In Dallas Willard’s The Divine Conspiracy, he tells us our spiritual life is now, already begun, and will continue on and on.
Excerpt from The Divine Conspiracy
Because we are spiritual beings, it is for our good, individually and collectively, to live our lives in interactive dependence upon God and under his kingdom rule.
Every kind of life, from the cabbage to the water buffalo, lives from a certain world that is suited to it. It is called to that world by what it is. There alone is where its well-being lies. Cut off from its special world it languishes and eventually dies.
This is how the call to spirituality comes to us.
We ought to be spiritual in every aspect of our lives because our world is the spiritual one.
It is what we are suited to.
Thus Paul, from his profound grasp of human existence, counsels us, “To fill your mind with the visible, the ‘flesh,’ is death, but to fill your mind with the spirit is life and peace” (Rom. 8:6).
As we increasingly integrate our life into the spiritual world of God, our life increasingly takes on the substance of the eternal.
We are destined for a time when our life will be entirely sustained from spiritual realities and no longer dependent in any way upon the physical. Our dying, or “mortal” condition, will have been exchanged for an undying one and death absorbed in victory.
– Dallas Willard
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