Psalm 119 – Part 8A
August 4, 2013
Psalm 119 – Part 8B
August 6, 2013
Psalm 119 – Part 8A
August 4, 2013
Psalm 119 – Part 8B
August 6, 2013

The Law of the Spirit of Life

Tunnel between Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge Tennesee.  2013

Tunnel between Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge Tennessee. 2013

For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death. Romans 8:2

One important factor seen in Romans 8 is the work of the Holy Spirit. Here is a quote from Romans Verse by Verse. “This Eighth of Romans, then, comes after the work of Christ—after His atoning blood has put the believer’s sins away; after he has seen, also, that he died with Christ,—to sin, and also to that legal responsibility he had in Adam; after the words, “Sin shall not have dominion over you, for ye are not under Law, but under Grace”; and, finally, after the hopeless struggle of the apostle has shown “the flesh” to be incurably bad; and that there is a blessed deliverance, which, though not changing “the body of this death,” nevertheless gives freedom therefrom “through our Lord Jesus Christ.”

Okay he writes long sentences, but clearly shows that Chapter 8 is built on the finished work of Jesus and what we have “in Christ.”

There are two laws working here in this verse. The bad news first, is the law of sin and death. This is the law that Adam brought into being. It’s the curse. And in part it is the Old Testament law. Adam sinned and he would surely die. The wages of sin are death. (Romans 6:23)

The good news is that there is another law at work. It’s the Spirit of Life. Most believe that this is a reference to the Holy Spirit. In the unbeliever, the law of sin and death is in operation. The fact is, we can’t do change on our own. We need the work of the Holy Spirit—the Spirit of life. He is the power of God to make change in our life.

There is bondage in a life of sin apart from Jesus. However, the Spirit of life has set us free.If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.” (John 8:36)

“Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.” (2 Corinthians 3:17) We are free from condemnation, the guilt of law, and the death of sin.