Which “law” do you prefer; the “law of sin and death” or “the law of the Spirit of Life”? As there is then, now, no condemnation for those who are in Messiah, we are free to walk as Abraham did, in Royal Covenant Torah. Only through Yahusha’s blood ratification, can we return to Torah that transforms our inward man, leading us to right action.

Romans from a Torah Covenant Perspective
– Chapter 8 • Part 1 –

Romans 8:1 There is, then, now no condemnation to those in Messiah Yahusha , who walk not according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit.

A historical event has transpired affecting the functional, conditional condemnation in one aspect of the Torah – the BoL: Deuteronomy 31:26  Take this book of the law, and put it in the side of the ark of the covenant of יהוה your elohim, that it may be there for a witness against thee.

Believers are no longer under the condemnation of one aspect of the Torah, the BOL – two different relationships to two different aspects of Torah!

Romans 8:2  for the law of the Spirit of the life in Messiah Yahusha did set me free from the law of the sin and of the death;

What the letter is communicating here is one of two things:

  1. Spiritual constants ‘laws’. Contrasting two spiritual principles at odds with one another:
    • the first spiritual constant – the view that ‘law’ ‘nomos’ isn’t speaking of Torah, but of ‘principal’ or ‘rule’ in relation to two spiritual laws, or spiritual constants (i.e gravity etc ‘what goes up must come down.’) The law of the Spirit is the spiritual constant alive in a person who’s accepted Yahusha and been set free from the condemnation in the BoL, they’re spiritually regenerated and have received the Holy Spirit.
    • The second spiritual constant: is once a person sins then the binding authority of sin will lead to condemnation and death. In sum: two scriptural laws,  principals, or powers are at work.
  2. Two functional conditions of the ‘Torah.’ Two modes of operation for the Torah – BoC – BoL.
    • a person is regenerated by the Spirit to covenant Torah by Yahusha – the law of the Spirit of life.
    • a person unregenerate, living in sin and disobedience is outside of the BoC and still within the law of sin and death the BoL where the condemnation of the law resides and judges the rebellious unto death.
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Have you come into the community? Despite current popular doctrines, a walk of faith is not simply “me and Jesus”. Shaul/Paul sides with Yahusha in gathering believers together for corporate unity under Messiah. Division becomes a byproduct of a person being called into the Israel of Elohim.

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Does Shaul/Paul advocate for blind submission to government authority? The first seven verses of Romans 13 have been used and abused by the Institutional Church to establish religio-political authoritarian positions. Scripture advocates for behavior that is lawful to Yahuwah, refuting tyranny that is a terror to good works.

Romans from a Torah Covenant Perspective

Romans from a Torah Covenant Perspective – Chapter 8 – Part 1

Which “law” do you prefer; the “law of sin and death” or “the law of the Spirit of Life”? As there is then, now, no condemnation for those who are in Messiah, we are free to walk as Abraham did, in Royal Covenant Torah. Only through Yahusha’s blood ratification, can we return to Torah that transforms our inward man, leading us to right action.

Romans from a Torah Covenant Perspective

Romans from a Torah Covenant Perspective – Chapter 9 – Part 1

How should we define biblical Israel? Shaul/Paul draws some distinctions between a physical and spiritual Israel, in order to demonstrate the necessity of an individual to belong to both, to be a fully regenerated Israelite.

Romans from a Torah Covenant Perspective

Romans from a Torah Covenant Perspective – “All about the Ruach/Spirit”

The Holy Spirit herself doth testify? We take a pause in our study of Romans to reflect on verses 16 and 17 in the eighth chapter to focus specifically on the Ruach Ha Kodesh/Holy Spirit. Join us as we test the traditional understandings of the nature of the Ruach/Spirit against the whole of Scripture and the truth of the text.

Romans from a Torah Covenant Perspective – Chapter 13 • Part 3

Who is the True Lawgiver, man or Yahuwah? Yahuwah’s government looks nothing like the corrupt government of men. We have responsibilities and requirements for stewarding the life that Yahuwah has blessed us with, and we will be required to answer for our decisions. The only true liberty we can ever find is in walking in Royal Covenant Torah.

Romans from a Torah Covenant Perspective – Chapter 13 • Part 2

Can we follow the instruction of Yahuwah and obey the government? All established government is based upon a theocracy, but the elohim being served is not always Yahuwah. As believers in a world that does not value righteousness, we must remain true to Yah, but we must walk a path of maturity, temperance, and self-control, empowered by the Ruach ha’Kodesh/Holy Spirit.

Romans from a Torah Covenant Perspective – Chapter 14

Do you cause fellow believers to stumble by your eating? Many have used this passage to establish unbiblical precedents. Shaul/Paul is not doing away with the dietary instructions, but rather establishes standards of building a community and whats causes harm to that community. We are command to exhibit faithfulness with our approach to our food, so not as to condemn ourselves with what we allow.

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