Under The Law?

Right at the beginning of my blog, there was someone who messaged me multiple times on the heresy of Paul’s teaching in God’s holy word.  I didn’t believe it, the Holy Spirit rejected it.  But I have at times pondered  how such a lie would get traction.  Enough that someone would try to turn me away from Paul’s teachings.  This man wouldn’t relent until I rebuked him in the name of Jesus.

From the beginning of my salvation, Satan has tried every tactic to cast doubt on what I understood salvation to mean.  Jesus has time and again overruled him, but still Satan has tried.

I have been praying constantly for 3 years that I would ever more understand grace.  I want the truth in all things of God and I ask Him for it, and will continue to every day.  I just want to follow Him as He means for me to.  Not according to a religion or by man.  But simply by the Holy Spirit, supported by scripture and prayer.  I do enjoy listening to truly Christ following men, but I still always always always back up what they say with scripture and the Holy Spirit’s confirmation through it.  I never want to fall into a ditch because I hung my salvation on any person.

So I will say that if anyone brings Paul is a heretic before you, don’t listen to Satan’s deception.  Every word of God is truth.  Every single word.  We are to rightly divide it through the Holy Spirit but it is ALL God breathed.

The Paul attackers believe Jesus says we are still under the law.  But the Holy Spirit showed me otherwise.

In Matthew 5 Jesus says:

Matthew 5:17-20 King James Version (KJV)

17 Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.

18 For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.

19 Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.

20 For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven.

So what is he saying?  He is saying that he FULFILLED the law.

17 Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.

Of course one jot or tittle can not pass away from the law until He fulfilled it.

18 For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.

He is saying the least of these commandments not those commandments.

19 Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven:

If you read the whole chapter he is referring to His commands.

Further He clarifies what His command is

Matthew 7:12 KJV

Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets.” 

He commands us to love.  #1 most important….Love the Lord your God above ALL things AND #2 love your neighbor as yourself.  He works everything out in us. And if you are sincerely following Christ you don’t stay chained to the law.  You are not able to save yourself by doing enough right.  It also means you can never lose salvation because you struggle hitting the mark, or in other words sin.

The law helps us understand what sin is, but it by no means is our shackle.

Romans 7:7 King James Version (KJV)

What shall we say then? Is the law sin? God forbid. Nay, I had not known sin, but by the law: for I had not known lust, except the law had said, Thou shalt not covet.

And yes faith without works is dead because if you say you are following Christ but have no change (no fruits) then it’s evident that Christ isn’t in you.

Galatians 5:22-23 King James Version (KJV)

22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,

23 Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.

So reading Romans 6:14 the meaning changes

Romans 6:14

“For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace.” 

Sin has no dominion because it is not the measure by which you are saved.  So you don’t have to let the fear of not being good enough rob you of the free gift He gave.

Philippians 1:6 King James Version (KJV)

Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:

Those who are under Christ don’t want to sin.  They grieve it.  So I am not speaking to someone looking for a loophole to live a sinful life and get a free pass when you are before the judgement seat.  To love the Lord you can’t love your sin nor make excuses for it.  But if you are beating yourself up because you stumbled AGAIN, take heart if you are leaning into Him, He will work it out, Just have faith.

I am so grateful for The Lord’s wisdom.  It is so precious to me.  I pray that this touches someone else who maybe working out their salvation with fear and trembling as I did and as we should.  I take great joy in my freedom in Christ and I love Him, for His precious gift that I could never earn by following the law.

Galatians 2:21 KJV

“I do not frustrate the grace of God: for if righteousness come by the law, then Christ is dead in vain.”

In faith through the saving work of the Holy Spirit my Father has rescued me from religion and led me to the cross.  I have picked it up daily and will carry it as long as I live.

Even so, come Lord Jesus.

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