“I am the Light of the world; he who follows Me will not walk in the darkness, but will have the Light of life.”
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1 - Are You Regenerate?
John 3:3 (NIV)
Jesus replied, “Very truly I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God unless they are born again.”
You should not be surprised at my saying, ‘You must be born again.’
For you have been born again, not of perishable seed, but of imperishable, through the living and enduring word of God.
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Your Heavenly Trust Fund.
Why don’t I have what the Bible says I (can) have?
An heir so long as he is a child does not inherit.
Galatians 4:1-3 (KJV) 1 Now I say, That the heir, as long as he is a child, differs nothing from a servant, though he be lord of all; 2 But is under tutors and governors until the time appointed of the father. 3 Even so we, when we were children, were in bondage under the elements of the world.
The 2 escape clauses: Romans 7: 17, 20 I John 3: 20-21
When are you going to catch up with yourself?
Philippians 3:12-15 THE KEY
Apprehend(ed) = Grasp καταλαμβάνω (katalambanō),
to lay hold of, grasp, to obtain, attain,
to seize, to take possession of, to come suddenly upon; overtake, surprise, to detect in the act, seize, to comprehend, apprehend.
12 Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus.
13 Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before,
14 I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.
15 Let us therefore, as many as be perfect, be thus minded: and if in anything ye be otherwise minded, God shall reveal even this unto you.
Perfect(ed) = mature, perfect, mature, finished, brought to completion, fully accomplished, fully developed, fully realized, thorough, complete, entire, as opposed to what is partial and limited, full grown of ripe age, fully accomplished in Christian enlightenment, perfect in some point of character, without shortcoming in respect of a certain standard, of higher excellence and efficiency.