YOU CANNOT BECOME A NEW CREATION UNDER THE LAW [1658a]

You can only remain as an OLD creation under the law, under the OLD covenant of law, which is the antithesis of being under the NEW covenant of grace, by the SPIRIT. It is one or the other, and these two covenants represent the covenant of death as opposed to the covenant of life.

The OLD covenant addressed the FLESH, which is man’s natural nature. Now God deals with us as SPIRIT, as an extension of His own nature. We become “partakers of the divine nature”, but you cannot be this while under the law.

YOU CANNOT BECOME A NEW CREATION UNDER THE LAW [1658]

You can only remain as an OLD creation under the law, under the OLD covenant of law, which is the antithesis of being under the NEW covenant of grace, by the SPIRIT. It is one or the other, and these two covenants represent the covenant of death as opposed to the covenant of life.

The OLD covenant addressed the FLESH, which is man’s natural nature. Now God deals with us as SPIRIT, as an extension of His own nature. We become “partakers of the divine nature”, but you cannot be this while under the law.

CHRIST WAS NOT CRUCIFIED JUST TO SATISFY THE CEREMONIAL LAW [1657b]

Joyce Meyer and others, shame on you. How could you possibly believe that Christ’s painful death on the cross was only to satisfy the ceremonial law, that it was only the ceremonial law that was abolished, which is the explanation they give to explain away the abolishment of the Mosaic law. They do not understand the verse “To set you free from ALL THINGS from which you could NOT be set free by the law of Moses”. (Acts 13:39)

They want you to believe that it was NOT the moral law that was involved in the atonement for our sin. How can sin of any consequence be only involved in the CEREMONIAL law? All sin of any consequence relates to the MORAL law.

They refuse to give up the law, and so the deception continues.

CHRIST WAS NOT CRUCIFIED JUST TO SATISFY THE CEREMONIAL LAW [1657a]

Joyce Meyer and others, shame on you. How could you possibly believe that Christ’s painful death on the cross was only to satisfy the ceremonial law, which is the explanation they give to explain away the abolishment of the Mosaic law. “To set you free from ALL THINGS from which you could NOT be set free by the law of Moses”.

They want you to believe that it was NOT the moral law that was involved in the atonement for our sin. How can sin of any consequence be only involved in the CEREMONIAL law? All sin of any consequence relates to the MORAL law.

And so the deception continues.

CHRIST WAS NOT CRUCIFIED JUST TO SATISFY THE CEREMONIAL LAW [1657]

Joyce Meyer and others, shame on you. How could you possibly believe that Christ’s painful death on the cross was only to satisfy the ceremonial law, which is the explanation they give to explain away the abolishment of the Mosaic law. “To set you free from ALL THINGS from which you could NOT be set free by the law of Moses”.

They want you to believe that it was NOT the moral law that was involved in the atonement for our sin. How can sin of any consequence be only involved in the CEREMONIAL law? All sin of any consequence relates to the MORAL law.

And so the deception continues.

SIN SHALL NOT BE MASTER OVER YOU [1635a]

Romans 6:14. “”For sin shall not be master over you, for you are not under law, but under grace”. Paul in Romans 7, found that he was being mastered by sin. Under the law, he was powerless to produce enough will power to enable righteousness, he was in fact powerless to dismiss and control the inner urges that came from within, from his natural nature. He could find no logical reasoning in his natural makeup which would enable sufficient motivation and empowerment to either curb sin or to produce righteousness, being that the deceitfulness of sin held him within the [logical] processes of condemnation because of ‘inner death’.

These inner urges emerged both as temptations and as the result of being in captivity to natural nature itself, in its self serving, self protecting denial of ultimate truth. Paul comes to the shocking conclusion that he is not in control, but that sin is in control, and that he is indeed an agent of “evil”.

7:19 “For the good that I wish, I do not do; but I practice the very evil that I do not wish”. 7:23 “…but I see a different law in the members of my body, waging war against the law of my mind, and making me a PRISONER of the law of sin which is in my members.” So he finds he cannot serve God, he cannot serve righteousness as long as he is a prisoner to the law of sin, of unrighteousness.

The whole message of this is that being under law and not under grace, renders you not only powerless to do what is right, but renders you defenseless against being employed as a slave of sin, as a servant of unrighteousness. And if you are not being righteous, you are being unrighteous because that is the default position. [In the Spirit, righteousness is the default position].

So the statement that SIN SHALL NOT BE MASTER OVER YOU is under the proviso [of the acceptance of the fact] that YOU ARE NOT UNDER LAW. (Consequently it follows that sin SHALL be master over you if you ARE under law, eg Romans 7).

Paul’s “wretched man” 7:24 position is a result of him being under law and not under grace. SIN IS HIS MASTER because he is under law and NOT under grace, and this is not of his own choosing, it is because he is ignorant of Christ as depicted in 7:24 “WHO will SET ME FREE?…”

Of course he already knows the answer because this discourse of his in Romans 7 is partly hypothetical, being that it is partly historical of his past experience, and partly in real time because he speaks also of his own Adamic source of sinful nature, our natural “first” birth, even though he has since experienced his own “second” birth in Christ. And who better to explain the problem of the necessary transition from the old covenant to the new, than one who had experienced the full sequence of events from one who was first zealous for the law, to one then brought to his knees before the risen Christ near Damascus, before being risen with him to new life in this world by the power of the Holy Spirit; to then serve his new master in full assurance of righteousness by faith, in the power of the Spirit .

So here is another explicit and stark evidence that Romans 7 is NOT that of a weak and faulty apostle of Christ, but evidence of the helplessness of man in his natural state under law, and why he needs to gain a supernatural state, one which contains the source of the “partaking of the new nature”. “But if you are led by the Spirit, you will NOT fulfill the lusts of the flesh” Galatians.

SIN SHALL NOT BE MASTER OVER YOU [1635]

Romans 6:14. “”For sin shall not be master over you, for you are not under law, but under grace”. Paul in Romans 7, found that he was being mastered by sin. Under the law, he was powerless to produce enough will power to enable righteousness, he was in fact powerless to dismiss and control the inner urges that came from within, from his natural nature. He could find no logical reasoning in his natural makeup which would enable sufficient motivation and empowerment to either curb sin or to produce righteousness, being that the deceitfulness of sin held him within the [logical] processes of condemnation because of ‘inner death’.

These inner urges emerged both as temptations and as the result of being in captivity to natural nature itself, in its self serving, self protecting denial of ultimate truth. Paul comes to the shocking conclusion that he is not in control, but that sin is in control, and that he is indeed an agent of “evil”.

7:19 “For the good that I wish, I do not do; but I practice the very evil that I do not wish”. 7:23 “…but I see a different law in the members of my body, waging war against the law of my mind, and making me a PRISONER of the law of sin which is in my members.” So he finds he cannot serve God, he cannot serve righteousness as long as he is a prisoner to the law of sin, of unrighteousness.

The whole message of this is that being under law and not under grace, renders you not only powerless to do what is right, but renders you defenseless against being employed as a slave of sin, as a servant of unrighteousness. And if you are not being righteous, you are being unrighteous because that is the default position. [In the Spirit, righteousness is the default position].

So the statement that SIN SHALL NOT BE MASTER OVER YOU is under the proviso [of the acceptance of the fact] that YOU ARE NOT UNDER LAW. (Consequently it follows that sin SHALL be master over you if you ARE under law, eg Romans 7).

Paul’s “wretched man” 7:24 position is a result of him being under law and not under grace. SIN IS HIS MASTER because he is under law and NOT under grace, and this is not of his own choosing, it is because he is ignorant of Christ as depicted in 7:24 “WHO will SET ME FREE?…”

Of course he already knows the answer because this discourse of his in Romans 7 is partly hypothetical, being that it is partly historical of his past experience, and partly in real time because he speaks also of his own Adamic source of sinful nature, our natural “first” birth, even though he has since experienced his own “second” birth in Christ. And who better to explain the problem of the necessary transition from the old covenant to the new, than one who had experienced the full sequence of events from one who was first zealous for the law, to one then brought to his knees before the risen Christ near Damascus, before being risen with him to new life in this world by the power of the Holy Spirit; to then serve his new master in full assurance of righteousness by faith, in the power of the Spirit .

So here is another explicit and stark evidence that Romans 7 is NOT that of a weak and faulty apostle of Christ, but evidence of the helplessness of man in his natural state under law, and why he needs to gain a supernatural state, one which contains the source of the “partaking of the new nature”. “But if you are led by the Spirit, you will NOT fulfill the lusts of the flesh” Galatians.

LOOK FOR THE CONTRADICTION OF THE “BUT” [1628a]

Your mortal bodies are given life where life has no right to be. By nature we are dead but by the grace of God we are given life. Consider Romans 8:10. “And if Christ is in you, though the body is dead because of sin, yet the spirit is alive because of righteousness. 11 BUT if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through [because of] His Spirit who indwells you.”

So though the body is dead (mort) because of [through] sin, the indwelling presence of His Spirit will give that dead body life, NOW in this life. So at least something of that which was dead (mort) may later be im(mort)alised. And that ‘something’ will be that which is built up around your spirit by the power of HIS Spirit. So as long as your identity is “IN” the Spirit 8:9, and the Spirit is in you, your identity is now that of life, of immortal, resurrection worthy material. Because you are IN Christ and He in you.

[Your mortal body can contain undeserved life, where it has no right to be, other than by the merciful God given right to His permanent forgiveness][Become a contradiction in this world]