Walking in the Spirit part 29
Romans 7:24-8:4 (NIV)
24 What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body that is subject to death? 25 Thanks be to God, who delivers me through Jesus Christ our Lord!
So then, I myself in my mind am a slave to God’s law, but in my sinful nature a slave to the law of sin.
8 Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, 2 because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you free from the law of sin and death. 3 For what the law was powerless to do because it was weakened by the flesh, God did by sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh to be a sin offering. And so he condemned sin in the flesh, 4 in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fully met in us, who do not live according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.
Jesus rescues us from the law of sin and death. He died for us so He might be the firstborn of many brethren. We got in this mess through the first man Adam and out through the man Jesus Christ. We die to the first man and are born again through Jesus. He set me free from the curse of the first man, so I died to my sin nature and flesh and came alive to the Spirit nature. God told Adam that if he ate of the tree dying spiritually he would die physically, but through the cross coming alive spiritually we live physically. Jesus paid it all at the cross. The last thing to be put under His feet is death, but we are given deposits or victories reminding us death will be put under His feet and ours, and we will have a resurrected body. A sinless glorified body that will not know sickness or the grave for he did it for us. He set us free from the old man and sin so we might by faith walk in His Spirit. He released us from the hold of sin. We don’t look back, but forward for I am save, I am being saved and I shall be saved. I am a child born again and must learn to walk in His Spirit. I feel we have gone full circle, but how do I walk in the Spirit?
PastorJ eff Lane
Pastor Jeff Lane