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No Condemnation in Christ
1THERE is now therefore no condemnation to them that are in Christ Jesus, who walk not according to the flesh.
2For the law of the spirit of life, in Christ Jesus, hath delivered me from the law of sin and of death.
3For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh; God sending his own Son, in the likeness of sinful flesh and of sin, hath condemned sin in the flesh;
4That the justification of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not according to the flesh, but according to the spirit.
5For they that are according to the flesh, mind the things that are of the flesh; but they that are according to the spirit, mind the things that are of the spirit.
6For the wisdom of the flesh is death; but the wisdom of the spirit is life and peace.
7Because the wisdom of the flesh is an enemy to God; for it is not subject to the law of God, neither can it be.
8And they who are in the flesh, cannot please God.
Control by the Spirit
9But you are not in the flesh, but in the spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.
10And if Christ be in you, the body indeed is dead, because of sin; but the spirit liveth, because of justification.
11And if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead, dwell in you; he that raised up Jesus Christ from the dead, shall quicken also your mortal bodies, because of his Spirit that dwelleth in you.
Heirs with Christ
(Genesis 21:1-8; Galatians 4:1-7)
12Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh.
13For if you live according to the flesh, you shall die: but if by the Spirit you mortify the deeds of the flesh, you shall live.
14For whosoever are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.
15For you have not received the spirit of bondage again in fear; but you have received the spirit of adoption of sons, whereby we cry: Abba (Father).
16For the Spirit himself giveth testimony to our spirit, that we are the sons of God.
17And if sons, heirs also; heirs indeed of God, and joint heirs with Christ: yet so, if we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified with him.
(2 Corinthians 5:1-10)
18For I reckon that the sufferings of this time are not worthy to be compared with the glory to come, that shall be revealed in us.
19For the expectation of the creature waiteth for the revelation of the sons of God.
20For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him that made it subject, in hope:
21Because the creature also itself shall be delivered from the servitude of corruption, into the liberty of the glory of the children of God.
22For we know that every creature groaneth and travaileth in pain, even till now.
23And not only it, but ourselves also, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption of the sons of God, the redemption of our body.
24For we are saved by hope. But hope that is seen, is not hope. For what a man seeth, why doth he hope for?
25But if we hope for that which we see not, we wait for it with patience.
26Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmity. For we know not what we should pray for as we ought; but the Spirit himself asketh for us with unspeakable groanings.
27And he that searcheth the hearts, knoweth what the Spirit desireth; because he asketh for the saints according to God.
God Works In All Things
28And we know that to them that love God, all things work together unto good, to such as, according to his purpose, are called to be saints.
29For whom he foreknew, he also predestinated to be made conformable to the image of his Son; that he might be the firstborn amongst many brethren.
30And whom he predestinated, them he also called. And whom he called, them he also justified. And whom he justified, them he also glorified.
31What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who is against us?
32He that spared not even his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how hath he not also, with him, given us all things?
33Who shall accuse against the elect of God? God that justifieth.
34Who is he that shall condemn? Christ Jesus that died, yea that is risen also again; who is at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us.
More than Conquerors
35Who then shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation? or distress? or famine? or nakedness? or danger? or persecution? or the sword?
36(As it is written: For thy sake we are put to death all the day long. We are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.)
37But in all these things we overcome, because of him that hath loved us.
38For I am sure that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor might,
39Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.