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Spirit vs. Flesh
Walk by spirit and not by flesh.
Romans 5:13 reads: For until the Law sin was in the world, but sin is not charged against anyone when there is no law.
Verse 14, reads: Nevertheless, death ruled as king from Adam down to Moses, even over those who had not sinned after the likeness of the transgression by Adam, who bears a
resemblance to him that was to come.
Romans 5:20, reads: Now the Law came in beside in order that trespassing might abound.
But where sin abounded, undeserved kindness abounded still more.
So, then, the HONEST-HEARTED person, should see that BEFORE THE Law, sin was
NOT BEING CHARGED AGAINST ANYONE. Although there was no Law with its
regulations and judicial decisions prior to Moses [Mosaic Law], Adamic sin automatically
is PAID BY THE DEATH OF EACH PERSON [SO THEN, DEATH RULED AS KING].
With the Law, the TRESPASSING of its statutes RESULTED IN CHARGES. So then,
with the advent of the Law, TRESPASSING ABOUNDED.
ONLY THE FREE UNDESERVED GIFT FROM GOD ALMIGHTY, OF
SENDING HIS ONLY-BEGOTTEN SON IN THE FORM OF FLESH AS
AN EQUIVALENT PERFECT LIFE TO PAY FOR THE PERFECT
LIFE FORFEITED BY ADAM, AND SO REMOVE THE STAIN OF
SIN PASSED ON TO ADAM'S DESCENDANTS, COULD FACILITATE
A RECONCILATION OF MANKIND TO THE CREATOR. Read please Romans 5:15 - 19. Romans 10:15, Ephesians 1:8 - 10.
Romans 6: verse 23 reads: For the WAGES SIN PAYS IS DEATH, but the GIFT God
GIVES IS EVERLASTING LIFE BY Christ Jesus our Lord.
Romans 7: 4- 6 say: So, my brothers, you also were made DEAD TO the Law
through the body of the Christ, that you might become another's, the one's who was
raised up from the dead, that we should bear fruit to God.
For when we were in accord with the flesh, the sinful passions that were excited by the
Law were at work in our members that we should bring forth fruit to death.
But now we have been DISCHARGED from the Law, because we HAVE DIED TO
THAT BY WHICH WE WERE BEING HELD FAST, that we might be SLAVES IN A NEW SENSE BY THE SPIRIT, AND NOT IN THE OLD SENSE BY THE
For the love the Christ has compels us, because this is what we have judged; that one man died
for all; so, then all had died; and he died for all that those who live might live no longer for
themselves, but for him who died for them and was raised up.
Consequently from now on we know no man according to the flesh. Even if we have known Christ according to the flesh, certainly we now know him so no more. Consequently if anyone is
in union with Christ, he is a new creation; the old things passed away, look! new things
have come into existence. But all things are from God who reconciled us to himself
through Christ and gave us the ministry of the reconciliation, namely, that God was by means
of Christ reconciling a world to himself, NOT RECKONING TO THEM THEIR
TREPASSES, and he committed the word of the reconciliation to us.
We are therefore ambassadors substituting for Christ, as though God were making entreaty
through us. As substitutes for Christ we beg: "Become reconciled to God." The ONE WHO DID
NOT KNOW SIN he made to be sin for us, that we might become God's righteousness
by means of him. 2 Corinthians 5:10-21.
At Galatians 5:16 to 18, we read:
But I say, keep walking by SPIRIT and you will carry out NO FLESHLY DESIRE at all.
For the FLESH is AGAINST the SPIRIT in its DESIRE, and the spirit is against the flesh, for these
are OPPOSED to each other, so that the very things that you would like to do you do not do.
Furthermore, if you are being LED by spirit, you are NOT UNDER LAW.