit’, the WRITTEN commandment as a past event becomes LAW.

Like a magnet, SPIRIT may pre-induce an ‘energy field’ in order for the ‘law’ of it to prevail, but while its characteristics may be observed as ‘law’, its reality is wrapped up in the nature of the spirit, the ‘energy field’ itself. Law requires something of its ‘host’, some contribution by its host, while Spirit contributes ALL that is necessary for the nature of it to dominate that host. Contribution by an inferior ‘host’ is a weak link in the process of changing one nature to another. LAW is directly counter productive to SPIRIT because it interferes with direct communication between God and man.

God is not, nor ever was, a series of laws of instruction or commandment. God is who He is, He is SPIRIT, and only needs to communicate His word for the presence of His word to be effective in enacting change. Therefore he communicates His will via Spirit, HIS SPIRIT, and we need to be “in” the Spirit to be hearing Him.

When we are subjected to “laws”, we become involved in rationalisation and the reasoning process, instead of OBEYING His trusted word directly. [or we remain “robots”]. If we become involved in such rationalisation and reasoning, we can become caught up in the processes of “flesh” instead of the processes of SPIRIT, and then deviate into corruptive error.

Law was used because penalties could be applied to enhance the potency of those laws. Which may have achieved some of the rationalised result, but in other ways it destroyed any potential for those laws to benefit the person who was being subjected to them.

[‘A’ spirit can result from inner ‘institutionalised’ “laws various”, but it needs to be ‘THE’ institutionalised ‘LAW OF THE SPIRIT OF LIFE’ as gifted to us by the SPIRIT Himself, that must take control of ‘who we are’][The result of the command was to displace the notion and function of ‘obedience’ and to introduce mistrust of the author of life.][It became necessary to reintroduce a basis for that trust, which JESUS supplied][God’s love became PROVEN (but only through faith), and now provides the ‘go to’ response to His ‘voice’, bypassing anything else. OBEDIENCE is re-established][DENIAL of self, ACCEPTANCE of Him][robots that operate through love are the essential “non-robot”]

HOW IS PAUL SET FREE FROM “THE BODY OF THIS DEATH” [1646a]

Very simply. By replacing one law that he is subjected to with another. By replacing “the law of sin”* with the “Law of the Spirit of life”** [in Christ Jesus]. The former law we know and recognise as that of sin and death, as empowered by the Mosaic law for Jewish people, and as ‘the natural law of human nature’ for everybody else. [But because of wrong past historical teaching, most Christians have become ‘converts to Judaism’ anyway].

We HAVE been set free from the law of sin and death, through Jesus dead body. It is our BELIEF in this OR NOT that delivers the outcome, whether continuing death, or RESURRECTION to life by “the law of the Spirit of life” in Him.

So because of this new law, the old law that controls him [Rom.7:25 “the law of sin”] is sent packing by faith that Jesus ‘sent it packing’ for us. The new law now replaces and dominates the old, unless you don’t want it to. Inasmuch as you want it to***, will you believe in it. [The proof lies in His risen body].

[Romans 7:25*. Romans 8:1,2**.][***inasmuch as you truly desire righteousness]

PS How is it that in Rom.7:24 Paul is concerned about “This body of death” when Rom.6:6 says “…that our body of sin might be done away with…” The question that he asks, has already been answered, showing that he is speaking from past issues with law, not from current issues in the Spirit.

A PHILOSOPHICAL NATURE OF LAW [1645]

VERY EXPLORATORY THEOLOGY

Law and Spirit are opposites. Law is a standard of operation which can be written, can be recorded as a principle that functions as an instruction or direction in order to achieve a certain aim, the aim that is described by the law itself. The written law which is used as a METHODOLOGY in order to guide and instruct so as to achieve something, necessitates the use of analytical and deductive reasoning as portrayed in Genesis by the VOCALISATION of the serpent’s reasoning.

SPIRIT denotes the life force of something, or may indicate a life form in and of itself, as an independent entity. The operation of LAW necessitates that reasoning process as inherent in the ‘FLESH’, it is NOT independent of flesh but necessitates, engenders its co-operation. This makes it vulnerable to error and to sin.

LAW distracts you from the main deal, it INVOLVES you in a complication of process, whereas SPIRIT IS the ‘main deal’ in itself, and ‘carries you along’ in the ‘wind’, in the rush and character of its very being. While the spoken commandment may be considered to be ‘Spirit’, the WRITTEN commandment as a past event becomes LAW.

Like a magnet, SPIRIT may pre-induce an ‘energy field’ in order for the ‘law’ of it to prevail, but while its characteristics may be observed as ‘law’, its reality is wrapped up in the nature of the spirit, the ‘energy field’ itself. Law requires something of its ‘host’, some contribution by its host, while Spirit contributes ALL that is necessary for the nature of it to dominate that host. Contribution by an inferior ‘host’ is a weak link in the process of changing one nature to another. LAW is directly counter productive to SPIRIT because it interferes with direct communication between God and man.

God is not, nor ever was, a series of laws of instruction or commandment. God is who He is, He is SPIRIT, and only needs to communicate His word for the presence of His word to be effective in enacting change. Therefore he communicates His will via Spirit, HIS SPIRIT, and we need to be “in” the Spirit to be hearing Him.

When we are subjected to “laws”, we become involved in rationalisation and the reasoning process, instead of OBEYING His trusted word directly. [or we remain “robots”]. If we become involved in such rationalisation and reasoning, we can become caught up in the processes of “flesh” instead of the processes of SPIRIT, and then deviate into corruptive error.

Law was used because penalties could be applied to enhance the potency of those laws. Which may have achieved some of the rationalised result, but in other ways it destroyed any potential for those laws to benefit the person who was being subjected to them.

[‘A’ spirit can result from inner ‘institutionalised’ “laws various”, but it needs to be ‘THE’ institutionalised ‘LAW OF THE SPIRIT OF LIFE’ as gifted to us by the SPIRIT Himself, that must take control of ‘who we are’][The result of the command was to displace the notion and function of ‘obedience’ and to introduce mistrust of the author of life.][It became necessary to reintroduce a basis for that trust, which JESUS supplied][God’s love became PROVEN (but only through faith), and now provides the ‘go to’ response to His ‘voice’, bypassing anything else. OBEDIENCE is re-established][DENIAL of self, ACCEPTANCE of Him][robots that operate through love are the essential “non-robot”]

HOW IS PAUL SET FREE FROM “THE BODY OF THIS DEATH” [1646]

Very simply. By replacing one law that he is subjected to with another. By replacing “the law of sin”* with the “Law of the Spirit of life”** [in Christ Jesus]. The former law we know and recognise as that of sin and death, as empowered by the Mosaic law for Jewish people, and as ‘the natural law of human nature’ for everybody else. [But because of wrong past historical teaching, most Christians have become ‘converts to Judaism’ anyway].

We HAVE been set free from the law of sin and death, through Jesus dead body. It is our BELIEF in this OR NOT that delivers the outcome, whether continuing death, or RESURRECTION to life by “the law of the Spirit of life” in Him.

So because of this new law, the old law that controls him [Rom.7:25 “the law of sin”] is sent packing by faith that Jesus ‘sent it packing’ for us. The new law now replaces and dominates the old, unless you don’t want it to. Inasmuch as you want it to***, will you believe in it. [The proof lies in His risen body].

[Romans 7:25*. Romans 8:1,2**.][***inasmuch as you truly desire righteousness]

PS How is it that in Rom.7:24 Paul is concerned about “This body of death” when Rom.6:6 says “…that our body of sin might be done away with…” The question that he asks, has already been answered, showing that he is speaking from past issues with law, not from current issues in the Spirit.

HOW CAN THE SOLUTION PRECEDE THE PROBLEM? [1586b]

Just another thought 🙂 In Romans 7 “They” are trying to say that the solution preceded the problem – which it did, but then it is a matter of timing as to when the consciousness of the problem and the solution to that problem appeared. The problem always precedes the solution, so consciousness of the solution means a corresponding consciousness of the problem to which it is the solution. In this case, although Jesus had “solved the problem” for us, it took time for the knowledge of this to spread. This is called “the gospel”.

Knowledge of “The Law” and of sin was available long before Jesus came, and consciousness of it was ever present to the Jews, of whom Paul was one. But then “they” present Paul as a Christian, still grappling with issues arising out of “The Law”, which are the very issues that Jesus came to solve for us. Paul’s consciousness was of law flesh sin and death, of failure due to bondage to the law of sin and death. Rom.7:5 agrees with the previous verses/chapters in being a past event, in being “the problem”. And then Rom. 7:6 brings us up to date with the solution, speaking of being released from bondage to law, so that we now serve in newness of the Spirit and not in bondage to that written law [see Rom.8:1,2.]. (This really should have been designated as being the end of chapter 6). So this is the conclusion to the law/grace saga right here, but Paul does not leave it at that.

Rom.7:7 is really the start of Romans 7. And Paul begins to examine “The Problem“, which is how natural man behaves under law. He was going back to see just what the law was all about (and to see how and why it had to be replaced with grace).”What shall we say about the law then, is it sin?” So He is obviously not at all considering “the solution” as given in 7:6, he is going to explain “the problem” of 7:5. You cannot examine these two things at the same time, they are exclusive to one another, are mutually exclusive.

So he examines the problem of slavery to sin under the law, and when he has finished, he reiterates the solution to it, with a great exclamation of release and thankfulness. Which is simply an interjection at the end of his explanation, to show that there IS an answer, which is Jesus! Rom.8:1,2 provides the final concluding statement, which is that because natural man is trying to “serve two masters” (two laws) in 7:25, he is now released from one of them, [the law of sin and death] which frees him up to properly serve the other [the law of (God) the Spirit of life].

[The fact that Paul is the author of all this, displaying complete mastery and command of the subject matter involved, makes ludicrous the debate about whether he was speaking before or after he was converted, or as from one position or the other, as Christian or as slave under the law, or as to the timing of this as past or present, because HE WROTE IT ALL, he knew all there was to know about this subject and was in complete control of what He was saying. Unfortunately it remains true as it is written elsewhere, that “there are some things Paul writes which are hard to understand…”][Which people then twist..]

[14. For we know that the law is spiritual, but I am of flesh, (which has been) sold into bondage to sin. Sin has made me its slave. But Jesus bought me back out of that slavery, released me from its bondage.]

[You are not your own, you have been bought with a price]

THIS IS SALVATION – WILL YOUR NEXT THOUGHT BE OF LIFE OR OF DEATH? [1429e]

First published April 25 2020

So much is emerging from the Romans 7 saga – it appears that Paul is explaining his thought processes behind the power of sin over us through law and flesh. His message strikes at the heart of sin and destroys its power base. This is the great tragedy of those who say He is speaking as a Christian, because they are destroying the great victory of the cross.

Worse still is because they seem to do it to excuse sin, that because of weaknesses in a humanity which fails to grasp the full import of Him who is the power of life itself, that they need to be able to have some excuse and reason to cover up their sin, or to excuse it and explain it. This is the only reason they would be unable to see that R7 is the complete story of humanity’s  death state and condition.

So death is not just some distant thing to be feared, it is an ever present thing which will overpower you if you drop your spiritual guard. [If you are not in the Spirit]. It appears in the form of the very next instantaneous thought that will come to you, because this thought is going to either go through the filter of Christ, or the filter of law, sin, and death. If through Jesus, then life emerges as a product of inner hope and His Spirit. If through the sin death filter, the hope of an even semi-righteous thought will be dashed on the rocks of legal condemnation.

This is why it says we are “saved by hope” because the new living hope has appeared to remove legalistic condemnation from the table, that a new arrangement has been tabled by which we are released from law, flesh, sin and death. This is called the new covenant, and is based on the new Spirit of life provided to overpower the old spirit of death as enshrined in the former laws of our fallen humanity. This old humanity, born of flesh and blood, must be reborn spiritually, of the Spirit of the living God, of Christ Jesus.

Only when the power base of sin has [seen to have] been completely destroyed, as indeed it has been, can we then even begin to think about possible lapses by whoever in terms of Christians who “sin”. Without first considering the immense power of the Spirit to change our basic humanity to resemble something of HIS “humanity”, as we become “partakers of the divine nature”.

[All things are lawful….but not all things are beneficial][Taking every thought captive to Christ][..they have crossed over from death to life][..(also crossed over the Jordan)]

JEFF PATON DESCRIBES R7 [1443d]

Paton has “hit the nail on the head” in attributing the error of R7 to Augustine.   http://www.eternalsecurity.us/romans_chapter_seven_paton.htm

In particular, take note of what is said under the heading of  “AUGUSTINE AND HIS CONFESSIONS”.

“Some see Paul’s language here as a confession of indwelling sin and failure. This goes hand in hand with the popular attitude of spiritual pride that brags about how sinful and unworthy we are. The more self loathing we are, the more spiritual we are, right? At least that is what modern Calvinism argues for. But Calvin’s spiritual Father, Augustine, gave this idea through a record of all his failures called  his “Confessions”.”  ETC.

Now what does this say about people who say things like “wretched man that I am”, and “We are all miserable sinners saved by grace”? Are they not stuck in the very problem that Romans 7 announces? That they are without Christ?

This encapsulates the very problem that this wrong interpretation of R7 creates – the idea that after all Christ has done, that we are still not worthy to be at his side, That reconciliation to God is never fully possible because we are always sinful, regardless of all else.

This is a denial of What Jesus did for us and what has been given to us freely, as a complete gift of righteousness. And this is why they object to the correct view of R7, because then they might be obligated to bring peace to their soul, and this they cannot do.

Augustine’s view leads to the endless confessions of sins, which produces the mindset of slavery to sin, and is no better than the animal sacrifices of old. (..which were a continual reminder of sin..)(..which cannot cleanse the conscience..)

Where John speaks of the confession of sin, he refers to the initial changeover from the sin mindset to the Christ mindset. It is not the confession of sin that cleanses us, but the fellowship that results from it.

The one thing most seem to miss is that Paul is speaking as one in the flesh, which he cements by saying such as “I of myself”, or “I, myself”. And “That is, in my flesh”. In R7 he depicts the empowering of sin because of law, and its dethronement because of grace which follows shortly after. His personal flesh is never empowered in this chapter, rather, he speaks of the potential to sin that lies in us all if we follow after, if we “live in” the flesh rather than the Spirit. R7:5,6 are the two states. You cannot be in both at the same time.

https://crossroman.wordpress.com/2020/05/10/jeff-paton-describes-r7-1443b/

[See comments by link above on 1443b]   

IT IS FINISHED [1589d]

These are the words of Jesus from the cross, so what did He mean by them? Going by the mass of theology and diverse opinion amongst his followers, it means “diddly squat”, because they cannot agree on what this means, and many of them seem to think that “it” is not “finished” until they have added their own particular stamp of doctrine upon “it” to which everyone must be in conformity with, and offer obedience to, before it is “allowed” to be “finished”.

Because to have “it” “finished” would mean there would be no more conflict and no “wriggle room” allowed for personal egotistical manipulation of truth into lie, which was the problem from the beginning.

“IT” I believe, in general terms means the redemption of mankind, the finalisation of the original creation by its restoration through the addition of the missing ingredient, the Spirit of the Son of God Himself. It was initially, because His words were spoken before his resurrection, the FINISH of the process of the destruction/conversion/healing of those components [in Himself] of humanity, which had been allowed to manifest themselves through freedom of will and choice having been given to them, which had to be the case so that mankind would be a product of choice rather than of compulsion. Hence the “abolishment” of “The Law” by the manifestation of Jesus as grace and truth. The covenant of our death was replaced with the covenant of His life.

God’s plain intention is for us to then accept this and to enter into reconciliation with Him without further “argument”, the thing being, that as far as HE is concerned it is all “done and dusted”, the whole issue is TRULY FINISHED WITH, leaving nothing for us to do but ACCEPT it.

We can either go through this whole saga about having to put our flesh to death or we can accept that THIS IS THE VERY THING HE DID FOR US ON THE CROSS and it is in believing this that we are ‘saved’. BECAUSE HE HAS ALREADY ‘SAVED’ US.

It is not initially even a matter of our compliance, regardless of anything we think do or say, He has done IT, “IT” is over and done with, “IT” is truly FINISHED. It is only up to us then to BELIEVE HIM or to NOT BELIEVE Him that this is so. And therein lies the problem. We create all manner of excuses, reasons and rationality as to why this cannot be so. Instead of there being a community of peace, there ends up a disheveled collection of dissatisfied and argumentative “believers” who believe in everything except the one thing they are asked to believe, that IT IS FINISHED.

We have already been given all that had to be given us in order to join in with the final creative result of the Son of God’s re-creation in all flesh by means of The Spirit of the Son of God, IN US. To believe is to enter into the NEW CREATION by BECOMING THAT NEW CREATION in Him and He in us. We “enter into the kingdom of God” in this life, in order to be confirmed in it in the next.

And all that has been done has been done in order for us to ADMIT to Him and His sovereignty over us because what has been done is irreversibly perfected in Jesus; all sin and death, transgressions of law, failures to comply with whatever. It has all been rendered meaningless through Jesus having dealt with it all in HIS body, so as to give us the victory in OURS.

Sin and death have been neutralised, rendered impotent and temporary. Nothing of the works of sin and death have any power anymore over those who believe in Him, and God is no longer concerned with them, “As far as East is from West, so far have I removed your sins from you”. As far as He is concerned, you have already died with Christ, [EVERYONE was “made to die with Christ”] and it just requires belief in Him and His resurrection to life for you to join with Him in it, and Him with you.

He has provided eternal life to all who will receive it; He has provided it, we just receive it. BY BELIEVING IT.

[It is finished, but will we allow it to be finished?] TETELESTAI.

https://crossroman.wordpress.com/2021/01/18/joyful-songs-773av/

IT IS FINISHED [1589c]

These are the words of Jesus from the cross, so what did He mean by them? Going by the mass of theology and diverse opinion amongst his followers, it means “diddly squat”, because they cannot agree on what this means, and many of them seem to think that “it” is not “finished” until they have added their own particular stamp of doctrine upon “it” to which everyone must be in conformity with, and offer obedience to, before it is “allowed” to be “finished”.

Because to have “it” “finished” would mean there would be no more conflict and no “wriggle room” allowed for personal egotistical manipulation of truth into lie, which was the problem from the beginning.

“IT” I believe, in general terms means the redemption of mankind, the finalisation of the original creation by its restoration through the addition of the missing ingredient, the Spirit of the Son of God Himself. It was initially, because His words were spoken before his resurrection, the FINISH of the process of the destruction/conversion/healing of those components [in Himself] of humanity, which had been allowed to manifest themselves through freedom of will and choice having been given to them, which had to be the case so that mankind would be a product of choice rather than of compulsion. Hence the “abolishment” of “The Law” by the manifestation of Jesus as grace and truth. The covenant of our death was replaced with the covenant of His life.

God’s plain intention is for us to then accept this and to enter into reconciliation with Him without further “argument”, the thing being, that as far as HE is concerned it is all “done and dusted”, the whole issue is TRULY FINISHED WITH, leaving nothing for us to do but ACCEPT it.

We can either go through this whole saga about having to put our flesh to death or we can accept that THIS IS THE VERY THING HE DID FOR US ON THE CROSS and it is in believing this that we are ‘saved’. BECAUSE HE HAS ALREADY ‘SAVED’ US.

It is not initially even a matter of our compliance, regardless of anything we think do or say, He has done IT, “IT” is over and done with, “IT” is truly FINISHED. It is only up to us then to BELIEVE HIM or to NOT BELIEVE Him that this is so. And therein lies the problem. We create all manner of excuses, reasons and rationality as to why this cannot be so. Instead of there being a community of peace, there ends up a disheveled collection of dissatisfied and argumentative “believers” who believe in everything except the one thing they are asked to believe, that IT IS FINISHED.

We have already been given all that had to be given us in order to join in with the final creative result of the Son of God’s re-creation in all flesh by means of The Spirit of the Son of God, IN US. To believe is to enter into the NEW CREATION by BECOMING THAT NEW CREATION in Him and He in us. We “enter into the kingdom of God” in this life, in order to be confirmed in it in the next.

And all that has been done has been done in order for us to ADMIT to Him and His sovereignty over us because what has been done is irreversibly perfected in Jesus; all sin and death, transgressions of law, failures to comply with whatever. It has all been rendered meaningless through Jesus having dealt with it all in HIS body, so as to give us the victory in OURS.

Sin and death have been neutralised, rendered impotent and temporary. Nothing of the works of sin and death have any power anymore over those who believe in Him, and God is no longer concerned with them, “As far as East is from West, so far have I removed your sins from you”. As far as He is concerned, you have already died with Christ, [EVERYONE was “made to die with Christ”] and it just requires belief in Him and His resurrection to life for you to join with Him in it, and Him with you.

He has provided eternal life to all who will receive it; He has provided it, we just receive it. BY BELIEVING IT.

[It is finished, but will we allow it to be finished?] TETELESTAI.

https://crossroman.wordpress.com/2021/01/18/joyful-songs-773av/

IT IS FINISHED [1589b]

These are the words of Jesus from the cross, so what did He mean by them? Going by the mass of theology and diverse opinion amongst his followers, it means “diddly squat”, because they cannot agree on what this means, and many of them seem to think that “it” is not “finished” until they have added their own particular stamp of doctrine upon “it” to which everyone must be in conformity with, and offer obedience to, before it is “allowed” to be “finished”.

Because to have “it” “finished” would mean there would be no more conflict and no “wriggle room” allowed for personal egotistical manipulation of truth into lie, which was the problem from the beginning.

“IT” I believe, in general terms means the redemption of mankind, the finalisation of the original creation by its restoration through the addition of the missing ingredient, the Spirit of the Son of God Himself. It was initially, because His words were spoken before his resurrection, the FINISH of the process of the destruction/conversion/healing of those components [in Himself] of humanity, which had been allowed to manifest themselves through freedom of will and choice having been given to them, which had to be the case so that mankind would be a product of choice rather than of compulsion. Hence the “abolishment” of “The Law” by the manifestation of Jesus as grace and truth. The covenant of our death was replaced with the covenant of His life.

God’s plain intention is for us to then accept this and to enter into reconciliation with Him without further “argument”, the thing being, that as far as HE is concerned it is all “done and dusted”, the whole issue is TRULY FINISHED WITH, leaving nothing for us to do but ACCEPT it.

We can either go through this whole saga about having to put our flesh to death or we can accept that THIS IS THE VERY THING HE DID FOR US ON THE CROSS and it is in believing this that we are ‘saved’. BECAUSE HE HAS ALREADY ‘SAVED’ US.

It is not initially even a matter of our compliance, regardless of anything we think do or say, He has done IT, “IT” is over and done with, “IT” is truly FINISHED. It is only up to us then to BELIEVE HIM or to NOT BELIEVE Him that this is so. And therein lies the problem. We create all manner of excuses, reasons and rationality as to why this cannot be so. Instead of there being a community of peace, there ends up a disheveled collection of dissatisfied and argumentative “believers” who believe in everything except the one thing they are asked to believe, that IT IS FINISHED.

We have already been given all that had to be given us in order to join in with the final creative result of the Son of God’s re-creation in all flesh by means of The Spirit of the Son of God, IN US. To believe is to enter into the NEW CREATION by BECOMING THAT NEW CREATION in Him and He in us. We “enter into the kingdom of God” in this life, in order to be confirmed in it in the next.

And all that has been done has been done in order for us to ADMIT to Him and His sovereignty over us because what has been done is irreversibly perfected in Jesus; all sin and death, transgressions of law, failures to comply with whatever. It has all been rendered meaningless through Jesus having dealt with it all in HIS body, so as to give us the victory in OURS.

Sin and death have been neutralised, rendered impotent and temporary. Nothing of the works of sin and death have any power anymore over those who believe in Him, and God is no longer concerned with them, “As far as East is from West, so far have I removed your sins from you”. As far as He is concerned, you have already died with Christ, [EVERYONE was “made to die with Christ”] and it just requires belief in Him and His resurrection to life for you to join with Him in it, and Him with you.

He has provided eternal life to all who will receive it; He has provided it, we just receive it. BY BELIEVING IT.

[It is finished, but will we allow it to be finished?] TETELESTAI.

https://crossroman.wordpress.com/2021/01/18/joyful-songs-773av/