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John 6:51

I am the living bread that came down from heaven. If anyone eats this bread, he will live for ever. This bread is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.

The Law of the Spirit of life

Saturday, 07 August 2010 00:40 Bolaji Theo Douglas
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The Law of the Spirit of life
The law comes from God
It comes into effect through Christ
The law bequeaths the nature of Christ to the recipients
It is the seal of God's ownership
It confers upon the recipients the legal rights of Children
It grants to the recipients Kingdom privileges
It comes with the power of restoration
It comes with the power of deliverance and redemption
It comes with the power to bless and make fruitful
It is incorruptible
Comes with the power to preserve
Demands certain obligation from the recipients
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Because through Christ, the law of the Spirit of life has set me free from the law of sin and death - Romans 8:2.

The study of the law of the Spirit of life will go a long way in helping the believer to acquaint himself with his regenerated spirit as well as come to terms about how to administer the new status conferred upon him by the spirit which he received when he became born again. This study will contribute in no small measure towards helping the believer to understand the very principles that guides the operation of his regenerated spirit. The knowledge so acquired from the study furnish him with the necessary information that he would need to get the best out of the new position which he has been delivered into when he became born again.

It is not good enough to glean from the pages of the bible and read only about how we have been set free by the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus and simply get excited about such news alone, without getting also a good understanding about the laws that oversees this operation. It is simply not good enough to know that we have been set free from the condemnation that the law of sin and death foisted upon us as a result of the fall that resulted from the original sin, without understanding the operation of the law that made it possible.

It is simply not good enough to be without the understanding of how this law was designed to operate. Rather it is very important for the believer to understand how he came about the Spirit of life and the principles that make the operation of the spirit to be of immense benefit to him. It is important for him to understand what the Spirit of life is meant to accomplish in his life, while at the same time, it is equally very crucial that the believer should understand what the spirit of life delivers to him and what it demands from him in the process and in response. He needs to know this in order to be able to reap fully, the benefits that the law of the spirit of life makes available to him.

The believer can only come into this knowledge when he gets acquainted with the operation of the Spirit of life, by understanding the laws that guides its operation. It is not enough for me to continue to parrot the scripture verse above without knowing what it means due to my inability to unravel the mystery surrounding the operation of the spirit or understand the fact that the Spirit of life is governed and supervised by certain guidelines.

Right from the minute the Spirit of life commences his operation in the life of the believer, there are certain principles that direct the operation of this spirit and whatever the spirit is meant to achieve in the life of the recipients. The guidelines that the believer need to take into consideration include some the following points;

  1. The origin of the spirit of life,
  2. How the spirit became available to the believer,
  3. Who administered it upon him
  4. And what the spirit makes available to the recipients.

Furthermore these information also helps the believer to understand how to utilise the law and get the best out of what the spirit has been commissioned to deliver him into. The guidelines also help the believer to know what the spirit of life demands of him, this in turn will help the recipients to know how to relate with the spirit. For example in order to get the best from the Spirit of life, it is obligatory that the believer follows the leadership of this Spirit.

It is of no use shouting that I have been set free by the law of the Spirit of life, while at the same time I shun the leadership of the same spirit, preferring instead to go after the desires and cravings of my flesh. If I live in this way and manner, I deceive myself by claiming I have been delivered. I deceive myself for the simple reason that boils down to the fact that it is only by submitting myself to the leadership of the Spirit of life that the divine ability to overcome my flesh becomes a reality and I can subsequently be delivered from it's power.

The spirit of life was given to help me among many other things, to break the yoke of slavery placed upon me by my flesh and it is only through the leadership of the Spirit of life and what he instructs, that the power to be free becomes available to me.

At this point let us look at some interesting facts that we need to know about the law of the spirit of life and see what they minister to us in the process.

 

 



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