The Road to Union

#28 Free of All Bondage

Posted: Monday, January 30th, 2017
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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.

Devotional

Romans 7:4 & 6 NASB
Therefore my brethren, you also were made to die to the Law through the body of Christ, so that you might be joined to another, to Him who was raised from the dead…

But now we have been released from the Law, having died to that by which we were bound, so that we serve in newness of the spirit and not in oldness of the letter.

We don’t realize that our problem is a matter of LAW, being a prisoner of two Laws: the law of sin and the Law of God.

Before Paul gave his experience of futility, he gave the solution. We were

  1. made in Christ, to die to the law, and
  2. we have been released from the Law of God.

In Christ’s death, you died and that is a real, and legal, transaction. Death is escape from the Law and the only escape. A dead man can’t be accused, prosecuted, or tried. A dead man doesn’t register any demands made on him. A dead man can neither fail nor succeed—he is out of the picture altogether.

You are set free from both laws: the law of sin and the Law of God! By the grave of Jesus Christ, you became another kind of human being, a citizen of heaven, in Him!

Oh, it’s too fantastic and too wonderful to comprehend! God, help us see.

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