Summary: Continuing study of the Book of Romans covering chapter 8:9-8:18
Book of Romans Study
Roman’s 8:9 - 8:18
By Rev. James May
Is anyone here a Born Again Christian, then, Say Amen! The experience of being Born Again is the greatest experience and most wonderful miracle that could ever happen to the heart of anyone. To be brought from spiritual death to spiritual and eternal life in Christ is an amazing thing. It’s something that no one can truly explain for you. You have to experience it for yourself!
Though the experience itself is not always felt the same way by everyone, the end result is always the same. At that instant, the burdens of life suddenly seem so much lighter. From that moment forth, there is a change in your heart from loving the things of the world to loving the things of God. There is a witness inside, something down deep in your heart, that speaks peace into your soul and gives joy even in the middle of the greatest sorrows. There is a sense of the presence of Christ within, and somehow you know that the Spirit of God now dwells in you, and that you are in him – YOU IN GOD, AND GOD IN YOU, FOREVER INSEPARABLE!
What a marvelous promise is fulfilled in us as we are adopted into the very family of the Creator, our Holy God and our Heavenly Father. Jesus’ paid the price that made the atonement for our sin, paying the debt that we could never pay.
Look at that word “Atonement, or Atone”! In that word is the meaning of what the atonement did for us. It has enabled us to be “at One” with Jesus, “at One” with our Father in Heaven, and “at One” with the Holy Ghost, and the knowledge and assurance of the “At One – ment” is something that we cannot explain for there is nothing can compare.
To be at peace with Almighty God and to know, that you know, that you know, that you are accepted, loved and adopted is a personal experience that every man must know for himself!
If you’re there, let me hear you say “Amen” one more time. If not, then say, “Woe is me”, for to be without Christ in your heart is definitely the worst condition that anyone could be in.
If you’re a Born Again Christian then these next few verses of Paul’s writings to the Romans in Chapter 8 are speaking to you and about you.
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 is none of his.
You who are now Christians, having experienced the New Birth in Christ, and now have the Spirit of God living in you, are no longer under the power of this corrupt body of flesh to have rule over your life. You are free from worldly, ungodly desires and the passionate hold that sin once held on your life is forever broken. The power of the blood of Jesus has forever shattered the chains of sin that had you bound!
Instead of now being earthly-minded, constantly being forced to focus on the things of this world, you are now under the direction and godly influence of the Holy Spirt that dwells in you every second of every day.