Romans: Chapter 7

(Rom 7:1 KJV)  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?

 

(Rom 7:2 KJV)  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.

 

(Rom 7:3 KJV)  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.

 

(Rom 7:4 KJV)  Wherefore, my brethren, ye also are become dead to the law by the body of Christ; that ye should be married to another, even to him who is raised from the dead, that we should bring forth fruit unto God.

 

(Rom 7:5 KJV)  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.

 

(Rom 7:6 KJV)  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 KJV)  What shall we say then? Is the law sin? God forbid. 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.

 

(Rom 7:8 KJV)  But sin, taking occasion by the commandment, wrought in me all manner of concupiscence. For without the law sin was dead.

 

(Rom 7:9 KJV)  For I was alive without the law once: but when the commandment came, sin revived, and I died.

 

(Rom 7:10 KJV)  And the commandment, which was ordained to life, I found to be unto death.

 

(Rom 7:11 KJV)  For sin, taking occasion by the commandment, deceived me, and by it slew me.

 

(Rom 7:12 KJV)  Wherefore the law is holy, and the commandment holy, and just, and good.

 

(Rom 7:13 KJV)  Was then that which is good made death unto me? God forbid. 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.

 

(Rom 7:14 KJV)  For we know that the law is spiritual: but I am carnal, sold under sin.

 

(Rom 7:15 KJV)  For that which I do I allow not: for what I would, that do I not; but what I hate, that do I.

 

(Rom 7:16 KJV)  If then I do that which I would not, I consent unto the law that it is good.

 

(Rom 7:17 KJV)  Now then it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me.

 

(Rom 7:18 KJV)  For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I find not.

 

(Rom 7:19 KJV)  For the good that I would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I do.

 

(Rom 7:20 KJV)  Now if I do that I would not, it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me.

 

(Rom 7:21 KJV)  I find then a law, that, when I would do good, evil is present with me.

 

(Rom 7:22 KJV)  For I delight in the law of God after the inward man:

 

(Rom 7:23 KJV)  But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members.

 

(Rom 7:24 KJV)  O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death?

 

(Rom 7:25 KJV)  I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin.

5 responses

13 04 2012
inchristinme

(Rom 7:6 KJV) 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.

WE ARE DELIVERED FROM THE LAW!!!! Under the Law we were dead because of sin, but now we are new creations in Him. Whoever is joined to the Lord is One Spirit with Him – 1 Cor 6:17.

13 04 2012
inchristinme

(Rom 7:4 KJV) Wherefore, my brethren, ye also are become dead to the law by the body of Christ; that ye should be married to another, even to him who is raised from the dead, that we should bring forth fruit unto God.

Paul is saying that we WERE married to the Law but that we have died to this previous husband of ours by the Body of Christ. We have married Another – the Person of Christ. The Law was a ‘thing”- and “things” are dead. We were married to something that brought death, but now we are married to “SomeOne’, to Him – Jesus Christ. We are married to Life Himself….

13 04 2012
inchristinme

(Rom 7:3 KJV) 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.

Paul is saying that we cannot be under the Law, and under grace at the same time as so many “preachers” profess. One minute they preach that we have been set free from the curse of the Law, and the next they are using Malachi to condemn people into tithing according to the Law! If we “bed hop” like this from Law and then to grace and back to Law again etc as born again believers, we are committing spiritual adultery. In Christ we have died to the Law, and we are now under Grace. We cannot be under both!!!

13 04 2012
inchristinme

Rom 7:2 KJV) 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.

Paul contunues his thought on the Law. He is saying that we are only bound to the Law when we are alive. But when we die in Christ, we are set free from the Law.

13 04 2012
inchristinme

(Rom 7:1 KJV) 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?

This question has never been more appropriate than for us today! “Manmade religion” preaches a mixture of Law and grace. It combines Law scriptures and grace scriptures to suit it’s own ends. Paul calls this “no gospel at all in Galatians 1:7. Paul says in Romans 6 that we are dead as we have been crucified with Christ. He is re-iterating here the fact that born again believers have died with Christ, and because of this accomplished fact in Christ, we have been set free from the Law.

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