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The following excerpts from T. Austin-Sparks explain the difference between the natural man and the spiritual man who allows himself to be guided by God 24/7. A fairly long time might have passed until we have finally despaired of our old Adam’s nature and leave it all up to Him. But once we have died to self, Christ’s resurrection power begins to flow into our renewed mind and into a completely new heart that was given us by God as well. From that time on we can fully enjoy life with Christ in the kingdom of God, just as Jesus promised here,
“I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.” (Jn 10:10 ESV)
Eventually, here is T.A. Sparks’ exposition on ‘Fellowship with God’ (1) which I found to be very helpful for me. I hope it serves you, too, dear reader. As a side note, I became aware of this article by TAS as I read another quote from him on Becky Johnson’s blog yesterday [note: the blog has been deleted by now, that is, in March 2023].