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Romans 8:9 “…if any man have not the Spirit of Christ…”


The “Spirit of God” and the “Spirit Of Christ”


There are often questions concerning this passage of scripture (Romans 8:9) and the wording (as used by KJV and some others) concerning the “Spirit of God” and the “Spirit of Christ“. If we are not careful and omit reading the entire chapter, it is possible to misinterpret this passage as being in reference to either two members of a Trinity (Trinitarians) or Christ as being the Spirit of Life itself, which is the Spirit (of God). Romans 8:1-11 is speaking about receiving Life from the Spirit, the “Spirit of Life.” It is this life-giving Spirit, which comes from God who quickens (G2227) a mortal body (makes alive) and it was this same “Spirit” (of God) that raised Christ up from the dead (Rom 8:11).

Rom 8:9 (KJV) But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ,(does not have this Spirit as the Messiah) he is none of his.



Better Stated

(Ref: The Book of Yahweh) (pg.879) reads as follows;

(8:9) “But you are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if the Spirit of Yahweh truly dwells in you. Now if anyone does not have this Spirit as the Messiah, he is not His; Yahweh’s”


This is important to understand for when Romans 8:10 speaks of Christ, “if Christ be in you“, it also speaks of the Spirit, “the Spirit is Life, however, it is not well worded and may be misinterpreted if you are not well versed in the scripture. The Spirit of Life is in reference to God, it is not in reference to Christ.

Rom 8:10 (KJV) And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness.



Better Stated

(Ref: The Book of Yahweh) (pg.879) reads as follows;

(8:10) “And if Messiah is in you, your body is dead because of sin, but the Spirit is alive because of righteousness”



Note:if Christ be in you“– Is similar to passages like; “Those who have put on Christ” (Rom 13:14, Gal 3:27) or (Eph 4:24, Col 3:10-12) “put on the new man”, etc. – it is speaking of reflecting the will, character, conduct, a life that is patterned of Christ, which is of the righteousness of God himself (Rom 3:22).




Once Christ has become part of our life (because of faithful obedience -Rom 5:19, John 8:29, 12:49-50, 14:31, Acts 5:31-32) we will receive this same salvation (1 Peter 1:3-5). A resurrection as Christ received, (verse 5 “Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time“), which Paul points out clearly in verse 11 below.

Rom 8:11 But if the Spirit of him (God) that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit (God which is The Spirit of Life) that dwelleth in you.



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