Christian Mind versus Law of Inward Evil

GIST:  Unfortunate but inevitable that two laws, even after new
birth of a Christian, war in the Christian Mind:  the law of the
Christian Mind committed to the law of  the holy righteousness of
God VERSUS the law of inward sin, a law in the spiritual world as
ineviable and as immutable as the law of gravity in God's physical
world.  Now, before the nitty gritty of Romans 7:8-25 of the inward
war between these two minds, the bottom lines should be
considered which is:

1. With increased awareness of the holiness and righteousness of God
and that demanded by God, there also comes an increased awareness
of the inward sin and evil which was there all the time, as expressed in 7:
24--

“O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this
death?”  (Romans 7:24)

2. Only the Christian is assured of the ultimate victory through Christ and
against the inward warfare, as assured in Romans 7:25--

“I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then with the mind I
myself serve the law of God;
but with the flesh the law of sin.”

3. Alias the real me and my Christian mind serve the law of
righteousness and holiness of God, and of course in the larger context
of Romans, this was never possible since the sin weakness of human
flesh was not possible without a new heart and mind {spoken of
eloquently as far back as Jeremiah and Ezekiel} written in the human
soul written inwardly with faith in Jesus.

4.  Of yes, that is much more to this to this reality and subject, and that
is the purpose of the whole book of Romans, including the admonition
to not sin that grace may abound.



Romans 7:8-25

8  But sin, taking occasion by the commandment, wrought in me all
manner of concupiscence. For without the law sin was dead.
9 For I was alive without the law once: but when the
commandment came, sin revived, and I died.
10 And the commandment, which was ordained to life, I found to be
unto death.
11 For sin, taking occasion by the commandment, deceived me,
and by it slew me.
12 Wherefore the law is holy, and the commandment holy, and just,
and good.
13 Was then that which is good made death unto me? God forbid.
But sin, that it might appear sin, working death in me by that which
is good; that sin by the commandment might become exceeding
sinful.
14 For we know that the law is spiritual: but I am carnal, sold under
sin.
15 For that which I do I allow not: for what I would, that do I not; but
what I hate, that do I.
16 If then I do that which I would not, I consent unto the law that it
is good.
17 Now then it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me.

18 For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good
thing: for to will is present with me; but how to perform that which
is good I find not.
19 For the good that I would I do not: but the evil which I would not,
that I do.
20 Now if I do that I would not, it is no more I that do it, but sin that
dwelleth in me.

21 I find then a law, that, when I would do good, evil is present with
me.
22 For I delight in the law of God after the inward man:

23 But I see another law in my members, warring against
the law of
my mind
, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in
my members.

24 O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of
this death?

25 I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then
with the
min
d I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin.