STUDY IN ROMANS PART THREE

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, Lesson 1  Hence, the Lord Jesus is not just a part of the Gospel, He is the Gospel. He fully engulfs the Good News of God.

The Gospel in the Old Testament was promised, promises that were revealed in part. When the part that was revealed was believed by faith, man was saved.

But now all these promises, found in direct statements regarding the Messiah, in the sacrificial system of the Law, in typology, in analogy, are fulfilled in a person...God's own Son, Jesus Christ.

THE FIRST ISSUE OF FAITH: Do you believe Jesus Christ is the Son of God, as promised in the holy Scriptures, and that He died for your sins, according to the Scriptures?

If you do, you are saved. That is it, faith alone in Christ alone.

v 3b Who was born of a descendant of David according to the flesh.

READ verse 4.

"Who was declared the Son of God with power by the resurrection from the dead, according to the Spirit of holiness, Jesus Christ our Lord."

Verses 3 and 4 develop three parallels between the humanity of Christ and His Deity. Verse 3

Verse 4

Born

Declared

According The Flesh

According To The Spirit

Of The Seed Of David

By The Resurrection From The Dead

 

ROMANS, Lesson 1 Page 8 but One who has been tempted in all things as {we are, yet} without sin."

But in the Flesh he also had three others things:

The Word of God resident in His soul: As a boy he learned the word and increased in wisdom and knowledge.

The filling and leading of the Holy Spirit; He depended upon the Holy Spirit for power and direction.

And in the flesh He had human volition which was set to obedience to the Father:

John 8:28, "Jesus therefore said...I do nothing on My own initiative, but I speak these things as the Father taught Me."

SO Jesus, JUST LIKE US, had limitations and weaknesses; but also, just like Him, we have the power of the Word and the power of the Spirit and we can decide who we will obey.

Romans 1:4

"And declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead;

The emphasis here is on Christ's deity. While the word "born" (or became) in verse 3 shows us how the eternal son of God entered into His humiliation, the word "declare" in verse 4 shows us how He entered into His exaltation.

The word "declared" is ORIZW, from the same root used for "set apart" in verse 1. It means "to mark off". Jesus Christ rose from the dead, never to die again. This marked off His humiliation from His exhaltation.

This marking off did not make him the Son of God but "declared" Him to be what He eternally was already, the Son of God, the second person of the Trinity.

The term "with power" describes the SON OF GOD, not the declaration or marking off. This further looks at the uniqueness of His resurrection, it gave Him power as the God-man forever in heaven and on earth. He continues in His uniqueness even now; and that quality of unique existence is with power.

POWER is the word DUNAMIS which is a noun indicating it was received by the Lord from the Father. In the New Testament, DUNAMIS always refers to a supernatural power.

In Philippians 3:10, this power is also made available to the believer in Christ

"That I may know Him, and the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death."

It is simple to say we serve a risen Savior. But the significance of that is as complex as it is powerful. The Cross demonstrated the Love of God for us, and the resurrection demonstrates that the power of God that is also for us.

The power of the resurrection of Jesus Christ is revealed in what happened after Christ was seated at the right hand of God - the Holy Spirit came to indwell every believer.

"according to the Spirit of holiness"

This is a Semitic title for the Holy Spirit who was at work in the humanity of Christ incarnate and in the resurrection.

Christ's full title is: Jesus Christ our Lord.

Paul uses this full title ten times in Romans:

Jesus: Recognition of his humanity and historical beginning (v 3)

Christ: Recognition of his deity and His mission as the Messiah.

Our Lord: Recognition of his sovereign Lordship over us.

In verse 3 Paul dealt with His humanity. In verse 4 he dealt with His deity. And in verse 5 Paul examines His Lordship over us.

Romans 1:5

"Through whom we have received grace and apostleship to bring about the obedience of faith among all the Gentiles, for His name's sake."

The words "through Him" describe man's only link with God and introduce the ministry of Christ as our mediator with God.

The pronoun "we" refers to Paul and the other apostles. So Paul, in describing the sovereign lordship of Christ uses himself as a personal example. He establishes this principle from the Scriptures (verse 2) and from what he knows to be true in his Christian experience. As he develops ROMANS

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