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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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Incorporated into Christ #3   T. Austin Sparks

Started Dec-7 by PAULFROMNYS; 108 views.
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   We are expressly told in the Word that we are to "put on the New Man," and that this "New Man" is Christ. This is but another form of expressing the truth of "In Christ," but it carries with it a whole revelation of practical provision.

Christ is our Redemption, "He is made unto us redemption," 1 Cor. 1:30; Rom. 3:24; Ephes. 1:7; Col. 1:14.
Christ is our Righteousness, 1 Cor. 1:30; Ephes. 4:24; Phil. 3:9.
Christ is our Sanctification, 1 Cor. 1:2,30.
Christ is our Faith, Matt. 11:22 ("Have the faith of God" Lit. trans.), Acts. 26:18; Gal. 2:20 (R.V.); Ephes. 1:15; Phil. 3:9; Col. 1:4.
Christ is our Peace, John 14:27; John 16:33; Ephes. 2:14.

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   This line can be followed on numerous characteristics, e.g., Love, Hope, Wisdom, Mind, Power and Might, Authority, Glory. We suggest a comparison of translations in the references, best of all the original. The point is that on all these matters under given conditions the natural outfit will break down and will have to be laid aside, but in Christ we have a new equipment at every point. For instance, our faith will not take the strain of the requirements of a deep experience of trial and adversity, but if we "live by the faith of the Son of God," the issue will be different. All tests will prove whether we are living by His faith which should have become ours, or whether there is a weakness in our union with Him. The same is true on all points. It is blessed to realise that "IN CHRIST" we have a whole new and saving endowment of virtues and graces. Thus it is that we "put off the old man, and put on the New Who is created in the image of God."