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DAY 8 WEDNESDAY: MAY 2019

THE LAW OF THE SPIRIT OF LIFE!

For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death (Romans 8:2).

The law of the Spirit of life is the law that gives life to mankind. This is the law of Jesus Christ from the New Testament. Without the law of the Spirit of life, man would have been totally condemned and alienated from the presence of God eternally. This is the law of life that introduced grace to mankind. The Bible says in the opening text that the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death. Of course, the law of the Spirit of life is the same law that brought salvation to mankind through Jesus Christ, the Son of God (John 8:36).

The law of Moses could not give life to mankind, but rather put man in perpetual bondage of sin. The law of Moses is the law of judgment, death and condemnation. That is why the Bible says in Galatians 3:10, “For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse; for it is written, ‘Cursed is everyone who does not continue in all things which are written in the book of the law, to do them.” Whoever lives his life in the law of Moses is indeed cursed, and it takes the law of the Spirit of life in Jesus Christ for such a one to experience total freedom forever.

But the coming of Jesus Christ ushered in the law of the Spirit of life. This law is characterized by grace and it is neither by works nor merits. That is the reason why the Bible says in Ephesians 2:8-9, “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast.” The law of the Spirit of life is centered on grace and faith in God. It is the law that gives life to mankind by divine grace, and that is the reason why no Christian is ever permitted to boast in life.

Daily Tip: A Christian should take advantage of the law of the Spirit of life which is centered on grace and faith in God through Jesus Christ forever. Shalom!

Golden Text: Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us (for it is written, “Curse is everyone who hangs on a tree” (Galatians 3:13).

PRAYER: TAKE A WORSHIP SONG AS LED

  1. Thank God for today and about the Word of God you have just read.
  2. Humbly acknowledge your weakness and limitation before God.
  3. Oh Lord my Father! I receive the law of the Spirit of life by grace forever in Jesus Christ Name! Amen.
  4. Holy Spirit! I bind the spirit of judgment, death and condemnation in my life forever in Jesus Christ Name! Amen.
  5. Pray generally as led by the Holy Spirit concerning your life, situations and challenges.

For Further Study: Colossians 2:14; Romans 3:24.             RBT: NEHEMIAH 4-6

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