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Episode #71: The Central Thing: God’s Purpose & Our Transformation
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If we want to understand what salvation is, we must see the central matter in the entire Bible, what it shows us from the very beginning to the very end: that God’s ultimate desire is to be one with man, and to make man one with Him.
So, He created us in such a way that we could receive His divine life. And today, when we believe in Christ, this life begins to work in us, through regeneration in our human spirit (John 3:6) and transformation in our soul (Rom. 12:2). In this way He brings us into His divine glory, so that we can dwell in God and He can dwell in us.
Praise the Lord for His marvelous purpose for mankind!
LENGTH: 57 minutes
To understand what salvation is, we must see the central matter in the entire Bible
RESOURCES REFERRED TO IN THIS EPISODE
Podcast 67: The Heaven Drug; or, Why I’m Not Going to Heaven
Podcast 70: The Salvation of the Soul & Running the Christian Race
Video (3 minutes): “The Parable of the Four Bottles”
A Bible Chart: A Chart of God’s Full Salvation
Andrew Murray on Genesis 1:26: “The First Thought of Man”
The CBD on Genesis 2:7: “God Set Man in Relation to Himself”
BIBLE VERSES REFERENCED
IN THIS EPISODE
Genesis 1:26-27: Created in God’s image and likeness.
Genesis 2:7: He breathed into us.
Genesis 2:8-9, 14-16, 3:22: Man was to partake of the Tree of Life.
1 John 2:27: The anointing teaching us to abide in Christ.
Romans 8:29: We are predestined to be conformed to the image of Christ.
Revelation 22:2, 14: The Tree of Life at the end of the Bible.
Genesis 3:7: God walked with man in the Garden of Eden.
John 1:14 The Word became flesh.
John 15:4 The mutual abiding.
John 17:19-23: The believers’ oneness in the Triune God.
Revelation 21:1, 10: The New Jerusalem, the Bride of Christ, having the glory of God.
Proverbs 23:7: As a man thinks in his heart, so he is.
Romans 8:6: The mind set on the spirit is life and peace.
Romans 12:2: Transformed by the renewing of the mind.
Titus 3:5: Renewed by the Spirit.
2 Corinthians 3:18: Transformed into the image of Christ in glory.
2 Corinthians 4:16-18: As our outer man is being consumed, we are gaining an eternal weight of glory.
Matthew 17:2, Mark 9:2: The transformation of the Lord.
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This edition of the program was recorded in Chicago, Illinois on Monday, 13 November 2023.