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Romans 7 Teaching

2015-10-24

Rom. 7:1 Know ye not, brethren, (for I speak to them that know the law,) how that the law hath dominion over a man as long as he liveth?

  • Obedience to the Torah:
  • Why are you not stoning people?
  • Do you do sacrifices in your back yard?
  • Why do you reject grace?
  • Such questions only expose a person’s lack of study on the Torah.
  • Paul is saying you better understand the Torah before you read this section.
  • I am writing to those who know the Torah.
  • Now remember, Paul has been teaching since chapter 6 that we are no longer under the law of sin and death...
  • The context is still about obeying the Law of Yah in the faith and how we are no longer under the Law of Sin and Death.

Rom. 7:2-6 For the woman which hath an husband is bound by the law to her husband so long as he liveth; but if the husband be dead, she is loosed from the law of her husband.
7:3
So then if, while her husband liveth, she be married to another man, she shall be called an adulteress: but if her husband be dead, she is free from that law; so that she is no adulteress, though she be married to another man.
7:4
Wherefore, my brethren, ye also are become dead to the law by the body of Messiah; that ye should be married to another, even to him who is raised from the dead, that we should bring forth fruit unto Elohim.
7:5
For when we were in the flesh, the motions of sins, which were by the law, did work in our members to bring forth fruit unto death.
7:6
But now we are delivered from the law, that being dead wherein we were held; that we should serve in newness of spirit, and not in the oldness of the letter.

Jer. 3:8 And I saw, when for all the causes whereby backsliding Israel committed adultery I had put her away, and given her a bill of divorce; yet her treacherous sister Judah feared not, but went and played the harlot also.

Ezk. 36:26-27 A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh.
36:27
And I will put my spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes, and ye shall keep my judgments, and do them.

  • Remember, our Messiah came for the lost sheep of the House of Israel. This is His purpose.

Matt 15:24 But he answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel.

Rom. 7:6 But now we are delivered from the law, that being dead wherein we were held; that we should serve in newness of spirit, and not in the oldness of the letter.

Rom.7:7-12 What shall we say then? Is the law sin? Certainly not. Nay, I had not known sin, but by the law: for I had not known lust, except the law had said, Thou shalt not covet.
7:8
But sin, taking occasion by the commandment, wrought in me all manner of concupiscence. For without the law sin was dead.
7:9
For I was alive without the law once: but when the commandment came, sin revived, and I died.
7:10
And the commandment, which was ordained to life, I found to be unto death.
7:11
For sin, taking occasion by the commandment, deceived me, and by it slew me.
7:12
Wherefore the law is holy, and the commandment holy, and just, and good.

  • The law of Yah defines sin by anything being against the law of Yah.
  • Anything against the law of Yah is considered to be sin.
  • Paul thought he was alive living a sinful life, but once he read the law, he realized that he was doomed to death.
  • Yah’s law killed him. Is that bad?
  • No absolutely not. our sinful man must die.
  • Do you want your sinful self to live?
  • It is good that the law of Yah kills the sinful part of ourselves.
  • So the law is holy, and the commandment is holy and righteous and good.
  • How could the law of Yah be anything but good.
  • Is our Creator not good and perfect?
  • It does kill us,
  • But that is a good thing. You cannot be reborn until the law kills you.

Rom. 7:13-14 Was then that which is good made death unto me? Certainly not. But sin, that it might appear sin, working death in me by that which is good; that sin by the commandment might become exceeding sinful.
7:14
For we know that the law is spiritual: but I am carnal, sold under sin.

  • Those that desire to be “spiritual”then follow the Law of Yah.
  • That is the new way of the Spirit in the faith. The old way is to be of the flesh and carnal.

Rom 7:15-17 For I do not understand my own actions. For I do not do what I want, but I do the very thing I hate.
7:16
Now if I do what I do not want, I agree with the law, that it is good.
7:17
So now it is no longer I who do it, but sin that dwells within me.

  • Dead to righteousness
  • We live for evil
  • Separation from Yahweh
  • We love darkness rather than light because our hearts are evil
  • Were dead to grace
  • Dead to the first resurrection
  • We will have to be judged in the white throne judgement
  • The second death has power over us
  • Dead to eternal life
  • A person must serve one of two masters. He is either "bound" in the oldness of the letter to serve his Yetzer Hara (evil inclination), or he is "freed" from this inclination to serve Yah.
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