The mystery of God, Who is love and eternal life, is revealed to us in Christ

 

God is not knowable mentally, only spiritually, He is revealed by Christ, His word and Spirit

 

Col 2:2 …That they may be encouraged in heart and united in love, so that they will have the full riches of complete understanding, in order that they will know the mystery of God, which is, Christ (the word of God and the Spirit of God),

 

3        In whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge (of God).  NIV

 

Jer 24:7 I will give them a heart (a spirit, not a brain) to know Me, that I am the Lord…

 

Eternal life is God’s life, love, its ours as we know Him, eat His words and drink His Spirit

 

John 17:3 This is eternal life, that they may know You (Father), the only true God…

 

John 6:54 (Jesus) Whoever eats My flesh (eats My word – Jer 16:16)  and drinks My blood (drinks My Spirit – 1 Cor 12:13) has eternal life(and grows in knowing God)

 

55      My flesh (word) is (spiritual) food indeed, and My blood (Spirit) is drink indeed. 

 

56      Whoever eats My flesh and drinks My blood lives in Me, and I live in them. 

 

1 Jo 4:16 So we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever  NIV   lives in love (their will yielded to His Spirit) lives in God, and God lives in them.     

 

Rom 15:30 I urge you brethren…by the love of the Holy Spirit, to join me in…prayer…

 

God calls the gift of Himself to us, His grace; Christ, by word and by Spirit, is His grace 

 

Eph 1:6 His grace (word), by which He made us accepted in the Beloved (Christ).

 

7        In Him we have redemption in and by His blood (shed naturally, drunk spiritually) our freedom from sins, in proportion to…His grace (His words, in our hearts).

 

8        For by grace (His words) you are being saved through faith (words you believe in your heart), not of yourselves; it is the gift of God (it is God’s gift of Himself),

 

Eph 4:7 To each one of us grace (God’s gift of Himself) is given in proportion to the    gift of Christ (God’s word and Spirit that our hearts believe and whom we obey).

 

Some Christians like old Israel start well then fail; if they knew God better they’d be saved 

 

Heb 3:16 (God asks) For who, having heard, rebelled? Indeed, was it not all who came out of Egypt (the equivalent of being born again), led by Moses? And yet:

 

Ps 91:4 …His faithful promises (words, Himself) are your armor and protection.    NLT

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