partakers of the divine nature
Glory! and Amen!!!
How wonderful and awesome! and happy are we! "Spirit of holiness and beauty from ashes"
"what the law was not able to do"
Rom 8:1 There is, then, now no condemnation to those in Christ Jesus, who walk not according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit;
Rom 8:2 for the law of the Spirit of the life in Christ Jesus did set me free from the law of the sin and of the death;
Rom 8:3 for what the law was not able to do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God, His own Son having sent in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, did condemn the sin in the flesh,
Its seems the Lord Himself judged sin in the flesh already when Christ come , having been sent for this very purpose , God made a way
Rom 8:4 that the righteousness of the law may be fulfilled in us, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit.
this Spirit being Holy of God and the Son, Jesus Christ we now have a new and living way
"we now have a new and living way"! Not the way of "license" as Paul said he was accused of! ("God forbid"!!!)
"ye have heard do not murder..? but.." --- showing it is "Christ" who "is the fulfilling of the law"
"we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is.." "not of works"/the law "lest any should boast"
"That He will be glorified and magnified" and not any of us.. If I'm in a hurry and want to tie my little grand daughter's shoe, and she keeps trying to do it (but she can't) all she does is get her hands in my way.. that's how I think it is when law is mixed with grace.. sort of like "standing in the door, and not going in and blocking the way of anyone else going in"
...not of us, lest anyone should boast.. but "By His Spirit.."
"Humble thyself to walk with the LORD thy God.." Micah 4:6
Great thread guys and gals!!