1 Pet.1: 5 "Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time".
Phil. 1: 6 "Being confident of this very thing, that He which has begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ"
No one can live "the Christian life" ! This old nature just wont go away! But The Holy Spirit in us can live it through us and that's the ticket, PRAISE GOD!
We rejoice in trials, in temptations, for the trials of ones faith are precious to us. They purify us, build Christ like character, as HE MOVES INTO THE DRIVERS SEAT OF OUR LIFE, and WE slowly disappear more and more. Oh how we LOVE JESUS!
Beloved, unless God lives it through us we are not living at all in this flesh. There is NO SUCH thing as a perfect Christian this side of that moment we will be perfected in Christ at His call.
Who is a Christian? NOT I BUT CHRIST IN ME! WHO IS SINLESS? NOT I BUT CHRIST IN ME.