Jesus also, that he might sanctify the people with his own blood, suffered outside the gate. Therefore, let us go forth to him outside the camp, bearing his reproach. For we have no continuing city here, but we seek one to come.
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From a sermon by Preacher Clark in 1969.
You either belong to God or you do not. If you do, then you belong to God as much as Paul did, or Peter, or even Jesus. The Lord Jesus suffered and died to become “the firstborn among many brethren”, and in him, we become heirs of God together with him.
Preacher Clark said, “You have as much of God inside of you now as you are ever going to have.” Think about that. God dwells within us by His Spirit, and you either have Him there or you don’t. Nobody has only a fraction of God within them. If you have God’s Spirit within you, then even after the resurrection, what you have within you right now is what you will have within you then. Jesus told his disciples that when the Spirit came, both he and the Father would make their abode within them. Preacher Clark’s point that day long ago was that God comes to us completely or not at all. We either have Him or we don’t. And, if it is God who dwells within us, then it is enough.