Recently, I have really enjoyed a fresh and new appreciation of the law of the Spirit of life, and how much we need to SEE how this law can free us from all our struggling and strife. Many times, even in the church life, we would activate the law of good in our soul to fulfill the demands of the law of God outside of us. We may succeed for a while just to realize that eventually we have no strength or capacity to fulfill the requirements of the law of God because – whenever we activate the law of good, a stronger law in our flesh (the law of sin and of death) arises and defeats it.
We need to see that what we have in us and what we’re talking about are automatic laws. In other words, a law will definitely work, as definite as the law of gravity – which always works, no matter how hard we try to defy gravity. There is no way for us to fulfill God’s purpose by using the law of good for we would definitely fail (even most miserably). Paul himself experienced the futility of trying and cried out “Wretched man that I am!” in chapter 7 of Romans (Rom. 7:24). But praise the Lord for Romans chapter 8! Verses 1 to 2 say
There is now then no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life has freed me in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and of death.
Hallelujah – The law of the Spirit of life can free us from the law of sin and of death!
I really enjoyed that activating the law of the Spirit of life is just a turn away. We just need to call “O Lord Jesus”, sing a hymn, read His word, pray-read some verses in the Bible, praise the Lord, thank Him, or use any other means that can help us to turn to our mingled spirit. Praise the Lord! When we exercise our mingled spirit, we will spontaneously overcome our situation, and we are able to live out the life that God desires, by having Him living in us! [guest post: Melinda]