Romans 8:1-17 Telling the flesh “No!”
8 There is therefore now no condemnation (an adverse sentence – the verdict) to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh (Naturally occurring due to the fall of Adam), but after the Spirit. (the Holy Spirit – breath of YHWH – the Torah)
2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death. (Naturally occurring due to the fall of Adam leading to eternal death.)
3 For what the law (Torah) could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh (we were incapable in our own strength to fulfil the instructions), God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh: (ended the disobedience of Torah by using the fleshly body and a completely free spirit focused on living within the Torah.)
4 That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
Christ’s death and resurrection are completed within a perfect life lived. 1 John 3:5 “And ye know that he was manifested to take away our sins; and in him is no sin.” Therefore the curse of flesh being incapable of eternal life is remedied. The ONLY way to pay for sins of the flesh is the blood of the innocent. Yeshua’s innocent life qualifies and his blood shed on the cross is therefore carried to the heavenly altar and atones for our sins.
5 For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit.
Those that seek the “letter” of the Torah in sacrifices and rituals or self-works of salvation, verses, those that seek the relationship to YHWH via the works of Yeshua. It is YHWH’s goal to deliver us [by His mighty hand and outstretched arms] from evil and not for our own actions but to bring about Salvation.
6 For to be carnally minded (bodily, temporal or worldly) is death; but to be spiritually minded (seeking that which pleases YHWH) is life and peace.
7 Because the carnal mind (basic human nature) is enmity (opposed) against God: for it is not subject to the law (Torah) of God, neither indeed can be.
9 But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. (Holy Spirit) Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.
Matthew 5:19 “Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.”
1 John 5:2-5 “By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God, and keep his commandments. For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous. For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith. Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God?”
10 And if Christ be in you, the body (flesh) is dead because of sin; but the Spirit (eternal body) is life because of righteousness.
11 But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus (YHWH) from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken (make alive) your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.
Paul is teaching them that human beings are two distinct parts, the flesh body and the spiritual or eternal “body”
12 Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh.
13 For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify (put to death – eliminate) the deeds of the body, ye shall live.
14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.
John 1:12 “But as many as received him, to them gave He power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name”
15 For ye have not received the spirit of bondage* again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.
*[from pallo “to vibrate” (another form for G906) (through the idea of oscillatory repetition) this is the repetitious use of sacrificial animals, instead we approach YHWH directly through the propitiatory blood of Yeshua.]
16 The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God: (connected on the same wavelength)
17 And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer* with him, that we may be also glorified together. (to experience pain jointly or of the same kind. That being living with a spirit connected to YHWH wrapped in a flesh wanting to live opposed to YHWH.)
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