Before I begin teaching today, the Spirit of the Lord wanted me to share something with you about Romans the 8th chapter.
This whole chapter is talking about how we are to WALK IN THE SPIRIT. Walking in the Spirit encompasses God’s LOVE and POWER in our life. We must have a balance of God’s love and power in our Christian life.
Galatians 5:22-25 talks about the FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT which is the character of God and the most important one being LOVE (talking about God’s love flowing through us to others). The fruit of the Spirit is even more important that the power gifts of the Spirit found in 1 Corinthians 12:7-11.
The fruits of the Spirit give us the character of God, especially love, AS GOD IS LOVE. 1 John 4:8 “He that loveth not, knoweth not God, for God is LOVE.
So we need a balance of God’s LOVE AND POWER in our Christian life but the fruit of the Spirit of LOVE is by far more important than any other fruit (as God’s love includes all the fruits of the Spirit) and are more important than the power gifts of the Spirit. Some Christians get these 2 important aspects of our Spirit filled life in reverse, they put POWER before LOVE and that will never work. Power alone leads to hardness and insensitivity. POWER SHOULD WORK BY GOD’S LOVE.
How can I say this? Please read 1 Corinthians 13:1-3. Love in this chapter of the KJV of the Bible is called CHARTY. AMEN.
Okay, I have said what I know the Lord wanted me to say regarding love and power in our lives. Now I will go on with the additional teaching of Romans chapter 8.
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We left off last Monday with Romans 8:15 so we will start at Romans 8:16 from this powerful Word through the Apostle Paul.
What’s more this verse says that ALL born again believers have a WITNESS that we are the children of God.
REMEMBER THE TITLE OF THIS TEACHING SERIES IS “YOUR IMPORTANT QUESTIONS ANSWERED.” THE REASON WHY I USED THAT TITLE IS THAT ROMANS THE 8TH CHAPTER IS FULL OF QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS. SOME OF THE GREATEST QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS IN THE BIBLE.
How do you know you are born again, how do you know your name is written in the Lambs Book of Life, how do you know that you are sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise, how do you know that the Spirit of the Living God is in you? BECAUSE YOU HAVE THE PROMISE FROM GOD RIGHT OUT OF HIS WORD IN ROMANS 8:16. WE HAVE THE WITNESS. GOD IS ALIVE IN YOU AND GOD IS ALIVE IN ME, YOU HAVE THE WITNESS, I HAVE THE WITNESS. HALLELUJAH!!! I LOVE THE LIVING GOD. JESUS BY HIS SPIRIT IS ALIVE IN ALL OF US.
The Bible says, “…be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear (respect of God).” 1 Peter 3:15
So case in point: Someone asks you how can you have such hope and peace in your life, share Romans 8:16 with them because you have a witness inside of you that Christ lives in you. Or someone asks you how do you know God is alive. You share Romans 8:16 with them, because you have the WITNESS that He lives in you.
The best way to share the Gospel with someone else is to tell them what the Lord has done for you, how He lives in you.
As a young boy growing up we sang this song which illustrates Romans 8:16 so well. I will just give you a few words of the lyrics: HE LIVES, HE LIVES CHRIST JESUS LIVES TODAY, HE WALKS WITH ME, HE TALKS WITH ME ALONG LIFES NARROW WAY. YOU ASK ME HOW I KNOW HE LIVES, HE LIVES WITHIN MY HEART. (I know I have some of you singing that song but go ahead, that song is so true and illustrates Romans 8:16
Well I told you I love that verse it is hard for me to get off of it, I could teach on it all day. CAN YOU TELL? Ha ha
Romans 8:17 “And if children, then heirs, heirs of God, and joint heirs with Christ: if so be that we suffer with Him, that we may be also glorified together.”
Here the Apostle Paul is going to a deeper layer of spiritual truth. He is building on Romans 8:16.
DID YOU KNOW WHEN YOU RECEIVE CHRIST AS YOUR SAVIOR YOU’RE AN HEIR OF GOD?
If you put your religious hat on you will not be able to receive this huge bold statement. The first thing you're going to think or say is that you're not worthy. We all know that, or you should. We don’t get right with God by receiving Him as our Savior based on anything we have done except our faith in Him and His grace upon us. Ephesians 2:8-10. We become joint heirs with Christ because of what He has done for us. We don’t deserve it needless to say, but we get it anyway. It's because the Lord is so WONDERFUL.
Then this verse also talks about His sufferings. Part of that is bearing our cross. There are times that we as Christians will be ridiculed and people will have prejudice against us. So many in other parts of the world have given up their lives for Christ because they have refused to give up their heir ship with Jesus Christ. They have refused to denounce their faith!!! But of course it is all worth it, Jesus went to the cross for you and me.
Romans 8:18 “For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.”
The Apostle Paul received a revelation of the fact that we will go through sufferings of some kind in this world system, but when you compare what we go through here compared to what is in heaven, there is no comparison.
Romans 8:19 “For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God.” KJV
I just looked up this verse in the New Living Translation, I believe it gives great clarity to this verse: “For all creation is waiting eagerly for that future day when God will reveal who His children really are.” Romans 8:19 New Living Translation. I believe this NLT translation gives us a good, accurate interpretation of Romans 8:19.
Romans 8:20 “For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of Him who hath subjected the same, in hope.”
I can summarize this statement by saying this, if the creature even us were perfect we would have no need of the HOPE that the Lord gives us. But because of the fall of man in the Garden of Eden we must have this hope from God to be right with Him by accepting it. It means God’s hope that He has given us in salvation.
Man is incomplete without God. God created man with an incompleteness in him so that he would seek after and find God and receive the Lord’s blessed hope even salvation for his life.
So that is a lot to chew on for now, the Bible says meditate on the Word of God, ponder it and mutter it and allow the Holy Spirit to give you spiritual revelations of His Word. He definitely will. Thank the Lord.
Romans chapter 8 helps all of mature in the Lord. I believe the Lord is calling the Body of Christ to Christian maturity so that we can fulfill what the Lord promised would happen in the last days, that He is building His Church and the gates of hell shall not prevail.
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Conrad & Nita Freiholtz
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