God’s Grace in Romans — Delivered from The Law
We saw from our last discussion, that we are dead to the old man and consequently, The law, and are today married to Jesus. Hence, we live in newness of life.
Then the apostle continues;
“For when we were in the flesh, the motions of sins, which were by The Law, did work in our members to bring forth fruit unto death.” Romans 7:5.
Observe carefully this statement, “For when we were in the flesh,” meaning that there was a time we were in the flesh but now are not.
There is a big difference between being in the flesh and walking after the flesh, as explained in Roman 8:9. Only the unsaved are in the flesh, the believer is in Spirit.
Then we hear “the motions of sins, which were by The Law,” they are not by the gospel of God’s Grace contrary to popular beliefs. What moves people to sin, is The Law, and not The Grace of God.
The Law actually strengthens sin and makes it come alive (1 Corinthians15:56, Romans 7:9), and the fruit of a life under The Law leads to death. The Law kills.
If a man is living under The Law, he needs Deliverance, this is what Jesus came to do for for us;
“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 7:6.
Observe carefully this outstanding statement, “But now we are delivered from The Law.”
The only good thing The Law did, was to lead us to Christ, and not to produce righteousness in us. How can God deliver us from a supposed blessing?
We are only delivered from things that keep us in bondage. Even so is the law. Its main aim was to kill. To kill every trace of faith in our goodness, hence “that being dead wherein we were held,” we were dead in guilt and waiting for salvation outside of ourselves.
Now that we are delivered from the law we serve God “in newness of spirit, and not in the oldness of the letter.”
This is as clear as it can get. The Law was never made for a born-again person (1Timothy 1:9), we are not under The Law, but under Grace (Romans 6:14).
Serving in the newness of the spirit means walking like Jesus did, a life that is led by God’s Word. It means to be word minded. Even when we fall, we fall forward and God is never displeased with us, rather, His Grace reaches out and lifts us out of the dirt.
Christianity is not like other mere religions, having some set of rules that people live by to someday see a god. Christianity is a Life. It is the pulsating life of God, working and walking in a human body. It is God living in a man.
A truly saved person has a new heart in which there is no corruption (1 Peter 3:4), he does not love to sin, not because of the wrath of The Law, but because he does not want to. His nature is changed from the nature of sin to the nature of God (1Peter 1:4).
Thank you Father for delivering me from the bondage of the law; the curse of The Law is broken over my life, now I am alive in the new life of Christ.
I am in a living relationship with God, and here righteousness reigns supreme. I live victoriously in every area of my life. Glory to God!
I heard, “This shoot, though a tender shoot, is an incorruptible growth.
My Word has begun to produce in your life. The natural seed had to die for the spiritual to shoot forth.
Entertain no fears in this dear Child, what I have done, no one can add to it, or quash what I have begun.
Expect a long lasting growth. Expect to see the prosperity that is far beyond what you have ever imagined. I have made you eternally prosperous!”
“I know that, whatsoever God doeth, it shall be for ever: nothing can be put to it, nor any thing taken from it: and God doeth it, that men should fear before him.” Ecclesiastes 3:14.
Blessings in Christ,
~ Pastor Jahfas Victor Ahua
Living Hill Christian Church
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