Sanctification: By Law or by the Holy Spirit?

Sanctification in the New Covenant; by Law or by the Holy Spirit via the conscience? Hebrew Roots deception…

Before we get started, understand that “Hebrew Roots” fanaticism has some honorable legitimacy attached to their cult of works but don’t be suckered into its error of law-keeping for righteousness or law-keeping relevant to maintenance of covenant relationship by grace through faith. Cults often times a have a draw of legitimacy but their root revels in the demonic.

Sanctification (setting apart – seeking the obedient image of Christ) is not Torah as Torah Law defines sin void atonement but sanctification in the New Covenant is walking by the Spirit not by the letter as the letter kills but the Spirit gives life (Galatians 5:16; 2 Corinthians 3:4-6).

The Torah was a tutor, a road sign, a map, pointing Israel to Messiah (Galatians 3:24) and now that Messiah has come, the tutor is no longer needed as the Spirit is our Tutor by covenant promise (Ephesians 1:13-14; John 16:13-14; Ezekiel 36:27). Some Hebrew Roots adherents suggest this truism is why the Church appears to be failing in modern times as Torah is downplayed and the Spirit is honored; actually, the state of the Church, with all of its faults in denominationalism, is in better condition than the state of Israel’s children, the majority of whom will perish in Hell due to unbelief (Isaiah 10:22; Romans 9:27; Romans 9-10) while those in the Church, truly redeemed by faith, honor the Father via Jesus and the Spirit and are therefore secured by the Father via the Spirit via covenant promise (Ephesians 1:13-14; Hebrews 8:12; John 10:28-30).

Why sanctification by the Holy Spirit via the conscience is eternally superior to the facade of obedience to Letters etched in stone or scratched upon parchment…

Commandment keeping has nothing to do with sanctification in the New Covenant as the Commandment’s and the other 603 “laws” given Israel through Moses define sin (Romans 3:20), were given for the lawless (1 Timothy 1:9), while providing no form of redemption or atonement due to the sin-nature of man as the law requires perfect obedience (Romans 8:1-2; James 2:10) and curses with impunity the one who violates the law (Galatians 3:10); also, laws codified in stone, scratched upon parchment, are wholly subject to subjectivity, redefinition, obfuscation, by the sin-nature and become therefore nothing but condemnation for the lawless (1 Timothy 1:9), but the Law of the Spirit (Romans 8:2) working through the new creation in Christ (2 Corinthians 5:17) offers the redeemed the ability to please their Father as the Spirit controls their conscience (Romans 2:14-15) and the Spirit’s anointing is applicable to even the most minute details of discernment in the life of the Christian as the Spirit points them to the Father’s will in all things and works through their conscience to point them to righteousness and obedience apart from conscious thoughts of law-keeping and specificity in codification; written laws that lack the ability to conform the spirit of man to true righteousness or adequately address the myriad of moral decisions faced daily by the redeemed in Christ.

Concerning keeping “My Statutes” in Ezekiel 36 referencing the New Covenant,

The “My Statutes” of Elohim in Ezekiel 36 are enumerable yet they are aptly relevant to the daily life of the Christian via the Spirit of Truth (John 16:13-14) who methodically applies them via the conscience and does so instantaneously in every volitional moral decision with wisdom and discernment. For these reasons, the Christian is not under codified letters but under grace (gifted forgiveness-righteousness not earned by human effort) (Romans 6:14) and peace with God through faith in Jesus (Romans 5:1); this, as the Holy Spirit intercedes daily in the life of a Christian as the One who sanctifies by the conscience via covenant promise and NOT by letters that kill but by the Spirit who gives life (2 Corinthians 3:4-6).

Concerning the moral law given Israel’s children,

The foundation for the moral laws given Israel, the law of conscience or the natural law (Romans 2:14-15), has been extant from the creation of the angels forward as an arbiter of free will and the Law of Moses simply contained codification with some specificity for Israel’s children as they were inundated by pagan tribes serving pagan gods relentlessly seeking Israel’s compromise; a moral compromise that would have negatively impacted Elohim’s eschatological purposes through Messiah via the Tribe of Judah.

Torah Law is a valuable eternal tool defining Yahweh’s righteousness and His eschatological will for humanity but Torah Law is not the KEY to pleasing the Father or sanctification in the New Covenant as faith in the Son, Jesus Christ, pleases the Father (John 3; John 6:29) and sanctification (a setting apart for the Father’s purposes) is only possible via obedience to the indwelling Holy Spirit (Galatians 5:16), not inferior written laws subject to compromise by the sin-nature and the sinful thought life of humanity (Romans 5:27-32; 8:1-2).

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