Emanna for 06/21/2019
Christ, Our New Husband
Rom 7:3 ...but if the husband dies, she is free from the law, so that she is not an adulteress, though she is joined to another man. (4) So then, my brothers, you also have been made dead to the law through the body of Christ so that you might be joined to another, to Him who has been raised from the dead, that we might bear fruit to God.
Words of Ministry
[Part 4 of 4]
By now it should be very clear who is the old husband. The old husband is our old man. The wife is our regenerated new man. The regenerated man, having the old man crucified, is now free from the law of the old man. The law was given to the old man, but the old man, the old husband, is dead. Since my old husband is dead, I, as his wife, am discharged from his law. Paul says that the law of the husband governs the wife as long as her husband lives. However, when the husband dies, the wife is free. Our old husband was our old man. Now we are the regenerated new man. Since the law was given to the old husband and since he died on the cross, we are discharged from his law. This is why we are no longer under the law. Now we are married to Christ, our new husband. In 2 Corinthians 11:2 Paul also says that he has espoused us to one husband, Christ. Christ is our new husband. As regenerated beings, both male and female believers are a part of the wife. Since Christ is our husband we must depend on Him and take Him as our Head. If we do this, we will bear fruit in resurrection to God and serve the Lord in newness of spirit. We will no longer be in the flesh
[the old man]
, but in the newness of the spirit.
Bible verses are taken from the Recovery Version of the Bible and Words of Ministry from Witness Lee. Life-study of Romans, pp. 146-147. Both are published by Living Stream Ministry, Anaheim, CA. (Repeat 4/25/98) Please visit us at www.emanna.com Comments to: firstname.lastname@example.org.