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Life in the Spirit

There is now no condemnation,
For those who are in Jesus Christ;
In the Spirit adoration,
Flesh not walking to be enticed.

Because the Law of the Spirit,
Through Christ Jesus has set you free;
Enables you to inherit,
That sin and death have no decree.

For God has done to what the Law,
Weakened by the flesh could not do;
Sending His Son cancels each flaw,
For all those who will remain true.

That the righteous requirement,
Of the Law be fulfilled in us;
The rationale why He was sent,
Allowed by the Spirit as thus.

To live according to the mind,
On the fleshy things within life;
Meaning that you will be maligned,
Resulting in causing you strife.

To set the mind on flesh is death,
On the Spirit is life and peace;
That is taking away your breath,
Life as you know it will then cease.

The carnal mind is against God,
Hostile to the Law of Heaven;
Finding that you worship a fraud,
Nothing from Him will be given.

You please not God with carnal minds,
But if His Spirit dwells within,
Enters in the heart as it binds,
Guarding against corrupted sin.

If Christ Jesus is within you,
Even though the body is dead;
The Spirit of life will pursue,
That your righteousness will be fed.

Copyright ©2022 Richard Newton Sherrer

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The Life-Giving Spirit Romans 8:1-11

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Submitted by richards.77936 on July 11, 2022

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Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 1,231
Words 271
Stanzas 10
Stanza Lengths 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 1

Richard Newton Sherrer

I was born and raised on a farm in Pennsylvania. It was a small family farm that was handed down through 8 generations of Sherrer men until my father; Newton just could not make a living from it any longer. He thought that I would make a better living away from the farm. So, I decided to join the Air Force in 1969 upon graduating from high school. I gained quite a bit of experience and insight on life while in the service. Even though I was only stationed on the east coast of the US, my Air Force career took me to Germany and Korea. After 20 years wearing of the blue uniform, I decided going in a different direction and found myself becoming very diverse in many different fields. Something still seemed missing to me after being separated from the service for about 10 years. The Air Force was a way of life for me, but really missed life in Korea. I found myself changing careers again. Poetry was an interest of his since my days in high school. With returning to the Lord, I felt motivated to write of my Christian beliefs. I started looking at Bible verses and reflecting on my own personal experiences. The Bible was found to be as true today as to when the various books were written. I could see much of what the Bible is teaching us as valid as every in modern time. It felt only natural to me on using his personal experience based on Bible verses and see much of my own life written in the Scriptures. God inspires me what to write about though. I do not claim to be an expert on God or the Bible. I am just a Christian who has become enlightened to write poetic verses from the Holy Scriptures. more…

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  • richards.77936
    Be thankful for the Lord. Blessings
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    Christian poetry at it's best !
    I am very thankful for the Christian poets on poetry dot com.
    I receive blessing most every day !
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