The Believer’s Relationship to the Holy Spirit

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8:1 There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. 1 8:2 For the law of the life-giving Spirit 2 in Christ Jesus has set you 3 free from the law of sin and death. 8:3 For Godachieved what the law could not do because 4 it was weakened through the flesh. By sending his ownSon in the likeness of sinful flesh and concerning sin, he condemned sin in the flesh, 8:4 so that the righteous requirement of the law may be fulfilled in us, who do not walk according to the flesh butaccording to the Spirit.

8:5 For those who live according to the flesh have their outlook shaped by 5 the things of the flesh, butthose who live according to the Spirit have their outlook shaped by the things of the Spirit. 8:6 For the outlook 6 of the flesh is death, but the outlook of the Spirit is life and peace, 8:7 because the outlook of the flesh is hostile to God, for it does not submit to the law of God, nor is it able to do so. 8:8 Thosewho are in the flesh cannot please God. 8:9 You, however, are not in 7 the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God lives in you. Now if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, this person does not belong to him. 8:10 But if Christ is in you, your body is dead because of sin, but 8 the Spirit is your life 9 because of righteousness. 8:11 Moreover if the Spirit of the one 10 who raised Jesus fromthe dead lives in you, the one who raised Christ 11 from the dead will also make your mortal bodiesalive through his Spirit who lives in you. 12

8:12 So then, 13 brothers and sisters, 14 we are under obligation, not to the flesh, to live according tothe flesh 8:13 (for if you live according to the flesh, you will 15 die), 16 but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body you will live. 8:14 For all who are led by the Spirit of God are 17 the sonsof God. 8:15 For you did not receive the spirit of slavery leading again to fear, 18 but you received the Spirit of adoption, 19 by whom 20 we cry, “Abba, Father.” 8:16 The Spirit himself bears witness to 21 our spirit that we are God’s children. 8:17 And if children, then heirs (namely, heirs of God and also fellow heirs with Christ) 22 – if indeed we suffer with him so we may also be glorified with him.