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  1. Question, when does the Christian's conflict end? Do we take the struggle with us until death or the Second Coming?
    I was taught that when we are sealed the old man is dead forever and that the sealing, the latter rain and the loud cry comes before the time of Jacobs trouble and Christ second coming but here is this statement in this week lesson that says otherwise. or maybe i misunderstand..
    ...."we take the struggle with us, and we will until death or the Second Coming."

    • Dexter, I believe that you have understood the lesson correctly and that it is right on this point. Although the time will come when God's people are sealed, and therefore shall never sin again, I believe that we shall be the last to know or feel it. What is the "time of Jacob's trouble?" Does it not commence AFTER the close of probation? And yet it is characterized by the most intense anguish over whether we might fail in the time of trial and bring dishonour to God's name. Hence the extreme fervency of our prayers ascending for divine grace to keep us in that hour.

      God bless!

  2. I can see in this lesson several questions that will arise which will demand a definition of two terms, "sin" and "walk in the spirit."

  3. Did you ever consider the difference between 'trying' and between 'deciding?'

    Think about it: If you make up your mind "that you're gonna try to quit a bad habit." How long will it take before you find yourself being to tired to try that one time, and thus to "make an exception?"

    On the other hand: If you make up your mind, once and for all, by actually making for yourself a final and a binding decision. Well, where is the struggle? Your mind is already made up! Every single time! No struggle! No sweat! No breaking down! Ever!

    Do you perceive how that the Christian's conflict finds its end in that one simple saving principle of God?

    Thus, for every new decision, you win!, you gain new ground!, while standing firm upon the land of past victories!

    Don't 'miss the point!' Don't 'miss the mark!' Don't 'sin!'

    See how easy that is once you know the true definitions of those key words?!

  4. The struggle will always be there because of sin, even when we die we await either eternal condemnation or eternal life so the struggle continues between flesh and spirit. It only ends at the second coming because then our bodies will become immortal and no longer flesh


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