Sabaoth Spring 2022
FORESIGHT OF THE MASTER PLANNER -The Eternal Purpose
The Spirit of Holiness & The Sanctification of Man Part 2: Our Freedom From Sin.
PLAN A2, BACK ON TRACK – Transformation: The proving of Faith and The Glory of God Section F -THE LAW OF THE SPIRIT OF LIFE IN CHRIST JESUS
NO CONDEMNATION!!! With The Normal Christian Way of Life (Part 2)
Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today, and forever. (Hebrews 13:8)
And declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead. (Romans 1:4)
In the first part of no “condemnation!!! – With The Normal Christian Way of Life” we looked at a believers bid to deal with Sin while the law is still in the way; we looked at a believer’s bid to obey God and also at the same time contend (in this end times) with passivity and the level of de-humanization it can lead to while trying to work out the tele-guiding (that is the order of the day in the society he /she find themselves) by trying to do it through his / her own efforts, willpower, and determination which really is legalism. We saw that without being fully delivered from the law; it is impossible to know full deliverance from Sin. In this second part, we will now continue to look at the solution God has provided for the struggle of the believer when cornered by the inherent power of the law to the point of saying (like Apostle Paul said):
O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death? (Romans 7:24-25)
There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh: That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. (Romans 8:1-4)
In the first part we looked at:
- Who do this apply to?
- No Condemnation – To whom do this apply?
- Man’s Sinful Nature
- Law of Sin and Death
- Walk not according to the flesh: But according to the spirit
- What the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh
- God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh
In this second part we will look at:
- God’s own Son condemned sin in the flesh
- That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us
- “Bring forth fruit unto God” & “Serve in newness of spirit”
- No Condemnation!!!
- Impartation of the Righteousness of Christ Jesus
Who do this apply to?
Those who have had an experience of that exclusive act of God by which a principle of new life is implanted in man, with the result that the governing disposition of the functions of the soul is made holy. Those who have RECEIVED AN IMPARTED LIFE WHICH MAKES THE RETURN FROM A STATE OF DECLINE TO A REVITALISED STATE POSSIBLE. Who have beeen renewed, reformed, or reconstituted; who have had a spiritual rebirth (be spiritually reborn) “Born Again”; have been completely reformed or improved and grown anew.
Why does this apply to them?
This applies to them because “God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh”
Why did God send His Son?? In the likeness of sinful flesh???
For what the Law could not do [that is, overcome sin and remove its penalty, its power] being weakened by the flesh [man’s nature without the Holy Spirit], (Romans 8:3a Amp.)
God did: He sent His own Son in the likeness of sinful man as an offering for sin. And He condemned sin in the flesh [subdued it and overcame it in the person of His own Son], (Romans 8:3b Amp.)
All the sacrificial offerings in the old testament were a fore-shadow of what “The Lamb of God” was to come into the world to do. John, who by special signs and divine inspiration had perceived that Jesus, even in sinful flesh, was the Son of God, said of Him:
Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus: Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God; To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus. (Romans 3:24-26)
This is the way of salvation god has provided for us that we might be forgiven and redeemed
How it works
Sin condemns the natural man through the law, But by the death of Christ Jesus, sin itself has been condemned.
As it was the law that aggravated and inflamed sin in man; Take away the law (done by the death of Christ, Jesus); and the aggravation is taken away (what was in man to aggravate the motions of sin in him is gone).
As far as the believer is concerned; it has no power
My position as a regenerated Christian:
Is not simply that I am no longer condemned
It is not just no longer that, the aggravation that sin which the law produces in me has been removed –
Ye also are become dead to the law by the body of Christ; that ye should be married to another, even to him who is raised from the dead, that we should bring forth fruit unto God…… But now we are delivered from the law, that being dead wherein we were held; that we should serve in newness of spirit, and not in the oldness of the letter.(Romans 7:4,6)
It is impossible to be joined to Christ, Jesus:While still joined to the Law
Heavenly Father, we pray that you will quicken our body soul, will, intellect, emotions, spirit and inner man to the Scriptural ground for living a new life in Your ways, which is the truth concerning our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ’s full victory at Calvary, We bind each and everyone of us to the work of the cross of Calvary where the power, the authority, the love, the forgiveness, the mercy and the grace would flow into our lives. We confess that Jesus is the head of the body , the church, He is the beginning and the first born from among the dead. So that in everything he might have supremacy. For you were pleased to have all Your fullness dwell in Him, and through Him you reconciled Yourself to all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through His blood . For once we were alienated from you and were enemies in our minds because of our evil behaviour but now we know that you have reconciled us by Christ’s physical body through death to present us holy in Your sight, without blemish and free from accusation. For as much as we children are partakers of the flesh and blood, and Christ also Himself took part of the same flesh and blood: that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is the devil; and deliver them, who through the fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.
We confess Father that, Having being buried with Him in baptism and raised with Him through faith in Your power who raised Him from the dead, that when we were dead in our sins and in the uncircumcision of our sinful nature, You made us alive with Christ. You forgave us all our sins, Having cancelled the written code, with it’s regulations that was against us and that stood opposed to us; Jesus took it away and nailed it to the cross. And having disarmed the powers and authorities that have stood against our lives, He made a public Show of them, triumphing over them by the cross.