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Chapter 2 - 3

Those who receive Jesus Christ as their Perfect Sacrifice, for the sins they have committed, will be pardoned.  They will receive the Holy Spirit in their Soul who will bring the Light of Jesus to their very being.  They are the Redeemed accomplished by the sacrifice Jesus made on the cross.  To say we are Born Again is to declare our Soul is no longer lost but is saved.


The MOMENT the sinner ACCEPTS CHRIST as his Savior, he is converted in his SOUL and he is no longer in BONDAGE TO THE SIN OF ADAM that was under the LAW. Romans 6:14 says 'SIN shall NOT have dominion over you: for ye are NOT under the LAW, but under GRACE.'

In John 5:24, Jesus said, 'Verily, verily, I say unto you, he that heareth my word, and believeth on Him that sent Me, HATH everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but IS passed from death unto life'.

What passed from DEATH unto LIFE: The SOUL or the BODY? It cannot be the BODY that passes from death unto life when we are BORN AGAIN, because our earthly bodies will eventually die if we are not caught up to heaven in the Rapture when the Lord returns.  The body of the BORN AGAIN is appointed a time to live and a time to die upon this Earth, the same as a sinner's body is appointed.

It must be the SOUL that has CHANGED at the moment of the NEW BIRTH. His SOUL is REDEEMED while he lives. II Corinthians 4:7 declares, 'But we have this TREASURE in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.' KJV

The "precious treasure" referred to here is THE KINGDOM of GOD that shines within our SOULS (spirits) and radiates to our weak bodies, while we are alive, not as some believe, ONLY when we arrive in Heaven. At the very moment of conversion, the SOUL of the "Born Again" becomes as HOLY as the SOUL of Adam, when he was first created and when God was with Him in the Garden. Therefore, it can be concluded that at his conversion, "Old Adam" becomes NEW and has entered into ETERNAL LIFE because the HOLY SPIRIT resides in his SOUL (spirit).

In Luke 17:21 Jesus says, 'THE KINGDOM of GOD is within you'.
The 1ST REDEMPTION has taken place.

As believers, we are responsible for living victorious lives over SIN after we are converted (Born Again). The secret to OVERCOMING "Individual sin" is to daily WALK in the power of the HOLY SPIRIT, Who lives within us.  

Galatians 5:16-18, 'This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfill the LUST of the flesh. For the flesh LUSTETH against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would.' Verse 18 says, 'But if ye be LED of the SPIRIT, ye are not under the LAW.' Did you get it? We are free from the LAW of "Old Adam", because the SPIRIT lives in us. No longer does the SIN of "Old Adam" live in our SOUL (spirit) to control us, because we have passed from death unto life as we mentioned earlier.

To be LED by the SPIRIT of Christ will cause us to bring forth the "Fruit of the Spirit" mentioned in Galatians 5:22-23. Verse 23 tells us, '...there is NO LAW against the "Fruit of the Spirit".


Galatians 5:22-23, 'But the FRUIT of the SPIRIT is: Love, Joy, Peace, Longsuffering, Gentleness, Goodness, Faith, Meekness, Temperance; against such THERE IS NO LAW.'

The New Living Translation in Galatians 5:22-23 describes the Fruit of the Spirit as: 'But when the HOLY SPIRIT controls our lives, HE will PRODUCE this kind of FRUIT in us: Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, Gentleness, and Self-Control. Here there is NO conflict with the LAW.

CHAPTER 3-1 Law of the Spirit

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