THIS IS WHO WE ARE IN JESUS
Brothers, this message from the 8th chapter of the book of Romans tells us who we are, and who we are not.
Romans Ch. 8
1 There is therefore
now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.
2 For the law of the
Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death.
3 For God has done what the law, weakened by the flesh, could not do. By sending
his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and for sin, he condemned sin in
4 in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be
fulfilled in us, who walk not according to the flesh but according to the
Brothers, we are now free of sin and death. He has and will forgive us our sins, and we will live forever, and never die. PRAISE GOD!
We are no longer tied to the law which no man could uphold. But we now are made righteous by Jesus dying for you and I.
5 For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the
things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds
on the things of the Spirit.
6 For to set the mind on the flesh is death, but to
set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace.
7 For the mind that is set on the
flesh is hostile to God, for it does not submit to God’s law; indeed, it
8 Those who are in the flesh cannot please God.
9 You, however, are
not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if in fact the Spirit of God dwells in you.
Anyone who does not have the Spirit of Christ does not belong to him.
10 But if
Christ is in you, although the body is dead because of sin, the Spirit is life
because of righteousness. 11 If the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead
dwells in you, he who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to
your mortal bodies through his Spirit who dwells in you.
We now have the Spirit of God and Jesus living in each of us who both know Jesus, and those who live and walk in their Spirit.
Heirs with Christ
12 So then, brothers,
we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh.
13 For if you
live according to the flesh you will die, but if by the Spirit you put to death
the deeds of the body, you will live.
14 For all who are led by the Spirit of
God are sons of God.
15 For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall
back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom
we cry, “Abba! Father!”
16 The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that
we are children of God,
17 and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and fellow
heirs with Christ, provided we suffer with him in order that we may also be
glorified with him..
My dear brothers how reassuring these verses are!
We are the adopted sons of God through Christ Jesus.
We are joint heirs with Christ that we may be glorified with Him.
18 For I consider
that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory
that is to be revealed to us.
19 For the creation waits with eager longing for
the revealing of the sons of God.
20 For the creation was subjected to futility,
not willingly, but because of him who subjected it, in hope
21 that the creation
itself will be set free from its bondage to corruption and obtain the freedom
of the glory of the children of God.
22 For we know that the whole creation has
been groaning together in the pains of childbirth until now.
23 And not only the
creation, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan
inwardly as we wait eagerly for adoption as sons, the redemption of our bodies.
24 For in this hope we were saved. Now hope that is seen is not hope. For who
hopes for what he sees?
25 But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it
We groan inwardly to be with our heavenly Father.
26 Likewise the
Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we
ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for
27 And he who searches hearts knows what is the mind of the Spirit,
because the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God.
28 And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good,
for those who are called according to his purpose.
29 For those whom he foreknew
he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he
might be the firstborn among many brothers.
30 And those whom he predestined he
also called, and those whom he called he also justified, and those whom he
justified he also glorified.
Brothers, each of us who know Jesus have been saved from death. We were called to serve His purpose.
He tells us that He knew us before the foundation of the world.
Verse 29 tells us that those that God foreknew He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son.
You and I as born again children of God are called, and those who are called He also justified, and those whom He justified He also glorified.
Brothers we were predestined to be children of God, and were called into service to Him. The Spirit of God lives inside each of us, and intercedes on our behalf.
31 What then shall we
say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?
32 He who did not
spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him
graciously give us all things?
33 Who shall bring any charge against God’s elect?
It is God who justifies.
34 Who is to condemn? Christ Jesus is the one who
died—more than that, who was raised—who is at the right hand of God, who indeed
is interceding for us.
35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall
tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger,
36 As it is written, “For your sake we
are being killed all the day long; we are regarded as
sheep to be slaughtered.”
37 No, in all these
things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.
38 For I am sure
that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor
things to come, nor powers,
39 nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all
creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our
No one or nothing is able to to separate the children of God from God! He has justified you and I. Jesus makes intercession for each of us to the Father.
- We are the children of God.
- We are justified by Christ Jesus.
- The Spirit of Life has set you free.
- We are now free from sin and death.
- You will never know death.
- We will live forever.
- You are free from fear, and slavery to the flesh.
- We are joint heirs with Christ.
- We walk by Spirit not by sight.
- You and I walk in hope of those things not seen.
- God called you before the foundation of the world.
God bless you my brothers in Christ Jesus.
HVM - C62417