…..for the law of the Spirit, that of the life in Christ Jesus, freed you once for all from the law of the sinful nature and of death. Romans 8:2 Kenneth Wuest Translation.
- The Law of the Spirit
- That of the Life in Christ Jesus (whose life you have)
- Freed you once for all
- From the law of the sinful nature and death
The Word of God is powerful! It’s alive! The Word says it is and I believe it! How about you? This scripture is absolutely full term pregnant with answers, secrets, promises and ways out of a number of things that the world says are normal. When you were not born again, you were under the law and the curse of the law. Unfortunately, if a person is still trying to earn God’s favor and blessings and Heaven by doing good works and not doing this or doing that, they are still under the curse of the law. That is what God the Father and Jesus see as self-righteousness. To make it more clear for you, when someone tries to live that way its the equivalent of slapping God the Father and Jesus in the face and saying, “God you didn’t have to send Jesus, I can make my own way by not doing this and then I will do that and then I won’t do this. I will create my own righteousness. That is never going to work. If it did God the Father would have never sent Jesus to die anyway.
However if you accept the finished work of Christ then you can enjoy the benefit of the above scripture and be free from the sinful nature and death. I am not saying that you will never commit another sin I am simply saying it won’t affect your right standing with God the Father. Why? Because your standing with God comes from Jesus not you. Jesus is righteous. You are the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus. You’re not righteous on your own. The only reason you have any righteousness at all is because of Jesus. Jesus took all your sins and condemnation and punishment and guilt on the Cross and gave you all of His righteousness, favor, blessing and standing with The Father. He brought you under a new law. The Law of the Spirit of Life in Christ Jesus that freed you once and for all from the sinful nature and death.
This is what enabled Paul to be bitten by a serpent in the book of Acts and it could not harm him. Snakes were not created by God with venom. The venom came after the fall and sin perverted and twisted nature. So since venom is a product or by-product of the sinful nature that you are free from, when you believe what The Word says instead of what you see on TV that happens to people who get bit by snakes then it will have no effect on you. I’m not talking about people who tempt God and handle snakes deliberately. No if you happen to come across a snake and it attempts to harm you it won’t be able to is what I said. Don’t take my word for it! Take The Word for it.
Behold, I have given you the authority to advance by setting foot upon snakes and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing will in any case harm you Luke 10:19 Kenneth Wuest Translation
Now in case you didn’t know that was Jesus talking. He can’t lie! So whether it’s a snake or something else that is a by-product of the sinful nature or death you are freed once and for all from it. The deciding factor is: DO YOU BELIEVE IT?
All the “blessed” to you!!! Shalom!