Wow. Romans 8 may be considered the greatest chapter in the entire Bible because in this chapter we see the Divine Spirit is with the human spirit. The Spirit is with our spirit, even mingled with our spirit to be one spirit. 1 Cor 6:17 says “He who is joined to the Lord is one spirit”. The crucial point in the book of Romans is “Christ in you” (Rom 8:10).
I am so impressed that God as the Divine Spirit is mingled with our Human Spirit to execute His dynamic salvation for the believers to participate in. On God’s side He is executing, to liberate, deliver, sanctify and glorify the believers. On our side we are participating & enjoying His salvation. Isaiah 55:3 says,
Incline your ear and come to Me, Hear, so that your soul may live, And I will make an everlasting covenant with you, Even the sure mercies shown to David.
This covenant is a contract or an agreement signed by the Lord to us, which means that we have a secured & constant enjoyment of the Lord. Even our enjoyment becomes insured! This everlasting covenant is the best insurance company to insure our enjoyment of the sure mercies of David. The sure mercies of David are all that the Lord is for the house of David. The apostle Paul interprets the sure mercies as “the holy things of David, the faithful things“, and indicates that these things are Christ Himself in resurrection.
In Christ as the sure mercies, God reaches us in His grace to be our enjoyment. Christ is both the sure mercies and the eternal covenant that guarantees these mercies. As the sure mercies of God, the resurrected Christ became the base of God’s justification to His believers. Based on such a justification in Christ’s resurrection, the believers can be sanctified by enjoying Christ, the son of David (Matt 1:1), as God’s sure mercies, i.e., as the Holy One who did not see corruption (Acts 13:35).
Hallelujah, the son of David who is the seed of David (Rom 1:3) is the sure mercies of David to the house of David. Today we are the house of David enjoying the sure mercies of David, which are the riches of the divine life which is the Divine Spirit mingled with our Human Spirit. All that the Lord is today is the sure mercies to the house of David.