Saturday, April 4, 2009

Romans 8:2

“For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and of death.” (NASB)


“For the law (nomos: established rule, custom, command) of the Spirit of life (zoe: vitality, fullness of life,) in Christ Jesus has set you free (eleutheroo: delivered, set at liberty) from the law of sin (hamartia: offense, err, violation of God's law) and of death (thanatos: separation of the soul and the body by which the life on earth is ended, the implied idea of future misery in hell, the power of death, the misery of the soul arising from sin, comprising all the miseries arising from sin as well physical death as the loss of a life consecrated to God and blessed in him on earth).”


For the established rule and command of the Spirit of vitality and fullness of life, in Christ Jesus, has set you free and delivered you from the rule of sin and offense against God and of death, which separates you from Him, both now and eternally.


What a powerful verse! I am no longer living in the law and rule of sin and separation. In this place sin is not my primary focus or concern, it is walking according to the Spirit. In Christ, I have been taken from separation from God to being seated with Him in heavenly places. So many Christians do not know that if they are biblically born from above, they no longer have to be slaves to the old man and his rebellious ways for such a man is a new creation in Christ. Today, may we leave behind the law of sin and death and embrace the law of the Spirit of the fullness of life and vitality offered to us in Christ Jesus!

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