Monday, January 18, 2021

What are the Laws written on our hearts: The Law of the Spirit of Life in Christ Jesus

For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the Lord: I will put My laws in their mind and write them on their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people. Hebrews 8:10 NKJV

 We've begun a new series of study, answering the question of what are the Laws God has written on our hearts. So far we've seen that the Mosaic Law is the ministry of condemnation and death. That God has not engraved death on our hearts.

 In our last study, we saw the God has written the Law of Faith on our hearts. Paul declared in Romans 10 that Faith is of the heart, not the head or mental faculties of man. He confirms that Faith is on our hearts again here

 Today we are going to look at another Law God has written on our hearts. God declared that He would write His Laws on our hearts. Laws plural not singular. 

The Law of the Spirit of Life in Christ Jesus

 Paul outlines for us yet another Law of God under the New Covenant.
1. Therefore there is now no condemnation at all for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and of death. Romans 8:1-2 NASB

 Remember the Law is the ministry of condemnation and death. The Law of the Spirit of Life in Christ sets us free from sin and death. In Christ, we have God's Spirit and New Life. 
 The powerful truth of the Cross is when Christ said it is Finished, it was finished once for all time. We who believed now have the very life and new nature of Christ Jesus within. Jesus became something He never was so we could become something we've never been. 

 In the great exchange, Christ became separated, forsaken, and made sin. He took all the pain and punishment for all transgression of all humanity. He took all our punishment so we would never be punished again for our sins. He became separated and forsaken so we would never be separated or forsaken by the Father. He took our unworthiness, unrighteousness, unacceptance, and insecurity and exchanged them with His perfect Righteousness, acceptance, worthiness, and security. 

 We who believe now have His Spirit within our hearts. Our hearts are the temple of the Living God. We are the habitation of God through the Spirit. We are never alone, isolated, or apart from God, He resides within us forever and all eternity. 

 His Spirit within leads us and guides us to all truth. He guides us into the right choices and the right path to take. He doesn't lead us into sin and wickedness. His Grace teaches us, not any rule or regulation religion can conceive of. 

 We also have His life within. His life is eternal. So are we. We are eternal for we are hidden in Christ. We are therefore eternally secure in Christ. 

 As long as Christ lives is as long as we have complete salvation, and Jesus is the Alpha and Omega. He is the ever-living God. God will never fade away nor His power and might decrease. 

 We have the Spirit and Life of God written on our hearts. We are accepted and approved and eternally secure for all time. Under the Old, the Spirit would merely rest upon God's people temporarily to complete works of service. Under the New, His Spirit resides within forever. 

 In summation, we do not have the Old Covenant engraved on our hearts. God hasn't written death and condemnation within. No, He has put His Life and Spirit upon our hearts. His Life is now our life. His Spirit leads us into all truth and paths of Righteousness. He is a Good Father.

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