Romans Chapter 8

Romans 8:1 There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Yeshua HaMashiach, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.

We are free from G-d's wrath for those who are in Yeshua.

Romans 8:2-4 For the law of the Spirit of life in Yeshua HaMashiach has made me free from the law of sin and death. For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, G-d sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh: That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.

What is the law of the Spirit?

It begins with the good news of the Messiah. This is received through Faith in the blood of Yeshua.

1 Corinthians 13:13 But now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.

One-day faith and hope will pass away. Only Love abides.

McGee states:

"We need to follow the logic of the apostle Paul. One of the great expositors of Romans said that if you do not find Paul logical, you are not following him aright.

"The law of the Spirit" means not only a principle of law, but also the authority, which is exercised by the Spirit."

"The Spirit of life" means Ruach HaKodesh (the Holy Spirit) who brings life because He essentially is life. He is the Spirit of life.

"In Yeshua HaMashiach means that Ruach HaKodesh (the Holy Spirit) is in complete union with Yeshua. Because the believer shares the life of Yeshua, He liberates the believers."

"The law of sin and death" is the authority that sin had over our old nature, ending in complete severance of fellowship with G-d. That new nature could not break the shackles at all. Only the coming of higher authority and power could accomplish this, namely Ruach HaKodesh (the Holy Spirit). Ruach HaKodesh (the Holy Spirit) operates upon the new nature, which is vitally joined to the life of Yeshua. The man in Rom. 7, who was joined to the body of the dead, is now joined to the living Yeshua also."

The "righteousness of the law" is fulfilled in us.

The law made nothing perfect. We still are sinners are we not? We will still fail in serving the law. So to be under something that only shows our weakness and our sin nature will not bring us closer to perfection. Our human nature is with us until His return. AGAIN, this was not the laws fault it was our own.

McGee gives one of the best illustrations I've heard:

"Ruach HaKodesh (The Holy Spirit) can now produce a holy life in weak and sinful flesh. Let me illustrate this truth by using a very homely incident. Suppose a housewife puts a roast in the oven right after breakfast because she is going to serve it for the noon meal. The telephone rings. It is Mrs. Joe Dokes on the phone. Mrs. Dokes begins with "Have you heard?" Well, the housewife hasn't heard, but she would like to; so she pulls up a chair. Mrs. Dokes has a lot to tell, and about an hour goes by. Finally our good housewife says, "oh, Mrs. Dokes, you'll have to excuse me. I smell the roast - its burning! She hangs up the phone, rushes to the kitchen, and opens the oven. Then she gets a fork and puts it down in the roast to life it up, but it won't hold. She can't lift it out. She tries again, closer to the bone, but still it won't hold. So she gets a spatula under the roast and lifts it out. You see, what the fork could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, the spatula is able to do. Now, there is nothing wrong with the fork- it was a good fork. But it couldn't hold the flesh because something was wrong with the flesh -it was overcooked. The spatula does what the fork could not do."

"The Law is like the fork in that it was weak through the flesh. It just won't lift us up: it can't lift us up. But a new principle is introduced: Ruach HaKodesh (The Holy Spirit). What the law could not do, the Holy Spirit is able to do." (Thru the Bible, Romans, J. V. McGee, Co. 1983, pg. 696)

We are to live on this principle.