The Victory of the Believer: Living in the Spirit Romans 8:1-13. John 16:7 “Nevertheless I tell you the truth. It is to your advantage that I go away; for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you; but if I depart, I will send Him to you.”
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The Victory of the Believer: Living in the SpiritRomans 8:1-13
John 16:7“Nevertheless I tell you the truth. It is to your advantage that I go away; for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you; but if I depart, I will send Him to you.”
John 14:15-18“If you love Me, keep My commandments. And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever; the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you. I will not leave you orphans; I will come to you.”
2 Corinthians 13:14 The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all. Amen.
Galatians 5:16 I say then: walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh.
Psalms 130:3-4 If You, LORD, should mark iniquities, O Lord, who could stand? But there is forgiveness with You, that You may be feared.
Hebrews 8:12 “For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their lawless deeds I will remember no more.”
CONDEMNATION- drives me away from the Lord; focuses upon self; “false” guilt
“I,” “I,” “I” (32 times in chapter 7... 2 times in chapter 8 — vs. 18, 38)
“Spirit” referred to one time in chapter 7, 21 times in chapter 8 (7:6)
Produced evil desire in me... (7:8)
Revived when the law came... (7:9)
Deceived me... (7:11)
Produced death in me... (7:13)
Is responsible for my failure (sins of commission and omission... (7:17, 20)
This law or principle is in the members of my body (7:23)
Separation from God
The absence of life
Lack of the fruit of the Spirit
Absence of trust
Absence of love
Absence of self control
Absence of patience or longsuffering
Absence of kindness and goodness
Absence of personal contentment or friendliness
Absence of true rejoicing for another
Absence of forgiveness or acceptance
Absence of grace
“When we believe what God says about us and see ourselves in a new way, then we will change the way we act. This is always God’s way of deliverance. We think that we have the change the way we act in order to be different; God says, ‘No, I have made you different, and when you believe it, you will automatically change the way you act.’ ” (From Guilt to Glory, Ray Stedman, p. 208)