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Salvation Part 10



 
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Romans 7:23 ( posted 9-29-14 )

But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members. “

 

 

Let's continue.

 

But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members. “

 

If you remember in my earlier study we learned that the Greek word “ nomon “ translated “ law “ can be in reference to the Law of Moses, the Law of Christ or used as a principle.

It is not always in reference to the Old Testament Covenant Law of Moses.

Paying close attention to the context of what Paul is saying will tell us which law or type of law he is obviously referring to.

Also, we learned that Paul refers to quite a variety of laws or principles.

 

In the verse of our study Paul refers to laws or principles within our physical body, mind and sin...the law of sin also being within our physical body even though there is already a law there too.

Paul discussed these laws or principles in Galatians 5:16-18 when he said;

This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.

For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would.

But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law.

Here, the Greek word “ nomon “ translated “ law “ is for sure in reference to the Law of Moses;

But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law.

 

Paul also discussed these laws in our earlier study of Romans;

Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof.

Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God. Romans 6:12-13

 

I speak after the manner of men because of the infirmity of your flesh: for as ye have yielded your members servants to uncleanness and to iniquity unto iniquity; even so now yield your members servants to righteousness unto holiness. “  Romans 6:19

 

 

The Greek word “ aichmalotizonta “ translated “ bringing me into captivity” means to make captive, lead into captivity.

We will learn in the next study who our only hope really is in our situation.

 

Listen up!

 

Just as the Holy Bible teaches that God is one God in 3 persons but still one and only one God, a man and wife are one flesh but yet still man and wife, a man and a prostitute because of sexual intercourse become one flesh but yet are still a man and woman, so Scripture also teaches that born again believers in Jesus are both complete, made perfect, and not complete and made perfect yet.

The same Holy Spirit who inspired the words in Scripture that born again followers of Jesus are perfect in Christ also inspired Paul to write that he was waiting for perfection, that he had not arrived to perfection yet.

Paul said ;

For we through the Spirit wait for the hope of righteousness by faith. “  Galatians 5:5

And yes, Paul did say we;

wait “

And what are we as born again believers in Jesus Christ waiting for...

the hope of righteousness by faith. “

 

The laws that Paul is referring to in the verse of our study that exist in us, including sin, is confirmed when John said;

If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us. “ 1 John 1:8-10

 

Cleansing from our sin by the blood of Jesus whom we put our faith in is an ongoing process until the end of our physical life here on earth or the rapture, whichever happens first, depending on whether we are yielding ourselves to the lusts of our flesh or walking in the Holy Spirit;

If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth:

But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin. “   1 John 1:6-7

 

We must keep our faith in Jesus to the end in order to become perfect in Christ.

Jesus is the One and only One who can get us through this present life.

 

I will continue with verse 24 in the next study.

 

Wayne Brown