God is at work in you
Did you know that God is at work? He is working non-stop inside you and me and all us puny mud men humans that He keeps creating.
God is at work in me. God is at work in you. He is at work in every true believer — all the time. 1 It is non-stop with God. The Holy Spirit is purifying us in this life.
Every believer is still being worked-on by the Spirit of God who has taken-up residence in our body. This process goes on throughout our whole life on earth — a constant renewing process where we “are being sanctified”. This is a constant non-stop work of God in us. He is “bringing each believer to spiritual completion and maturity” [- Verse 14 of Hebrews 10:14-25]
6 I am convinced and confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will [continue to] perfect and complete it until the day of Christ Jesus [the time of His return]. – Philippians 1:6
We are not perfect in action, yet. Later we’ll be sinless, yes, but now – not so much. “Positionally” we are legally perfect in His justice system, constantly ready —for standing before Him on That Day (verse 18). Hallelujah! But we are incomplete here on earth until we are given a new body in heaven.
– Source: How Prayer Works
14 For by the one offering
He has perfected forever
and completely cleansed
those who are being sanctified
[bringing each believer
to spiritual completion and maturity].
– Verse 14 of Hebrews 10:14-25
God (Jesus) willingly died for your sins and mine
God does not want any of us to remain under His sentence of judgement. He willingly died for your sins and mine. Are you there yet? Have you chosen Him?” – Source: This is salvation in Christ
This is part of a series on Every believer’s new life in Christ: Ephesians 1
- Growing into our natural new life in Christ
- Every believer’s new life in Christ [Part One]
- Explaining the Basic Christian Experience [Part Two]
- God works in us through the Holy Spirit who resides in us, each of us.
1) In the spiritual realm, in Christ we are “Positionally” perfect before God, sinless before the Throne of God. (Read: Romans 8:1; Ephesians 2:3-9; Ephesians 2:3-9)
Now to Him who is able
to do immeasurably more
than all we ask or imagine,
according to His power that is at work within us,
to Him be the glory
in the church and in Christ Jesus
throughout all generations,
for ever and ever! Amen.
– Ephesians 3:20-21 NIV
God is unmitigated.
Ever thought of that? The God who put together the Bible – has unmitigated force and strength, love, mercy and grace, holiness and justice. It will never work to tell God, “Lighten up!”
Nothing mitigates this God. Absolutely nothing will ever soften, mollify or “fix” Him. Because? Because He is perfect and complete in everything that He is.
The wonder of it all
is that God wants us,
to be with Him
in His Kingdom.
God is also at work in unbelievers,
convicting them of sin and “drawing all men to Himself”. Shortly before He was arrested and crucified (“lifted up”), Jesus said,
And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me.
This he said, signifying what death he should die. – John 12:32-33.