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Based on Malachi 3:16-18 I believe the Lord will harken to us as we consider his word together.

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The Letters of Peter #3   T. Austin Sparks

Started Sep-23 by PAULFROMNYS; 154 views.
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   YES, but it is the Spirit of the Person of the Father, not a third separate person, as the Son is indeed a second distinct person in relationship with GOD and us.  As that life from GOD which is in GOD and is GOD is established in us through Jesus Christ, that life in believers is identified as the Holy Spirit.  As the dynamics of that process are spoken of in scripture it is: The person of the Father through the person of the Son: not a third distinct person.  

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A Living Hope

And then this emerges into the hope. What a different hope! At best the old hope was Canaan, the land, Jerusalem - earthly, temporal, but now 'begotten to a living hope'. It is another hope; not earth, but heaven; not temporal, but eternal. It is another hope, another inheritance, incorruptible. That could never have been said of Canaan or of Jerusalem, "undefiled, and that fadeth not away " (v.4) that could never have been said in the old dispensation. No, those things do not belong to anything here, but they belong to the new inheritance in the new place, and this all by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.

These are only observations. They are not by any means an exhausting of the content and the implications, but they help us to note what a tremendous thing has happened for Peter, for his brethren, and for us, by the death of the Lord Jesus.