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If Jesus, the Incarnate Word, is not the singular substance of the New Covenant (the divine corpus that meets and fulfills all of God's covenantal terms and requirements for eschatological righteousness), then we are left with a NT text that both foreshadows and demands (covenant law code) more/future righteousness to be fulfilled.

Either Jesus is all and in all, the very substance of the covenant. Or else there is more obedience that needs to be carried out in order to fulfill all righteousness.
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Unspeakable joy in the Lord will never come by looking at our own obedience but only by gazing, with unveiled face, at the perfections of our Saviour! ... See MoreSee Less

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From Thomas Schreiner's Biblical Theology, The King In His Beauty: ... See MoreSee Less

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On August 8th Ed Trefzger posted a picture of the page which featured the following content. I thought then that it would be enlightening to many in this group given its content. -- Here it is again as straight text. -- Moe Bergeron

From Tom Schreiner's The King In His Beauty
“...and believers are "born according to the spirit" (Gal. 4:29) and the spirit when they are saved (Rom. 8:16; 1 cor. 2:12; Gal. 3:14; 4:6). The spirit indwells the individual Christian (1 cor. 6:19) but also dwells in the church corporately (1 Cor. 3:16; Eph. 2:22). The Spirit certifies that one a child of God (Rom. 8: 16) and guarantees as the firstfruits of God's work (Rom. 8:23) eschatological salvation (2 cor. 1:22; 5:5; Eph. 1:13-14; 4:30; d, Gal. 5:5), so that those who have the Spirit now will experience the final resurrection (Rom. 8:11). The Spirit is the gift of the new age, functioning as a pledge and promise that God will bring to completion what he has begun. The coming of the Spirit represents the arrival of the power of the age to come during the present evil age. There is a close connection between the Spirit and power (Rom. 15:13, 19; I Cor. 2:4). Believers are empowered to live in a way that pleases God if they walk by the Spirit (Gal. 5:16; cf. Eph. 3:16), are led by the Spirit (Rom. 8:14; Gal. 5:18), march in step with the Spirit (Gal. 5:25), and sow to the Spirit (Gal. 6:8). Eschatological tension is evident, for the Spirit battles with the flesh (Gal. 5:17; cf. Rom. 8: 10), but the accent in Paul's theology is on the power of the Spirit to overcome sin, though sin persists until the day of redemption. There is a progressive change "from one degree of glory to another" from the Spirit (2 Cor. 3:18). Those who are indwelt by the Spirit produce "the fruit of the Spirit" (Gal. cf. Rom. Elsewhere Paul says that joy comes from the Holy Spirit (l Thess. 1:6; cf. Rom. 14: 17), and that love is a work of the Spirit (Rom. 15:30; Col. I:S). Believers are liberated from the power of sin and death through the Holy Spirit (Rom. 8:2), so that those who have the Spirit fulfill "the requirement of the law" (Rom. 8:4). They serve in a new way by virtue of the Holy Spirit (Rom. 7:6), for "the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life" (2 Cor. .3:6), and as a result those who are indwelt by the Spirit are given the freedom to obey (2 Cor. 3:17). They slay by the Spirit "the deeds of the body" (Rom. 8:13). Believers do what pleases God as they are filled with the Spirit (Eph. 5:18), and the filling probably denotes both the Spirit as the means by which believers obey and the content with which believers are filled. The Spirit also enlightens believers so that they are able to grasp spiritual realities (l Cor. 2:10—16). 1:5), and believers are "born according to the spirit" (Gal. 4:29) and the spirit when they are saved (Rom. 8:16; 1 cor. 2:12; Gal. 3:14; 4:6). The spirit indwells the individual Christian (1 cor. 6:19) but also dwells in the church corporately (1 Cor. 3:16; Eph. 2:22). The Spirit certifies that one a child of God (Rom. 8: 16) and guarantees as the firstfruits of God's work (Rom. 8:23) eschatological salvation (2 cor. 1:22; 5:5; Eph. 1:13-14; 4:30; d, Gal. 5:5), so that those who have the Spirit now will experience the final resurrection (Rom. 8:11). The Spirit is the gift of the new age, functioning as a pledge and promise that God will bring to completion what he has begun. The coming of the Spirit represents the arrival of the power of the age to come during the present evil age. There is a close connection between the Spirit and power (Rom. 15:13, 19; I Cor. 2:4). Believers are empowered to live in a way that pleases God if they walk by the Spirit (Gal. 5:16; cf. Eph. 3:16), are led by the Spirit (Rom. 8:14; Gal. 5:18), march in step with the Spirit (Gal. 5:25), and sow to the Spirit (Gal. 6:8). Eschatological tension is evident, for the Spirit battles with the flesh (Gal. 5:17; cf. Rom. 8: 10), but the accent in Paul's theology is on the power of the Spirit to overcome sin, though sin persists until the day of redemption. There is a progressive change "from one degree of glory to another" from the Spirit (2 Cor. 3:18). Those who are indwelt by the Spirit produce "the fruit of the Spirit" (Gal. cf. Rom. Elsewhere Paul says that joy comes from the Holy Spirit (l Thess. 1:6; cf. Rom. 14: 17), and that love is a work of the Spirit (Rom. 15:30; Col. I:S). Believers are liberated from the power of sin and death through the Holy Spirit (Rom. 8:2), so that those who have the Spirit fulfill "the requirement of the law" (Rom. 8:4). They serve in a new way by virtue of the Holy Spirit (Rom. 7:6), for "the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life" (2 Cor. .3:6), and as a result those who are indwelt by the Spirit are given the freedom to obey (2 Cor. 3:17). They slay by the Spirit "the deeds of the body" (Rom. 8:13). Believers do what pleases God as they are filled with the Spirit (Eph. 5:18), and the filling probably denotes both the Spirit as the means by which believers obey and the content with which believers are filled. The Spirit also enlightens believers so that they are able to grasp spiritual realities (l Cor. 2:10—16).
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Graeme Goldsworthy insists, “We can no more make sense of an Old Testament narrative isolated from the Christ who provides its meaning than we could make sense of one scene from a drama isolated from the climax and denouement.” ... See MoreSee Less

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The Enemy's goal is not to kill the Church but to incapacitate it by flooding it with anything but grace and service to God in the new way of the Spirit. ... See MoreSee Less

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Dear Christian, Does the shape of your prayer life look anything like that of Daniel's?

Dan 9:20
While I was speaking and praying, confessing my sin and the sin of my people Israel and making my request to the Lord my God for his holy hill...
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Are you drinking enough water?
Water is essential to life - we all know that. And dehydration can be a killer. It's early signs need to be heeded. We have to drink, regularly and frequently.

What could be described as 'spiritual dehydration' occurs when a believer isn't making use of the resources the risen Christ has equipped them with. Thirst - that deep longing for God, which nobody really recognises for what it is until it's satisfied by Christ - is permanently solved by salvation. Jesus said that when we drink in that way, we will never thirst again.

Water symbols and allegories abound in the word of God. Water not only quenches thirst, it cleanses. All of which is a picture of the fullness of our faith, and the completeness of Christ's cross-work. But there is an ongoing need. And Jesus said something amazing about how it is met. We need to drink Him. Frequently. Regularly. Deeply. Where do we go?

"Out of his heart, as the Scriptures have said, will flow... rivers of living water."

Where? Nowhere. The source of the satisfaction of your thirst is already in your heart. You carry it around with you. God's special water bottle. Always there. Always fresh. Always 'topped up'.

Jesus tells us more:
" This He said about the Spirit, who those who believed in Him were to receive."

Rivers... of Him ... flow from your heart. When you are getting even a little bit thirsty - just drink.
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The law incites us to hate our enemies. But Gospel grace causes us to weep for them, love them, bless them, and forgive them. ... See MoreSee Less

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