Therefore there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and of death. Romans 8:1-2.
Today your LORD (יהוה) God (אלוהים) says:
If you want to be strong you must live without sin. Sin will hold you down. It will make you a slave to sin. Sin makes you weak. Righteousness makes you strong. Sin destroys, it consumes you. Righteousness restores and holds up, it increases you.
Sin destroys your destiny. It destroyed Adam, it destroyed Cain, it destroyed Samson, it destroyed Saul, and it destroyed Judas, just to name a few. Sin never makes it better, it seems like it would get you out of things at first, but it is a trap. Do not so much as touch sin. It burns.
And have mercy on some, who are doubting; save others, snatching them out of the fire; and on some have mercy with fear, hating even the garment polluted by the flesh. Jude 1:22-23.
The wages of sin is death. It made man weak and mortal whereas he had been strong and immortal in the beginning when you were first created.
And if you do not do well, sin is crouching at the door; and its desire is for you, but you must master it. Genesis 4:7.
Sin is crouching at your door, like a stray cat, just waiting for the door to open even a crack to rush inside. Keep the door to your heart shut to it. Keep it under your feet and never let it out free. Be on the alert for the devil is prowling, crouching, watching for the opportunity to enter.
If you want to rule and reign with Me, sin can have no part in you, as was with Jesus. Live pure and you will find the life divine and be fruitful on the Vine.
Sin is selfishness but it is not in your best interests. And yet it so easily ensnares you. But the good news is whom the Son sets free is free indeed. He has set you free from the slavery of sin and death. You are under grace, sin has no power over you.
This may puzzle you for you may still find yourself being pulled into sin. My Son explained this in that your spirit is willing but your flesh is weak. So the answer is clear: Get out of the flesh into the Spirit. And this is what I will teach you today. I have set it out for you clearly in Scripture but many miss what I am telling you and so never do the most important thing of all. My Son, anointed by Me with the Holy Spirit and power, went about doing good and releasing all those oppressed by the devil. Sin is oppression.
How do I get you out of the flesh into the Spirit? In other words, how do I get you out of a mind set on the flesh (limited and trapped in death) to a mind set on the Spirit (unlimited and free in life)? The answer lies in the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus.
Therefore there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and of death. Romans 8:1-2.
What is the law of the Spirit of life?
First, I tell you that you find it in Christ Jesus. That is, in Jesus the Messiah (“Messiah” in Hebrew is “Christ” in Greek). Who is Jesus and what is the mission of the long awaited Messiah, the anointed One?
And the Word became flesh, and dwelt (tabernacled) among us, and we saw His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth. John 1:14.
The Messiah, the suffering servant, was the one sent from Me who would justify you before Me by bearing your sins, ills, pains, and sorrows and free you from the slavery of sin and death.
By His knowledge the Righteous One, My Servant, will justify the many, as He will bear their iniquities. Isaiah 53:11.
Jesus is My Word and He unites flesh with Spirit. The Word became flesh. I am My Word so in Jesus humanity united as one with Divinity in one seamless life showing sin has no part in those who are flesh filled with My Word for My Words are Spirit and Life.
How can a young man keep his way pure? By keeping it according to Your Word. With all my heart I have sought You; do not let me wander from Your commandments. Your Word I have treasured in my heart, that I may not sin against You. Psalm 119:9-11.
That is how I get you out of the flesh into the Spirit. I sent My Word to heal you and deliver you from all your destructions. Sin destroys. My Son came to undo (destroy) the works of the devil. He came to destroy destruction with life and peace. The mind set on the Spirit is life and peace. The mind set on the flesh is death and torment.
The Word became flesh and dwelt among you. The Spirit of life in the flesh. What did the Spirit do? Raised up the flesh to new life. The Spirit is resurrection power, the Spirit quickens your mortal body. My Word is Spirit-breathed.
My Son was very much in the flesh when He was transfigured (in Greek the word translated “transfigured” to describe the change in the appearance of Jesus is “metamorphoo” from which you derive the word “metamorphosis”) before the disciples on the holy mountain. For a moment the curtain of the flesh was pulled back to show the splendor of the inner man of those who, even though in the flesh, are filled with My Word and My Spirit. This was a vision of what My apostle tells you can be done in you when you are transformed (same word in Greek, “metamorphoo”) by the renewal of your mind in My Word. Romans 12:2. By doing what I told Joshua and so many others with My Word you are changed, transformed, transfigured in your inner man and it can not help but quicken your mortal bodies to strength, health, and youthful vigor and make you courageous. It will also give you a radiant face. Like when Moses spent his time in My Word.
But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you. Romans 8:11.
It comes down again to renewing your mind with My Word to be transformed. It worked for Moses and Joshua and it will work for you.
Only be strong and very courageous; be careful to do according to all the law which Moses My servant commanded you; do not turn from it to the right or to the left, so that you may have success wherever you go. This book of the law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it; for then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have success. Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous! Do not tremble or be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:7-8.
If even under the Old Covenant My Word in them and My Spirit on them could so transform them, and like Moses, Joshua, Elisha, and Daniel, that they could live lives free of sin and filled with great revelation and power, think now of how much more you who are in Christ Jesus and have been born again to a new and living spirit in you so that the Holy Spirit is not only on you but IN you are transformed by the renewing of your mind in My Word! What opportunities are yours for a living a pure life filled with revelation and wonders, signs, and miracles such as have never been seen or heard before. If with Moses I could devastate an evil empire with a staff and part the Red Sea for a great deliverance, rain down manna from Heaven, make water pour out of flinty rocks, and give him the revelation of the first five books of the Bible to write them down for the first time on earth, think about what I can do with you! Greater works!
For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and death. Sin and death go together from the beginning. Spirit and life go together from eternity past to the present to eternity future. I AM the One who is, who was, and who is to come, the Almighty. I am the living God. There is no darkness in Me. Sin cannot penetrate into My being, it is repelled to outer darkness. Be careful not to get into its jaws—away from Me you evil doers!
I have given you Jesus that you may live your life through Him. Through My Word made flesh in you. Through Him you receive the abundance of grace and the gift of righteousness so that you can reign in life through Christ Jesus.
You have available to you the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus. The answer to sin is to be indwelt by the Holy Spirit and renewed in your mind by My Word so that you are transformed from glory to glory as you move from faith to faith.
Concentrate on being filled with the Spirit and not with the flesh. I am speaking of the fruit of the Spirit versus the works of the flesh.
But let us first go back to our key scripture and its context:
Therefore there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and of death. For what the Law could not do, weak as it was through the flesh, God did: sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and as an offering for sin, He condemned sin in the flesh, so that the requirement of the Law might be fulfilled in us, who do not walk according to the flesh but according to the Spirit. Romans 8:1-4.
You cannot keep the law in the flesh. Walking according to the flesh means you are carnal in the sense that you interpret everything by just what you physically see, hear, smell, taste and touch. There is no higher realm you are looking into. There is no faith or belief in My Word in that arena and that is where Adam chose to put himself and his descendants and many people today continue to adhere to the futile way of life that has no power or hope.
When Jesus came, however, He took on flesh and blood but He was born of the incorruptible seed of My Word as Adam was in the beginning and He gave the eternal life He had in the flesh to satisfy My justice for your sins that ended your eternal life in flesh and spirit. In Him, the sentence pronounced on mankind through Adam was fully satisfied. I made Jesus who knew no sin to be sin on your behalf and gave you My righteousness in Him—a divine exchange. Now you are no longer in the flesh though you are still in your body, but when I refer to “flesh” I am not referring so much to your physical organs and bones but to a mindset of all man and no God, a complete rebellion against My Word of truth for lies, corruptible horrible lies. But that is over for those who walk now not according to the flesh, but according the Spirit that is now in you.
But you must change your mindset to match the new you.
For those who are according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who are according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit. For the mind set on the flesh is death, but the mind set on the Spirit is life and peace, because the mind set on the flesh is hostile toward God; for it does not subject itself to the law of God, for it is not even able to do so, and those who are in the flesh cannot please God. Romans 8:5-8.
In the flesh, you are looking only at corruptible flesh, which through sin became weak and headed for the grave with no way out. If you stay in the limits of the flesh, you are trapped in the lusts of the flesh, there is no way you will be strong enough to never sin. The law could not put your flesh right because sin is in the flesh.
However, you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you. But if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he does not belong to Him. Romans 8:9.
It is the fulfillment of My Words to the prophet Ezekiel.
Then I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you will be clean; I will cleanse you from all your filthiness and from all your idols. Moreover, I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; and I will remove the stony dead heart from your flesh and give you a soft living heart. I will put My Spirit within you and cause you to walk in My statutes, and you will be careful to observe My ordinances. Ezekiel 36:25-27.
When you are walking in the Spirit you produce the fruit of the Spirit.
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. Galatians 5:22-23.
Do you see? There is NO LAW against these things, i.e., the fruit of the Spirit, nor against the gifts of the Spirit (pneumatickus) with the grace endowments (charisma). These are Spirit empowered, that is, relating to the invisible realm of the Spirit and emanating from My Spirit, exhibiting His effects and character, which are not carnal, in that they are not set on death and the lust that sin has brought into the world but on life and peace that the Kingdom brings. And for those born of water and the Spirit, the Kingdom is accessed within your spirit. For I am Spirit and I made you in My image and according to My likeness,
Please understand that when you walk in the Spirit, as I spoke in prophetic utterance through Ezekiel, by the leading of the Holy Spirit in you that you are keeping the entire law of perfect love and there is no law against those things. You are no longer keeping the law by imposing outward restrictions only but you are keeping it as the character of your heart.
Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self control need no curtailing or punishment, no law of sin and death against them. These are the royal law of love in which lies perfect freedom.
If, however, you are fulfilling the royal law according to the Scripture, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself,” you are doing well. James 2:8.
Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. 2 Corinthians 3:17.
Where there is no sin there is no need of punishment. The law of sin that leads to death is completely unnecessary where there is no sin. All are made righteous in Christ. But remember you must renew your mind because your old mindset will try to operate by default in your new creation.
And there is a major difference between the words of the flesh and the fruit of the Spirit. I think you will now understand what My Spirit speaks to through My servant Paul:
But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not carry out the desire of the flesh. For the flesh sets its desire against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; for these are in opposition to one another, so that you may not do the things that you please. But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the Law. 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. Now those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. If we live by the Spirit, let us also walk by the Spirit. Let us not become boastful, challenging one another, envying one another. Galatians 5:16-26.
But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the Law. People have twisted this out of context to say that under the grace that comes to you in Jesus you are no longer obligated to keep the law, in fact, they will say the ten commandments are outmoded under grace and throw out My tablets. But what they do not understand is what I just explained to you. If you are led by the Spirit, you are producing the fruit of the Spirit and what law would there be that needs to curtail you so you are removed as a danger to others? You shall not murder, steal, lie, cheat, and covet have no application to anything you do if you are Spirit led for My Spirit is the Spirit of truth and He will guide you to all truth. He will impart My grace to you as well for “the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all men, instructing us to deny ungodliness and worldly desires and to live sensibly, righteously and godly in the present age, looking for the blessed hope and the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Christ Jesus, who gave Himself for us to redeem us from every lawless deed, and to purify for Himself a people for His own possession, zealous for good deeds.” Titus 2:11-14.
And all this is working for you, in you, and through you, even in your flesh, according to the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus, which is the perfect and royal law of liberty.
Therefore I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and pleasing and perfect. Romans 12:1-2.
Whom the Son sets free is free indeed.
Jesus answered them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone who commits sin is the slave of sin. The slave does not remain in the house forever; the son does remain forever. So if the Son makes you free, you will be free indeed. John 8:34-35.
How do you get out of the flesh into the Spirit? It is again the same answer: the Blood, the Water, and the Spirit. The blood of Jesus to justify you and to cleanse you of all sin as if it had never been, the new birth by the water of the imperishable seed of My Word and the regeneration by the Spirit, then the cleansing and renewing of your mind by the Word, and the Spirit dwelling with you and in you to empower you with the grace gifts, endowments, and the gifts of wisdom, understanding, knowledge and the like and to produce the fruit of the Spirit in and with your spirit as you renew your mind in the Word of truth, which sanctifies you.
Jesus was saying to those Jews who had believed Him, “If you continue in My word, then you are truly disciples of Mine; and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.” John 8:31-32.
I love you. What you could not do in the weakness of your flesh, I have done for you in the law of the Spirit of life IN Christ Jesus, that is, in the flesh, for there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and of death. Romans 8:1-2. Just receive it and offer Me your bodies, that is, your dominion authority for bringing My Kingdom of righteousness, peace, and joy into the earth, and then be transformed by renewing your mind in My Word so you can go from glory to glory even now. What a beautiful life! And it is yours in Christ Jesus, you have only to receive Him as Lord to be born again and then let My Spirit lead you to My Word to be transformed (transfigured) (metamorphosis). This is not working on your old self to make it perform better, no, you are a new creation in Christ. Behold, old things have passed away, new things have come. Walk in newness of life.