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No Condemnation for those in Christ .

Discussion in 'Bible Study' started by Michael Collum, Jun 12, 2010.

  1. No Condemnation for those in Christ .

    Romans 8

    1Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus,


    YEAH! Can't you feel an immense amount of heavenly ecstasy just hearing these words?

    2because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit of life set me free from the law of sin and death.

    I and you have been set free from the divine appointed order of sin and death . The divinely appointed order of the indwelling Spirit of Life has replaced that in our lives .

    3For what the law was powerless to do in that it was weakened by the sinful nature, God did by sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful man to be a sin offering.

    The written law was powerless to do what the law that the Indwelling Spirit of God has written on our hearts . God did this by sending His own son who looked just like us, to take our place as an offering for all sin .

    And so he condemned sin in sinful man, 4in order that the righteous requirements of the law might be fully met in us, who do not live according to the sinful nature but according to the Spirit.

    So God condemned His own son so that the face of Jesus might be fully seen in us who do not live according to the old order of self-righteousness but according to the new way of the Spirit . Our trust is the prism . God is the light . and we make beautiful rainbows together .

    5Those who live according to the sinful nature have their minds set on what that nature desires; but those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires.

    Those who live according to the do-it-yourself righteousness mentality have their minds set on what that nature predictability desires . but those who live according to the new way with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit of God desires .

    6The mind of sinful man is death,

    The mind of sinful man is death

    but the mind controlled by the Spirit is life and peace;

    Those who have the mind of Christ have a mind characteristic of life and peace .

    7the sinful mind is hostile to God. It does not submit to God's law, nor can it do so. 8Those controlled by the sinful nature cannot please God.

    The sinful mind is hostile to God because it does not trust God . The sinful nature cannot ever please God because "without faith it is impossible to please God" (Hebrews 11:6) and "anything that does not come from faith is sin" (Romans 14:23)

    I conclude that every ounce of every fibre of our being .. must trust .. as "love always trusts" .. because beyond faith . everything we do is totally missing the mark . God already knows this about us and loves us so much . He said while still on earth that "there is no greater love that this, that a man lay down his life for his friends" but "while we were still His enemies He died for us" and called the one who betrayed Him with a kiss friend ... May we trust Him and live out such a beautiful example in even the little things .
     

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