"Spirit of Life"
“Spirit of Life”
Paul reaches a conclusion.
How do I know?
We have been examining Romans 7...the Law and sin.
The next verse (remembers there is no chapter division nor versification in the original) begins with “therefore”… “In light of”, “considering”, “because of this…”.
Therefore there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.
For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and of death.
Most of us are very familiar with this passage.
Did we know the context?
Did we know that it is the answer to the struggle Paul previously addressed?
In light of all we have learned, there is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.
Those who are in Christ Jesus.
Those who abide in Him.
Those who are His.
No condemnation from the Law.
Not for those who profess some belief, and yet are not His.
Because we have been set free.
The law of the Spirit of Life in Christ Jesus has set us free from the law of sin and of death.
We have a new “law”.
The Spirit of Life.
The Spirit of Life in Christ Jesus.
We fulfill the Old Covenant Law through Jesus.
We received the Spirit of Life through Jesus.
We are set free from the law of sin...no longer miserable crying for help.
We are set free from death.
Sure, we may experience a temporary separation from our physical bodies.
But, we as a person will never die.
Life in the Spirit of Life.