Romans 7:8. Those who wish commandments to continue, seem to be oblivious to the reason why the Law was “abolished”, and this verse clearly demonstrates it. Commandments cause sin because of the weakness of the flesh (Rom.8:3). So Jesus “killed” (restored) the flesh for us, so that we can now “die” to this law ‘of the flesh’ which demands ‘fleshly’ perfection, and obtain His Spirit of life “APART FROM THE LAW”. [and also be restored with Him and through Him].
The law being completed in Him means it is also completed in US as long as we are “in” Him and not in our “old” nature (“that is, in my flesh” Rom.7:18, 7:14) which was worthy of death and which we now transform by living in the Spirit, HIS Spirit.
Christians who are “of” flesh (everyone is “of” flesh) live no longer “in” flesh, but “in” (and of) the Spirit, because the Spirit (of Jesus) now lives “in” them, whereas if they were “under” the law they are not able to live “in” the Spirit because THEY DO NOT POSSESS IT (in true Spirit form by their own admission). Those of law cannot be of Spirit. Most Christians were never under the (Jewish) law. We are “adopted” into Christ, not into the Jewish religion.
Rom.7:9 “And I was once alive apart from the Law; but when the commandment came, sin became alive, and I died;..” 7:11. “For sin, taking opportunity through the commandment…killed me. Rom.7:6 “But now we have been RELEASED from the law, having DIED [through the body of Christ] to that BY WHICH WE WERE BOUND [7:14 …sold into BONDAGE to sin…] so that we serve in newness of the Spirit and not in oldness of the letter” [law].
“He has abolished the law”. And more. ALL OF IT. [in His body].
“For the sting of death is sin, and the POWER OF SIN IS THE LAW, [Romans 7] but thanks be to God who gives us the victory through Christ” [Romans 8] . Freedom from law empowers freedom from sin.
[Rom.7:4. “Therefore, my brethren, you also were made to die to the Law through the body of Christ, that you might be joined to another, to Him who was raised from the dead, that we might bear fruit for God”.][To be joined to the law is to be under the law][The one who is led by the Spirit is no longer under the law][In Romans 7 Paul was speaking as being dead under the law]