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

by Matthew Nolan | Romans from a Torah Covenant Perspective

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.

The law of the Spirit of life is either The Torah of life;  that is, the ratified covenant Torah (Hebrews 8:6) brought about by Yahusha. Or,  a the spiritual law, spiritual constant alive in a person who’s accepted Yahusha.

The law of sin and death is either a person unregenerate, living in sin and disobedience;  outside of the BoC and still within the law of sin and death the BoL. Or,  a  person in sin under the binding authority of sin leading to condemnation and death.

John Calvin: “I would not dare take the law of sin and death to mean the law of God.”

Romans 8:3  for what the law was not able to do, in that it was weak through the flesh, Elohim, His own Son having sent in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, did condemn the sin in the flesh,

יהוה sent His own Son in the ‘homoiōma’ ‘likeness’ ‘temûnâh’ of sinful flesh.
Yahusha was 100% Yahuwah, 0% man cloaked in humanity but not from humanities origins – dust. He’s the bread man from heaven John 6.

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