We hope that you all had a wonderful RESURRECTION SUNDAY and that you have a much greater amount of revelation knowledge of it that only the Holy Spirit can give you than ever before.
We also pray that you were blessed by the Word of God that He led us to share with you on the Easter message to you all. Nita and I also teach every week in the church we attend and we taught on the comparison of the PASSOVER IN THE OLD TESTAMENT AND THE NEW TESTAMENT, WE DID AN OVERVIEW.
Well today we are going to go back to our teaching on the 8th Chapter of Romans. As I mentioned before some Bible scholars believe that the Book of Romans is the Apostle Paul’s greatest work.
The 8th chapter of Romans teaches us about how to LIVE LIFE IN THE SPIRIT OF THE LIVING GOD. We need that release of God’s power in our life so we can be strong and do exploits for the Lord and bless other people that the Lord brings in our life.
I am excited to continue with this verse by verse study in Romans 8th chapter. What a spiritual power house this chapter is. We will look at it in a moment.
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I have wonderful news, we received a letter from the Internal Revenue Service and it said that they were pleased to inform Nita and me that Conrad Freiholtz Ministries, Inc. has received their approval for our 501C3 which entitles our ministry for a nonprofit exemption from Federal Income Tax.
Simply put, now all of your offerings to Conrad Freiholtz Ministries, Inc. are not subject to Federal income taxes.
Also I want to advise all of our partners that gave to this ministry in 2014, they will receive statements from Conrad Freiholtz Ministries, Inc. showing what you gave so you can submit it to your tax man to show an exemption for you. Also you that have already given in 2015 will receive the statement from us at the first part of 2016.
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One of the powerful things about Romans 8 is the we find what is called the Romans Road in that chapter which is a witnessing tool to lead others to the Lord.
THE ROMANS ROAD FOR LEADING OTHERS TO JESUS CHRIST:
Romans 3:23, Romans 3:10-12, Romans 5:8, Romans 5:12, Romans 6:23, Romans 10:9-11, Romans 10:13, Romans 10:17. (also Romans 8:1 and Romans 8:38-39).
There are some variations of the Roman Road which is used to share these scriptures with others as you lead them to the Lord but what I have given you is the essence of it. (YOU MIGHT WANT TO MARK THESE SCRIPTURES IN YOUR BIBLE SO THE NEXT TIME YOU GET THE OPPORTUNITY TO LEAD SOMEONE TO CHRIST THAT YOU WILL ALREADY HAVE THE SCRIPTURES READY FOR YOU TO SHARE).
Chapter 8 of Romans talks a lot about living Christian life in the Holy Spirit of which is the most powerful Christian life we can live. It is the love and power of the Holy Spirit without limits. As we walk in the power of the Spirit of the Living God we walk in the supernatural.
Last time I started a verse by verse explanation of Romans 8 and left off at verse 4 so we will start at Romans 8:5.
Romans 8:5 “For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh: but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit.
As Christians we should not want to follow after the flesh any more, that was the way we lived our former life. We should have learned that living in the flesh brings disappointments and heartaches but now that the Spirit of the living God is in us we should want to please the Lord and receive blessings from Him that are without price.
Think about your former life, BC (before Christ), every time you let the flesh rule you it may have seemed good for a little while but the seed you sowed came up and it was not pretty, that’s all of us. It tore us up on the inside, it brought tears to our eyes, it brought disappointment. Satan is an imposter, a deceiver, all of his directions lead to a DEAD END ALLEY.
“Don’t lie to each other, for you have stripped off your old sinful nature and all of its wicked deeds. Put on your new nature, and be renewed as you learn to know your Creator and become like Him.” Colossians 3:9-10 New Living Translation.
How is this new life lived, as you pray to the Lord each day and read the Word each day, and attend a good Bible preaching church your spirit man will start dominating your flesh or natural man. It is a progressive thing and we are all in some stage of spiritual development from the Lord. So don’t get discouraged just keep living for the Lord and yield to Him, He will help you if you do that.
Romans 8:6 “For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.”
Here the Apostle Paul shows you the choice you have in life. If you allow your flesh to dominate you and never come to the Lord and receive salvation through the new birth Romans 10:9-10 the result will be separation from God forever. Or if after you are saved and you start walking back in the old sinful nature until you exercise 1 John 1:9 and ask for forgiveness you will reap what you sow. You will have broken fellowship with the Lord. IT WILL BE PAINFUL.
But the good news is that when you allow the Spirit of the living God to direct your life the fruit of that is SPIRITUAL LIFE AND PEACE. (THAT MONEY CANNOT BUY)
Romans 8:7 “Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.”
One of the key words in that verse is ENMITY in the King James Version of the Bible that I mainly use.
What is enmity? In the original Greek for this text the word ENMITY means to have HATRED OR HOSTILE toward God. That’s pretty heavy, isn’t it?
So we could say it like this, when you allow your old nature, your flesh (yourself before you accepted the Lord to live in your life) it is a hateful hostile attitude toward the Lord.
WE NEED TO REMEMBER THAT THIS WHOLE CHAPTER OF ROMANS 8 IS TALKING PRIMARILY ABOUT THE FACT THAT NOW THAT YOU ARE BORN AGAIN, HOW CAN I WALK IN THE SPIRIT OF GOD? HOW CAN I WALK IN THAT LOVE, POWER AND ANOINTING?
HOW CAN I WALK IN THE SUPERNATURAL THINGS OF GOD?
SO IT IS TALKING ABOUT AFTER YOU HAVE BEEN SAVED. (WHO ARE YOU IN CHRIST JESUS NOW THAT YOU ARE BORN AGAIN?)
Romans 8:8 “So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God.
Brothers and sisters in Christ, the greatest thing that you can do as a Christian is to really fall in love with the Lord, I mean really fall in love with Him.
When you do that you want to please Him. Think about a person in your life that you really love, don’t you want to please them, to show them you love them? How much more should we seek to please the Lord in all that we do?
Will we miss the mark and sin? Sure at times we will then we need to go to 1 John 1:9 “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” If we pray that prayer and mean it, we have forgiveness of sins. Then we need to ask the Lord to help us use the power of the Holy Spirit over that area of our life so we don’t keep making the same mistake.
Romans 8:9 “But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you, Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he none of His.”
You need to remember where you came from, (the sinful carnal nature without the Spirit of God in you) and we need to remember where we are now. (We are a new creation in Christ Jesus). Here’s who you are now if you are born again: “Therefore is any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away behold, all things are become new. 2 Corinthians 5:17 (You are a new creation)
1 John 4:4 “Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them (satanic influence): because greater is He (the Spirit of God) that is in you, than he (satan) that is in the world.”
Romans 8:10 “And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin: but the Spirit is life because of righteousness.”
Here is a great revelation of what happened when you got born again.
When you received the new birth, your spirit got born again but your flesh did not. That’s why the flesh will continually war against your spirit. Your flesh wants to continue to run the show, it doesn’t like the fact that it is supposed to be dominated by your spirit now. It ruled your life for years, it dominated you, it got you in trouble, heartache, pain and sin.
So how do we get victory over the flesh?
We renew our mind with the Word of God. We read it every day, we meditate on it and then become a doer of the Word and not a hearer only. “And be not conformed to this world (don’t compromise with the things of this world) but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.” Romans 12:2
Well that is some good Word of God to chew on, if you get a revelation of this 8th Chapter of Romans, your mind will be transformed (“to change into another form,” is the original Greek for the word transformed).
Next Monday we will continue with Romans chapter 8.
I challenge all of us to be doers of Romans chapter 8.
Please send us your testimony of how this Word of God in Romans Chapter 8 has helped you. Others need to hear your testimony, it encourages us all. You can send your comments to us on the comments section on our website, or if you prefer send it to us privately on our Gmail.
Nita and I have been called to an evangelistic/teaching ministry. Some of the areas that we teach on is The Precious Holy Spirit, the Baptism of the Holy Spirit, His gifts and how to walk in the supernatural, how to worship the Lord in spirit and in truth, Bible prophecy, the privilege and blessing of giving tithes and offerings to the Lord and most important of all leading people to the Lord Jesus Christ.
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IF YOU HAVE NEVER ASKED THE PRECIOUS LORD JESUS IN YOUR LIFE TO BE YOUR LORD AND SAVIOR, THE BIBLE SAYS IF THOU SHALL CONFESS WITH THY MOUTH THE LORD JESUS AND SHALL BELIEVE IN YOUR HEART THAT GOD RAISED HIM FROM THE DEAD (EASTER), YOU SHALL BE SAVED. FOR WITH THE HEART MAN BELIEVES UNTO RIGHTEOUNESS (RIGHT STANDING WITH GOD) AND WITH YOUR MOUTH CONFESSION IS MADE UNTO SALVATION. ROMANS 10:9-10
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Nita and I thank you for being with us today. We pray that you will be with us again next MONDAY.
We pray that you will walk in the power of the Precious Holy Spirit and that this teaching on the 8th chapter of Romans will change your life for the good.
Conrad & Nita Freiholtz
Conrad Freiholtz Ministries,
PO Box 11806
Tempe, Arizona 85284