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Soul man

Romans 7

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In leau of the subject of nature's we have been discussing, I believe Romans 7 to be the most eye opening book in the bible.

Prerequisites to understanding Romans 7; I would point out that the believer also must keep in mind when studying Romans 7, that from the onset of creation you're Father's desire has been to have a nature to nature, face to face, one to one, relationship with His very own offspring.

This means there is a birthing relationship because nature only comes through a birthing.

 

Confirmation of this is: Hebrews 1:5

5 For unto which of the angels said he at any time, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee? And again, I will be to him a Father, and he shall be to me a Son?

 

The last line declares and describes a nature to nature, face to face relationship.

I will be to him/her a Father, and he/she shall be to me a son/daughter.

Also look at John 3:6

6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.

 

Ok with that in mind turn your bibles to Romans chapter 7 and read the first few verses.

It is quite obvious that a union was brought about by Adam sin.

That union was between the woman (soul-mind) and the husband (sin-nature), the scriptures call it a marriage.

Paul uses the law to show there is no change in the marriage relationship without a death.

If there was a death, the death of the old man (sin-nature) in this case, she (soul-mind) was free to marry another, even Christ.

It should be pointed out that a physical death did not separate the two.

It took a very special death to bring about the death and dissolve this Union, to Bringing about a brand new marriage Union Oneness nature to nature relationship.

So the old man is Dead, As Dead As Christ was dead on the cross.

So what is happening in the rest of Romans now Paul is describing the woman (soul mind) still dealing with the spooks of the past marriage relationship.

Many have dissected the book of Romans and many wonderful thoughts have come about, but the fact of the matter is Paul starts out telling us how to read the entire book of Romans 7.

 

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