Not a Puppet

28 Oct

It is much easier for us to think of Him invisibly beside us. He is with us, but the weight of the New Testament simply states that He is in us and we are in Him… The mathematics of the new covenant is one plus one equals one… Our lives are not something we tell Him about in our nightly report to Him in prayer, for He has lived them in us second by second…

But we are not His glove puppets!… The glorified Jesus is in us, and our walk of faith is choosing to die to the desires of the flesh that seek to live independently of Him and fulfill the lie, and instead to helplessly draw on His strength within us.

Malcolm Smith

The Lost Secret of the New Covenant, Harrison House, 2002, 206-7

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