Wherefore, my brethren, ye also are become dead to the law by the body of Christ; that ye should be married to another, even to him who is raised from the dead, that we should bring forth fruit unto God. Romans 7:4
The Apostle Paul uses an interesting analogy while teaching on The Law. He uses the example of a married woman being legally bound to her husband, however after that husband passes away, she is longer bound legally to him
Paul is using this illustration to demonstrate how Christians are in relation to The Law. If we are Born Again then we died with Christ, therefor we are no longer under the Law by Christ atoning death. Paul states “ We became dead to the law by the Body of Christ”
For when we were in the flesh, the motions of sins, which were by the law, did work in our members to bring forth fruit unto death. But now we are delivered from the law, that being dead wherein we were held; that we should serve in newness of spirit, and not in the oldness of the letter. Romans 7:5-6
Before we became saved we were dead in our sins, as the wages of sin equal death. However becoming Born Again we walk in the newness of the Holy Spirit and we don’t walk by the ways of the flesh. Many want to keep Born Again Christians still bound to The Law, however the fruits of the Holy Spirit are not carnal
Jesus has delivered us from Sin and Death, Jesus has delivered us from the penalty of The Law which would equal certain death. Jesus has fulfilled The Law so we can become set free! Amen!