Are you still locked up? Who is your teacher now?
“Before the coming of this faith, we were held in custody under the law, locked up until the faith that was to come would be revealed. So the law was our guardian until Christ came that we might be justified by faith. Now that this faith has come, we are no longer under a guardian.” – Galatians 3:23-25
FAITH has come! This is the Great News of the Gospel of Jesus Christ!
The law had me locked up, under its control to repeatedly sin again and again and again! NOT so with Jesus because of what He did! Many Christians have head knowledge of this but 0 heart acceptance – this is why this message Must be told!
So if our tutor (the law) is gone since now we have Faith in Christ – what now?
“Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another, for whoever loves others has fulfilled the law.” – Romans 13:8
Love IS the fulfillment of the law! The cross is the ultimate sign of Love for that is what had to be done to show the Love of God for ALL men!
“Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them.” – Matthew 5:17
Again a question from Grace Works part 1 – where is Jesus?
If He is in your heart then the fulfillment of All the Law and the Prophets is IN your heart! No He didn’t come to abolish the law – those who don’t have Faith in Him are still under the law – and that is a miserable place to be!
Now get ready for the kicker – as we have seen the law was designed to make you fail so you would find Jesus – so what happens when a Christian is part law and part Christ?
How can a person share Love if they are coming from a position of condemnation and guilt? This is a lukewarm Christian and one that has not found His kingdom Here and Now! They neither follow the whole law (impossible – no one declared righteous by it) nor fully have faith in Christ Alone (100% Grace not works)!
“To love him with all your heart, with all your understanding and with all your strength, and to love your neighbor as yourself is more important than all burnt offerings and sacrifices.” When Jesus saw that he had answered wisely, he said to him, “You are not far from the kingdom of God.” And from then on no one dared ask him any more questions.” – Mark 12:33-34
“Not far from” is Not in! This man knew all the right answers but Love is not observance of ceremonies and it’s not head knowledge – its heart desire! That is a Huge difference between law and Faith, religion and Grace, doing more and resting in what has been done!
Are you ready to Be in the kingdom of God and not just go through the rituals but have a genuine Love for Him based on His Great Love for you? Are you ready to be completely out from under the tutor?
Take a look at 7 questions and scripture that will turn on the Grace light! Take out a piece of paper and based on the scriptures answer the questions – they are in blue and ALL CAPS at this link: