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Why the Law? Pt. 2 So that the promise by faith in Jesus Christ might be given to those who believe.

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Compiled by JS LOWTHER
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Why The Law?

Pt. 2

So that the Promise By Faith in Jesus Christ

Might Be Given to Those Who Believe.

Gal_3:10 For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse: for it is written, Cursed is every one that continueth not in all things which are written in the book of the law to do them.
Gal 3:11 But that no man is justified by the law in the sight of God, it is evident: for, The just shall live by faith.
Gal 3:12 And the law is not of faith: but, The man that doeth them shall live in them.
Gal 3:13 Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree:
Gal 3:14 That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.
Gal 3:15 Brethren, I speak after the manner of men; Though it be but a man’s covenant, yet if it be confirmed, no man disannulleth, or addeth thereto.
Gal 3:16 Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He saith not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to thy seed, which is Christ.
Gal 3:17 And this I say, that the covenant, that was confirmed before of God in Christ, the law, which was four hundred and thirty years after, cannot disannul, that it should make the promise of none effect.
Gal 3:18 For if the inheritance be of the law, it is no more of promise: but God gave it to Abraham by promise.
Gal 3:19 Wherefore then serveth the law? It was added because of transgressions, till the seed should come to whom the promise was made; and it was ordained by angels in the hand of a mediator.
Gal 3:20 Now a mediator is not a mediator of one, but God is one.
Gal 3:21 Is the law then against the promises of God? God forbid: for if there had been a law given which could have given life, verily righteousness should have been by the law.
Gal 3:22 But the scripture hath concluded all under sin, that the promise by faith of Jesus Christ might be given to them that believe.
Gal 3:23 But before faith came, we were kept under the law, shut up unto the faith which should afterwards be revealed.
Gal 3:24 Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith.
Gal 3:25 But after that faith is come, we are no longer under a schoolmaster.
Gal 3:26 For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.
Gal 3:27 For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ.

The focus of this introduction is to harness the mind to consider what the Apostle is warning and admonishing the Galatians of, first it is the 10 those who are OF the works of the law are under the curse, because the whole Law legislates sin by the transgression of breaking of any law, and therefore 11 no man is justified or made righteous by the law in the sight of God, it is evident: for, The just shall live by faith.
And the important point of this statement “that the just or righteous shall live by Faith” is that of the Truth, trust and conviction one agrees with the word of God in, that is that a true believer says AMEN (the Hebrw word nearly all Christians know AMEN, which is in fact the Hebrew word for belief, trust and Faith) a true believer says AMEN to YHWH in all things written in the books of the Law, knowing because it is the Holy Word of God it will show your unholinesss and condemn you, when we do not deceive our self as to think we are righteous by works we have done, works we will do or are doing, but rather it is the full intention of the law to shut us up, imprisons or enclose us unto the Law and thus unto sin, It is the Will of God for those who live by Faith in the righteousness of Christ to bear in mind and upon their heart the perfection of every word of the Holy God and it’s contrast to your fleshly life, regardless of how good you think your self to be.
And so what does this agreement with YHWH God do, what does this AMEN to the Glory of God do to the one who can agree to this status with a pure heart?

It drives you to the promise by faith in Jesus Christ , that it might be given to you and those with you who believe.
We say we need a savior, why? We say we need to be healed, why? We say we need forgiven, why? What drives a sinner to Christ is that he has realized that with our the promise given to Abraham in Jesus Christ there is no way out of this enclosure, we are hedged in, we are imprisoned, we are enclosed by the guardian, the School master.
Your own works and deeds fail at removing the enclosure, the works of the law and Words of God themselves but show fault when we boast in them for liberty: You must be driven to Faith in the covenant of promise found in Jesus Christ, to be released from the confines of sin even if you submit to the wise and righteous, Just and holy standards of the Law YHWH has delivered on Mt. Sinai to his Kingdom of priests, to his Holy Nation. With out being rooted and standing firm in that Faith the Law will work wrath when it is appealed to for justification. This enclosure is so straight and so narrow, that to walk left or right from the Path of righteousness for HIS Name Sake alone will lead to the valley of the shadow of death (Psa_23:1-20).
Have you ever considered what the shadow of death represents? Many times we read the Psalms as poetry (which they are), but we stop little to consider their inspired nature. The Shaodow of death is not death it self, but it is that path we ever walk on in this life with expectation of the place prepared before in the presents of our enemies, Psalm 23 says Yes, we walk in the valley which shades us to cast it’s shadow, the hills then on the left and the right are death, but yet we fear no evil, we take comfort in our weapon which God has given us, our rod and staff they comfort us yet it is The LORD which prepared the table for our reception and He does so in the presents of our enemy, even death and sin, we know that in the place prepared the enemy will see us christened as holy with oil, and drinking the overflowing goblet of wine in the house of God.
Though we are enclosed by Law and sin by the Law, which succors death promised by it’s shadow to those who will die in their sin, those who will not fall into the hands of the good an merciful God by Faith in Christ, who is alone only means of escape by Grace, do not have this confidence in the perfection of the Word of God and of His Law.
OH, If I could only make this plain to every heart and mind who hears me, that Faith in Jesus Christ does not void the Law it establishes the Law! (Rom_3:31)
But the Law: no Law, no circumcision, no Baptism, no feast, no diet, no sacrifice of bulls, sheep or goats, no refrain of dishonor to parents, no refrain of murder, adultery or theft, no boasting in hating lies or despising of covetousness, no pride in the righteousness you have attained by the law from your efforts as sinful flesh can ever declare you righteous as an innocent before God.
But rather in the emptying out of your own righteousness to the glory of God in Jesus Christ and his righteousness you establish the law as holy, just and good.
Rom_8:1 There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.
Rom 8:2 For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death.
Rom 8:3 For God has done what the law, weakened by the flesh, could not do. By sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and for sin, he condemned sin in the flesh,
Rom 8:4 in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.
Rom 8:5 For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit.
Rom 8:6 For to set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace.
Rom 8:7 For the mind that is set on the flesh is hostile to God, for it does not submit to God’s law; indeed, it cannot.
Rom 8:8 Those who are in the flesh cannot please God.
The difference true Saving Faith allows the Law to teach life by the spirit vs. death by the flesh is only known by those who say Amen to God’s every Word.
The free-gift of life is only seen in the free-punishment of condemnation without it, not by self righteous thoughts or deeds of your self or others, but by the fact that your state of condemnation was assured to you by Grace that will save you from its imprisonment by the thoughts and deeds which came by the righteousness of the promise, and the faithfulness of the covenant found in Jesus Christ the Son god and Son of man, the first born of many brothers.
I think it is an awesome thought that: A redeemed life shows it’s faithfulness to God in its deeds, but it is God’s Grace that show’ His faithfulness to the redeemed faithful.
The covenant of promise given to Abraham which the Law teaches of in every part of is made up of a substance Grace, God’s faithfulness to his people of promise.
And so the Justified in Christ truly live by Faith, as says Gal_3:11 The just shall live by faith.
As said the apostle Paul, this faith by no means voids the Law, but confirms it all the more to us. If we know the Word of God’s law can teach faith to the sinner, and to the child why would we ever abandon such a magnificent lesson? Would we rather not live by the Word of God now that the righteousness may be fulfilled in us who walk by this spirit?

As Abraham was called from his prior life in his fathers house to an inheritance which contained Christ the word of this faith, so must we live by that Faith.
The Just living by Faith implies a in the Law’s truth, holiness, justness and goodness. Making it evident that no man is justified or made righteous by the law in the sight of God.
But nevertheless and through the Righteousness which comes by Faith- the Just man’s life is that Faith needed to break the bonds of sin by the promise of God.
Consider how Abraham’s promise contained the very Word of God being made flesh, and how this applies to our life of Faith like Abraham’s.
Abraham’s very Faith offered him a reward of inheritance, and his inheritance was the very Word that appeared to him and spoke with him, and promised by covenant to be Abrahams shield (protector, defender) and His exceedingly great reward In Gen_15:1-3).
The amazement of the whole of this subject matter is that this is the very place where we are informed that Gen_15:6 “he believed (had Faith, he trusted and in the Hebrew he said Amen) in YHWH; and the Word himself counted it to him for righteousness.”
And so it is no wonder we read this as the answer to the Curse of the Law:
Gal_3:13 Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree:
Gal 3:14 That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.
The mystery of the Word of God becoming flesh, and becoming a Curse by fulfillment of his very own Word as to offer this example of humility to us is fascinating.
Paul’s reasoning prior concerning our inability to be justified by the Law but only condemned and cursed is brought to perfection in Christ’s crucifixion, 1Pe 3:18 For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust… For we have no option or choice but to be unjust, but on the contrary the Word of God had the option and the choice yet he chose willingly to become a curse because in all things it behooved him to be made like his brothers an sisters, that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest to God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people.
Because he himself has suffered when tempted, he is able to help those who are being tempted. ( Heb_2:15-18 )
The righteousness of Christ by his very person as the Word of God gives him even the ability to redeem the cursed by Faith in Him doing so.
But Christ the son of Man did not do so contrary to his Law but in saying Amen to every word of the Father even if that Word was death on the tree, never breaking a word, but fulfilling all things the law and prophets spoke concerning him.

The lesson which Christ our Brother even teaches us is of obedience to the curse, because it is yet the perfection of God, Saying Amen to YHWH with the heart and mind by Faith will always produce a blessing for the Just who live by Faith.
The humility of this submission for those who spit on you, and those who willmock you, the humility of the submission for those who laugh at you and want to see you dead, the humility of the submission was for our learning to bring us to Faith in the Law and in the prophets not to justify us but to show us how absolute the Word of God is, and how much justice the law contains in it’s curse.
There is so much justice in the curses of God that the virtue of it’s perfection condemns the world and shuts every mouth, and there is so much blessedness which comes by the Law of Faith applied to our heart mind and soul it transforms the way God judges our action when they are worked in Christ. Not believe in our justification of our selves or by any one law or of all laws kept in the life, but by living by Faith , doing those things which are pleasing to the Lord as best we know how, being that it is the Lord Christ which has chosen us to be his workmanship.
Why the Law?
It was added because of transgressions, till the seed should come to whom the promise was made; and it was ordained by angels in the hand of a mediator.
Gal 3:20 Now a mediator is not a mediator of one, but God is one.
Gal_3:21 Is the law then against the promises of God? God forbid: for if there had been a law given which could have given life, verily righteousness should have been by the law.

If, says the apostle, If ever to the days of the apostles a law, any law, could give life then truly, absolutly our righteousness, our justification before the judgment seat of God should have come by that law. But rather

Gal_3:22 …the scripture’s words assure us to all be under sin, so that the promise by faith of Jesus Christ might be given to them that believe.
It is the will of God that we acknowledge this sin we are under by the law, by every law we usurp the promise by, regardless of where in history it is revealed, and it is the faithful who will acknowledge this fact: that every work they do to justify themselves undercuts the promise made to Abraham long before the Law was revealed and written for our preservation on Mt. Sinai.
And this realization must come to fruit in the life of the faithful, regardless if we are looking at wickedness as condemned by the law in regards to debauchery and filthy behavior, or if we are talking about self righteousness, justifying one’s own self with an act or consent to believe you are made perfect through, for both are sins against God’s glory and is in despise of the Law of Faith (Gen_15:6) which alone can justify by God’s movement, by God’s self glorification made known and by God’s Justice seen in the inward parts, which can only be by Faith.
So,
Gal_3:23 … before faith came, we were kept under the law, shut up unto the faith which should afterwards be revealed.

This is how the Law works as a teacher of children, whom YHWH has desired to call sons, and those Son’s whom he has predestine to glory.
Gal 3:24 Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith.
Gal 3:25 But after that faith is come, we are no longer under a schoolmaster.
Gal 3:26 For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.

The Law’s lesson after we come to this realization is never past, but rather we are called to live in it, with this faith assuring us of the promise and that promise assuring us of the Word’s ability to be made flesh to condemn sin in the flesh by the righteousness of God’s son given to Abraham and his seed by promise, we as well have assurance of that in Christ we are His workmanship created to walk in God’s holy, Just and Good Law in our flesh but by the power of the Spirit condemning in our flesh to his glory.

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About Lowther

I am a servant of YHWH through his perfect Son Jesu(s) Christ who's redemption power of my soul I have Faith in. Having been redeemed by the blood of Christ, I wish to no longer spend my time in the lusts of the flesh and of this world, but to promote the Gospel of the Kingdom by means of the New Covenant, a reNewal of the Covenant YHWH God has made with his people Israel in the blood of Christ (Jer 31:31 and Heb 8:8) which writes the Law of God upon the Heart and Mind beside the forgiveness of sin and transgressions. It is my mission to show the Israel of God the Salvation which is taught by the Scripture Alone and offered in all ages by Grace Alone through Faith Alone in the work of Christ Alone to the Glory of GOD Alone. I believe Christ Jesus is the incarnate Son of God as the WORD made flesh, and the son of man born of the virgin Mary conceived of the Holy Spirit: I believe Christ Jesus Lived a perfect life for us as a living sacrifice as well as a pattern of the Sanctified newness of life a believer has in Him, I believe Christ Jesus died a cursed death on the Cross for His people of Covenant who are sinners, and I believe in Christ Jesus who Resurrected with power from Death from the grave to Justify the offenders. This is the same Jesus who is indeed the Son of David and king of Israel, who is both LORD and Christ over all the kings and dominions of the earth! In the fullness of time YHWH will regather his people under the Head of the Church Jesu(s) Christ to effect his will according to the Lord's prayer, Psalm 2, 8 and 110 as well as Genesis 1:26. The focus of my administration of the Gospel is like unto my Lord's who said "I have come not but for the lost sheep of the house of Israel.."(Mathew 15:24), and so I have come to my European Kinsman according to the flesh. As a modern day Puritan separatist it is my goal to purify the church of Christ with Faith heretofore stated. I am studying to show my self approved, if you have any questions just ask!

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