Sword Fighting Class – Belonging to Christ

God is doing a great job of helping us memorize Romans 8!  We are going to have a great understanding of what living in the spirit means by the time we’re done?

“Therefore there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus because, through Christ Jesus, the law of the Spirit of Life set me free from the law of sin and death.  Because what the law was powerless to do in that it was weakened by the sinful nature, God did by sending his own son in the likeness of sinful man to be a sin sacrifice.  And so he condemned sin in sinful man in order that the righteous requirements of the law be fully met in us who do not live according to the sinful nature but according to the Spirit.  Those who live according to the sinful nature have their minds set on what nature desires but those who live according to the spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires”

“The mind of sinful man is death but the mind controlled by the Spirit is life and peace.  The sinful mind is hostile to God, it does not submit to God’s laws nor can it do so.  Those who are controlled by the sinful mind cannot please God.”Romans 8; 1-9

And now the next verse –

“You, however, are controlled not by the sinful nature but by the Spirit if the Spirit of God lives in you.  And if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, they do not belong to Christ.”

When we accept Jesus as our Savior, the Spirit of God comes to live inside of us.

And we belong to Christ.

How awesome!

Thank you, Abba Father!

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