#22 The Law and Sin
Posted: Tuesday, January 24th, 2017Print
About The Road to Union Series
The new creation exists in union with Jesus and the Father—a fact. Yet the road to union isn't based on attainment, but revelation and realization.
Romans 7:11 AMPC
For sin, seizing the opportunity and getting a hold on me [by taking its incentive] from the commandment, beguiled and entrapped and cheated me, and using it [as a weapon], killed me.
Only when you are born again are you aware inwardly of the true Law of God, which is His utter holiness. The Law actually so exposes sin that it produces sin. This standard – this Law – arouses the ‘old self.’
The Relationship Between the Law and Sin
Wherever LAW is the standard and not Christ, sin will be rampant because the Law was intended to bring forth the reality of the Adamic nature. And we believe this nature is highly capable of doing right.
Paul had no such dilemma when he lived BY the Law, UNDER the Law. Only when he met Christ and learned the wonders of the gospel did he have this excruciating failure.