The Law – Sinai and Jesus

The Sinai Commandments and the Commandments of Messiah Jesus…

The Sinai Commandments were not new or novel as they are based upon the “moral law of conscience” (Romans 2:14-15) extant from the creation of the angels as an arbiter of free will, that same law having been infused into the human genome on Day-6 of creation as mankind is created in the spiritual image of Elohim possessing certain divine communicable attributes of Elohim for His eschatological purposes in Time and Eternity.

The Sinai Commandments (9 of 10) were not new but simply a reiteration of the moral law of conscience with the addition of some specificity aimed at the needs of the Hebrew Tribes sanctified (set apart) by Yahweh for His eschatological purposes as these Tribes were inundated by paganism serving pagan gods relentlessly seeking Israel’s compromise; therefore, the Commandments emphasize Elohim’s concerns and His instructions for the Hebrew Tribes as they were to be holy as He is Holy (Leviticus 19 & 20).

The Sinai Commandments targeted Israel’s children specifically and are a worthy expression of Yahweh’s will for those redeemed by faith in Jesus living in the Covenant of Grace. Jesus infused 9 of the 10 Commandments into His earthly ministry and added mens rea (the thought life, Matthew 5:21-27) to enhance culpability and to demonstrate man’s inability to attain righteousness through law observance.

The impotency of law…

Jesus initiated the New Covenant of Grace in His own blood (Matthew 26:28) and the subsequent ministry of His chosen apostle, the Apostle Paul, emphasizes the impotency of law to redeem; the impotency of law to save from the second death in Hell; the necessity of grace through faith to establish covenant relationship with the Father via imputed righteousness and the receiving of the indwelling Holy Spirit who enlivens the moral law of conscience written upon the heart and arbitrates that law via the human conscience within the redeemed via the daily process of sanctification (Galatians 5:16).

Obedience in Christianity…

The Christian does not walk consciously seeking obedience to letters, laws, rules, regulations, but the Christian walks daily in obedience to the indwelling Holy Spirit (Galatians 5:16) who enlivens the moral law of conscience written upon the heart at conception in the womb and uses the eternal benefits of the “new creation” in Christ (2 Corinthians 5:17) to methodically teach and guide the redeemed in the Father’s will via the conscience via sanctification – a daily process of teaching-instruction-tutorship in the Father’s will via a conscience made ever so sensitive by one’s enduring love for the Father, Son and Spirit (1 John 2:27).

Letters kill the soul due to the condemnation of the sin-nature but the indwelling Spirit gives life by covenant promise (2 Corinthians 3:6; Hebrews 8:12; Romans 8:11-13).

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