KEY SCRIPTURE: Galatians 2:19 “For I through the law am dead to the law, that I might live unto God”.
Apostle Paul once again reveals a truth that is an answer to the struggle for many people. In the key scripture he states that through the law he is dead to the law that he might live unto God. This statement expresses his victory over sin as a result of the weakness of the flesh.
In Romans chapter seven he reveals the great struggle of many who have not come to terms with the reality of the gospel. Apostle Paul in Romans 7 shows how sin taking advantage of the commandment or the law slew him. Romans 7:11 “for sin taking occasion by the commandment deceived me and by it slew me”. From here he went on to state the fact that the law is holy and just but it slew him. Why did that which is holy and just made him a slave? “ The answer is` that sin was alive in him and therefore the law only exposed his weakness which has always been there. He lamented that the good things he wanted to do, he is not able to do them, but the wrong things that he dislikes that he commits”. He further asked the following question in Romans 7:24, and finally exclaimed “O wretched man that I am who shall deliver me from the body of this death?”
Are you at your wits end? The answer is in the gospel of our Lord Jesus. The Lord Jesus was delivered for our offences, (Romans 4:25). This means he died for us and in our name. His death also meant the condemnation of sin in our flesh. Romans 8:3 “for what the law could not do in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh.” The death of our Lord Jesus meant the destruction of the power of sin in our flesh (Romans 6:6). If you have believed in Jesus, then sin’s power through the law is, destroyed and therefore you are free. In effect your old man is dead to the law and the new man is alive unto God.
Don’t accept the power of sin over your life. In Christ the sin question is totally answered .Jesus died not only to forgive our sins, but also to break the power of sin over our lives. .
I am crucified with Jesus. This means I am dead to the sin and it has no power over me. I now live unto God in righteousness and true Holiness.
Romans 7:25” I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin”.
Romans 8:4 “That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.”