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for us?; <510214>Colossians 2:14 ? ?having blotted out the bond written in ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us: and he hath taken it out of the way, nailing it to the cross?; <580215>Hebrews 2:15 ? ?deliver all them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.?

(b) The union between Christ and the believer secures not only the bearing of the penalty of the law by Christ, but also the impartation of Christ?s spirit of obedience to the believer. In other words, brings him into communion with Christ?s work, and leads him to ratify it in his own experience.

<450809> Romans 8:9, 10, 15 ? ?ye are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you. Until any man hath not the Spirit of Christ he is none of his. And if Christ is in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the spirit is life because of righteousness...For ye received not the spirit of bondage again unto fear but ye received the spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father?; <480522>Galatians 5:22-25 ? ?But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, meekness, self-control; against such there is no law. And they that are of Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with the passions and the lusts thereof?; <620106>1 John 1:6 ? ?If we say that we have fellowship with him and walk in the darkness, we lie, and do not the truth?; 3:6 ? ?Whosoever abideth in him sinneth not: whosoever sinneth hath not seen him, neither knoweth him.?

(c) The freedom from the law of which the Scriptures speak, is therefore simply that freedom from the constraint and bondage of the law, which characterizes those who have become one with Christ by faith.

<19B997> Psalm 119:97 ? ?O how I love thy law! It is my meditation all the day?; <450308>Romans 3:8, 31 ? ?and why not (as we are slanderously reported, and as some affirm that we say), Let us do evil, that good may come? whose condemnation us...Do we then make the law of none effect through faith? God forbid: nay, we establish the law?; 6:14, 15, 22 ? ?For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under law, but under grace. What then? shall we sin, because we are not under law, but under grace? God forbid...now being made free from sin and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto sanctification, and the end eternal life?; 7:6 ? ?But now we have been discharged from the law, having died to that wherein we were held; so that we serve in newness of the spirit, and not in oldness of the letter?; 8:4 ? ?that the ordinance of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit?;

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