It becomes apparent the things which were behind should be forgotten, so we as distinct persons are not content with past labours or present measures of grace. Believers (distinct persons) must be reaching forward, stretching themselves forward towards their point; with expressions showing great concern to become more and more like Yeshua (Jesus Christ). The question here then, should a distinct person be depending on the worlds Physicians and Pharmacists, in doing so are they displaying their distinction as a believer walking in Yeshua’s footprints, taking on the sufferings our Lord suffered.
Because believers are distinct individuals running a race, being separated from the world as an example must never stop short of the finish, but press forward as fast as they can; so those who have heaven in their view, will press forward to it, in holy desires, hopes, and constant endeavours. As their visible demonstration denoting them as distinct individuals.
Eternal life is the gift of God, but it is in Christ Jesus; through his hand it must come to us, as it is procured for us by him. There is no getting to heaven as our home, but by Christ as our Way.
As part of the race True believers (distinct individuals), in seeking this assurance, as well as to glorify him, will seek more nearly to resemble his sufferings and death, by dying to sin, and by crucifying the flesh with its affections and lusts.
In these things there is a great difference among real Christians, but all know something of them. Distinct persons (Believers) make Christ all in all, and set their hearts upon another world. If they differ from one another, and are not of the same judgment in lesser matters, yet they must not judge one another; while they all meet now in Christ, hope to meet shortly in heaven.
Let them join in all the great things in which they are agreed, and wait for further light as to lesser things wherein they differ. The enemies of the cross of Christ mind nothing but their sensual appetites. These are the ones who desire to identify themselves as being distinct but continue holding onto the knowledge of the world as their physical and mental benefactors to extend their walk and fulfill the sensual appetites.
Sin is the sinner’s shame, especially when gloried in. The way of those who mind earthly things, may seem pleasant, but death and hell are at the end of it. If we choose their way, we shall share their end.
The life of a Christian a distinct person is in heaven, where his Head and his home are, and where he hopes to be shortly; a distinct person sets his affections upon things above; and where his heart is, there will his conversation be.
There is glory kept for the bodies of the saints, in which they will appear at the resurrection. Then the body will be made glorious; not only raised again to life, but raised to great advantage. Observe the power by which this change will be wrought.
May we be always prepared for the coming of our Judge; looking to have our vile bodies changed by his Almighty power, and applying to him daily to new-create our souls unto holiness; to deliver us from our enemies, and to employ our bodies and souls as instruments of righteousness in his service.