I am the Pastor/Teacher of Rivers of Joy Baptist Church in Minford, Ohio since August 2008. I am married to Charity since June 14, 1969. I have four grown children. Having served in the local church for over forty years as Pastor/Teacher, Asso., Youth Pastor, Minister of Education, Building Upkeep, Camp Director, Sunday School Teacher, etc. Also I have worked in the public place for as many years as I have preached. Charity and her sister are co owner of Union Mills Conf. (Bakery) in West Portsmouth Ohio
This message from Romans 8:2 covers part of the outline/notes.
CHAPTER EIGHT AND VERSE TWO
Charles e Whisnant, Pastor-Teacher
“THE LAW OF THE SPIRIT OF LIFE IN CHRIST JESUS
HATH MADE YOU FREE FROM THE LAW OF SIN AND DEATH”
I am hoping when I give
understanding of the words that I can help us understand the whole verse, and
how it fits into Paul’s overall thinking and the point that what he is trying
to produce a good interpretation we are going look at the words as Paul said
them. Paul in verse two is going to give us reasons for his statement in verse
one is true.
The purpose of verse two is to give
us a reason for verse one. And FOR reminds us that verse one is not a
detached statement. There is a reason for, an explanation of, what has just
been said. You could use the word “BECAUSE.”
FOR THE LAW 3551
·How can we
use the term “law” possibly mean that he is talking about the gospel, or the
way of salvation by faith, as over against an attempt to justify ourselves by
works under the law?
·"The "law of the Spirit of
life" has invaded and opposed "the law of sin which is in my
members" thus freeing us from its bondage We cannot obey God's law in the strength of
the flesh, but as we reckon (that is, deliberately acknowledge)
ourselves to be dead to sin and "alive unto God this doctrinal truth
increasingly becomes practical truth in our lives."
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KJV reads “hath made me free” . What the Apostle Paul wrote:Which Paul was meaning here was “it happened
“once and for ever’.
·The point here is the law of the
Spirit freed me’ – made me free. It is not hath made” but ‘made’.It has already happened ‘once and for ever’
it is completed; it belongs to the past.
·And again the word “me” should be “you” Paul is writing
about the Christian generally, and not about himself. That anyone who is a
Which means: The work of the Holy
Spirit in the Believer.
8:10-11; John 4:10,14; 6:63; I Corinthians 15:45; 2 Corinthians 3:6; Revelation
What I want to accomplish today is to learn what it means to
have the life of the Spirit in the believer! And that the Holy Spirit produces entire
sanctification, or what is called the “second blessing.”
Some on to teach that this “work of the Spirit” is the second
work in the believer after salavation.
·In the process of salvation,
God implants in us a new law for a new life.“The spirit of life.” Here is
given the believer upon the New Birth,a
“Spirit who quickeneth” John 6:63 and
it is the Spirit who gives life.
HATH MADE YOU FREE(1659/3165)
(eleutheroo = the ending " -oo"
vMeans not only will it be set free
but it will be seen as set free) .
vMeans to cause someone to be freed
vThe picture is that of the
emancipation of slaves.
vThe idea is that the one set free is
at liberty, capable of movement, exempt from obligation or liability, and
vAlthough the act of setting free results in
freedom and liberty we must understand that this new freedom is not a license
to sin. In fact true liberty for the believer is now living as we should and
not as we please.
vIn short, the Spirit, Who brought
the life of God Himself into us, has set us free from the power of our
flesh and free to be the person God wants us to be.
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of sinis that principle in us that pulls
us downward into death and that used to control and condemn us
is Romans 6 in a nutshell. Paul
presents two opposite laws or principles. The characteristic principle of
the Holy Spirit is to empower believers for holy living. The characteristic
principle of indwelling sin is to drag a person down to death. It is
like the law of gravity. When you throw a ball into the air, it comes back down
because it is heavier than the air it displaces. A living bird is also heavier
than the air it displaces, but when you toss it up in the air, it flies away.
The law of life in the bird overcomes the law of gravity. So the Holy Spirit
supplies the risen life of the Lord Jesus, making the believer free from the
law of sin and death.