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87. Of God, By Christ, Through the Spirit



1 Corinthians 8:6 - "But to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we in him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we by him."

1 Peter 1:2,3 - "Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through sanctification of the Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: Grace unto you, and peace, be multiplied. Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead."


By Christ:

2 Corinthians 1:5 - "For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also aboundeth by Christ."

Galatians 2:17 - "But if, while we seek to be justified by Christ, we ourselves also are found sinners, is therefore Christ the minister of sin? God forbid."

Ephesians 3:21 - "Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen."

Philippians 4:19 - "But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus."

Colossians 1:16 - "For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him."

Hebrews 11:3 - "Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear."

1 Peter 5:10 - "But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you."


Through the Spirit:

Romans 8:13 - "For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live."

Galatians 5:5 - "For we through the Spirit wait for the hope of righteousness by faith."

Ephesians 2:22 - "In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit."

1 Peter 1:22 - "Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, see that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently."


c.f. Of the man, by the woman:

1 Corinthians 11:12 - "For as the woman is of the man, even so is the man also by the woman; but all things of God."


But note, with regards access to the Father, it is through Christ (and His work), by the Spirit:

Ephesians 2:18 - "For through him we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father."