Romans Chapter 8
There are a few chapters in the Bible that are exciting and enlightening that stand out among the
rest. Chapter eight of Romans is one such chapter. Knowing that Romans is the foundational
doctrine of the Christian Church that it is the Magna Carta of all Christianity. Romans explains
and separates the Mosaic Law in the Old Testament, a law works from the Administration of
Grace, God’s unmerited divine favor, that you and I live in today. And, in the middle of all of
this new and exciting doctrine is the great record of chapter eight.
Romans 8:1-8 (KJV)
1 There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after
the flesh, but after the Spirit.
If the Christian World would only believe this ONE verse it would change the World. No
condemnation! God, the creator of the Heavens and the Earth does not, can not and never will
condemn the Christian. How many many people try by works to get in God’s good graces and,
yet, the Christian is already there!
2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and
3 For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son
in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh:
The law of sin and death is the law of works. No matter how hard men worked no matter what
measure they took to keep every jot and tittle of the Law of Moses they could never attain to the
perfection that is in the new birth. The birth of Christ in you the hope of glory. (Col. 1:27) The
keeping of the Law is the washing on the outside. It never makes a person clean. The washing
inside and out can only be done spiritually.
4 That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after
5 For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit
the things of the Spirit.
6 For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.
7 Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither
indeed can be.
8 So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God.
What is it to be carnally minded? Carnally minded is to put the things of this World in the
forefront of your mind. It is to put God at the back of the bus in your life. Carnally minded is to
be thinking about the bills coming in, the TV show that you want to watch, to look at the World
and forget about God.
Than what does “spiritually minded” mean? It means to put God first. It doesn’t mean to sit in a
lotus position in a cave on a mountain, but, as we go through our day we believe the things that
God says about us and about who we are. If a problem comes up we go to God with it. Weremember who we are and we walk with our shoulder back and our heads held high. We shine as
lights to a dying world and if any man ask we have an answer of why we are so vibrant.
1 Peter 5:7 (KJV)
7 Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.
1 John 3:2 (KJV)
2 Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that,
when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.
Philippians 2:15-16 (KJV)
15 That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked
and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world;
16 Holding forth the word of life; that I may rejoice in the day of Christ, that I have not run in vain, neither
laboured in vain.
1 Peter 3:15 (KJV)
15 But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man
that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:
Romans 8:8-10 (KJV)
8 So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God.
9 But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if
any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.
Yes, you are reading that right. If a person is not born again of God’s spirit, if he hasn’t done
Romans 10:9,10 then he is not God’s. He cannot please God. As it says in Ephesians 2:12 the
person that has not done Romans 10:9,10 is without God and without hope.
10 And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of
The body is dead whether you have Christ in you or not. It doesn’t have eternal life. No matter
how pretty or handsome you are, no matter how young and vibrant you are some day your body
is going to die. It is the spirit that is everlasting and if/when you die you will be raised again with
that spiritual body. (I Cor. 15) (I Thess. 4:13-18)
2 Corinthians 4:16 (KJV)
16 For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man (our body) perish, yet the inward man
(spirit) is renewed day by day.Romans 8:11-15 (KJV)
11 But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up
Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.
12 Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh.
13 For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of
the body, ye shall live.
14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.
To be led by the spirit is to do those things that are written to us, specifically Romans through
15 For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of
adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.
No more fear, no more worrying about tomorrow, no more anxiety for God has given you a spirit
of sonship a spirit of power and of love and of a sound mind.
2 Timothy 1:7 (KJV)
7 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.
Romans 8:16-18 (KJV)
16 The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God:
17 And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer
with him, that we may be also glorified together.
Glorified together with who? With Jesus Christ. Not only that, but, we are joint-heirs with Jesus
Christ. A joint-heir is not one who has a piece of the pie, but, one that shares fully in the whole
pie. In other words everything that Jesus Christ inherited we, as Christians, fully share with him!
The Christians have been talked out of who they really are in Christ. We take the place of Christ
here on Earth. What he did we can do and more. We are the most powerful beings on this Earth!
18 For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the
glory which shall be revealed in us.
Not just glory, but, the ETERNAL WEIGHT OF GLORY that will be ours.2 Corinthians 4:17 (KJV)
17 For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal
weight of glory;
Romans 8:19-24 (KJV)
19 For the earnest expectation of the creature (the create thing, the creation) waiteth for the
manifestation of the sons of God.
20 For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who hath
subjected the same in hope,
21 Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the
glorious liberty of the children of God.
22 For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now.
23 And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves
groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body.
What is verses 18 through 23 talking about? Since the fall of man, the original sin – since Adam
screwed up and ate of the fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil, the World has been in
bad shape; sooner or later everybody dies, bad things happen etc. etc., that is the groaning and
travailing in pain. The travailing is like a woman in pains of child birth! The whole creation
waits in excited anticipation for the gathering together of the Christians to Christ. (I Thess. 4: 13-
24 For we are saved by hope: but hope that is seen is not hope: for what a man seeth, why doth he
yet hope for?
We are saved by confessing the Savior from sin the Lord Jesus Christ.(Rom. 10:9,10) However,
as we look forward to the return of Christ with excited anticipation we do as we are instructed in
the Epistles and walk the Christ walk we shine as lights in this World. This is what it is talking
about in II Cor. 3:18.
2 Corinthians 3:18 (KJV)
18 But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same
image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.
Romans 8:25-39 (KJV)
25 But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it.
26 Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as
we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.
27 And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he makethintercession for the saints according to the will of God.
28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are
the called according to his purpose.
29 For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son,
that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.
30 Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also
justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified.
God knew, before the foundations of the World, that you would believe and because of that He
called you, justified you and He glorified you. What is still future for us God has put in the past
tense. It is an accomplished reality!
31 What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?
This, my friends, is a rhetorical question. The answer is obvious, no one can be against us. They
may be against us, but, it is fruitless to be because we will always be the victors!
32 He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also
freely give us all things?
33 Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God’s elect? It is God that justifieth.
34 Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even
at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us.
35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or
famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
God is not going to accuse you of anything. Why should He He justified you and Christ is not
going to condemn you. He came to deliver you from the bondage of condemnation AND he sits
on the right hand (the hand of blessing) of God as you defense attorney making intercession for
you and for me.
Also, nothing is going to separate us from God! It reminds me of the twenty third Psalm where it
says “yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death I will fear no evil.” What that
literally means is that even if I die God is still with me! God never leaves us or forsakes us.
36 As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the
37 Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.The word “Nay” should read NAY, NO, ABSOLUTELY NOT! In all these things
we are SUPER CONQUERORS through him who loved us.
38 For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers,
nor things present, nor things to come,
39 Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of
God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
What wonderful knowledge. To know that you are loved by God, that He will never condemn
you, that He justified you and that God is always there with you. He is not some ethereal being
sitting somewhere out beyond the cosmos, but, He is a loving tender God that is always with you
and that will meet your every need as you believe