Nona Freeman prayed with groans in the Spirit: A few minutes after midnight, I turned off my bedside lamp, but as my head touched the pillow, I was gripped by a sudden need to pray and immediately rolled from the bed to my knees. One learns something of travailing prayer when walking with Jesus, but . . . → Read More: Law of the Spirit (7 of 7): Praying God’s Will
We share with Christ in His sufferings. We can do this in hope and joy knowing our hard times are not the sign of God’s rejection. Having confidence that He dwells in us, we know that everything we go through, He is with us. From Romans 8:18, again, why else do we handle suffering well? . . . → Read More: Law of the Spirit (6 of 7): Glorified Groaning
Jesus gave His flesh so we could have His Spirit. Rather than live in fear of death, we can live in hope of Life. Jesus gave us His Spirit. Adam gave us His flesh. From Romans 8:12, whom are we indebted to?
What is the consequence for those who live in the flesh? Answer . . . → Read More: Law of the Spirit (5 of 7): Child of God
When sin overpowers us, we do not just need release from sin—we want to be set free from a body sold to sin. Under the flesh we got from Adam, we are sold to sin—given to it as slaves. This does not describe the child of God, but the person who is trying to win . . . → Read More: Law of the Spirit (4 of 7): Deliver Me!
Many people read Romans 7 and think either Paul has backslid or Christianity is just a joke. Both are false. Paul could not tell people, “You need Jesus to take away your sin,” and then say, “I cannot stop myself from sinning—sin runs my life.” Of course that cannot be the case. These verses help . . . → Read More: Law of the Spirit (3 of 7): What is Going On?
Your God may look like a dark cloud hovering over a shaking mountain. Perhaps you shrug off the fear factor of a God like that and ascend into His presence anyway. Good for you. Moses was such a person. He was closer to God than anyone else under the Law, speaking with God face-to-face. What . . . → Read More: Law of the Spirit (2 of 7): Right Relationship
See Exodus 19, 20; John 13, 15
An old woman in flowing robes ran and grabbed her little girl. “No, my princess, you cannot go up that mountain! They will kill you if you touch it.” “Mommy, I want to catch the bird!” “No! Even that bird’s life is in danger if it goes . . . → Read More: Law of the Spirit (1 of 7): Come Near
Before dying in the electric chair, Roy Hulen died in Christ: Roy’s long arm shot through the prison bars in a warm handshake. He was to die at midnight. As Brother Hamilton turned to leave, he asked, “Are you going home now?” “No, Roy I’m going with you to the end.” It was a promise. . . . → Read More: Adam the Second (7 of 7): Dead to the Flesh
You have done nothing that was fruitless. Married to your old nature of sin, you produced some horrid offspring. Deformed births of selfishness, greed, ego, and guilt want to come home for reunions often. You do not want that kind of thing birthed into your life any longer; time to have some good fruit. How . . . → Read More: Adam the Second (6 of 7): Funeral Wedding
One cross. One Christ. One time. At the risk of overstating the obvious, we know Jesus died once and never died again. He will never die again. Yet we miss a powerful message in this. In Romans 6:10, what did He die to?
The same for you. Do not miss the importance of this. . . . → Read More: Adam the Second (5 of 7): Once for All