As born-again Christians we are redeemed from the curse of the law and the law itself. Why did God give Moses the law knowing full well that it would justify no one? Without the law sinful man would have no reason to seek justification. Before the law was given, lying, cheating, robbery or murder were not sins! The law gave man a list of things that God labeled as sin.
Romans 7:7 I would not have known sin but by the law.
So under the law, men knew what was right and what was wrong. They also knew that the wages of sin was death. Israel made a mistake, they assumed that if they kept the law, they would be the righteous of God. What they didn't understand was that the law was giving them a reason to seek after God’s coming sacrifice. If the blood of bulls and goats could have made them righteous, then they would have needed only one sacrifice.
Galatians 2:16 A man is not justified by the faith of Jesus Christ.
The Jews were covenant people but they were carnal. They could not grasp the Spirit of their salvation. Their focus was on the works of the flesh, therefore, they could not accept Jesus as the final sacrifice under the Abrahamic covenant. They could not understand the statement of John the Baptist when he said, “Behold the Lamb of God.” When Jesus came preaching and teaching, His Gospel was not in Word only, but also in power. He backed up what He said with signs and wonders.
John 14:11 Believe Me that I am in the Father and the Father in Me or else believe Me for all the miracles you have seen.
Jesus left no doubt that He was Messiah, the Son of God. They knew they were sinners and they believed the law gave them redemption. They received Jesus as a fellow Jew that was under the same law they were under. How could someone under the law be any better than they were? They received Him as a prophet and that’s why He could perform miracles. But they were convinced that He got out of God’s will when He claimed to be one with the Father. So, they felt they were totally justified to kill Him. They had no idea they were fulfilling the prophecy of Isaiah the Prophet.
1 Timothy 1:8 We know that the law is good, if a man use it lawfully.
How does modern man use the law lawfully? He uses the law to know that he is a sinner which leads to death. Then he discovers that Christ is the end of the law, that the law directs every sinner to Jesus. He comes to realize that if he could save himself, there would be no need for Jesus. So, he confesses with his mouth and he believes in his heart that Jesus died for all his sins and was raised from the dead. He thanks God for the law because the law directed him to Jesus and now he is under grace. Thank God for the law that leads us to grace.
March 29, 2020
I am not afraid to give, I am not afraid to cross the Jordan.
My faith is in the promises, God is not a man that He should lie.
My prosperity is on the other side, God will help me get across.
Nothing can oppose me, because God is on my side.
GOD’S EXPECTED END
2 Chronicles 7:14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
GOD’S WILL IS TO HEAL: Matt 9 Jesus traveled healing every sickness and disease.
Matt 10 Jesus gave his disciples (us) the authority to do the same and sent them (us) Luke 10 Jesus sent out 72 others to do the same.
Mark 16 Jesus said signs would follow: “Lay hands on sick they will recover”!
John 14:12 Those who believe would do greater works!
PRAYING FOR THOSE WHO ARE SICK
PRAYING FOR PROTECTION OVER THOSE WHO ARE NOT
PRAYING IN AGREEMENT FOR MEDICAL BREAKTHROUGH
PRAYING FOR GOD’S EXPECTED END
PRAYING AGAINST FEAR (OUR OWN AND OTHERS) FEAR OF GETTING SICK/ FEAR OF LACK DURING AND AFTER
Romans 4:21 “And being fully persuaded that, what he had promised, he is able to perform it.”
Jeremiah 33:6 "I will bring health and healing to it; I will heal my people and will let them enjoy abundant peace and security”