We know how important the development of core muscles is to overall physical strength and health. So it is in the spiritual life.
Our Heavenly Father is preparing us for eternal purposes that are beyond our imagination. And though Christ's work of redemption is finished, we are called upon to cooperatively exercise and develop the core muscles of hope and faith and love that make way for the power of His victory over evil to flow freely into and through our lives. He wants us to become an inside/out kind of people.
This wise developmental dynamic requires us to battle through and overcome our enemy's resistance to the accomplishment of God's good will in our lives and in the earth. If we are to "live from heaven to earth", we will experience our share of spiritual adversity from what some have called the "second heavens" where evil princes roam and have their ancient thrones. We must grapple against them from time to time with the might that God gives to us in Christ by the Spirit. To become inside/out people we must embrace this strategic "contending for the good" to prevail that our Papa has ordained in order to walk into and enjoy our full inheritance as His royal priests in this world.
A VOICE OF HOPE
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