TORAH WHICH CONSISTS OF THE FIVE BOOKS OF MOSES
WAS NAILED TO THE CROSS!
The Law Covenant was meant to lead us to Christ, being a tutor. Galatians 3:19-25
The ministration of death [the Ten Commandments points out sin; Romans 7:7, and sin points to death; Romans 6:23] on stone was Glorious and was done away. 2 Corinthians 3:7
And He has qualified us as ministers of a new covenant, not of the letter but of the Spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life. Now if the ministry of death, which was engraved in letters on stone, came with such glory that the Israelites could not gaze at the face of Moses because of its fleeting glory, 8 will not the ministry of the Spirit be even more glorious?
2 Corinthians 3:6-7
Having abolished in his flesh the enmity,
even the law of commandments contained in ordinances;
for to make in himself of two one new man, so making peace; Ephesians 2:15
God's Plan For Salvation...The Two Covenants Jesus Christ Our High Priest
When Jesus is called our High Priest, it is with reference to both of these previous priesthoods. Like Melchizedek, He is ordained as a priest apart from the Law given on Mount Sinai (Hebrews 5:6). Like the Levitical priests, Jesus offered a sacrifice to satisfy the Law of God when He offered Himself for our sins (Hebrews 7:26-27). Unlike the Levitical priests, who had to continually offer sacrifices, Jesus only had to offer His sacrifice once, gaining eternal redemption for all who come to God through Him (Hebrews 9:12).
And we rise to walk in newness of life (6:4). And this newness is "the newness of the Spirit, not the oldness of the letter (the Law)" (7:6).Now we are in a position to love, Paul says. And love fulfills the whole Law (13:8, 10).
GOT SAVING FAITH?
But what things were gain to me, these I have counted loss for Christ. 8 Yet indeed I also count all things loss for the excellence of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them as rubbish, (Judaism) that I may gain Christ and be found in Him, not having my own righteousness, which is from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness which is from God by faith; that I may know Him and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death if, by any means, I may attain to the resurrection from the dead. Philippians 3:7-11
BEWARE OF JUDAIZERS.. Bewitching Believers By False Doctrine!
The doctrine of the Judaizers is a mixture of grace (through Christ) and works (through the keeping of the Law). This false doctrine was dealt with in Acts 15 and strongly condemned in the book of Galatians.
LEGALISM AND LAWLESSNESS UNDER BONDAGE OF SIN!
Jesus taught His disciples to beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, whom He denounced as hypocrites. With them, He classed the chief priests and the temple officials, together with teachers in the synagogues. He declared that they had so corrupted the truth of God with the doctrines of men (the same sin as the Nicolaitans) that the truth, as originally given, was no longer with them. That which these blind leaders of the blind were giving forth as truth was making their converts more the children of hell than they were.
The “Nicolaitans” were false teachers. They were one of many groups that existed in that time who came into the churches and attempted to spread their heresy and sway the believers to their doctrine. This group was also a problem in Pergamos (see Revelation 2:12-16).
The Nicolaitans that are spoken of in the book of Revelation, men who had completely misunderstood the gospel and who were virtually teaching, 'Let us do evil that good may come;' men who were turning the grace of God into a kind of excuse to do what you like and sin.
Hagar and Sarah The Women Represent Two Covenants!
“Hagar, the bondwoman, bore Ishmael; and Sarah, the free-woman, brought forth Isaac. Ishmael was born after the flesh, while Isaac, as a child of promise, came forth after the Spirit. Hagar is thus made to represent the old covenant, the law of Moses, the covenant under which men were subject to the bondage of sin; while Sarah symbolizes the new covenant, the gospel, the covenant under which men are made free, free from bondage and sin through Christ.
GOD SAID, NO, BUT YOUR WIFE SARAH SHALL BEAR A SON, AND YOU SHALL NAME HIM ISAAC. I WILL ESTABLISH MY COVENANT WITH HIM AS AN EVERLASTING COVENANT FOR HIS OFFSPRING AFTER HIM."Genesis 17:19
► Hagar does not belong to Abram.
► The Two Covenants!
► Hagar slave woman
► Sarah Free Born
► Son Ismael—after the flesh
► Son Isaac—Child of Promise
► Old Covenant—Law of Moses—subject to bondage of the flesh
► New Covenant—Gospel—men are made free Heirs of Promise
► “Those born after the flesh war against those born of the Spirit.”
Hagar and Sarah The Two Covenants!
Today the sign of being a Hebrew is circumcision of the heart!
For he is not a Jew who is one outwardly, nor is circumcision that which is outward in the flesh; 29 but he is a Jew who is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the Spirit, not in the letter; whose praise is not from men but from God. Romans 2:28-29
BY THE DEEDS OF THE LAW THERE SHALL NO FLESH BE JUSTIFIED!
John 1:17 For the law was given by Moses, BUT grace and truth came by Jesus Christ. Romans 3:20 Therefore BY THE DEEDS OF THE LAW THERE SHALL NO FLESH BE JUSTIFIED in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin. Galatians 2:16 Knowing that a MAN IS NOT JUSTIFIED BY THE WORKS OF THE LAW, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified. Galatians 3:24-25 24 Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith. 25 But AFTER THAT FAITH IS COME, WE ARE NO LONGER UNDER A SCHOOLMASTER [law]. Hebrews 7:12 For the priesthood being changed, there is made of necessity a CHANGE also of the LAW. Galatians 5:18 But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are NOT UNDER THE LAW.