Thank You Pastor I've always leaned towards the Romans 7 man being the Regenerate man battling his Unregenerate Flesh, though Pastor Kevin provides some salient points that it may not be. I also cross reference it with the Galat 5 Man who is also a Regenerate man battling Spirit against the Flesh. Rom 7 is a challenging & I will need to revisit. Thank you Pastor you have encouraged me not to "stay" in Rom 7 but live in Rom 8. I would take exception to saying Rom 7 not being a victory passage as overall I find it to be a victory passage summarized in, O wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me from this body of death? Praise be to God, who delivers me through Jesus Christ our Lord! -Rom 7:24,25 The apostle confesses his morbid condition,is perplexed on how to be delivered,& culminates in Praise over his deliverance & his deliverer. Yet acknowledges there remains a battle between the New man & the old man both within the Regenerate man. Virtually all of the epistles speak to this battle with Paul,Peter,James exhorting them and us to walk in The Spirit & not in The Flesh. A look at Revelations reveals the same thing when Jesus examines the 7 Churches "I hold this against you -You have forgotten your first love" etc. etc. Though our final consolation rests in "When we see Him we shall be like Him"
Dangerous Love ... What a distinction ! Looking 'to' love not just looking 'for' love! Godly Love ! What a wonderful lesson, what a wonderful God, what wonderful Love ! I now see that I'm BOTH pimp and prostitute in the Greatest Love Story ever told. I was shocked when I first related to Gomer as a Prostitute now I'm SHOCKED that I'm also her Pimp, being used by people and and using people. Praise be to You Lord Jesus Christ Praise be to you ! Thank you Brother Thank You Pastor ! Preach on ! I sent this sermon to everyone I know.
Excellent ! Explained my entire life in just under 60 minutes. Clearly I am the proudest man to ever live. Most fortunately for me/us the blood of Jesus cleanses us from all pride/unrighteousness !