The moment you place the law of Moses between you and God again, you are negating the finished work of Jesus, for if righteousness could come through the law, then Christ died in vain1. Christianity cannot be reduced to an impersonal list of do’s and don’ts.
Jesus’ death has fulfilled the righteous requirements of the law of the old covenant. The Word of God tells us that the “handwriting of requirements” has been nailed to the cross.
Jesus came to fulfill all the requirements of the law on our behalf, so that the way to God is now opened. Hallelujah! “Are you saying that we are no longer under the law. But Jesus Himself said that He did not come to abolish the law.”
That is exactly right, but you have to quote what Jesus said completely. He said, “I have not come to abolish the law, but to fulfill it.”
Jesus did not sweep the law under the carpet. He came and fulfilled every requirement of the law perfectly on our behalf. All that we were unable to do, He did on our behalf. So by Jesus, the law has been fulfilled!
When you have fulfilled your debt to the bank for the mortgage on your house, my advice to you is to stop sending in your monthly payments because the debt has already been fulfilled.
If the bank sends you a letter demanding more payment from you, all you have to do is produce the title deed to your home.
In the same sense, the debt that you and I owed to the law has already been fulfilled by our Savior Jesus Christ! Hallelujah! When the devil comes to accuse you with the law, and shows you how you have fallen short and failed, all you have to do is point to the payment that Jesus made on the cross.
Christ is your title deed, which is why you are called a Christian today. You are not your own. You have been purchased with the precious blood of Jesus Christ. The law has no hold over you anymore!
Love and Grace,
Pastors Dane and Tersia Mesane