My man has got some insight here. No place to run. No place to hide. Thank you Pastor for your diligent study of The Word and the "apples of gold" ... "Choice words are like apples of gold in settings of silver" ... Thanks for the Apples !
Yes it's both. We are whiter than snow and being made whiter than snow. And yes it's a daily battle. If your not experiencing the battle then get "in the game". It's unmistakable! Cause it's a viscious battle. Basically every day. Sometime all day! Sometime all night as well! Flesh and Spirit. Spirit and Flesh. Sin hates us and we hate sin. Progressive Sanctification till the day we die! Complete Sanctification when we die ... When we see Him we shall be like Him ! - 1 John
Residual Enmity. Residual Hatred towards God and Neighbor. Yes it's still there, unfortunately it's still there. Tends to manifest itself when we don't get our own way. Wish it died entirely on The Cross, but it certainly and entirely will when we see Hiim ... When we see Him we shall be like Him - 1 John .... Hello Love Bye Bye Hatred !
Perspective. Thank you for putting opposition into proper perspective. Such confusion outside of Christ. Such confusion inside our Flesh. Take every thought captive ... Fight for every word, thought, imagination, fantasy, memory, etc etc and bring it obedient to Christ.