2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death. Romans 8:2
Laws are rules that govern how things or people relate to each other. They define what is permitted and not permitted. There are both spiritual and natural laws. However, laws don’t operate in a vacuum – because they are made of words. It is the construct of words that determine the power a law carries.
We read in our opening verse that the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set us free from the law of sin and death. From the verse, you could deduce two laws at work – the law hailing from the Spirit of life, and the law of sin and death.
The law from the Spirit of life communicates the kind of life we have in Christ. The law of sin and death is what governs those who are not in Christ. Since words construct laws, it is important to understand that the law of the Spirit of life is a creation of the Word of Life (God). Therefore, the law is a subset of the Word – for, without the Word, there can be no law. The law is in the bosom of those who live by the Word of Life.
11 And He said, “Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten from the tree of which I commanded you that you should not eat?” Genesis 3:11
Satan used words to deceive man to sin. The law of sin and death kicked in at the moment they heeded the words of the enemy. After that event, all that followed was a life of sin that lead many to experience physical death.
Children of God don’t live by laws but by the Words of the Father. We can set up divine boundaries by living the Word. We dictate to the enemy how he ought to relate to us – he can’t just do whatever he pleases in our lives.
The Law Of Life Terminates The Law of Sin And Death
5 Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free, and do not be entangled again with a yoke of bondage. Galatians 5:1
There was a way God wanted the first man to live, but sin disrupted that plan until Jesus came. Now in Christ, we have received a life that is capable of formulating laws to aid in our walk in the world. Every Word in Christ guarantees our freedom from the life of sin and death.
Satan cannot tell us what to do anymore. We don’t live under his laws because his words mean nothing to us. We have far superior words in Christ, and our laws are backed by God.
12 And the Lord said to Satan, “Behold, all that he has is in your [k]power; only do not lay a hand on his person.” Job 1:12
God’s law to Satan prevented him from killing Job. He was allowed to touch everything Job had but was not permitted to touch his life. It is illegal for the devil to do anything against laws set up by a child of God through knowledge of His freedom rights.
We walk in freedom because we can set up laws the devil can’t disobey. Secure your health, finances, family, education, business, marriage, etc by living the Word. The forces of darkness are waiting on your laws. The words of life you speak become your law to them. Satan has been defeated on your behalf, but make sure to enforce the victory in your life. Amen
Read Further: Ecclesiastes 8:4, Matthew 16:19
Prayer For Today
Holy Father, I thank you in the name of the Lord Jesus for the ability to set up laws that chart the course of my life. I thank you for setting me free in you, and with this knowledge, I declare that my life is the expression of your glory, and no weapon formed against me shall prosper. Amen!