Posts tagged Law
There are actually many more.
Moral laws, Social Laws, Food Laws, Purity Laws, Instructions on Feasts, Regulations on Sacrifices, and so on and so on.
(Read Leviticus for a while , you might not make it through them all!)
This Law was given to the Jews to show them that no-one is and no-one can be right with God
Because it was not keep-able, the yearly sacrifices were needed to atone for the sin committed for the year
This was required every year to handle the sins of the past years.
The ritual of the sin offering began with the offerer confessing unintentional sin while placing hands and pushing full weight over the head of the animal.
The animal was then killed and the blood was sprinkled and poured, OVER EVERYTHING.
The offerer transferred his sin to the beast and the blood covered it
God never changes, Why don’t we sacrifice animals anymore to atone for sin?
At the cross Jesus fulfilled the law of Moses
His last words on the cross were. “It is finished”
All sin, past and future, were transfer to Jesus and He became sin.
His blood covered all sin
Jesus in effect makes it look like, in God eye, that we have never broken any of the 10 commandments or the 600+ rules and regulations
We are seen by God as Holy and Blameless. We wear white robes in his presence!
Jesus resurrection 3 days later to atomic bomb sin once and for all!
So what now?
Jesus only has a few suggestions for us for living now:
- Love your neighbor as yourself
For the commandments say, “You must not commit adultery. You must not murder. You must not steal. You must not covet.” These—and other such commandments—are summed up in this one commandment: “Love your neighbor as yourself.”
- Jesus has given us the Great Commission:
8 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you. And you will be my witnesses, telling people about me everywhere—in Jerusalem, throughout Judea, in Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”
9 After saying this, he was taken up into a cloud while they were watching, and they could no longer see him.
Love everyone, and spread his Good News
Thank you Jesus, you made everything much simpler now 🙂
Trying to bring the law into Grace is like “trying to fuel your car with straw”…
We use to have horses as a means of transportation, but we can’t “carry over” into a car, what was never meant to be used now.
Traditions and continued “wrong teaching” are the reason why so many are still “trapped” to a life of two worlds in the church.