Romans 8
A Corrected Translation

by D. J. Love, Minister, TSN, SBC

Rewritten
11-21-2001
Refined 3-24-2007


Prior to a study of this message, it is necessary to have received the insight of the message on The Holy Spirit of YHVH, and "A Spiritual Perspective."

Without a proper understanding of The Holy Spirit it will be impossible to understand this translation or any translation covering the subject of The Holy Spirit. For the Holy Spirit is not a separate God that has the Mind of YHVH (The Creator); the Holy Spirit IS the Mind of YHVH, which is an inseparable part of The Creator Himself, but which is imparted to all who truly Love YHVH and whose minds, therefore, are the dwelling places of The Holy Spirit (Righteousness Seeking Mindset). Indeed, it is the received understanding, imparted by the "Mind of YHVH," that is our "Counselor" and our "Comforter".

The following corrected translation, will deal with the veils of misunderstanding that blinds those without eyes to see and ears to hears. Specifically it deals with the blurred distinction between YHVH our Lord YHVH and Creator, and Yahshua our elder brother and High priest. The greatest error one can make is to assume that because Yahshua has the mind or Spirit of YHVH, that he is YHVH. Nothing could be further from the truth. Yahshua only appears to be YHVH, because YHVH has bestowed absolute power and authority on him, because Yahshua loves YHVH so very much that he would never abuse or misuse this power. YHVH knows that Messiah Yahshua can be trusted! Simply put, "Yahshua always does the will of YHVH," because Yahshua has YHVH's Mind or Spirit or understanding or Righteous Mental Attitude or sacred goals or Will. And unless we, also, willfully adopt the very same Righteous Mental Attitude or Holy Spirit of Love, we will not be among "The Chosen" who become
(Sons) Children of YHVH (YHVH).

Additionally, the Holy Spirit or Holy Pneuma (Mind) of YHVH has inherent attributes that over the centuries have come to be associated with human feminine and masculine qualities. Make no mistake, YHVH did not receive feminine or masculine qualities from humans! Human females and males received these attributes from YHVH, as YHVH saw fit to distribute them. Therefore, when uninspired (pagan) Greek scribes and hellenized translators (regardless of birth - Jew or not) rewrote the Apostolic epistles, they changed the Hebrew feminine qualities of YHVH's Holy Spirit (such as nurturing and giving birth) into male qualities as per the requirements of the traditional Greek language. Then when these epistle were later translated from Greek into English (or Latin derived languages) these altered female into male attributes became masculine pronouns (he, him, himself, his, etc...) in order to satisfy the requirements of the standard English sentence structure. Make sure you always remember that feminine and masculine Attributes are in no way pronouns!


Romans 8
Corrected


There is therefore now no condemnation to those (True Followers or Believers) who are in (follow or walk in the footsteps of) Messiah Yahshua, who do not walk according to the (selfish lust of the) flesh, but according to the Spirit (the YHVH Centered Righteous Attitude OR the Mentality of YHVH).

2 For the law of the Spirit of life
(Spirit of the Torah or selfless love) in Messiah Yahshua made me free from the law of sin and of death (spirit of legalism and disobedience or selfishness).

3 For what the
(legal interpretation of the) law (Torah) couldn't do, in that it was weak (easily misunderstood) through (because of) the flesh (human nature) , YHVH, sending (to cause to appear) his own (appointed firstborn) Son in the likeness of sinful flesh (as a natural human) and for (the predestined purpose of defeating) sin, condemned sin (selfishness) in (of) the flesh;

4 that the ordinance
(Instruction and Intent) of the law (Torah) might be fulfilled (made replete or overflowing) in us, who walk not after the flesh (selfishness), but after the Spirit (selflessness).

5 For those who are after the flesh
(self-centered or worldly) set their minds on the things of the flesh (SELF-satisfaction), but those who are after the Spirit (selfless or YHVH Centered) the things of the Spirit (seeking the righteousness of YHVH).

6 For the mind of the flesh
(human nature) is death, but the mind of the Spirit (seeking the righteousness of YHVH) is life and peace;

7 because the
(self-willed) mind of the flesh is hostile towards YHVH; for it is not subject to YHVH's (selfless) law (of Love), neither indeed can it be.

8 Those who are in the flesh
(self-centered) can't please YHVH.

9 But you
("The Chosen") are not in the flesh (self-centered) but in the Spirit (YHVH Centered), if it is so that the Spirit (Mind) of YHVH dwells in you. But if any man doesn't have the Spirit (Mind to seek the righteousness) of Messiah Yahshua (who has the same mind or will as YHVH), he is not his (brother).

10 If Messiah Yahshua
(the belief of sacrificial love) is in you, the (self seeking human) body is dead because of (selfish) sin, but the spirit (selfless mental attitude or character) is alive because of righteousness.

11 But
(So) if the (Holy Righteous) Spirit (mentality or will) of Him (YHVH) who raised up Yahshua from the dead (also) dwells in you, He (YHVH) who raised up Messiah Yahshua from the dead will also give (eternal) life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit (of Love and adoption) who (that) dwells in you.

12 So then,
(fellow) brothers (of Messiah Yahshua), we are debtors, not to the flesh (self or human nature), to live after the flesh (selfishly).

13 For if you live after the flesh
(self-centered), you must die; but if by the (selfless love of the) Spirit you put to death the (selfish) deeds of the body, you will live (receive eternal life).

14 For as many as are led by the
(Holy and Loving) Spirit of YHVH, these are children (Sons) of YHVH.

15 For you didn't receive the spirit of bondage
(slave to self) again to fear (loss), but you received the (loving) Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, "Abba! Father!"

16 The Spirit
(Righteous Love of YHVH) itself testifies with our spirit (BY COMPARISON) that (whether or not) we are children (images) of YHVH;

17 and if
(YHVH's) children, then heirs (of the Coming Kingdom on Earth); heirs of YHVH, and joint-heirs with Messiah Yahshua; if indeed we suffer (self-sacrifice) with him (by his example), that we may also be (ultimately) glorified with him (Messiah Yahshua).

18 For I consider that the sufferings
(personal sacrifices) of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which will be revealed toward us.

19 For the creation waits with eager expectation for the sons of YHVH to be revealed.

20 For the creation was subjected to vanity
(self-centered human nature), not of its own will, but by reason of Him (YHVH) who subjected it, in hope

21 that the creation itself also will be delivered from the bondage of
(physical) decay into the liberty of the glory of the children (Sons) of YHVH.

22 For we
(The Chosen Few) know that the whole creation groans and travails in pain together until now.

23 Not only so, but ourselves also, who have the
first fruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for (YHVH's) adoption, (which is) the redemption (immortal resurrection) of our body (to exist forever with Messiah on EARTH).

24 For we were saved
(by sacrificial love) in hope, but hope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes for that which he sees?

25 But if we hope for that which we don't see, we wait for it with patience
(Faith & Trust, and a Belief in YHVH).

26 In the same way, the Spirit
(Mind of YHVH) also helps our weaknesses (imparts knowledge, understanding, and wisdom) , for we don't know how to pray as we ought. But the Spirit (Righteous Mentality of YHVH) itself makes intercession for us with groanings (internal or mental prayers) which can't be uttered.

27 He
(YHVH) who searches the hearts (mental Attitudes) knows what is on the Spirit's mind, because it (our mental attitude of love) makes intercession (internal prayers) for the saints according to YHVH.

28 We know that all things work together for the good for those who
love YHVH, to those who are called according to His purpose (to do His will).

29 For whom
(ALL of His Children) He foreknew (preconceived in His mind or Holy Pneuma), He also predestined to be conformed to the image (to be a Spiritual reflection of the sacrificial Love) of His (appointed) Son (and our elder brother), that he might be the firstborn (appointed) among many brothers.

30 Whom He foreordained
(preconceived), them He also called. Whom He called, them He also justified (in advance). Whom He justified, them He also glorified (in advance).

31 What then will we say about these things? If YHVH is for us, who can be against us?

32 He who didn't spare his own
(appointed) Son, but (allowed) him to be delivered up for us all (Yahshua's brothers), how would He (YHVH) not, also, with him (Yahshua) freely give us all things?

33 Who could bring a charge against YHVH's elect
(Chosen or Sons)? It is YHVH who justifies.

34 Who is he who condemns? It is
(by appointment) Messiah Yahshua who was sacrificed, yes rather, who was raised (by YHVH) from among the dead, who is (Spiritually) at the right hand of YHVH, who also (as High Priest) makes intercession for us (The Righteous can pray for a brother's sins; 1 John 5:16).

35 Who shall separate us from the love of
(our elder brother) Yahshua Messiah? Could oppression, or anguish, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?

36 Even as it is written, "For your sake we
(your brothers) are killed all day long. We were accounted as sheep for the slaughter (to make self-sacrifice after the example of our elder brother Yahshua)."

37 No, in all these things, we are more than conquerors through Him
(YHVH) who loved us.

38 For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers,

39 nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, will be able to separate us from the
love of YHVH our LORD, which is (made abundant or replete) in Messiah Yahshua .






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