What Is Under Your Hood ?


 Rom 6:1 What, then, shall we declare? That we may be persisting in sin that grace should be increasing?

Shall we park our cars in the lot of sin?

 Rom 6:2 May it not be coming to that! We, who died to sin, how shall we still be living in it?

May this not be your reality.

How can anyone who died in his relationship to sin remain in an active relationship of being influenced by it?

Or how can you be influenced by something when you are dead. In Christ, you are a corpse as to who you were.

So can a corpse be enticed?

Sin is not dead. But our relationship to it is!

 Rom 6:3 Or are you ignorant that whoever are baptized into Christ Jesus, are baptized into His death?

If you were baptized into Chris you were baptized into the entire death process which He suffered.

Rom 6:4 We, then, were entombed together with Him through baptism into death, that, even as Christ was roused from among the dead through the glory of the Father, thus we also should be walking in newness of life.”

Only the dead person entombed can enjoy the privilege of being raised up.

 Rom 6:5 For if we have become planted together in the likeness of His death, nevertheless we shall be of the resurrection also,

 When we you experienced becoming planted and grown together in His death process, then we can you experience the process of being grown together in His upstanding or resurrection. Have you experienced it?

 Rom 6:6 knowing this, that our old humanity (decrepit, cane walking, toothless, nursing home humanity) was crucified together with Him, that the body of Sin may be nullified, for us by no means to be still slaving for Sin,

Our” old in age and decrepit humanity” was co crucified with Him on the so that the body or engine which generates sin became nonfunctional and non-operational

This decaying, ancient, cane walking, toothless, nursing home, humanity in Romans is called the sinful nature.

Every person has this crumbling and run-down humanity intact within them.

When the sperm and the egg unite, they automatically form this 120 year old man deep inside the embryo.

This humanity is also called “the engine which creates and produces nonstop sin.”

This is why the world is so messed up. It’s full of billions of people who can do nothing else but sin, because of the engine which they possess, which generates sin in them.

The cross which the person becomes co crucified on, is the monkey wrench thrown into this engine which breaks it down, and causes it to immediately stop working.

No other “so called” religion can do that.

Has your sin producing engine been destroyed?

At the moment that a person becomes born again, the sin producing motor suspends its operations, and the person becomes free from being coerced by it.

At that instant that this engine stops, a new one automatically becomes formed.

it’s a brand spanking new motor outfitted to produce a type of life which is eternal in nature.

This is truly what the forgiveness of sin means.

To have your sins forgiven, means that this once active sin producing device has been destroyed and that a new one which can generate eternal life has been positioned in you.

Now you are ready to live forever because of your eternal life generating appliance.

This device is called Christ Jesus.

Has your old engine been destroyed? Or is it busily humming away?

Have you purchased your monkey wrench today? You can find it in a store called “The Cross of Christ.” Don’t go home without it.

If you die today, unexpectedly, will you find yourself with a sin producing or an eternal life producing engine?

What is under your hood?

Rom 6:10 for in that He died, He died to Sin once (epaphax) for all time, yet in that He is living, He is living to God.”

Epaphax.   Done at once, only one time needed, all that is needed to pay for sin is done one time and at one instance, with no need to ever repeat it.

 Rom 6:11 Thus you also, be reckoning yourselves to be dead, indeed, to Sin, yet living to God in Christ Jesus, our Lord.”

As to your reality then account yourself to be totally and completely freed from sin, but living moreover to God at this very instant.

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The author, when he still had the old engine!

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So Why Do We Make Love To The Nursing Home Man?


Rom 6:6 Knowing this, that our old man (palaios) is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin.

Palaios “an old man according to age,” is defined as a toothless, 150 year old, cane walking, IV sucking, dying and decrepit nursing home man.

He is also the cruelest of beings. He is a slave trader, and a fierce slave master.

His slaves are all the men and women of this world, no matter what religion, color or age.

This old man is the sinful nature, or as Paul calls it, the body of sin which every person is born with.

Adam and Eve did not have this sinful nature until they sinned. The seeds of disobedience permeated them and quickly sprouted this body of sin, the old man, which is passed down to every person.

The old man is a sin producing engine.

He keeps humans captured and blinded by releasing continual sin into them.

People cannot do anything else, but sin!

When they try to stop, the engine runs all the harder.

The old man knows that the only one who can kill him is Christ and His cross. 

Thus he deceives people into hating Christ.

He encourages them to live independently from God, making them believe that independence from God is a virtue, when utter dependency is the only way.

His only purpose was to be killed by the cross.

Yet people would rather reject Christ and continue to keep this dude alive.

They will perfume, cosmeticize, idolize and pamper him.

Humanity rejects the gloriously beautiful Christ Jesus, to lie in bed and make love to this dilapidated man in his nursing home!

Ah, the price of loving sin is trillions of dollars!

Most of the American debt is created by the administration of sin.

The only way to cut the debt is to acknowledge the only one who can destroy sin and by that diminish the expenses of administering it.

The only way out of the financial mess is repentance back to Jesus Christ.

Yet the IV of dollar bills is fed into the veins of this man as he mocks humanity through his toothless mouth.

“Oh my little darlings,” the man taunts, “thank ya for keepin me alive!”

“I am so glad you hate Jesus and love me”, he bellows in laughter.

“You’re a just a bunch of fools!” he shakes his head in gleeful disbelief.

America does everything that does not work and refuses to do the one thing which does. Such is politics and politicians.  Many will get a rude surprise, though!

Arrogance and pride is not only the downfall of man, but the greatest agent to create spiritual blindness.

But for those who want to get rid of this decrepit and evil man, Christ is always available.

But for many others, the love of this decrepit and evil dude will take them to the wrong side of the grave, and when they end up in not so nice a place, their eyes will finally be opened to this old nursing home man.

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Are You Alive or Dead to Sin ?


  • Can a corpse be enticed to sin?
  • No, because He is dead!
  • Can a corpse be enticed to do drugs, or pornography, or sleep around with someone else’s wife?
  • No, because he is dead!
  • So, a corpse is dead to sin!
  • Look at what Paul says about the Christian!

 Romans 6: 2  God forbid! How shall we, who are dead to sin, live any longer therein?

  • A corpse is dead to sin, or dead to being enticed by it!
  • Though sin is very much alive in this world, a corpse does not respond to it. It’s unable to!
  • Therefore it is dead to sin, though sin continues to be alive to it.

Differentiating this is really important!

Why does Paul tell us this?

  • The Christian died with Christ on the cross.
  • When Christ became a corpse she became a corpse.

6  knowing this: that our old man is crucified with Him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin.

  • Now mind you, we are alive, because we have been resurrected with Christ.
  • But as to our pre Christ person, we are a corpse!

6  knowing this: that our old man is crucified with Him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin.

  • The body of sin is the sinful nature which we were born with.
  •  It’s a sin producing engine that keeps people sinning because it never stops running.
  • People cannot do anything else but sin, because of this engine inside of them.
  • That sin producing engine stopped running when you and I became a corpse in Christ.
  • We still sin because the deeply ingrained habits of sin.

The Holy Spirit takes care of that!

  • But that sin producing engine is gone, because a corpse cannot keep it.

7  For he that is dead is freed from sin.

  •  So Paul tells us that he is that is dead is freed from sin, because a corpse is freed from sin.
  • The corpse is the freest of all people!

Are you free?

Romans 12:2  And do not fashion yourselves after this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and well pleasing and perfect will of God.

  • Transformed, is the word metamorphosis.

It’s just like a caterpillar becoming a butterfly.

  • We need to be metamorphosed by the renewing of our minds into the new creature who knows that is dead to sin and no longer needs to respond to or be enticed by it.

This is why I am a stickler for the renewing of the mind.

This is why the hyper grace only message will leave you sinning.

  • Finally, a corpse cannot have sickness.

Sickness is alive around him, but he is dead to it and cannot keep it or respond to it!

Have you ever seen a sick corpse?

 Romans 8;12  Therefore, brothers, we are debtors–not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh.

Therefore we are not debtors to live by what the flesh tells us.

For sure, a corpse is not in debt to sin or sickness.

  • Are you dead to responding to or being enticed by sin or sickness? Or do you live as if you are still alive to it?

Think about this today!

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What Is The Importance of the Eyes?


Re 1:8  “I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.”

Re 19:15  Out of his mouth proceeds a sharp, double-edged sword, that with it he should strike the nations. He will rule them with an iron rod. He treads the winepress of the fierceness of the wrath of God, the Almighty.

The term Almighty is derived from two Greek words, “All dominion or all dominating.”

  • Dominion is the power or right of governing and controlling; it is the privilege of  a sovereign;  one who governs, dominates, and rules.
  • God, as the Almighty dominates, and controls every aspect, and in all things which are not of Him.
  • This then is the identity of the Christian.  She has been given a co sitting on the throne of Christ.  From this sitting position she exercises authority and faith over the works of God.
  • The identity of the Christian is the identity of a king. The old identity of who she was is long gone, buried, decomposed, becoming one with the dust, and obliterated out of sight.
  • The identity of the Christian is one who is an almighty or an all dominating.

Ge 41:37  The thing was good in the eyes of Pharaoh, and in the eyes of all his servants.

Pr 20:8 A king who sits on the throne of judgment scatters away all evil with his eyes.

  • A king does what seems good in his eyes.
  • A king administers dominion with the shifts in the look of the eyes.  
  • Do we decree with our eyes, and it’s done?

Our eyes have become Jesus’s eyes. Our authority is Jesus ability.

Can we scatter evil with the look of our eyes? Do we beckon the good with a glance of the eyes? Do we pronounce a verdict of judgment on the evil with a piercing gaze of the eyes?

Re 1:14  His head and his hair were white as white wool, like snow. His eyes were like a flame of fire.

Re 2:18 To the angel of the assembly in Thyatira write: The Son of God, who has his eyes like a flame of fire, and his feet are like burnished brass, says these things:

Re 19:12  His eyes are a flame of fire, and on his head are many crowns. He has names written and a name written which no one knows but he himself.

This is Christ’s identity. This is our identity.

  • A king can simply rule with his eyes. This is the definition of real authority.

This is for your eyes only, if you have the eyes of Almighty Jesus.

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The Best Way To Reduce The Gross National Debt Is


The price of sin is in the trillions of dollars. Most of the USA budget is consumed to cater to sin and to its effects.  Most of our gross national debt has been caused by sin and its consequence.

By far, the best way to reduce America’s gross debt is to reduce sin. Most of our debt is used to handle the effects of sin. To reduce sin, we must integrate ourselves back to God, not to separate ourselves from Him. He is the only one who can remove sin. Under the “red herring” propaganda of separation of church and state, we are effectively committing suicide, inviting the expansion of sin, and leaving an inheritance of financial poverty to our children.

 

How does God get rid of sin?

The cross is the only surgical instrument available to God to remove sin and the cancerous and sinful self-life which generates sin and reveal the Christ in us who carries all of God’s treasures, and when lifted up through us, draws all men unto Himself.

Why is the work of the cross indispensable to our walk with the Lord though it is indeed so painful and lengthy of a process?

What is the death to self as described in scriptures?

Rom 6:1 To what conclusion, then, shall we come? Are we to persist in sinning in order that the grace extended to us may be the greater?

2  No, indeed; how shall we who have died to sin, live in it any longer?

3 And do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into His death?

The believer experiences a gradual but actual spiritual death.  There is an annihilation or extinction of the sinful or pain laden self.

The believer progresses and gradually loses sight of the “I” in him or her.

The “I” or “me” finally dies out, and or literally is extinguished. The self- life diminishes, loses it life, its energy and will power.  It becomes less recognizable to the believer and loses its power to exert itself, to be independent, to be able to overcome by its own strength, and exert its will.

The self as it becomes extinguished, is swallowed up in the immense river of the Lord’s resurrection life.

 Gal 2:20  I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.

The I becomes purely the Person of Christ.

Philippians 3: 10  That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death;

11  If by any means I might attain unto the resurrection of the dead.

The believers’ ability to choose as he or she wants becomes weaker and less perceptible. The many deaths to selfish reputation, fame, timing, expectations and so forth, which God takes it through, cause the death of the self-life.  It is a gradual process, which takes years.

Most Christians will never experience these deep stages of “death to self.”

They will remain in bondage.

Most believers do not have the intimacy in prayer and the knowledge of the Lord to understand the process.  Yet, God is looking for them.

Most believers do not have the heart to obey the Lord at all costs, and allow the cross the Christ that comes through implicit and an exacting obedience to do its work of killing off this cancerous self-life. God would want everybody to have that heart, though.

Most believers do not understand the process of absolute yielding, total surrendering, and suffering quietly under the will of God as He does this work in our lives.

Most believers cannot fathom the concept of yielding total control of money, career, ministry, future plans etc. to the will of another, mainly God.

One of the deep lessons of the cross is that God has a set of ideas, notions, plans and desires many times different to ours.  It is difficult to go through the process of laying down all of these things. Yet, this is a requirement of you would be greatly used of the Lord.

The cross is the only surgical instrument available to God to remove the cancerous and sinful self-life from us and reveal the Christ in us who carries all of God’s treasures, and when lifted up through us, draws all men unto Himself.

The “law of the cross” of Christ dwells in Christ Himself.  This means that every time we obey the voice of the Spirit of God it will automatically activate the cross into our lives.  Every act of obedience to the Lord entails sacrifice, a walk of faith and a humbling ourselves before the might hand of God.   This is the law of the cross being activated.

With every step of obedience to the voice of God, the cross continually frees us from the diseased self-life through the operation of its very law residing in the voice of the Spirit.

By this, Christ is automatically manifested through the believer in Christ,

As I have said, the law of the cross to execute continuous death on the self-life and manifest the Person of Christ in you resides in the Person of Christ Himself.

This is why we must understand and love the cross.

The church has effectively stopped teaching on the cross, and has gone from much fruit bearing to little, because of this.

If the church is to be really relevant it must effectively teach on the cross once again.

1Co 1:23  But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumblingblock, and unto the Greeks foolishness;

Why is the death to self so necessary in the eyes of God?

In the self-life dwells absolutely no good.  It is diseased through and through.

Ro 7:18  For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I find not.

We try to perfume, exalt and beautify the self when it only has one worthy function left to it.  God has condemned it to die.  Only through the complete death of self can we be free from the corruption of sin.

The price of sin is in the trillions of dollars. Most of the USA budget is consumed to cater to sin and to its effects.

By far, the best way to reduce America’s gross debt is to reduce sin. Most of our debt is used to handle the effects of sin. To reduce sin, we must integrate ourselves back to God, not to separate ourselves from Him. He is the only one who can remove sin. Under the “red herring” propaganda of separation of church and state, we are effectively committing suicide, inviting the expansion of sin, and leaving an inheritance of financial poverty to our children

Ro 6:7  For he that is dead is freed from sin. {freed: Gr. justified}

2Co 1:9  But we had the sentence of death in ourselves, that we should not trust in ourselves, but in God which raiseth the dead: {sentence: or, answer}

The sinful self-life causes us to live through our mental reasoning instead of a walk of faith.  This severely limits how far God can take us in the vision and calling which He has for our lives.  God is transcendental.

For us to live a transcendental life, the self-life must be extinguished, so that we can enter into the immensity of God’s mindset.

Unless the self-life is killed be the cross, we will be unable to clearly hear the voice of God.  This is because the noise of our hurts, our bondage to sin, and our being led by our emotions will drown out the still small voice of the Lord.

Only as the self-life is destroyed is our souls quieted in freedom and the voice of the Spirit becomes clearer and clearer.

We will love the world instead of loving the Lord, we will exert our control instead of being led by the Spirit, and will remain in our selfishness instead of being the servant of all.

What are some properties of this self-life?

Rom 6:6  Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin.

The body of sin, which is representative of the self, is an actual spiritual psychological body made up totally and wholly through and through of sin.

Until this self, this” I,” this body of sin, is totally put to death by the cross, we will have the ability, the bondage and inclination, and propensity to sin.

1Co 15:56  The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law.

Any church programs or agendas, or personal plans, done by us through the means of what appears right and good, noble and charitable, or of a productive nature, but not having been initiated by the Lord’s voice falls under the category of “the law.”

The power or strength of sin is the law.  Anything performed outside the direct initiative of the Holy Spirit will give power and place to the law of sin.  Our best schemes and plans outside the leading of the Holy Spirit only exalt the self-life instead of putting it to death by the cross. The exaltation of the self-life encompasses the body of sin, and the law of sin.  No wonder why so many of our churches lie in disarray.  Few of them operate solely by the voice of the Spirit.

The self, or body of sin, is a possessor of the law of sin.  In other words, the law of sin dwells within the self-life.  A law is defined as something that under a set of specific conditions will always produce specific results.  Hence Newton’s law of gravity states that what is thrown up into the air must always come down to the ground.

The law of sin states that we, left to ourselves, without having the cross of Christ to deal a mortal blow to the self-life, can, and only will produce sin and will always be in bondage to sin.  This is why in no way can we ever expect a person that has not accepted the Lord into to produce or bear anything but sin!  The law of sin is always active and ready to produce continual patterns sin according to its very law.

Roman 7:23  But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members.

24 O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death? {the

Paul gives a perfect description of the self-life.  He calls it the body of this death.  In the days of Paul one of the most horrible types of punishments inflicted on criminals was the following.  A corpse was bound and tied to the body of the condemned fellow.  The villain was forced to live out his existence with this corpse rotting, and decaying, bound, and on top of him. This is called “the body of this death” and describes the depths and utter sickness of our sinful self-life, which keeps us in bondage at every point.

1Co 15:54  So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.

As the self-life is destroyed, we pass on more and more into the very life of God Himself.  Death is swallowed up into the victory of the infinity, the freedom, the faith, the immensity, the wisdom, the river of life, and the will of the Lord who resides within us.

No longer are we caught at every turn in our being offended by our brothers and sisters, our being bound by sin and hurt our control of the pulpit instead of allowing the Holy Spirit to lead, and so forth.

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If There Is No Speed Sign Did I Break The Law?


Rom 7:1  Brethren, do you not know—for I am writing to people acquainted with the Law—that it is during our lifetime that we are subject to the Law?

Paul begins his discussion on the “Law of Moses” by comparing it to a marriage of two people.

In the New Testament, the Law is symbolic of our attempts to please God, or serve Him, outside of the direct voice of the Holy Spirit.

Thus we come to serve the Lord through our own efforts, agendas, and strength.  This is The Law.

The Law of Moses was comprised of 643 laws.

God knew that it was impossible for the Jews to keep them. Yet, look at what God tells us about keeping His laws. If we break one of His laws, we have broken them all.

Do you think that God expected us to follow these laws perfectly? Of course not.

God has another way.

Lev 19:37  Therefore shall ye observe all my statutes, and all my judgments, and do them: I am the LORD.

 James 2:10  For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all.

In the voice of the Holy Spirit however, resides the law of faith, which enables us to believe and act upon the given promises of God through His voice to bring them into existence. This is the true meaning of grace.

Grace, is the supernatural power of God for us to obey Him, rather than a license for us to do as we feel.

Ro 3:27  Where is boasting then? It is excluded. By what law? of works? Nay: but by the law of faith.

In the voice of God resides the rhema or living Word of God.

Heb 12:19  And the sound of a trumpet, and the voice of rhemas which voice they that heard intreated that the word should not be spoken to them any more:

Every rhema word, or every utterance of the voice of the Spirit, has resident and active within it the law of faith to make the specific rhema word come to pass.

 Ro 10:17  So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the rhema of God.

Rom 10:6  But the righteousness which is of faith speaketh on this wise, Say not in thine heart, Who shall ascend into heaven? (that is, to bring Christ down from above:)

7  Or, Who shall descend into the deep? (that is, to bring up Christ again from the dead.)

8  But what saith it? The rhema is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the rhema of faith, which we preach;

The rhema word reveals Christ.

Joh 17:8  For I have given unto them the rhemas which thou gavest me; and they have received them, and have known surely that I came out from thee, and they have believed that thou didst send me.

In the person of Christ resides grace.  Grace is what sets us free from the bondage of sin. Grace is the superhuman labor of God revealed to us in proportion to how much we obey God. Grace is more abundantly given so that we can obey God to a greater measure.

Rom 6:14  For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace.

 Romans 7: 2  A wife, for instance, whose husband is living is bound to him by the Law; but if her husband dies the law that bound her to him has now no hold over her.

Paul compares the law to a marriage between a man and a woman.

Paul tells us that a wife is bound to the law of a marriage between her and her spouse.  he law of marriage constrains both partners to remain with each other “till death do them part.”

Another bounding agreement of this marriage law is that it affords no provision for marital infidelity in between these two people.

However if the husband dies, the wife then becomes free from the marriage law and can re-marry again.

3  This accounts for the fact that if during her husband’s life she lives with another man, she will be stigmatized as an adulteress; but that if her husband is dead she is no longer under the old prohibition, and even though she marries again, she is not an adulteress.

4 Wherefore, my brethren, ye also are become dead to the law by the body of Christ; that ye should be married to another, even to him who is raised from the dead, that we should bring forth fruit unto God.

Verse four is of supreme importance to the victorious Christian life.  Let us look at it carefully.

Ye also are become dead to the law by the body of Christ;

Through the death of Christ we have become dead to “the Law.”

As the wife became released from the law of marriage at the death of her husband, so we became released from “The Law” at the death of Christ.  This means that we are released from serving the Lord by our own strength, out of condemnation, guilt, performance, our own agendas and programs, into a simple walk of attaining to all the promises and blessings of God through the voice of the Holy Spirit.

4  that ye should be married to another, even to him who is raised from the dead.

Here lies the beauty of walking simply by the voice of the Spirit of God.  Now that we have been released from serving God through “The Law” by the death of Christ, we are free to re- marry.  Our remarriage is to no one else than Christ Himself.

In this remarriage, we are espoused even to him who is raised from the dead.

Christ now abiding in the power of resurrection life cannot be touched by sin or bondage of any kind.  Our remarriage now to Christ means that we no longer serve God out of our strength, performance, or agendas.  We now live our Christian lives simply out of the voice of the Spirit in the power of Christ’s resurrection life.  This is the only way to bear lasting fruit unto the Lord.

That we should bring forth fruit unto God.

Is it any mystery that our lives and our churches are so powerless and caught in the web of dead programs and the yield of little fruit?

We continue to serve God under The Law, and our own agendas, though in fact we have been released from it.  Why do we still live in this deception?  It is because we have not allowed the Lord to take us through Romans Six.

5  For whilst we were under the thraldom of our earthly natures, sinful passions— made sinful by the Law—were always being aroused to action in our bodily faculties that they might yield fruit to death.

God’s purpose for giving us the more than 600 laws under Moses, (as I said called “The Law”), had nothing to do with us ever keeping them!  This includes the Ten Commandments!

Are the Ten Commandments then bad, or is the Law of Moses wrong, and they should not be followed?  ABSOLUTELY NOT!!

All the laws of God are good!  The answer lies in that were never supposed to obey The Law through our own strength!  The Law was given by God to point out to us and expose our sinfulness!

Therefore the more that we try to obey God in our own strength, the more that we will end up sinning.  The answer to our deliverance is found in the following scriptures.

Ro 8:4  That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.

Ro 10:4  For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth.

Both of these scriptures are similar to each other.  What is noteworthy about these scriptures is that The Law is good and that God expects it to be followed and fulfilled perfectly.  However its fulfillment cannot and will not occur through our own efforts.

As we die to self through the operation of the cross of Christ, the person of Christ is revealed in us.  As the person of Christ is revealed within us, the voice of the Spirit becomes more defined and clearer within us.  It is the presence of the revealed Person of Christ who is the end of the law.  The fulfillment of the law comes to those who walk in the Spirit after the Voice of the Lord.

The resurrection life of the Lord found in the revealed Person of Christ, is what purifies us and makes us holy so that we end up naturally birthing and fulfilling the Law within us without our trying, but through our dying!

Our only responsibility is to obey the voice of God as perfectly as we can.  The Law will become naturally fulfilled in us through the sanctifying work of the Holy Spirit in the completed work of Jesus Christ.

Our lives will become an example of the accomplished law of God in the beauty of the presence of the revealed Person of Christ. Or the fulfillment of the law, is the fully revealed Person of Christ.

·Can you see now why our churches and our Christian lives lie in such shambles?

It is because we refuse to die with Christ on the cross so that the person of Christ may be revealed.  We continue to operate by the Law in our efforts, plans, committees, and agendas.  Little do we know that living and operating in this realm will only birth and activate more sin, more powerlessness, more frustration more dead programs, and much sowing and little reaping. We fulfill the law of God, not in perspiration, but in revelation.

Once again to reiterate; the purpose of the Law is to expose our sinfulness to us.

Ro 7:8  But sin, taking occasion by the commandment, wrought in me all manner of concupiscence. For without the law sin was dead.

Without “The Law” we would never know our sinfulness and or be responsible for it.

The Speeding Ticket

Let us assume that you are speeding down an expressway through a country that you have never visited before.  In your worry to obey the speeding laws, you habitually look at the sides of the highway trying to spot the speed signs.  To your dismay however, nothing appears that will help you.  Suddenly from your rear emerge the ominous flashing red and blue lights of the summoning you to pull over for speeding.  You calmly protest to the officer that there were absolutely no speed signs visible to let you know what the speed ought to be.  The police officer sees your point, kindly admonishes you with the needed information, and lets you go without a citation.  With the absence of these signs, you had no concept of what the speed limit was, and were not held responsible to obey it, even though you had just finished breaking the law!

Ro 7:6  But now we are delivered from the law, that being dead wherein we were held; that we should serve in newness of spirit, and not in the oldness of the letter.

The Law has now no hold over us, so that we render a service which, instead of being old and formal, is new and spiritual.

Our Christian lives should now work solely out of the voice of the Holy Spirit.

Our marriage to The Law has now once and for all been terminated.  Yet most believers continue to live and die in this fantasy marriage!

7   What shall we say then? Is the law sin? God forbid. Nay, I had not known sin, but by the law: for I had not known lust, except the law had said, Thou shalt not covet.For instance, I should not have known what covetousness is, if the Law had not repeatedly said, “Thou shalt not covet.”

This is exactly what we discussed in verse five!  The purpose of the law is to expose, describe, and define sin in its utter sinfulness!

8  Sin took advantage of this, and by means of the Commandment stirred up within me every kind of coveting; for apart from Law sin would be dead.

As with the story of the speeding ticket; without speeding signs visible on an interstate highway, we are not responsible for breaking the speeding law, simply out of sheer ignorance.

In other words, without the visibility of these signs, our responsibility to keep the proper speed is dead or non-existent.

Without “The Law” likewise, we would never know sin, or what types of sins in the eyes of God.

God could no convict us of sin, because we were ignorant to the fact that we had sin or were even sinning!

9  Once, apart from Law, I was alive, but when the Commandment came, sin sprang into life, and I died;

Without The Law the knowledge of sin was non-existent.   This made sin not to be apparent, so it was not sin!  People could sin all that they wanted to!  When The Law came, sin was suddenly exposed and became alive because we were made aware of it.  At that moment were found guilty of being sinners and by all intent and purposes died!

10  and, as it turned out, the very Commandment which was to bring me life, brought me death.

So The Law, as good as it is, brings death to us by exposing our sinfulness.

Once again; if we try to obey God in our own strength, without having our plans and visions initiated by the voice of the Spirit, our plans will yield either more sinfulness or bear little fruit. For obeying God by our own efforts cause us to fail and exposes even more of our sin.

11  For sin seized the advantage, and by means of the Commandment it completely deceived me, and also put me to death.

The exposure of sin by the knowledge of the Law puts us to continual death.

12  So that the Law itself is holy, and the Commandment is holy, just and good.

As we earlier stated, The Law is absolutely good!

13  Did then a thing which is good become death to me? No, indeed, but sin did; so that through its bringing about death by means of what was good, it might be seen in its true light as sin, in order that by means of the Commandment the unspeakable sinfulness of sin might be plainly shown.

The Law was given to make “sin exceedingly sinful.”

14  For we know that the Law is a spiritual thing; but I am unspiritual—the slave, bought and sold, of sin.

15  For what I do, I do not recognize as my own action. What I desire to do is not what I do, but what I am averse to is what I do.

These verses are so crucial to us!  As long as we as believers attempt to continue to serve God by The Law, without the leading of the Holy Spirit we will continue to do what we do not want to do.  The reason is that the law of sin and death in the bodily members of every human being is activated every time that we obey God outside of the leading of the Holy Spirit!

In the Christian, the law of sin and death lies dormant in the human body parts.

The Christian has been set free from the sinful nature, but not the law of sin and death. We are dead to sin, but sin is not dead to us.

Do you remember? The Law revives sin in us!  Therefore the activated law of sin and death which is dormant in the Christian, but activated when we try to please God outside the voice of the Holy Spirit causes us to fail every time that we attempt to serve God, overcome sin, or promote the agendas of our churches through our own means.

God allows us to be in this very, very painful catch 22 situation until we come to realize that only in the revealed presence of the Person of Christ, through our death to self, by the operation of the cross, are we set free from the law of sin and death, and it remains inactive in us.

Within the revealed person of Christ resides the law of the Spirit of life.  As you can see, it is not about us doing, but about us becoming!  It is not about us living, but about us dying. It’s not about perspiration but about revelation.

  Ro 8:2  For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.

 16  But if I do that which I do not desire to do, I admit the excellence of the Law,

17  and now it is no longer I that do these things, but the sin which has its home within me does them.

Once again the law of sin and death will be activated, and will remain in activity within us as believers, if we do not learn to walk in the Spirit by the death of our self-life, through the operation of the cross of Christ.  We will never attain to a total victory over sin and deliverance from the oppression of the devil.  Our victory lies in the revealed Person of Christ within us.

18  For I know that in me, that is, in my lower self, nothing good has its home; for while the will to do right is present with me, the power to carry it out is not.

19  For what I do is not the good thing that I desire to do; but the evil thing that I desire not to do, is what I constantly do.

20  But if I do that which I desire not to do, it can no longer be said that it is I who do it, but the sin which has its home within me does it.

21  I find therefore the law of my nature to be that when I desire to do what is right, evil is lying in ambush for me.

22  For in my inmost self all my sympathy is with the Law of God;

23  but I discover within me a different Law at war with the Law of my understanding, and leading me captive to the Law which is everywhere at work in my body—the Law of sin.

24  O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death? {the body…: or, this body of death}

25  I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin.

Our final deliverance comes through the absolute death of the self-life as discussed in our study of Romans six and the full revelation of the Person of Christ Jesus in us.

I want to leave you with the true meaning of the body of this death found in verse 24.  Paul chose this expression and shows his understanding of the diseased self-life that must be put to total death so that we stop doing the things that we do not want to.  God Bless you!

In verse twenty-four Paul gives a perfect description of the self-life.  He calls it the body of this death.  In the days of Paul one of the most horrible types of punishments inflicted on criminals was the following.  A corpse was bound and tied to the body of the condemned fellow.  The villain was forced to live out his existence as to his time of punishment with this corpse rotting, and decaying, bound, and on top of him.

24  O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death? {the body…: or, this body of death}

This is called “the body of this death” and describes the depths and utter sickness of our sinful self-life, which keeps us in bondage at every point

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Mr. Rob Bell, Who Poisoned The Fountain of Youth ?


Adam                   130                         800                         930

Seth                      105                         807                         912

Enos                       90                          815                         905

Cainan                    70                         840                         910

Mahaleel                65                         830                        895

Jared                      162                        800                         962

Enoch                     65                         300                         365

Methuselah             187                         782                        969

Lamech                  182                         595                         777

Noah                       500                        450                         950

NAME                HAD IST CHILD      REMAINDER          DIED@

For those who wink at sin or say that they are not sinners, above is a chart of the longevity of the first generations of humans, as sin was beginning to permeate the race.

Sin, is missing the target of what God has designed for humanity.

This chart shows us why Jesus Christ paid such a frightful price to restore mankind from the utter toxicity of sin, that it, the portion of humanity who wants restoration. Not everybody does, because if they do, they want it on their terms, and not God’s, which is non-negotiable with Him.

This also demonstrates why universalism, or saying that hell is not real, would depict that there is nothing wrong with sin, since everyone regardless of what they do, all share the same destiny.

This would also expose Jesus Christ and what He did as the biggest idiot and the greatness madness on planet earth.

Chart courtesy of Dr. Peter Pett.

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Our bathing water in Aram Kenya, where there are no wells.