Study of Great Bible Truths – Vol. 2 Lesson 18

Lesson 18:  The Mighty Process of the Holy Spirit

Romans 8:2—”For the law of the Spirit of Life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death.”  


1. Because we are all born in Adam, the law of sin dominates the lives of unbelievers, mastering and controlling them. Christians are no longer in that position. We have died with Christ, we have risen with Him, and that is the law of life in Christ. The moment we are in Christ, we have finished with the law of sin and death.


2. The moment we are in Christ, we have finished with the law of sin and death. We are no longer under the dominion of sin or of Satan or under the law.  WE ARE UNDER GRACE. And that is why there is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus. Jesus has once, forever, and finally set us free, liberated me from the law of sin and death.


3. The whole of the word, everything in the Bible ministers to our sanctification. Sanctification is that life process of growth and development which starts the moment we are saved, the moment we are justified, the moment we are regenerated.


4. When we are born, we are born into Adam and have reaped the consequences of what Adam did (His disobedience). The result of the fall of Adam is that the entire person (my spirit and my body) has been involved.


5. When we come to Christ, we reap the consequences of what Christ has done. When we became Christians, Christ has redeemed our spirits perfectly, but my body (flesh) remains under sin’s dominion. We are saved, we are redeemed, but we are still in this body and our body is still under the dominion of sin and trying to drag me down. Romans 8:10. The body is spiritually dead because of sin but the Spirit is life because of righteousness.  Therefore we must put to death the deeds of our body.


6. Christ works on our wills. He creates desires for holiness. He reveals sin to us and creates the desire for purity and the life of God. He gives us strength and power, enabling us to do good. If we are relying on our own attempts to carry out the law to deliver us, we are doomed. Romans 6:14


7. We as believers are joined to Christ from the moment of rebirth, regeneration and union, sanctification begins which leads to a perfected redemption and salvation, including even the body which remains under the dominion of sin until we die.


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