Romans 8:10-18 NASB
¹⁰If Christ is in you, though the body is dead because of sin, yet the spirit is alive because of righteousness.
¹¹But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you.
¹²So then, brethren, we are under obligation, not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh – ¹³for if you are living according to the flesh, you must die; but if by the Spirit you are putting to death the deeds of the body, you will live.
¹⁴For all who are being led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God.
¹5For you have not received a spirit of slavery leading to fear again, but you have received a spirit of adoption as sons by which we cry out, “Abba! Father!”
¹⁶The Spirit Himself testifies with our spirit that we are children of God, ¹⁷and if children, heirs also, heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him so that we may also be glorified with Him.
¹⁸For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us.
If the Spirit be in us, Christ is in us.
He dwells in the heart by faith.
Grace in the soul is its new nature; the soul is alive to God, and has begun its holy happiness which shall endure for ever.
The righteousness of Christ imputed, secures the soul, the better part, from death. From hence we see how much it is our duty not to walk after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
If any habitually live according to corrupt lustings, they will certainly perish in their sins, whatever they profess.
And what can a worldly life present, worthy for a moment to be put against this noble prize of our high calling?
Let us then, by the Spirit, endeavour more and more to mortify the flesh.
Regeneration by the Holy Spirit brings a new and Divine life to the soul, though in a feeble state.
And the sons of God have the Spirit to work in them the disposition of children; they have not the spirit of bondage, which the Old Testament church was under, through the darkness of that dispensation.
The Spirit of adoption was not then plentifully poured out. Also it refers to that spirit of bondage, under which many saints were at their conversion.
Many speak peace to themselves, to whom God does not speak peace.
But those who are sanctified, have God’s Spirit witnessing with their spirits, in and by his speaking peace to the soul.
Though we may now seem to be losers for Christ, we shall not, we cannot, be losers by him in the end.
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