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The Dispensing of the Divine Life[Rom 10:4-21]

The Dispensing of the Divine Life

Let's Pray:

Lord, we worship You. We look to You as the wonderful One to open up Your mysterious word to us. Lead us into Yourself. May we learn to experience You and Your dispensing!

Hymn:949

Christ is the hope of glory, my very life is He,

He has regenerated and saturated me;

He comes to change my body by His subduing might

Like to His glorious body in glory bright!

He comes, He comes, Christ comes to glorify me!

My body He'll transfigure, like His own it then will be.

He comes, He comes, redemption to apply!

As Hope of glory He will come, His saints to glorify.


Today's Verses: Rom 10:4-21
Key Verses:

Rom 8:2

 

Rom 8:10

Rom 8:6

Rom 8:11

 

For the law of the Spirit of life has freed me in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and of death.

…the spirit is life because of righteousness.

…but the mind set on the spirit is life and peace.

…He who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who indwells you.

Life Supply:
Rom 8:11 says, “But if the Spirit of Him Who raised Jesus from among the dead dwells in you, He Who raised Christ Jesus from among the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit Who indwells you.” The Spirit in this verse is the Spirit of resurrection. We have seen that our spirit is life (v. 10) and that our mind also is life (v. 6). Now we come to the last item of our being, our mortal body. Our body is dying. However, life is given even to our dying mortal body. Our body can participate in this life, be sustained with this life, and be supplied with this life through His Spirit who indwells us. Undoubtedly, the indwelling Spirit is the resurrected Christ (1 Cor. 15:45; 2 Cor. 3:17). Christ as the indwelling Spirit constantly imparts life to every aspect of our being.

An excellent illustration of this is electricity. Although electricity has been installed into a building, its flow can be frustrated. Christ, the life-giving Spirit, has been installed into our being as the heavenly electricity. However, only a small part of our being gives Him a free course; most of our being is not open to Him, but rather frustrates Him. For example, your emotions may be a frustration to Christ. Therefore, Christ has difficulty imparting Himself as life into your emotions. You need to pray, “Lord, deal with my emotions. Break through my emotions that You may impart Yourself as life into them.” We need this kind of experience. Do not take this as a doctrine or teaching. This must be put into practice. If you practice this, you will find that Christ as life is now in your spirit, waiting for an opportunity to spread Himself into every area and avenue of your being. He is waiting to penetrate the hidden parts of your being. If you open yourself to Him, He will even impart Himself as life into your mortal body, making you a person who is filled with all the riches of His life.

We need to say, “Hallelujah! I am not a debtor to the flesh. I don’t owe it anything. I am not obliged to it. I am discharged from it and freed from it. I have been fully liberated from this hopeless thing called the flesh. I am not a debtor to the flesh to live according to it any longer.” (Life-Study of Romans, pp.198-200)

Questions:

1. Please explain the divine dispensing of the Divine Trinity. (See Rom. 8:2 note 3; 8:10, 6, 11)

2. How do we grow together with Christ? (See Rom. 6:5 note 1)

3. Who are the "vessels of mercy, which He had before prepared unto glory"? (See Rom. 9:21 note 1, 8:23-24)


Tomorrow: We Have Become the Branches of the True Vine