Were you aware that we have a vitally important “exemption clause” in our Christian contract for living life on this earth? We do and the majority of people don’t even know that it exists or have the foggiest idea of what it is about!
Let’s look at it over in Romans chapter eight…
“For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.” – Romans 8:2 KJV
The Greek word translated “free” here in the King James Version literally means “exempt!” Let’s read it that way, “For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me exempt from the law of sin and death!”
Our exemption clause!
We are completely exempt from the laws that have resulted from sin and that produce death! We are exempt from the laws that surround poverty, lack, sickness and disease!
This is exactly how John G. Lake lived exempt from the laws that controlled the spread and infection of the plague. In the early 1900’s, the plague had hit South Africa with devastating furry. Mr. Lake and one of his assistants were helping by caring for the sick and burying the bodies of those who had died from the disease. Finally, the British government sent relief ships full of medical supplies and corps of doctors. The plague was extremely contagious and, if it came in contact with a living person, their death was certain. Even though Lake refused their protective equipment, the doctors noticed that the plague had no effect on either Lake or his assistant. They asked him his secret and he responded by having them do an experiment. He had them examine some of the foam from around the mouth of a victim under a microscope. When they did, they observed that it was teeming with live plague bacteria. He then instructed them to put the foam in his hand and look again. When they did, they observed that all of the plague bacteria had died instantly! When asked why, Lake gave them this exact scripture.
The law of the Spirit of life had made him completely EXEMPT from the laws that controlled the transmission and development of that disease process in his body!
I will let you in on a little secret – Jesus is coming back soon and we are living in the last of the last days! People are quite literally sick and tired of a church that preaches to them about godliness and yet denies the power thereof! They look around and see a church that is just as poor, just as depressed, just as stressed out and just as sick as everybody else in the world. It is far past time for us to live in the exemption that Jesus provided but it does have a couple very specific requirements.
First, you notice that our exemption clause only exists “in Christ Jesus.” A person must be born again to live in this exemption. It is, after all, in Him that we “live and move and have our being.” – Acts 17:28 KJV
That leads us directly into the next requirement – faith! One must live the Christian life (including the application of our law of exemption) by faith. – Romans 1:17 KJV
Let me assure you however, once you know about the law of the Spirit of life that provides our exemption and you meet the requirements necessary to apply the law, if will work EVERY TIME just like it did for John G. Lake!
The Spirit of the Lord, through the Apostle Paul, went on to explain that the Spirit of life will actually make alive this mortal body!
“But if the Spirit of him 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 that dwelleth in you.” – Romans 8:11 KJV
“Oh, Brother Weeter, I don’t believe that is what that means!”
Whatever you do, don’t tell Mr. Lake that!
If you honestly believe that though, you don’t meet one of the necessary requirements and you absolutely should NOT place yourself in a position we experienced not long ago. You could end up dead.
Without going into to too much detail, we recently were in a situation where Lynn needed to go provide “hands on” healthcare to 2 individuals diagnosed with the recent covid-19. There was not even a moment of concern! She suited up with the armor of God (not masks and gloves thank you very much!) and we applied our law of exemption (we continually live there actually) and she went and did what she needed to do!
Well, the hospital required her to sign a form giving her word that she would isolate or have a test that came back negative before she could come back home. That is no problem when you understand that you are exempt from the disease!
Lynn went there, nursed them back to health for about a week or so then went and allowed the doctors to verify the disease could not exist in her body with a negative test and came on back home glory to God!
This is the way we are supposed to be living my brother and sister! That is how you preach this gospel for a WITNESS not denying the power thereof!
Apply your exemption clause today and live life to the fullest for all to see!