Justified by Faith
by Norman P. Grubb
That we are “justified by faith”, and thus have peace with God. Much more important than that, God immediately begins to bring into being His eternal purpose by God as us by the Spirit beginning to express His other—love nature in our form. In our ignorance and our deceived ideas that we have a nature of our own, we think it is we loving Him, which is impossibility because we humans only have a love faculty. The other—love nature is that of the Spirit—Deity flow indwelling us and Manifesting His nature through our faculty. What we think of in Romans 5:5 as our new birth experience is we loving Him.
Romans 5:5 And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us.
When our eyes are open to that Scripture, we see it is His Spirit—given love by which we are loving Him.
He has begun to be Himself in our form. “The love of God shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Spirit given to us”. We are “new creations”.
2 Corinthians 5:16 So from now on we regard no one from a worldly point of view. Though we once regarded Christ in this way, we do so no longer. 17Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!
And by His operating nature in and as us, we no longer live self—for—self, but self—for—Him, and by His Spirit we see all men, even Jesus Himself, as spirit (not flesh) people, and, indeed, all things are seen in a new light as material manifestations of the Invisible One.
2 Corinthians 5:15 And he died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for him who died for them and was raised again.
16So from now on we regard no one from a worldly point of view. Though we once regarded Christ in this way, we do so no longer.
17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!
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