“For the law of the Spirit of Life in Christ Jesus has freed me from the law of Sin and Death.”
Romans 8:2

How marvelous are the ways of God in everything we see on earth.  God sends revelation though everything that He allows to occur in the earth.  I am always fascinated when I travel by airplane and observe what happens before, during, and after a flight.   This humongous odd shaped piece of metal sits on the tarmac loaded with systems, mechanics, people, luggage, and sometimes only God knows what else is inside.  It just sits there until the pilots begin to interact with its systems and mechanics. 

When the plane is fully loaded with all that it will carry including the people, the door is shut.  The pilots rev up the engines and start the wheels (that later disappear) rolling.  This begins a process called taxiing.  This huge chunk of metal begins moving along a prescribed and designated runway. 

When the plane reaches a designated place and receives clearance, it seemingly stops the humming and bobbing that brought it to this place and starts a new “noise” that sounds as if something else is going to happen.  And something else does happen.  The engines rev up with loud ferocious noises and the previously slow moving wheels start a fierce and fast path down the new runway.  As the noise increases you now feel a motion that you are not responsible for and cannot control.  You are suddenly lifting from earth and rising into the clouds.  What a lift!

All of what I just described is simply my observations of what happens when a plane takes flight.  But far more is taking place within in the plane, outside the plane, on the earth, in the clouds, and in the entire atmosphere.

Here comes God in this scenario!  I would like to compare two natural laws to two spiritual laws.  The natural laws enable a plane to fly and the spiritual laws enable a Christian to live the life of Christ.

The two natural laws are the law of gravity and the aerodynamic law of physics referred to as “lift and drag”.  The spiritual laws are Sin and Death and the Spirit of Life in Christ Jesus. 

When we deal with the law of gravity we understand that everything that goes up must come down.  This law exists whether or not we believe in it.  If we throw anything up in the air, it will eventually fall to the ground.  This is fixed and exists in the earth’s atmosphere.  I will liken the law of gravity to the law of sin and death referred to in Romans 8th chapter.  Sin and death entered the world when Adam disobeyed God in the Garden of Eden.  Every man since Adam was born under this curse of sin and death.  It is a law in the universe in which we live.  Sin exercises dominion over every one born since Adam.

When we deal with the aerodynamic law of physics referred to as “lift and drag” we understand that this law supersedes the gravity law and allows an airplane to fly.  Jesus Christ came into the earth, died on the cross, and instituted another law that gave liberty to all mankind.  I will liken this natural physics law of aerodynamics to the law instituted by Jesus Christ.  This is the Law of the Spirit of Life in Christ Jesus also referred to in Romans 8th Chapter.

Sin and death was brought into the earth realm by Adam.  Adam disobeyed God in the Garden of Eden (Genesis Chapter 3).  After this incident, every man born is subject to the law of Sin and Death.  Jesus Christ came to redeem man back to God (Matthew Chapter 2).  Acceptance of Christ as Savior and Lord brings a person out from under the law of Sin and Death.  The new law of life for the Believer is the Spirit of Life in Christ Jesus (Romans Chapter 8). 

The law of Sin and Death is in the earth today.  Everyone who does not receive Jesus as Savior and Lord are operating under this law and all of its effects.  Some common manifestations of the law of Sin and Death are: fear, rejection, jealousy, murder, arrogance, deception, lying, oppression, anti-Christ, witchcraft, mental disease, greed, hatred, and perversion.  All of these components are manifested in various degrees in the lives of unbelievers in the world today.  It is the condition of the spirit of a man before he receives Jesus.  Operating under these conditions bring misery, pain, destruction, and ultimately death of spirit, soul, and body.  This law does not prepare anyone to spend eternity with God.

On the other hand, the law of the Spirit of Life in Christ Jesus frees us from the bondages imposed upon us by Adam! (Let’s get this plane flying!).  We cannot deny that sin and death principles are in the earth, but there is a HIGHER principle!  It is the freedom from sin and death bondage that Christ purchased on the cross. 

When the airplane sits on the tarmac, gravity (sin and death) reigns, but when aerodynamics (Spirit of Life in Christ Jesus) kicks in gravity is superseded, overridden, blown away, overtaken, and has no effect on a plane that is well equipped to fly!

 What is necessary to live the life of Christ is to first receive Him as Savior and Lord (Romans 10:9-10).  Then begin to get to know Him through saturation of His word in your spirit, soul, and body (2nd Timothy 2:15).  Allow the Holy Spirit to become the Guide, Comforter, and Paraclete (John 14:16) that Jesus said He would send to help you live the God-Life. You are now governed by a new law.  It is the law of the Spirit of Life in Christ Jesus.  The Sin and Death law must never be allowed to reign in the life of a Believer because a higher law is available upon implementation!

Yes, the power of Satan was defamed by the Son of God, Jesus Christ.  Man no longer has to live under the curse of sin and death.  We now are privileged sons of the Most High God through Jesus Christ (1st John 3:1).  Don’t allow sin and death to govern your life.  Allow Jesus Christ to rule and reign in you with joy, peace, love, gentleness, goodness, temperance, longsuffering, faith, and meekness. 
Let us now roll down the tarmac of life and take off straight into Eternity!

Why "Hepzibah in Training?"

More than twenty five years ago I stood in a powerful praise and worship service. As I entered into worship weeping in the presence of the King, I heard the voice of Jesus in my spirit. He called me two names. The first name was Hephzibah and the second was Beulah. I was stunned and immediately sat down on the bench to ponder these two names. Neither of these names appeared flattering to me.

I left church and called my sister, a mighty warrior of God, and told her that God had called me two names. Her reply was “If God called me names; I needed to find out what they meant.” I searched scripture and found that the name Hephzibah means, “The Lord delights in her” and that Beulah meant, “Thy land is married (committed, spoken for, etc). Needless to say, I was delighted in the significance of these two names that my Savior has bestowed upon me. My goal and treasure in life is to fulfill the plan for my life on this side of Eternity and to train for the other side of Eternity.

I offer you the revelations, thoughts, and meditations that God imparts to me in this blog “Hepzibah In Training”.

I thank you for your comments.