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THE INCREDIBLE HUMAN POTENTIAL
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was to develop in them Goo's own holy and righteous character.
God wants a people who will REJECT and overcome Satan's WAY
OF LIFE and turn to THE GOVERNMENT OF ÜOD - which is Goo's
WAY oflife.
That GOVERNMENT OF Goo exists at this time on earth only
through those that are being led by God's Spirit within the
Church of God. Satan is angry. He hates it! He subtily tries to in–
ject into minds under that government of LOVE a hostility that MIS–
represents it as a harsh and cruel government of Satan.
But
1
repeat, LuciFER was created by God
"perfect
in all his
ways, until iniquity was found in him." He
acquired
the nature of
rebellion and evil by false reasoning. Adam
acquired
it from
Satan. The Ephesians (Eph.
2:
1)
acquired
it
from Satan
-
as has
al/ humanity, except
Jesus Christ. But now, IN CHRIST, through His
grace, we may ACQUIRE the DIVINE NATURE OF ÜOD
(11
Pet.
1:4).
God's GREAT PURPOSE is to RESTORE THE GOVERNMENT OF
Goo to this earth, in and through the KINGDOM OF Goo!
We CAN, by Christ's grace, CHANGE "human nature" and
eradicate it entirely from us, replacing it with the DIVINE NATURE!