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God’s Spirit in Romans chapter 8

The titles of the Spirit

  • 生命之灵 The Spirit of life

8:2 因为生命之灵的律,在基督耶稣里已经释放了我,使我脱离了罪与死的律。
For the law of the Spirit of life has freed me in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and of death.

  • 神的灵 The Spirit of God

8:9 但神的灵若住在你们里面,你们就不在肉体里,乃在灵里了;然而人若没有基督的灵,就不是属基督的。
But you are not in the flesh, but in the spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you. Yet if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he is not of Him.

8:14 因为凡被神的灵引导的,都是神的儿子。
For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God.

  • 基督的灵 The Spirit of Christ

8:9 但神的灵若住在你们里面,你们就不在肉体里,乃在灵里了;然而人若没有基督的灵,就不是属基督的。
But you are not in the flesh, but in the spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you. Yet if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he is not of Him.

  • 那叫耶稣从死人中复活者的灵 The Spirit of the One who raised Jesus from the dead

8:11 然而那叫耶稣从死人中复活者的灵,若住在你们里面,那叫基督从死人中复活的,也必藉着祂住在你们里面的灵,赐生命给你们必死的身体。
And if the Spirit of the One who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who indwells you.


The work of the indwelling Spirit

  • Give life to our mortal bodies as tool used by God

8:11 然而那叫耶稣从死人中复活者的灵,若住在你们里面,那叫基督从死人中复活的,也必藉着祂住在你们里面的灵,赐生命给你们必死的身体
And if the Spirit of the One who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who indwells you.

  • Put to death the practices of the body as tool used by ourselves

8:13 因为你们若照肉体活着,必要死;但你们若靠着那灵治死身体的行为,必要活着。
For if you live according to the flesh, you must die, but if by the Spirit you put to death the practices of the body, you will live.

  • Lead us as a Person

8:14 因为凡被神的灵引导的,都是神的儿子。
For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God.


The actions of the Spirit

  • Free

8:2 因为生命之灵的律,在基督耶稣里已经释放了我,使我脱离了罪与死的律。
For the law of the Spirit of life has freed me in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and of death.

  • Give life

8:11 然而那叫耶稣从死人中复活者的灵,若住在你们里面,那叫基督从死人中复活的,也必藉着祂住在你们里面的灵,赐生命给你们必死的身体。
And if the Spirit of the One who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who indwells you.

  • Lead

8:14 因为凡被神的灵引导的,都是神的儿子。
For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God.

  • Witness

8:16 那灵自己同我们的灵见证我们是神的儿女。
The Spirit Himself witnesses with our spirit that we are children of God.

  • Intercede with groaning

8:26 况且,那灵也照样帮同担负我们的软弱;我们本不晓得当怎样祷告,只是那灵亲自用说不出来的叹息,为我们代求
Moreover, in like manner the Spirit also joins in to help us in our weakness, for we do not know for what we should pray as is fitting, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.

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