WE PUT THE LAW OF SIN AND DEATH, TO DEATH. [982b]

Faith sees sin and death put to death with Jesus, and so then we also put sin and death to death in us. But in Jesus, it is not ‘just’ sin and death which is put to death, but also THE LAW OF SIN AND DEATH, and it is this law that He has dealt with and removed for us.

The automatic law that sin=death no longer holds true, because it is now sin=the death that Jesus took for us. Since the death has been removed from the equation, the sin now has no leverage to bear against us. If sin and its death have been forgiven, then they no longer have any authority in life.

Because of His forgiveness in the form of the cross, the law of sin and death is disabled, no longer holds true. Sin and death are as if they never had been, they have no outward consequence, because they are not in the creational plan of God. Only life has a place in God’s [new] creation, and this life is freely available without further ado, because for us to have His life in us is what His plan is and always has been.

The Mosaic law or any “law” that denies the absolute power of God to forgive sin AS HAS ALREADY BEEN EXPRESSED ON THE CROSS are the same laws that become to us the laws of sin and death, before we appreciate the very nature of the love of God as expressed in the sacrifice for sin that Jesus made, when He gave His all, His whole being, to convey to us the understanding that God DOES NOT HOLD SIN AGAINST US.

Refusal to believe this means you are believing in a lesser god than that who the Father of Jesus actually is, and the consequences of refusing to believe this truth will mean you will be stuck in some contrived conditional legalistic redemptive process which actually has no power to redeem.

[The new covenant of life overpowers the old covenant of death][The Spirit of life overcomes [has overcome], overpowers [has overpowered], the spirit of death]

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WE PUT THE LAW OF SIN AND DEATH, TO DEATH. [982a]

Faith sees sin and death put to death with Jesus, and so then we also put sin and death to death in us. But in Jesus, it is not ‘just’ sin and death which is put to death, but also THE LAW OF SIN AND DEATH, and it is this law that He has dealt with and removed for us.

The automatic law that sin=death no longer holds true, because it is now sin=the death that Jesus took for us. Since the death has been removed from the equation, the sin now has no leverage to bear against us. If sin and its death have been forgiven, then they  no longer have any authority in life.

Because of His forgiveness in the form of the cross, the law of sin and death is disabled, no longer holds true. Sin and death are as if they never had been, they have no outward consequence, because they are not in the creational plan of God. Only life has a place in God’s [new] creation, and this life is freely available without further ado, because for us to have His life in us is what His plan is and always has been.

The Mosaic law or any “law” that denies the absolute power of God to forgive sin AS HAS ALREADY BEEN EXPRESSED ON THE CROSS are the same laws that become to us the laws of sin and death, before we appreciate the very nature of the love of God as expressed in the sacrifice for sin that Jesus made, when He gave His all, His whole being, to convey to us the understanding that God DOES NOT HOLD SIN AGAINST US.

Refusal to believe this means you are believing in a lesser god than that who the Father of Jesus actually is, and the consequences of refusing to believe this truth will mean you will be stuck in some contrived conditional legalistic redemptive process which actually has no power to redeem.

[The new covenant of life overpowers the old covenant of death][The Spirit of life overcomes, overpowers, the spirit of death]

WE PUT THE LAW OF SIN AND DEATH, TO DEATH. [982]

Faith sees sin and death put to death with Jesus, and so then we also put sin and death to death in us. But in Jesus, it is not ‘just’ sin and death which is put to death, but also THE LAW OF SIN AND DEATH, and it is this law that He has dealt with and removed for us.

The automatic law that sin=death no longer holds true, because it is now sin=the death that Jesus took for us. Since the death has been removed from the equation, the sin now has no leverage to bear against us. If sin and its death have been forgiven, then they  no longer have any authority in life.

Because of His forgiveness in the form of the cross, the law of sin and death is disabled, no longer holds true. Sin and death are as if they never had been, they have no outward consequence, because they are not in the creational plan of God. Only life has a place in God’s [new] creation, and this life is freely available without further ado, because for us to have His life in us is what His plan is and always has been.

The Mosaic law or any “law” that denies the absolute power of God to forgive sin AS HAS ALREADY BEEN EXPRESSED ON THE CROSS are the same laws that become to us the laws of sin and death, before we appreciate the very nature of the love of God as expressed in the sacrifice for sin that Jesus made, when He gave His all, His whole being, to convey to us the understanding that God DOES NOT HOLD SIN AGAINST US.

Refusal to believe this means you are believing in a lesser god than that who the Father of Jesus actually is, and the consequences of refusing to believe this truth will mean you will be stuck in some contrived conditional legalistic redemptive process which actually has no power to redeem.

[The new covenant of life overpowers the old covenant of death][The Spirit of life overcomes, overpowers, the spirit of death]

GRACE SIN LAW AND DEATH HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH CEREMONIAL LAW [981a]

The argument that it was only the ceremonial law that Jesus freed us from; that we are still bound to keep the “moral law” is promoted by some, even by a top female TV evangelist.

This notion is proven wrong by the content of Paul’s writings of Romans 6 7 and 8 where he talks about the interaction and relevancy of the various moral components of law sin flesh and death, and particularly chapter 7 where commandment is linked to coveting, but also to the law of sin in general.

What is missed is that Jesus died to the law literally, and we then die to the law in faith of him having done this for us, for our benefit, for our gain. And in this faith, by this faith, we also die to the law, we are dead as far as the law is concerned. “He made us to die with Him”. It is because of this that it can say “He has abolished the law”. We no longer live to a set of rational guide lines that govern the action/reaction of our thoughts, because our thoughts are now governed by HIS actions/reactions which include forgiveness of sin, and grace and mercy. “Taking every thought captive to Christ”.

Ceremonial law is a non event because it just simulates a pattern of an existing spiritual reality, but now the reality has come in Christ, there is no need for the pattern to remain. Moral law may define transgressions of it, but it does nothing to change the behaviour that led to the transgression, because flesh has no answer to temptation, outside of Christ. “Without me you can do nothing”. Jesus is not concerned with ceremonial law at all, only with the law of the Spirit of life which sets us free from the law of sin and death.

He also has abolished death. And he has abolished the old covenant, because He has now established a new one. Where then does this place those who want to continue in the old and continue to assert its relevancy?

The old covenant was surely finished when Jesus finished it. “It is finished”. By this He brought in the new covenant “in His blood”, a BETTER covenant, and one meant to replace the other, which is “Fading away”. Therefore those who make a choice to remain in the old or come into the new, had better make the right choice, for to reject the new is to reject the Christ who died to provide it for them, and you cannot choose to keep them both.

[The old covenant was a law covenant, the new is not][“For the law made nothing perfect, but the bringing in of a better hope did, by the which we draw near to God.” Heb.7-19][“…but the word of the oath, which came AFTER the law, appoints a son…”][See also Heb.8-13]

GRACE SIN LAW AND DEATH HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH CEREMONIAL LAW [981]

The argument that it was only the ceremonial law that Jesus freed us from; that we are still bound to keep the “moral law” is promoted by some, even by a top female TV evangelist.

This notion is proven wrong by the content of Paul’s writings of Romans 6 7 and 8 where he talks about the interaction and relevancy of the various moral components of law sin flesh and death, and particularly chapter 7 where commandment is linked to coveting, but also to the law of sin in general.

What is missed is that Jesus died to the law literally, and we then die to the law in faith of him having done this for us, for our benefit, for our gain. And in this faith, by this faith, we also die to the law, we are dead as far as the law is concerned. “He made us to die with Him”. It is because of this that it can say “He has abolished the law”. We no longer live to a set of rational guide lines that govern the action/reaction of our thoughts, because our thoughts are now governed by HIS actions/reactions which include forgiveness of sin, and grace and mercy. “Taking every thought captive to Christ”.

Ceremonial law is a non event because it just simulates a pattern of an existing spiritual reality, but now the reality has come in Christ, there is no need for the pattern to remain. Moral law may define transgressions of it, but it does nothing to change the behaviour that led to the transgression, because flesh has no answer to temptation, outside of Christ. “Without me you can do nothing”. Jesus is not concerned with ceremonial law at all, only with the law of the Spirit of life which sets us free from the law of sin and death.

He also has abolished death. And he has abolished the old covenant, because He has now established a new one. Where then does this place those who want to continue in the old and continue to assert its relevancy?

The old covenant was surely finished when Jesus finished it. “It is finished”. By this He brought in the new covenant “in His blood”, a BETTER covenant, and one meant to replace the other, which is “Fading away”. Therefore those who make a choice to remain in the old or come into the new, had better make the right choice, for to reject the new is to reject the Christ who died to provide it for them, and you cannot choose to keep them both.

[The old covenant was a law covenant, the new is not][“For the law made nothing perfect, but the bringing in of a better hope did, by the which we draw near to God.” Heb.7-19][“…but the word of the oath, which came AFTER the law, appoints a son…”][See also Heb.8-13]

Paul’s Unique Way of Looking at Things REBLOG [980]

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It is true that some preach Christ out of envy and rivalry, but others out of goodwill. The latter do so out of love, knowing that I am put here for the defense of the gospel. The former preach Christ out of selfish ambition, not sincerely, supposing that they can stir up trouble for me while I am in chains. But what does it matter? The important thing is that in every way, whether from false motives or true, Christ is preached. And because of this I rejoice.

Philippians 1:15-18a

Paul has been telling the Philippians that he is rejoicing because as a result of his imprisonment the gospel is being preached in Rome, and now he continues his thoughts on that subject. It would seem that there are people who are preaching the gospel with impure motives, that they would like to stir up trouble for Paul.  He hasn’t…

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YOU SHALL KNOW GOD’S CREATION BY ITS FRUITS [979b]

Only the design of God could produce that  which is known as the fruit of the Spirit. Man can only be moulded shaped and formed by the Spirit of truth as it permeates him and changes him into a son or daughter of God.

The Spirit that accomplishes this, and ONLY that Spirit, will result in the evidence of God’s handiwork on the earth. It is only the truth of this resultant creative work that God does, that provides a clue to the reality of what the truth of righteousness actually means, that there is a pattern to the nature of man as fashioned in the image of the living God; so that regardless of any argument or theory, the results speak for themselves.

In the eyes of the world, this may mean that these people are seen as deluded or mad, that they are mentally deranged or  confused and  misled, being without the proper credentials to establish a rational foundation for the reason for man’s existence at all.

But the end result will disclose the tragic reality of those who live in the lie and those who live in the truth, because that lie or that truth will be a part of them, being in them and conforming them either to the earthly pattern or to the divine spiritual one. There shall be no escaping the reality that unfolds as this divine pattern is revealed upon the earth.

[Let God be true though every man a liar][Make the tree good][The Pentecost Spirit breakout is irreversible].

YOU SHALL KNOW GOD’S CREATION BY ITS FRUITS [979a]

Only the design of God could produce that  which is known as the fruit of the Spirit. Man can only be moulded shaped and formed by the Spirit of truth as it permeates him and changes him into a son or daughter of God.

The Spirit that accomplishes this, and ONLY that Spirit, will result in the evidence of God’s handiwork on the earth. It is only the truth of this resultant creative work that God does, that provides a clue to the reality of what the truth of righteousness actually means, that there is a pattern to the nature of man as fashioned in the image of the living God; so that regardless of any argument or theory, the results speak for themselves.

In the eyes of the world, this may mean that these people are seen as deluded or mad, that they are mentally deranged or  confused and  misled, being without the proper credentials to establish a rational foundation for the reason for man’s existence at all.

But the end result will disclose the tragic reality of those who live in the lie and those who live in the truth, because that lie or that truth will be a part of them, being in them and conforming them either to the earthly pattern or to the divine spiritual one. There shall be no escaping the reality that unfolds as this divine pattern is revealed upon the earth.

[Let God be true though every man a liar][Make the tree good][The Pentecost Spirit breakout is irreversible].

YOU SHALL KNOW GOD’S CREATION BY ITS FRUITS [979]

Only the design of God could produce that  which is known as the fruit of the Spirit. Man can only be moulded shaped and formed by the Spirit of truth as it permeates him and changes him into a son or daughter of God.

The Spirit that accomplishes this, and ONLY that Spirit, will result in the evidence of God’s handiwork on the earth. It is only the truth of this resultant creative work that God does, that provides a clue to the reality of what the truth of righteousness actually means, that there is a pattern to the nature of man as fashioned in the image of the living God; so that regardless of any argument or theory, the results speak for themselves.

In the eyes of the world, this may mean that these people are seen as deluded or mad, that they are mentally deranged or  confused and  misled, being without the proper credentials to establish a rational foundation for the reason for man’s existence at all.

But the end result will disclose the tragic reality of those who live in the lie and those who live in the truth, because that lie or that truth will be a part of them, being in them and conforming them either to the earthly pattern or to the divine spiritual one. There shall be no escaping the reality that unfolds as this divine pattern is revealed upon the earth.

[Let God be true though every man a liar][Make the tree good][The Pentecost Spirit breakout is irreversible].

TRUTH IS THE MANIFESTED REALITY OF GOD [978a]

WHAT IS TRUTH – Pilate asked this question. The scripture gives the answer “The Spirit is the truth”. The Spirit is also the manifested reality of God.

Jesus said: But when He, the Spirit of truth comes, He will lead you into all truth.

Collective truth. There is the kind of truth that is assembled from knowledge of scripture. This kind of truth can be susceptible to failure, because it relies on individual interpretation and understanding of what has been written. Many important people have been led astray by their intellectual understanding of scripture overriding their spiritual apprehension of it. Legalism is the most common problem. Nevertheless, a knowledge of what scripture is actually saying, before interpretation, is a good thing.

Legalistic truth. This is the common fault displayed by sects and cults, and errors of a legalistic nature occur even in some more popular theological circles as well. Legalism fails to take into account the Spiritual nature of what is being dealt with, and arrives at some logically deduced reasoning which misses the true mark. Usually because of a natural drive and desire to exert a “superior” influence over others. [flesh]. (Most commonly, legalism takes its form in the retention of some kind of law).

Spirit of God truth. The true Spirit is the very nature of God, His essence which fills all things. It is not simply His power, it is the embodiment of Himself, his ‘personality’ and is revealed in the nature of Jesus. This is the Spirit [as Jesus] which empowered the disciples at Pentecost. This is the Spirit which is to fill all men, giving them life, and prepare them for eternity.

Spirit of Christ [Jesus] truth. If a man does not have the Spirit of Christ, he is none of His. Spiritual revelation unites the areas of a man’s being which have been enlightened as to the true nature of God. As enlightenment occurs, unification of those areas of physiology will respond and collect and accumulate towards the manifestation of a common spirit which can be identified as that which has identified with Christ. This inherent identity is “formed” in the person and readily listens to the “voice” of the Spirit which continues to reveal further truth and which can further manifest in all areas of the believer’s life.

This is why “all liars” are denied entry into the kingdom of God, because they are in denial of, and are in travesty of, TRUTH which is the very nature of God himself.

Pursuance of righteousness cannot be divorced from pursuance of Truth. We must live in the truth [Spirit] that he is.

[This is why Jesus said words were important, because they tend to either reveal or suppress the truth][God is the manifested reality of truth][God lives in us][The Spirit of freedom].