|Posted by success1800 on November 10, 2014 at 9:30 AM|
I am dead to the law that I may live unto God..
Galatians 2:19-21 NET
For through the law I died to the law so that I may live to God. I have been crucified with Christ, and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me. So the life I now live in the body, I live because of the faithfulness of the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. I do not set aside God’s grace, because if righteousness could come through the law, then Christ died for nothing!
First.. Paul says through the law , I died to the law that I might live to God.. Paul realized that the main purpose for the law was not to make him perfect or righteous before God but the law was given to really bring him to the end of trying to achieve righteousness through his own self effort and to instead place his complete faith in Christ for righteousness. The only way that anyone is made righteous today is through is to die to self effort for righteousness and place their faith solely in Christ..
For the law made nothing perfect, but the bringing in of a better hope did ; by the which we draw nigh unto God.
The law could never make anyone perfect but the bringing in of a better hope did. This better hope was Christ . Christ not only made us righteous but made us perfect !
Today in Christ I am not only forgiven but I am perfect in Him ! and because I am perfect in Him I can now draw near to God at any time of the day or night. I can draw near to God in full confidence when I'm doing good and I can draw near to God in confidence when I'm not doing so good because my perfection and my confidence is not based on me keeping the law or on my performance but it's based on my faith in Christ. Today I'm perfect because I'm now in the perfect one who is Christ.. All that Christ is I now am because I am in a Him.
1 John 4:17
Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world.
1 Corinthians 1:30 KJV
But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption:
Today because I am in Christ Jesus God has made me wisdom,righteousness,sanctification,and redemption .
Our new relationship to the law is death , We are no longer to be alive to the law but dead to the law so that we might live unto God , so that we may bear fruit unto God.. Romans 7:4
The only way we will ever bear fruit unto God is to be dead to the law and married to Christ
We cannot turn back to the law at all or mix the law with grace .. There is only one thing we are to do with the law.. We are to die to the law. The sooner we choose to do this the sooner that our struggle with condemnation will cease and our real life in Christ can be realized.
Galatians 2:19-21 NET
For through the law I died to the law so that I may live to God.
To live we have to die .. Die to what ? Die to all self effort of trying to become righteous before God and instead receive Christ who is our righteousness .
2 Corinthians 5:21.. He who knew no sin became sin to make you righteous! We must quit sweating for righteousness and instead rest in His righteousness.
For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse: for it is written, Cursed is every one that continues not in all things which are written in the book of the law to do them. But that no man is justified by the law in the sight of God, it is evident: for, The just shall live by faith. And the law is not of faith: but, The man that does them shall live in them. Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangs on a tree:
It's our choice law or Christ but not both.. If you choose to go the law way , then you will need to keep all the law or be cursed. The law consists of 613 laws and it's an all or nothing deal ! but If you choose Christ alone then you will be blessed..
In Deut 28 it lists all the blessings and the curses . Christ has redeemed us from the curse so that we would be blessed but there is one catch! We must believe it..
We are no longer under the law at all or the curse of the law . Today we are to be dead to the law and now see ourselves alive in Christ..
When Christ died something else died with Him and that something else was the law and our old self.
Colossians 2:8-17 NLT
For in Christ lives all the fullness of God in a human body. So you also are complete through your union with Christ, who is the head over every ruler and authority. When you came to Christ, you were "circumcised," but not by a physical procedure. Christ performed a spiritual circumcision-the cutting away of your sinful nature. For you were buried with Christ when you were baptized. And with him you were raised to new life because you trusted the mighty power of God, who raised Christ from the dead. You were dead because of your sins and because your sinful nature was not yet cut away. Then God made you alive with Christ, for he forgave all our sins. He canceled the record of the charges against us and took it away by nailing it to the cross. In this way, he disarmed the spiritual rulers and authorities. He shamed them publicly by his victory over them on the cross. So don't let anyone condemn you for what you eat or drink, or for not celebrating certain holy days or new moon ceremonies or Sabbaths. For these rules are only shadows of the reality yet to come. And Christ himself is that reality. …
The was law nailed to the cross because Jesus fulfilled all the law and we are now complete in Him.. Our old self was also nailed to the cross.. He who knew no sin became sin that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him.. The Christian life is not about a changed life but it's about an exchanged life! We gave Christ our sin and He gave us His righteousness! Wow. Now often those who preach grace are accused by those under the law of being law haters .. Or against the law but those who understand the covenant of grace are not against the law they are for the law for the reason the law was given..the law was never given to justify us or make anyone righteous but the law was to bring us to Christ who then makes us righteous... Once we place our full faith in Christ then we are no longer under a schoolmaster , the law for we are now joined to Christ and children of God.
Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith. But after that faith is come, we are no longer under a schoolmaster. For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus. [For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ.
The law was given to bring us to Christ but now that we are in Christ there is no more need for the school master ..the schoolmaster was the law that revealed or desperate need for Christ.
Does this mean I now live a lawless and reckless life because I'm no longer under the law ? No ! I'm married to Christ .. Christ is my new life and as I embrace Christ then fruit will follow my life because I am attached to Christ. .. Today I don't live by the law of the letter but the law of the Spirit of life in Christ. I live by the promptings of the Holy Spirit.
Romans 7:6 AMP
But now we are discharged from the Law and have terminated all intercourse with it, having died to what once restrained and held us captive. So now we serve not under obedience to the old code of written regulations, but under obedience to the promptings of the Spirit in newness of life.