Those who are in Christ willingly obey God from their hearts. This is all because they love Jesus Christ. Now, the law is a form of external control. In Christ, the law is written in the heart and this is what leads to self control. In Galatians 5:18 the Bible says, “But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law” (KJV). Anyone in Christ depends on the Spirit of God and the law he obeys is written in the heart.
Now, in Christ we have the promise of eating from the tree of life, but we have to listen to the Spirit of God. This means obeying what the Spirit of God is saying. This is a continuous process. When your sins are washed in the blood of Jesus Christ, you begin to hear what the Spirit is saying. This is only possible in Christ. We all need to have an ear to hear what the Spirit of God is saying.
In Revelation 2:7 Jesus says,“He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God” (KJV). There is a tree of life in the middle of the paradise of God. In order to have the opportunity to eat from that tree, we have to be hearing what the Spirit of God is saying. That is the only way to overcome and then finally eat from the tree of life.
Are you hearing what the Spirit is saying to you today?