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Romans 8

Therefore, there is now no condemnation for who is in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit of life set free from the law of sin and death. For what the law was powerless to do in that it was weakened by the sinful nature, God did by sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful man to be a sin offering. And so God condemned sin in in order that the righteous requirements of the law might be fully met in who no longer lives according to the sinful, self-centered nature but according to the Spirit. Those who live according to the sinful, self-centered nature have their minds set on what that self-centered nature desires; but those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires.

The mind of the self-centered person is death, but mind controlled by the Spirit is life and peace; the self-centered mind is hostile to God. It does not submit to God's law, nor can it. Those controlled by the sinful, self-centered nature cannot please God. however, is controlled not by the self-centered nature but by the Spirit, if the Spirit of God lives in And if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, they do not belong to Christ. But if Christ is in then body is dead because of sin, yet spirit is alive because of righteousness. And if the Spirit of the One who raised Jesus from the dead is living in the One who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to mortal body through the Spirit, who lives inside.

Therefore, has an obligation--but not to the sinful, self-centered nature. For if lives according to the sinful, self-centered nature, will die; but if by the Spirit puts to death the misdeeds of the body, will live, because those who are led by the Spirit of God are heirs of God. For did not receive a spirit that makes a slave to fear, but received the Spirit of heirship. And by that Spirit cries, "Abba, Father." The Spirit personally testifies with spirit that is God's child. Now if is a child of God, then is an heir of God and co-heir with Christ, if indeed shares in Christ's sufferings in order that may also share in Christ's glory. I consider that present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in

The creation waits in eager expectation for the heirs of God to be revealed. For the creation was subjected to frustration, not by choice, but by the will of the One who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay and brought into the glorious freedom of the children of God. We know that the whole creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time. Not only so, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for our adoption as heirs, the redemption of our bodies.

For in this hope we were saved. But hope that is seen is no hope at all. Who hopes for what they already have? But if hopes for what does not yet have, waits for it patiently. In the same way, the Spirit helps in human weakness. does not know what to pray for, but the Spirit personally intercedes with groans that words cannot express. And the One who searches heart knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes in accordance with God's will.

And we know that in all things God works for benefit, who loves God and has been called according to God's purpose. For those God foreknew God predestined to be conformed to the likeness of His Son, that Jesus might be the firstborn among many siblings. And those God predestined, God also called; those God called, God also justified; those God justified, God also glorified. What, then, shall we say in response to this? If God is for who can be against God who did not spare Jesus, but gave Him up for -- how will God not also, along with Jesus, graciously give all things?

Who will bring any charge against the one whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies Someone not of God is the one that condemns Christ Jesus, who died--more than that, who was raised to life--is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for Who shall separate from the love of Christ? Shall trouble, hardship, persecution, famine, nakedness, danger or sword? As it is written: "For His sake faces death all day long; we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered."

No, in all these things is more than a conqueror through God who loves For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the past, the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.


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