Life in the Spirit

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Our new position of condemnation

Chapters 1-7 Paul builds our case of Condemnation
Paul Declares our new state of Condemnation
Paul describes why this is
Take note that “law” (note there is no caps) in this verse is not The Law of Moses but referencing a power over you
Paul explains How this is
The Law (Law of Moses) could not redeem us
God sent his Son (sin free) to be condemned for us
Debt can only be paid by one that is Debt free
Therefore the requirements of redemption are fulfilled in us.
In us, not by us
for those who walk in the spirit (with Christ in them)

Our New Life in the Spirit

5. You now have a new mind in Christ. Those with the Spirit of Christ has been given a new mind, A new understanding, a new perspective, a new world view.
a. Those still in the flesh, are only capable of action in the flesh
b. Those in the Spirit, are capable of producing fruits of the Spirit.
Galatians 5:19–23 NASB95
Now the deeds of the flesh are evident, which are: immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmities, strife, jealousy, outbursts of anger, disputes, dissensions, factions, envying, drunkenness, carousing, and things like these, of which I forewarn you, just as I have forewarned you, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God. But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.
6. Death and Life
a. Those with minds of flesh (without the Spirit) are destined for death (Separation from God)
a. Revelation 2:11; 20:6, 14; 21:8
b. We now have peace with God and a future of Life being reconciled by God.
7-8. In the Flesh we are enemies of God and are Incapable of being subject to the law.
a. A mind of Flesh is only focused on fulfilling its own desires and needs
b. A mind focused inwardly cannot meet the will of God which is outside of itself.
9-10. We are in the Spirit
a. We who are in the Spirit belong to God
i. We are his Children by adoption (v.16-17)
b. Our bodies (being of flesh) are dead but The Spirit of Christ has brings life to our Spiritual selves.
11. You will be raised as Christ was raised.
a. The Spirit of Christ being the same spirit as God’s Son, will be treated the same way.
i. Just Christ was raised from the Dead, So to will we, as we seen in Revelation.
12-13. With New Spiritual Life we are obligated by our spirit to live accordingly
14-17. Just as Christ was God’s son, So are we his Children
a. We are not bond to a new burden of laws but a relationship to our heavenly daddy.
b. We are not Slaves to a sinful existence of wishing we could be redeemed.
c. We are heirs of the King, Legitimized Children
i. Rev 21:7
Revelation 21:7 NASB95
“He who overcomes will inherit these things, and I will be his God and he will be My son.
d. Christ is not only our King, He is the closest relationship possible to achieve.
i.our friend
John 15:13–15 NASB95
“Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends. “You are My friends if you do what I command you. “No longer do I call you slaves, for the slave does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all things that I have heard from My Father I have made known to you.
ii.our brother
Mark 3:34–35 NASB95
Looking about at those who were sitting around Him, He said, “Behold My mother and My brothers! “For whoever does the will of God, he is My brother and sister and mother.”
ii.our bridegroom (Eph 5:22-23
Romans 7:2–3 NASB95
For the married woman is bound by law to her husband while he is living; but if her husband dies, she is released from the law concerning the husband. So then, if while her husband is living she is joined to another man, she shall be called an adulteress; but if her husband dies, she is free from the law, so that she is not an adulteress though she is joined to another man.
e. destined to be glorified with him.
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