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The Daily Word of Righteousness
For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace. (Romans 6:14)
We are speaking here of the Law of Moses. As Paul carefully pointed out in the seventh chapter of the Book of Romans, the Law brought sin to life in him. It put him under condemnation and offered no power to release him from the bondage of sin.
For when we were in the flesh, the motions of sins, which were by the law, did work in our members to bring forth fruit unto death. But now we are delivered from the law, that being dead wherein we were held; that we should serve in newness of spirit, and not in the oldness of the letter. (Romans 7:5,6)
The sin that dwells in our flesh works together with the Law of Moses to bring us down to spiritual death, to separation from fellowship with God.
Now we are free from the Law of Moses. We are without condemnation while we follow the Spirit of God in putting to death the deeds of our flesh.
We rejoice in Christ Jesus and have no confidence in the flesh. We are circumcised in heart by putting away the old nature. No person is acceptable to God until he or she has been circumcised by putting away the old man with his deeds.
While we were under the Law of Moses we were governed by sin. Sin had dominion over us.
Now we are no longer under the Law of Moses. We are under another law, a law that has the power to set us free from the power of sin. In the meanwhile the blood of Jesus keeps us without condemnation.
The law under which Christians serve is termed "the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus."
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)
How does the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus set us free from the law of sin and death?
It sets us free from condemnation through the blood of the cross so we may approach God with a glad heart and a clear conscience.
It sets us free by enabling us to put to death the deeds of our body.
It sets us free by furnishing wisdom and power to keep God's commandments.
It sets us free by means of the gifts and ministries that the Spirit gives.
It sets us free by the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Christ.
It sets us free by strengthening us in prayer and encouraging us along the way.
These are some of the ways in which the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus sets us free from the law of sin and death.
Are we free, under grace, to continue in sin? God forbid. This would be to frustrate all that God intends under the new covenant.
What freedom has the Spirit brought to us? The freedom to walk in righteousness and holiness before the Lord all the days of our life.
That he would grant unto us, that we being delivered out of the hand of our enemies might serve him without fear, in holiness and righteousness before him, all the days of our life. (Luke 1:74,75)