|Romans 7:1-4 |
1 Do you not know brothers, (for I speak to those who know the law), that the law has dominion over a man as long as he lives? [Until you lose your life by crucifying your sinful nature, your carnal mind, and your evil spirit, you are still under the law; until then you are still walking in restricted flesh; until then the law is your schoolmaster. Until Christ replaces your nature, mind, and spirit with His so that your fleshly nature is dead, you are under the law. When Christ controls your thoughts, words, and deeds, then the law no longer has dominion over you because the selfish "you" has died. Even those who know no law, have the inner law on their hearts by which a man is judged and which has dominion over him until his death. From the Word of the Lord within: "Until you witness receiving faith from Christ, you are under the law. Until you witness the law fulfilled in you, you are under the law."]
2 For the woman who has a husband is bound by the law to her husband as long as he lives; but if the husband is dead, she is free from the law of her husband.
3 So then if while her husband lives, she marries another man, she will be called an adulteress; but if her husband is dead, she is free from that law; so that she is not an adulteress, though she marries another man. [From the Word of the Lord within: "The law is yours to have and keep until death does part."]
4 Therefore, my brothers, you also became dead to the law through the living body of Christ in you, so that you could be married to another, and raised from the dead to bear fruit to God.1 [Paul is addressing believers that had been crucified, (and therefore they had died to the law), who had been raised from the dead with Christ, the new creature in newness of life. Christ had appeared in them and dwelled in them. They had received the fruit of the Spirit from Christ with the measure of faith that frees from the law, enabling them to no longer walk after the flesh but to walk after the Spirit, as it guided all their words and deeds; they had reached the first stage of perfection. The translation of this verse has been typically twisted to mean that Christ's death and resurrection made a believer dead to the law, but we are only dead to the law through the law after we have been crucified and He is dwelling in us, totally guiding us, with His prompting of every word to speak and every deed to be done. While Christ's blood sacrifice made the Mosaic law obsolete, the inner law on every man's heart is still alive, never cancelled, (which inner law includes the moral core of the Mosaic law); and for you to be free from this inner law, by which all men shall be judged, you must submit to God condemning the sins in your flesh, with commands that you hear when waiting on Him; those commands are established as additional laws in your heart, in which are all the laws you must obey and continue to obey until you are completely crucified, to then walk in love and liberty under no laws.]
1 you also became dead to the law through the living body of Christ in you, so that you could be married to another, and raised from the dead to bear fruit to God. This verse has been typically mistranslated to be: "Therefore, my brothers, you also have become dead to the law by the body of Christ; that you may be married to another, even to him who is raised from the dead, in order that we may bring forth fruit to God." The wording for this verse in the original Greek is very ambiguous, leaving room for many different interpretations; and since the translators had never experienced Christ being resurrected in them, they mistranslated the verse to read that Christ's death and resurrection made us dead to the law.* Clearly that is not the case; his death and resurrection did not make us dead to the inner law or the Law of Sin and Death or dead works. We must put off the body of sins and kill our sinful nature through the inward cross of self-denial; then Christ is raised in us, and we produce fruit to God. When the wording of a verse is vague, the translators from Babylon's imitation Christianity always choose the translation that supports their false doctrines, ignoring all verses that clearly conflict with their false doctrines; and the Word of the Lord within precisely spoke about the Bible translators from Babylon's imitation Christianity:"They want to be sons; they recognize the scripture, 'he that is born of God has no sin,' but they blithely go on." When Christ is raised in you to be your true King and Lord, ruling your thoughts, words, and deeds, then and only then you are dead to the law.
* While Christ's blood sacrifice made the Mosaic law obsolete, the inner law on every man's heart is still alive, never cancelled, (which inner law includes the moral core of the Mosaic law); and to be freed from the law, which has dominion over a man until death, you must die to the law through the law described by Paul in this chapter. You must submit to God condemning the sins in your flesh, with commands that you hear when waiting on Him; those commands are established as laws in your heart, which you must obey and continue to obey until you are crucified, freed from all sin.
From the Word of the Lord within:
- "You must obey every law the Spirit establishes.
- You must have a devotion to the law that is on every man's heart; you must listen; and you must obey.
- When you have heard the dead words in the Bible and recall them, heed what is said; always obedient to His commands.
- Without obedience you have nothing; sorry, there are not wildcards in the camp.
- Restraint of sin is not enough; salvation is being freed from even the desire of your sins.
- Only a heart that is purged of sin is acceptable to God.
- Keep on repenting from the evil He shows you in your heart.
- Continue with me; continue in obedience.
- Obedience leads to restoration of life.
- Those who have been crucified are through with sin as a motivator, and this must be felt from the inside.
- There are no laws when you are under complete control of the spirit; you walk in love in obedience as prompted — you don't walk in restricted flesh."