SPIRITUAL HEALING VS. PHYSICAL HEALING
Part 16: There Is Freedom In The Spirit
(Romans 8: 1).
Peace be unto you. There is no greater Peace than the tranquility of God. This harmony and accord is extended with Christ Jesus and the Holy Spirit for these things we are forever grateful.
“Be not dismayed realizing that you can always talk with God.”
Peace and Love, Carl A. Patton a willing slave of Almighty God writing for the FreedomJournal December 12, 2006 in the year of our Lord and Savior Christ Jesus.
In the name of God, Master of the universe, Ruler of the earth
Brethren we continue our discussion on Spiritual Healing in the Book of Romans. At this place we will look deeper into the essence of the Spirit and how it impacts on the righteous as they move to accept Spiritual Healing.
Romans 8: 1: “There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walked not after the flesh, but after the Spirit”.
As a preface to Romans 8: 1 look at the two scriptures that precede this verse (Romans 7: 24-25). Paul teaches that the carnal man has tendencies that lead to spiritual death. He uses a dead body in a figurative sense chained to the inner man. However in verse 25 he answers the question by saying that Christ can give the sinner a release.
As we now move to our primary verse (Romans 8: 1) we see that “no condemnation” refers to the deliverance from the dead body noted in Romans 7: 24-25. Thus freedom is obtained through Christ. But one has to walk in accord with the Spirit and not the carnal mind to sustain this freedom.
For another thought turn to Galatians.
Galatians 5: 16, 25: “This I say then, walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh”.
“If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit”.
Lust or desires of the flesh caused much bitterness in the church during the time the Apostle wrote to the Galatians. However the Spirit which embodies the Gospel stands against the Law of Moses which the Judaizers were urging the Gentile Christians to accept.
In verse 25 we see that it is virtually impossible to live in the Spirit and not walk in the Spirit. Our daily life should be in harmony with our profession. One cannot just be a Christian and follower of Christ only on Sunday.