#1 The Law of the Spirit
Posted: Sunday, February 12th, 2017Print
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The Law of the Spirit isn't a new set of rules or method that you must perform - it's all done for you. What is this Law of Liberty all about?
Romans 8:2 NASB
For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and of death.
See how many times the word ‘law’ is used in these chapters? The universe is regulated by myriad laws. Our God is a God of laws. All things are set upon an order, and that order is called LAW. A law is a rule of order that dominates and it is in place at all times. It is immovable and unchangeable. The sun, the moon, the stars, the planets all function under the law of their creation.
It is not possible to live outside of LAW. You either live under the Mosaic Law, which will lead to delusion and failure. Or you live under the law of sin and death, which is destruction.
The wonderful provision of God is not the absence of law, but the “law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus.” Under the law of the Spirit you are free. But it is a LAW! To be free, to be in Christ, you must place yourself under the LAW of the Spirit. It simply means that you obey the Spirit – you stay under His dictates, His standard, His power – and in that place you are free of YOU. And…you are IN Christ! Hallelujah!