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1. Turn with me in your Bibles to Rom. 8:12-17.

2. Two weeks ago we took a look at Rom. 8:1-11.

3. We saw, The Life Giving Spirit of Yahweh. V1-11

A. This starts of by saying there is no condemnation for those that are in
Messiah Yahshua.

1. This word “condemnation”. (GK refers to an act of judgement
And to be condemned means to be cursed and has a sense of
Eternity to it, but in this case the word no before it means
There is no curse or judgement against us)

a. And in verse 2. (It is because of the lifegiving Spirit has set us
from the law of sin and death)

b. Notice, Yahshua go back to the temple complex. (And notice His purpose
His purpose was to teach the people again, look again at Luke 21:37-38
this was His practice Let’s go to John 8:1-11)

c. Now notice, it is the scribes and the Pharisee’s involved. (The reason I
point this out, is it was the Pharisee’s who were involved with trying to
have Yahshua arrested in John 7:47-52, and were willing to go to great
lengths to get that done including breaking Torah and lying)

d. So Yahshua is in the temple complex teaching. (They bring this women
“caught in the act of adultery” and interrupt the teaching going on,
they move her to the center of this group)(Caught or Taken in KJV is
Kat-al-am-ban-o and it means seize or apprehend)

1). Notice, the act of adultery. (Cannot be committed by just one person, it
takes two people to commit the act of adultery, and it says she was
caught in adultery)

2). Look at Ex. 20:14. (It says, “Do not commit adultery” period, it does
or point to one person or another, just for all do not commit adultery)

3). Look at Lev. 20:10. (If a man commits adultery with a married
women, his neighbor’s wife both involved must be put to death)

4). Remember when this was. (It was during Sukkot, this women was
“caught in the act” where is the man she was caught with?)

5). The reason I bring this up. (It was the Pharisee’s who wanted the
Temple Police to break Torah by arresting Him without even being
talked to and then lied about no prophet coming from Galilee John

6). Look also at John 8:4. (They call Him according to KJV Master, but
that is not the word used here in the GK, remember there are 2
words in the GK that can be translated Rabbi, the first is hrab-bee
which means Master, the other is did-as-kal-os which means teacher,
it is teacher which is used here)

7). Now this is important. (Because in John 7:12 they called Him a
deceiver or a seducer, so get this, behind His back they call Him a
deceiver or a seducer and to His face they call Him Teacher, or
teacher of the law)

8). Once again there is a problem with their teaching. (Look at Lev. 20:10
again, it says they shall be put to death, it says nothing about stoning
them look at Num. 15:29-36 there shall be one law and to break that
law presumptuously break the commands shall be stoned, seems the
call for stoning may be misplaced)

a). Here is what might have been going on. (Look at Duet. 22:22-24, in
this passage it says that people caught in adultery were both to be
put to death, but then it talks about a man having sex with another
mans fiancee they were to be taken outside the gate and stoned)(Also
look at Duet. 17:2-7 the witnesses are the first to cast the stones)

b). This women may have fit this passage. (She might have been a young
virgin engaged to another man, and a man took advantage of her
and she didn’t cryout)

9). So let’s look at this. (Look at Ex. 20:16, Thou shalt not bear false
witness against they neighbor, John 7:12, Look at Mar. 7:4-13 which
breaks Ex. 20:12 Honor thy father and thy mother and the list goes

10). Could it be that when Yahshua stooped and wrote in the sand. (He might
have been writing some of this down and from the oldest to the
youngest began to leave because their lives were being written in the

11). Look at John 8:6-7. (He writes in the sand, and then stands up and
the one among you without sin should be the first to throw a stone)

12). Look at Jere. 31:31-32. (Yahweh says He had made a marriage
covenant with Israel and Judah and they both had broken that

13). Look at Jere. 3:6-9. (All of Israel had committed adultery against her
husband Yahweh and had played the whore through the worship of
other gods)

14). As we look at this. (All of these people, who were the leaders of Israel
brought her to Yahshua and made accusation against her, notice
that the accusations were true, but in the process they were pointing
out the same accusations that they themselves were guilty of and that
is breaking Torah)

15). Maybe some times. (It is easy to see and point out others sins because
that sin is familiar to us, and other times we point them out publicly
as a smoke screen to cover what we are doing, as happened to the
Scribes and Pharisee’s here in this passage)

16). Notice back to John 8:10-11. (V9 says when they heard this they began
to leave starting from the oldest to the youngest and ONLY He was
left with the women who had been placed in the center)

a). Yahshua asks her. (Has no one condemned you? And her answer is no
and uses this word “Lord” GK means Master and can be translated
God or Heb. Elohim, the Heb. is adon which means sovereign or
Master, so she recognizes Him as Elohim)

b). Then He tells her. (That He doesn’t condemn her either and tells her to
to go and sin no more)

c). Is this consistent with Scripture. (Let’s go back to Jere. 3:6-18, through
recognition of our sins and through repentance Yahweh will forgive
us and bring us back to Him, now remember this is a time at Sukkot,
so He will bring us back to Him, restore us, both us and Judah and
will dwell among us and be Yahweh our Elohim once again)

d). This back to Rom. 8:1-11. (The way Yahshua handled this women is
constant with the way Paul is teaching in Rom. 8:1-11)

4. This week I want to continue talking about life in the Spirit vs the flesh, and maybe what is behind the flesh.

5. Read Rom. 8:12-17, Pray!

I. We are at war with us! V12-17

A. We must define what is being discussed here about the flesh and the Spirit.

1. Let’s define flesh. (The word used for flesh in the GK means skin, meat
Or the skin wrapped over our bones if you will, but what is really being
Discussed here is our old sin nature)

a. We can see this in Rom. 7:13-25. (Paul is talking about the Law that is
being used to show us the sin within us and it is supposed to show us
how horrible sin is that is at work within us, he has talked about this for
sometime in this book, that the Law was to show us our sin Rom. 7:13)

b. Now in this passage. (Rom. 7:14, Paul says that the Law is Spiritual and
we are able to see some of this in Gal. 4:21-31, in this passage Paul
speaks of two covenants one of flesh and the other of Spirit, which is the
of the promise of Yahweh look at verse 23)

c. Now in Gal. 4:24 Paul is speaking of Mt. Sinai. (So what is he really
saying here? Is he saying that the Law is bad? No he is talking about
what took place there, let’s go to Ex. 20:18-19, now what just happened
is that Yahweh had just spoke the 10 commandments, Are the Ten
commandment bad? No they’re good so what was bad is removed
themselves, the Hebrew word means that they removed themselves and
they stood at a distance, they didn’t receive the word as what was
intended for them to do)

d. Look at Ex. 24:9-12. (They were given two stone tablets with the Ten
Commandments on them so Moses could teach them, I believe that the
Stone is significant look at Ez. 36:25-27, as defined here because we are
In the condition we are in He has to remove the stony hearts within us,
The hearts that are rebellious to Him and replace our hearts with flesh
So that through His Spirit He can write His laws in our hearts and we
Will be able to follow His laws)
e. Back to Gal. 4:26. (Hagar represents Mt. Sinai our the people that
removed themselves and received the stone tablets and represent the
present Jerusalem under slavery, but the Jerusalem above is free or
born in slavery to the flesh but represents children of the promise
which is Spirit, look at Gen. 17:15-19 Yahweh is clear that the covenant
would come through the one He had promised, the one that could not
be part of what man could do)

f. Now back to Rom. 7:13-25. (So inside of us we have a battle raging one
that is of the old sin nature that at one time I was obligated to, I had no
other choice but to follow this is called the sin nature, now this word to
be obligated means to a moral transgressor against Yahweh and to be
owned by someone else)

g. Paul goes on to. (Explain the battle that rages within him as he
sometimes does the things he does not do want to do, and goes on to
explain that in his sinful nature nothing good live there, but the desire
to do good is within him as well, now look at Rom. 7:21-25, and this
goes along with 1 Cor. 2:15-16 which says that we have the mind of
Messiah which also goes back to 2 Cor. 10:3-6, now to be Spiritual is
To be regenerated and it is about our minds and taking captive the
Every thought that is against the knowledge of Yahweh)

h. The unregenerate person. (Does not have the ability to take his or her
thoughts captive to the obedience of Messiah because they do not have
the mind of Messiah (The Spirit) but the regenerate man can. It isn’t
as much about each of our individual sins as much as it is about the
thoughts that we have taken captive to the obedience of Messiah)

i. Now by taking these thoughts captive. (We put to death the sinful nature
that is within us which Rom. 8:13 says that if you live by the Spirit you
will put to death the sin nature or the flesh, and it goes on to say in
Rom. 8:14 that if we live by the Spirit we are Yahweh’s sons)

j. Now look at Rom. 8:14. (It says that we did not we a spirit of slavery so
that we would fall back into fear, there is something about this spirit
of slavery that brings with it fear, and there is something about
being set free from slavery through Yahshua that brings freedom of

1. Ps. 118:6
2. Heb. 13:6
3. Deut. 5:5
4. Prov. 3:21, 23-24
5. Is. 12:2
6. Matt. 10:29-31
7. Is. 8:11-12
8. Matt. 14:27
9. John 14:27

k. What we did receive. (Is the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out
Abba Father, the word abba actually means father and so the word
Is added to explain the word abba, and the Spirit which as pointed
Out earlier is the Spirit of Messiah testifies with our spirit that we
Our children of Yahweh and co-heirs with Messiah look at 1 Tim. 2:5)

l. We are all in this battle. (But the battle we are in is not one that we are
helpless with but it is one where we have to learn how it is fought, it is
one that deals with our minds, my old thoughts which set themselves
above the knowledge of Yahweh, our us taking those thoughts captive
to the obedience of Messiah)

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