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Take your heed to this. Romans 8:37-39. And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness. Scripture: Romans 7:22–8:2. It is a fair world, but there is the shadow of the curse over it all. “So then they that are in the flesh cannot praise God.”. Because the creation itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God. For we are saved by hope: but hope that is seen is not hope: for what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope for? 5 For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit. And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God. and oh that I were his; that I could please him and live to him! They have not left off loving him, nor has he left off loving them. They seem to make up a Jeremiah’s roll of sorrow. As a result of that, He removes the penalty of our sin. We are to be like him then, conformed to his image; and if we be joint-heirs with him, what a joy it is that we are to be partakers of his nature, made like to him! Romans 8:18. Certainly not, for we owe the flesh nothing. But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it. The eternal degrees, if we could read them, would convey to us the same truth as the impulses of the Spirit in our heart. But ye have received the spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father. Romans 8:5-7. depart!” “O come, let us worship and bow down: let us kneel before the Lord our Maker.” Let us ask him for his Spirit; let us plead with him for his grace; and though some of you have never had it, yet if you now ask for it, our God is a gracious God, full of mercy, and exceedingly pitiful; whosoever calleth upon his name shall be saved; and though the chief of sinners, if you sincerely ask for pardon and for grace, you shall receive it at his hand. It is no use improving the flesh. 22 For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now. God has given us, then, the Spirit to dwell in us, and now I trust we can say that we desire holiness, and righteousness, and peace, and joy, in the Holy Ghost, for these things are the things of the Spirit. There is a living power within us which triumphs over this dying, decaying body. The law says to a man, “This is what you ought to do, and you will be condemned if you do not do it.” That is quite true, but the law supplies no power to enable us to do this. There must be the Spirit of God dwelling in us, or else we are none of his. It is Christ that died. The plunging of it into the death of Christ is the very sign of the new covenant. He who has something to say has a right to say it; we know, and therefore we speak. Come, church-member, do not be too certain of thine own regeneration. Romans 8:15. If Christ’s Spirit has not quickened you, you do not belong to Christ. For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. 29 For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren. They are too small to be weighed in comparison with the exceeding weight of glory which God has prepared for us. what a rise is this from groaning under, “O wretched man that I am! Oh! It is a logical conclusion, too, from something that went before. Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: My soul, hast thou been called of God? For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now. And so has carried us into heaven by his representing us there. And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. Many doubts, but no condemnation. If not, unless there is a witness to our testimony, it avails nothing. “Oh! 11 But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you. If any habitually live according to corrupt lustings, they will certainly perish in their sins, whatever they profess. My son, dost thou believe in Jesus? They are, in fact, the outcome of that very predestination. In the mouth of these two witnesses the whole shall be established. Mark, brethren, how the apostle speaks here; he does not say that all things shall work together for good; no, but that they do work together, they are now working for your present good. O you who are trying your best to please God apart from the new birth, and apart from Christ, see how this iron bar is put across your path: “they that are in the flesh cannot please God.” Go then to him, and ask him to give you of his Spirit, that you may be spiritual, and no longer carnal. [7] It is the context of a deep theological treatise and conversation. Let me at least bow under thy hand.”. Romans 8:35-36. Some ministers preach a very general sort of gospel in which everybody has a share, but the Bible knows nothing of that sort of gospel. Pastor John introduces a new series focused on Romans 8. Spiritual joys, spiritual hopes, spiritual pursuits,—these belong only to those who are spiritual. Not yet “all mankind,” but these who “love God.”. Romans 8:5. For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren. Oh! The law of God was a good law, a just and holy law. You lay them by in store, and there are many good things that God has laid by in store for his people, and he says to us, “With patience wait for it:” Oh! If so, we are not in Christ Jesus; for those who are in Christ Jesus “walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit,” and every one of you who is fleshly and carnal is not in Christ, but is still under condemnation. Feb 25, 2015 - Satan is an accuser (Revelation 12:10), but Jesus disarmed him at the cross. In different ages of the world, the saints have undergone all these, and yet has never one of them been taken away from the love of Christ. You are condemned, yet Christ is dead and risen. 2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death. Alas, poor sinners! Hast thou trusted in his precious blood? What mean these fogs? We assert that, from first to last, the work of salvation is all of grace; and we are not afraid of any licentious tendency of that doctrine, or anything of the kind. “Now abide these three —faith, hope, and love”; for in heaven there will be room, surely, for trust in the ever blessed God that he will never cast us out from our blessedness —room for the expectation of the second advent — room for the expectation of the conquest of the world — room for the fulfilled promise of bringing all the elect to glory; still something to be hoped for; still something to be believed. Ah! And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. Every providence tends to the spiritual good of those that love God; in breaking them off from sin, bringing them nearer to God, weaning them from the world, and fitting them for heaven. He was not afraid or ashamed to speak of the purposes of God. Oct 9, 2014. But as for us, our experience leads us, in sympathy with the apostle, to say that we are groaning after something better. For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected the same in hope, Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God. By their union with Christ through faith, they are thus secured. Romans 8:17. Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified. There is an enmity of one creature to another. Therefore, what the law could not do, God has now done for us. Romans 8:36. I suppose that the apostle, when he thus spake and said. Nay, he has already virtually given us all things in giving him to us. With patience wait for it. The whole creation is in a waiting posture, waiting for the glory yet to be revealed. Oct 14, 2014. Paul has got that shadow still ever him — of struggling against the flesh. Can they separate us from the love of Christ? To catch the contrast, let us just begin at the end of the 7th chapter, 22nd verse. “To be carnally minded is death;” only, “to be spiritually minded is life and peace. Oh! For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren. He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things? He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things? Christ will be reflected, and in a measure repeated, in all his people; and this shall be the very glory of heaven, that, look which way you will, you shall see either Christ himself or his likeness in his people. All that God designed for glory and happiness as the end, he decreed to grace and holiness as the way. For I am persuaded. What then? Romans 8:10-11. But if ye through the Spirit—. Because of Christ’s death, when we believe in Jesus Christ for eternal life, we are declared righteous (experience justification). Equally impossible; and if neither God nor Christ will condemn, what judge have we to fear? Romans 8:9-10. 38 For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come. And what hast thou left, poor soul, who hast not Christ, but that which thou wouldest gladly part with, and canst not; the condemning guilt of all thy sins! See how it often weeps in the superabundant rain that seems like a minor deluge. God’s Word, in all its simplicity, must be preached, and we leave him to take care of his own truth. Oh, what a blessed thing it is to walk, freely, “not after the flesh, but after the Spirit” even though, all the while, there is, within the soul, this strife that the apostle has been describing! This is scarcely a matter of faith. There are some things the Christian wants for which he cannot ask; perhaps he does not even know what it is that he wants. No; but they have, to our own consciousness, knitted us even more closely to our Divine Lord. The new nature can do what the old nature cannot do. I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword ? Who shall lay anything to the charge of God’s elect? if you feel a conflict, bless him and ask him that it may rage more terrible still, for that shall be one evidence to you that you are indeed out of all condemnation because you are struggling against the evil. Oh, how many these are! Romans 8:20-21. Romans 8:38. In this lab, John Piper explains as he tackles the next verse in Romans 8. This letter to the Romans can be divided into five major parts: All Men are Guilty Before God (1:18-3:20). He has found a way of making us righteous through the righteousness of his own dear Son, whom he has sent in the likeness of sinful flesh. Observe that Paul writes “There is therefore,” for he is stating a truth which is founded upon solid argument. Grace in the soul is its new nature; the soul is alive to God, and has begun its holy happiness which shall endure for ever. Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified. But the Holy Ghost can articulate these unuttered groans, and the deepest needs of our soul can thus be brought before God by his own Spirit. The miseries of the human race, through their own and each other's wickedness, declare that the world is not always to continue as it is. Judge ye, my hearers, to which case ye belong by this test, — for what are you living? There need be nothing else said, if this is true: “The Lord is my portion, saith my soul.” “Heirs of God,”. And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. Groanings, then, are prayers, and prayers which the Spirit of God most certainly hears. Amen. 8 So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God. Romans 8:33-34. Romans 8:36. Cannot please God. If God be for us, who can be against us? “Not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.”, That glory is not yet fully revealed; it is revealed to us, but not yet in us. For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now. For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh: That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh but after the Spirit. 6 For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. He does not say that he will give you a new body. “It is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.”. Here are some Scripture pictures from the book of Romans that you will prayerfully be blessed by. Romans 8:22. Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified. So, the apostle puts it again in the form of a question, — shall he condemn us? You may even live to see and seek your parting. 7 Because the [ c]carnal mind is enmity against God; for it is not subject to the law of God, nor indeed can be. Let death go to death, and the flesh is such; but the newly-given spirit of God, the spirit who has quickened us with immortal life shall rule and reign in us evermore. Are your eyes ready to be flooded with tears at the thought of the destruction of the ungodly? Well, one bite at a time. The spirit of bondage is the spirit of servants, not of sons; but that servitude is ended for us who are made free in Christ Jesus. It is not a man that is dead in sin that calls himself “wretched,” because he finds sin within him; it is a man made pure by the grace of God, who, because of that very purity, tools more the comparatively lesser force of sin than he would have done when he had less grace and more sin. The early church universally accepted Paul’s authorship of this letter. The carnal man may, by the power of Divine grace, be made subject to the law of God, but the carnal mind never can; that must be broken and driven out. Can your own spirit say that it is true? Romans 8:36. “If any man” — be he prince or magistrate, a member of Parliament or a doctor of divinity, — “ if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.”. The Greatest Chapter, Part 2 Some phrases are used so often in the Bible that we need to stop and do the work of understanding what they really mean. But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Part 1: Romans 8:28 is one of the most important and most … Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh. For we are saved by hope: but hope that is seen is not hope: for what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope for? The day draweth near when we “shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption, into the glorious liberty of the children of God.”. We owe it nothing, except mastery of it. “We know that all things work together for good.” That is a wonderfully positive statement, Paul. 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