“Wretched to Accepted” is a message from Pastor Tim Rigdon of The Well at New Covenant in Providence, Kentucky (USA). This is a western Kentucky church digging a wellspring of revival in rural America through the preaching of God’s Word and under the direction of the Holy Spirit. This is a place where you can come as you are, you won’t leave the same!
This was recorded on Sunday, June 9, 2019.
Romans 7:15-22 TPT
15 I’m a mystery to myself, for I want to do what is right, but end up doing what my moral instincts condemn.
16 And if my behavior is not in line with my desire, my conscience still confirms the excellence of the law.
17 And now I realize that it is no longer my true self doing it, but the unwelcome intruder of sin in my humanity.
18 For I know that nothing good lives within the flesh of my fallen humanity. The longings to do what is right are within me, but willpower is not enough to accomplish it.
19 My lofty desires to do what is good are dashed when I do the things I want to avoid.
20 So if my behavior contradicts my desires to do good, I must conclude that it’s not my true identity doing it, but the unwelcome intruder of sin hindering me from being who I really am.
21 Through my experience of this principle, I discover that even when I want to do good, evil is ready to sabotage me.
22 Truly, deep within my true identity, I love to do what pleases God.
Romans 7:24-25 NKJV
24 O wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me from this body of death?
25 I thank God—through Jesus Christ our Lord! So then, with the mind I myself serve the law of God, but with the flesh the law of sin.
Romans 8:1 TPT
So now the case is closed. There remains no accusing voice of condemnation against those who are joined in life-union with Jesus, the Anointed One.
Romans 8:14-19 TPT
14 The mature children of God are those who are moved by the impulses of the Holy Spirit.
15 And you did not receive the “spirit of religious duty,” leading you back into the fear of never being good enough. But you have received the “Spirit of full acceptance,” enfolding you into the family of God. And you will never feel orphaned, for as he rises up within us, our spirits join him in saying the words of tender affection, “Beloved Father!”
16 For the Holy Spirit makes God’s fatherhood real to us as he whispers into our innermost being, “You are God’s beloved child!”
17 And since we are his true children, we qualify to share all his treasures, for indeed, we are heirs of God himself. And since we are joined to Christ, we also inherit all that he is and all that he has. We will experience being co-glorified with him provided that we accept his sufferings as our own.
18 I am convinced that any suffering we endure is less than nothing compared to the magnitude of glory that is about to be unveiled within us.
19 The entire universe is standing on tiptoe, yearning to see the unveiling of God’s glorious sons and daughters!
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