HERE ARE SOME VERY IMPORTANT GOSPEL TRUTHS THAT ARE NOT BEING DISCLOSED BY MANY OF OUR PULPITS TODAY; ONE OF WHICH IS THE FACT THAT IN CHRIST, WE ARE “DEAD TO THE LAW” AND THEREFORE, RELEASED FROM IT.
(Rom 7:4) Therefore, my brethren, you also have become DEAD TO THE LAW through the body of Christ, that you may be married to another—to Him who was raised from the dead, that we should bear fruit to God.
(Rom 7:5) For when we were in the flesh, the sinful passions which werearoused by the law were at work in our members to bear fruit to death.
(Rom 7:6) But now, by dying to what once bound us, we have been RELEASED FROM THE LAW so that WE SERVE IN THE NEW WAY OF THE SPIRIT, and not in the old way of the written code.
BEING “DEAD TO THE LAW” OR “RELEASED FROM THE LAW” IS JUST ONE OF THE MANY BENEFITS UNDER THE NEW COVENANT OF GRACE THAT CHRIST MEDIATED WITH THE FATHER (Heb 8:6-13). YOU SEE, IN CHRIST WE ARE NO LONGER “UNDER LAW” (OLD COVENANT) BUT “UNDER GRACE” (NEW COVENANT).
(Rom 6:14-15) “For sin shall not have dominion over you, for you are not under law but under grace. What then? Shall we sin because we are not under law but under grace? Certainly not!”
UNDER THE NEW COVENANT OF GRACE, GOD PUTS HIS LAWS IN OUR MIND AND WRITES THEM IN OUR HEARTS (Heb 8:10), BECAUSE UNDER HIS NEW COVENANT, HE PROMISED HE WILL BE MERCIFUL TO OUR UNRIGHTEOUSNESS, AND OUR SINS AND OUR LAWLESS DEEDS HE WILL REMEMBER NO MORE (Heb 8:12).
HE THEN PUTS HIS SPIRIT IN OUR HEARTS NOT ONLY AS A DEPOSIT THAT GUARANTEES WHAT IS TO COME BUT ALSO TO LEAD US. IN OTHER WORDS, ALTHOUGH IN CHRIST WE ARE NOT UNDER LAW BUT UNDER GRACE, GOD PLACED IN OUR HEARTS AN “INTERNAL GUIDING SYSTEM”, IF YOU MAY.
(2Cor 1:21-22) “Now it is God who makes both us and you stand firm in Christ. He anointed us, set his seal of ownership on us, and put his Spirit in our hearts as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come.”
IT’S ALL ABOUT JESUS!