The good news is that if you are in Christ, Christ is in you. That is still true despite our sinful nature and its distractions to take us away from fellowship with God.
Every Christian lives with a paradox. The person's spirit is now alive because God's Spirit has come to them; and yet their body is dying and one day will be dead.
Naturally, our own sinful nature is very demanding. It demands that self is put first, our body pampered, our desires indulged and our fantasies entertained.
When we trusted in Christ Jesus as Saviour and Lord, something remarkable happened. God sent His Holy Spirit into our hearts!
How do we know that we are children of God? Human identity is proved by a birth certificate, but our spiritual identity is validated by the Holy Spirit. Objectively, we know from Scripture that "...
It should be no surprise that our earthly pathway, as believers in Jesus, is marked by suffering. His was!
Everyone who trusts in Jesus should be looking forward to His return. That Day will mark the end of the 'old order of things' and announce the supremacy of His Kingdom.
It only needs average eyesight to realise that the world is not right; in fact everything is dysfunctional in some way or another.
There is no doubt that Jesus will return: Jesus said it and the Bible predicts it in significant detail.
Children, who know they are loved, are confident in their parents and safe in their home. In the same way, those who are trusting Jesus Christ instinctively know that God is good.
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