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Alert: Escapees from the Law… an APB for the Spirit.

April 8, 2010

Romans 8:1-39

How can we face the righteous requirements of the law? The Law condemns us in our sin and through our inherent inability to fulfill it.  Born into the flesh with a carnal mind we are placed in enmity with God, praise God though for Christ Jesus.  For in Him we have no condemnation when we walk not according to the flesh but the spirit. (1) The ministry of the spirit is not merely to provide aide but to provide life, indeed it is the spirit of life in Christ that has made us free from the law of sin and death. (2)

This Spirit represents God’s dominion over the most daunting forces we face, those of sin and death.  This Spirit is the same force by which Christ was raised from the dead defeating death and the power of sin. (11) This Spirit is one of adoption, and through that adoption the receipt of an inheritance undeserved, eternal glory with our joint heir Christ. (17)

This Spirit provides the life which is the first fruits of the ultimate redemption which is to come, a redemption longed after and groaned for by all of creation.  And while creation groans for redemption the spirit groans for creation making intercession for the saints according to the will of God.  And that will is that those who are called will prosper and will with all certainty reach the glory that awaits justification.

For He who spared not His own Son, will give all these things to those he loves and calls.  With love like that what assault against us can succeed or separate us from the Lord who is both our intercession and our glory.

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