The Law of the Spirit
Daily Devotional for June 21st
There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death. Romans 8:1-2
The word of God contains some truths that are so deep and powerful that requires much study with prayer in order to grasp a portion of its effects to us. There is no child of God that wants to wrestle with sins, lusts, passions and continual evil thoughts. From these verses we can gather one powerful truth and that is, walking in the spirit brings such a power to us that it will give us victory over all of these things. The questions is what must we do so that the power of the Holy Spirit can give us the victory?
The world without Christ is bound by the law of sin and death. This law cannot be overcome without the Spirit of life in Christ. Because Jesus conquered sin and death at the cross, a new Law was enacted. Do you realize that God made a law concerning how He would work to bring you victory in your life? It’s the law of the spirit of life in Christ Jesus. This literally means that God has chosen to work in your life by the Holy Spirit through Christ. From the time Jesus shed His blood and died, God will work in your life by the Spirit.
How does this law work? It works by our faith rooted in Jesus Christ. Your faith must be stedfast in Jesus friend. If you have struggle with something, you cannot trust in yourself. No matter how much God wants to help you and work on your behalf, He will not when your faith is not in Christ to perform it. But if you will look to Christ and trust Him and the sacrifice He won for you at Calvary, then the Spirit of life will come and work victory in your life to give you freedom over all sin, passions and lusts.
What does this law accomplish? Once your faith is in Jesus Christ to work in you and give you the victory, then the spirit of life will make you free and give you the power to live in liberty over the law of sin and death. Are you struggling with addictions; lusts; passions? Are there bondages in your life that you would love to be free from? If so, then look to Christ. Every bondage, every sin was conquered at the Cross. If Jesus conquered it all 2000 years ago, then why to we feel as though we need to try to defeat it? All God asks us to do is to trust in Jesus’ work and trust Him to break it. When we do, the law of the spirit immediately starts working in us. Friend, if you’ll trust in the work of Christ over whatever your overcome and in bondage with, then power of God will break every bondage in your life through Christ. Will you allow the law of the spirit to work in you today? Trust Jesus and the Spirit of Life will overcome the law of sin and death!