Rom 8:2-4; Rom 5:18; Rom 8:9; 2Co 5:17; Php 3:20-21.
WTROM-119-150513 - length: 51:11 - taught on May, 13 2015
Jesus summarized the requirement of the Law as two results:
Loving God with all our mind, heart, soul, and strength;
And loving our neighbor as ourselves.
How is it that we came to be set free from the law or governing power of the sin and the death?
What God did is the reason there is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.
He provided the Spirit…
…but only after God condemned sin in the flesh.
He did this one time, in His Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, on the cross. He did it Federally.
sin - the hideous thing - sin in the flesh was condemned once and for all.
Sin in your flesh and my flesh was condemned at the cross 2,000 years ago.
He places us all in Christ to get the effect of what He did when He condemned sin in the flesh at the cross.
All these fruits and blessings of our life in the Spirit flow from the cross of Christ.
God made possible a holy life for those described as walking according to the Spirit.
HEB 10:10 By this will we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.
God’s purpose in sending His own Son was to get at sin as connected with human flesh, …
and deal with it once for all at the cross in the way of righteous condemnation….
Sin would no longer have rights in human bodies.
That phrase “for sin” is all-comprehensive.
It refers not only to the guilt of sin but also to its power and, one day, to its very presence.
Sin as connected with flesh has been condemned, dealt with, although it has not yet been removed.
The redemption of the body is an event that lies still in the future.
The fact that sin has been condemned also sets the stage for another marvelous thing.
It gives the Risen Christ the glorious right to live in these bodies of ours while they are on earth.
The only condition of that victorious life is that we walk by that indwelling Spirit who has been given to us.