MEDITATIONS ON THE TRUE CHRISTIAN LIFE
By Glenn H. Jackson
______...."This book of the law [the Word of God] shall not depart from [always be in] your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and
night, so that you may be careful [take heed] to do according to all that is written in it; for THEN you will make your way prosperous, and THEN you will have success".... Joshua 1:8 NASB
RECREATION OF THE HUMAN SPIRIT
___We are a part of the Vine life. We are bearing the love fruit of
the Vine life. Our spirits enjoy the reality of Christ in the Word. Our minds may not be able to grasp it; but if we let our minds be renewed by acting on the Word and meditating in it, our minds and spirits will come into sweet fellowship with each other.
The recreated human spirit never grows old. It has received Eternal Life
It has become one with the Father. Our bodies will grow old. Our minds will grow old because they derive all their knowledge from the body. If
our spirits can gain the ascendancy over our bodies, they will keep our minds from aging, and our bodies in a vigorous, healthy, youthful condition.
___Sense Knowledge wanes with the senility of the senses. The
senses will wear out and lose their freshness and beauty unless they are renewed by a recreated spirit. The development of our recreated spirits comes by meditating in the Word, acting on the Word, and letting the Word live in us and become a part of us.
___Christianity is a relationship between the Father and His family.
___It is not a religion.
___It is not having your sins forgiven.
___It is not joining the church.
___It is being made a New Creation in Christ.
___It is being born from above.
___It is receiving the Nature and Life of God.
___It is being united with Christ.
___Romans 6:5: "For if we have become united with him in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection." We are united with Him in Resurrection Life. The New Creation is to enjoy the dominion that Adam
lost in the fall. In Ezekiel 36:26, 27 He speaks out His heart's dream: "A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you; and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you a heart of flesh. And I will put
my spirit within .you, and cause you to walk in my statutes, and ye shall keep mine ordinances, and do them." Man was to have a new heart. That means that his heart was to be recreated.
to be continued