A study of “Gospel mystery of the Sanctification” by Walter Marshall part 2
Even then. Someone saw the true message within the Bible. That our relationship with God was one that needs constant attention on our side of the relationship.
God, and Jesus made it clear. On their part of the relationship they would never abandon us or, for a point of fact, anyone. It is the human. It is you. It is me. It is those that deny Him. It is those that turn from Him. It is those that hate Him.
As for those that call themselves “Christian.” A majority need an awakening. Those that are “Sunday Christians,” which means they go to church, sing a song, say a pray. Then the rest the week they live their life as they see fit.
Direction 2: Several endowments and qualifications are necessary to enable us for the immediate practice of the law. Particularly we must have an inclination and propensity of our hearts thereunto; and therefore we must be well persuaded of our reconciliation with God, and of our future enjoyment of the everlasting heavenly happenings, and of sufficient strength both to will and perform all duties acceptably, until we come to the enjoyment of that happiness.
In this Direction, and the following explanation given by Marshall, is his insight into how the love relationship truly is. This is spelled out in the book of Hosea. God’s love is eternal, everlasting and given to all equally. And yes I mean ALL of humanity.
It is human beings that are fickle and cruel. It is humanity that flirts with God and then the moment something arises that stimulates their lust and desires they run to it no matter the cost. Marshall explains that it has always been this way since the time of Adam and Eve. I must say that I totally agree with this conclusion.
We must also come to an understanding that even though we seek after and ask for salvation from Jesus Christ. We are still within a corrupt and sinful body that will strive to be fickle whenever it gets the chance. This is why he emphasis the need to follow the laws within the Bible. For by striving to know and understand these laws when the temptation to be fickle arises once again within our corruption we can strive with the help of Jesus Christ to overcome this desire, this lust. Because we will see it for what it is and turn to pray for assistance and guidance.
He also makes it clear that we must be inclined to do this. We must seek to follow the teachings of the Bible out of a true love for God, His Son and the Word of God.
He also makes it clear that our true happiness is not in this temporal world we now occupy, but in the everlasting and eternal that is yet to be. He understood from his point of view that it would be heavenly.
As we come into the end of the age of the Gentiles. We must take the next step and come to realize that it is not a heavenly happiness but an eternal life. A life that will feel and be seen as we now do. With the expectation of it being in an incorruptible body that will last for all eternity in the service of God.