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Life in the Spirit

8So now there is no condemnation for those who belong to Christ Jesus.G686G3568G3762G2631G1722G5547G2424G4043G3361G2596G4561G235G2596G41512And because you belong to him, the powerc of the life-giving Spirit has freed you from the power of sin that leads to death.G1063G3551G4151G2222G1722G5547G2424G1659G3165G1659G575G3551G266G2532G22883The law of Moses was unable to save us because of the weakness of our sinful naturec. So God did what the law could not do. He sent his own Son in a body like the bodies we sinners have. And in that body God declared an end to sin's control over us by giving his Son as a sacrifice for our sins.G1063G3551G102G1722G3739G770G1223G4561G2316G3992G1438G5207G1722G3667G266G4561G2532G4012G266G2632G266G1722G45614He did this so that the just requirement of the law would be fully satisfied for us, who no longer follow our sinful nature but instead follow the Spirit.G2443G1345G3551G4137G1722G2254G4043G3361G2596G4561G235G2596G41515Those who are dominated by the sinful nature think about sinful things, but those who are controlled by the Holy Spirit think about things that please the Spirit.G1063G5607G2596G4561G5426G3588G4561G1161G2596G4151G3588G41516So letting your sinful nature control your mind leads to death. But letting the Spirit control your mind leads to life and peace.G1063G5427G4561G5427G2288G1161G5427G4151G5427G2222G2532G15157For the sinful nature is always hostile to God. It never did obey God's laws, and it never will.G1360G4561G5427G2189G1519G2316G1063G5293G3756G5293G3551G2316G3761G1063G14108That's why those who are still under the control of their sinful nature can never please God.G1161G5607G1722G4561G3756G1410G700G23169But you are not controlled by your sinful nature. You are controlled by the Spirit if you have the Spirit of God living in you. (And remember that those who do not have the Spirit of Christ living in them do not belong to him at all.)G1161G5210G2075G3756G1722G4561G235G1722G4151G1512G4151G2316G3611G1722G5213G1161G1536G2192G3756G4151G5547G3778G2076G3756G84610And Christ lives within you, so even though your body will die because of sin, the Spirit gives you lifec because you have been made right with God.G1161G1487G5547G1722G5213G4983G3303G3498G1223G266G1161G4151G2222G1223G134311The Spirit of God, who raised Jesus from the dead, lives in you. And just as God raised Christ Jesus from the dead, he will give life to your mortal bodies by this same Spirit living within you.G1161G1487G4151G1453G2424G1537G3498G3611G1722G5213G1453G5547G1537G3498G2227G2532G2227G5216G2349G4983G1223G846G4151G1774G1774G1722G521312Therefore, dear brothers and sistersc, you have no obligation to do what your sinful nature urges you to do.G686G3767G80G2070G3781G3756G4561G2198G2596G456113For if you live by its dictates, you will die. But if through the power of the Spirit you put to death the deeds of your sinful naturec, you will live.G1063G1487G2198G2596G4561G3195G599G1161G1487G2289G4151G2289G4234G4983G219814For all who are led by the Spirit of God are childrenc of God.G1063G3745G71G4151G2316G3778G1526G5207G231615So you have not received a spirit that makes you fearful slaves. Instead, you received God's Spirit when he adopted you as his own childrenc. Now we call him, "Abba, Father."G1063G2983G3756G2983G4151G1397G3825G1519G5401G235G2983G4151G5206G1722G3739G2896G5G396216For his Spirit joins with our spirit to affirm that we are God's children.G4151G846G4828G2257G4151G3754G2070G5043G231617And since we are his children, we are his heirs. In fact, together with Christ we are heirs of God's glory. But if we are to share his glory, we must also share his suffering.G1161G1487G5043G2532G2818G2818G3303G2316G1161G4789G5547G1512G4841G2443G4888G2532G4888

The Future Glory

18Yet what we suffer now is nothing compared to the glory he will reveal to us later.G1063G3049G3754G3804G3568G2540G3756G514G4314G1391G3195G601G1519G224819For all creation is waiting eagerly for that future day when God will reveal who his childrenc really are.G1063G603G2937G553G602G5207G231620Against its will, all creation was subjected to God's curse. But with eager hope,G1063G2937G5293G3153G3756G1635G235G1223G5293G1909G168021the creation looks forward to the day when it will join God's children in glorious freedom from death and decay.G3754G2937G846G2532G1659G575G1397G5356G1519G1391G1657G5043G231622For we know that all creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time.G1063G1492G3754G3956G2937G4959G2532G4944G891G356823And we believers also groan, even though we have the Holy Spirit within us as a foretaste of future glory, for we long for our bodies to be released from sin and suffering. We, too, wait with eager hope for the day when God will give us our full rights as his adopted childrenc, including the new bodies he has promised us.G1161G3756G3440G235G846G2532G2192G536G4151G2532G2249G846G4727G1722G1438G553G5206G629G2257G498324We were given this hope when we were saved. [If we already have something, we don't need to hopec for it.G1063G4982G1680G1161G1680G991G2076G3756G1680G1063G3739G5100G991G5101G1679G2532G167925But if we look forward to something we don't yet have, we must wait patiently and confidently.]G1161G1487G1679G3739G991G3756G553G1223G5281G55326And the Holy Spirit helps us in our weakness. For example, we don't know what God wants us to pray for. But the Holy Spirit prays for us with groanings that cannot be expressed in words.G1161G5615G4151G2532G4878G2257G769G1063G1492G3756G5101G4336G2526G1163G235G4151G846G5241G5228G2257G4726G21527And the Father who knows all hearts knows what the Spirit is saying, for the Spirit pleads for us believersc in harmony with God's own will.G1161G2045G2588G1492G5101G5427G4151G3754G1793G5228G40G2596G231628And we know that God causes everything to work togetherc for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.G1161G1492G3956G4903G1519G18G3754G25G2316G5607G2822G2596G428629For God knew his people in advance, and he chose them to become like his Son, so that his Son would be the firstborn among many brothers and sistersc.G3754G3739G4267G4309G2532G4309G4832G1504G846G5207G1519G846G1511G4416G1722G4183G8030And having chosen them, he called them to come to him. And having called them, he gave them right standing with himself. And having given them right standing, he gave them his glory.G1161G3739G4309G5128G2564G2532G2564G2532G3739G2564G5128G1344G2532G1344G1161G3739G1344G5128G1392G2532G1392

Nothing Can Separate Us from God’s Love

31What shall we say about such wonderful things as these? If God is for us, who can ever be against us?G5101G2046G3767G2046G4314G5023G1487G2316G5228G2257G5101G2596G225732Since he did not spare even his own Son but gave him up for us all, won't he also give us everything else?G3739G1065G5339G3756G2398G5207G235G3860G846G3860G5228G2257G3956G4459G5483G3780G4862G846G2532G5483G2254G395633Who dares accuse us whom God has chosen for his own? No one—for God himself has given us right standing with himself.G5101G1458G2596G2316G1588G2316G134434Who then will condemn us? No one—for Christ Jesus died for us and was raised to life for us, and he is sitting in the place of honor at God's right hand, pleading for us.G5101G2632G5547G599G1161G3123G2532G1453G3739G2076G2532G1722G1188G2316G3739G2532G1793G5228G225735Can anything ever separate us from Christ's love? Does it mean he no longer loves us if we have trouble or calamity, or are persecuted, or hungry, or destitute, or in danger, or threatened with death?G5101G5563G2248G575G26G5547G2347G2228G4730G2228G1375G2228G3042G2228G1132G2228G2794G2228G316236(As the Scriptures say, "For your sake we are killed every day; we are being slaughtered like sheep."c)G2531G1125G3754G4675G1752G2289G3650G2250G3049G5613G4263G496737No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us.G235G1722G3956G5125G5245G1223G25G224838And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God's love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demonsc, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God's love.G1063G3982G3754G3777G2288G3777G2222G3777G32G3777G746G3777G1411G3777G1764G3777G319539No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.G3777G5313G3777G899G3777G5100G2087G2937G1410G5563G2248G575G26G2316G1722G5547G2424G2257G2962


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