Concerning the stubbornness, blindness, deception, of the Jew, the Israelite, the Hebrew Roots fanatic, the legalist, who incessantly insists that “commandment keeping” is the path to life and covenant…
YES, Jesus did say that if you love Him you will keep HIS commandments, but who keeps those commandments and how is this accomplished, through self-righteousness or obedience to the Holy Spirit? (John 14:15).
Simply put, you don’t understand the working of the New Covenant and how obedience to the Father’s will is manifest NOT through law keeping but obedience to the indwelling Holy Spirit (Galatians 2:16; Ephesians 2:8-9; Romans 3:20; Romans 7:6).
You refuse to see the eternal superiority of the Gospel of Grace through Faith, the Gospel’s work through the redeemed conscience (2 Corinthians 5:17) as opposed to the written code given Israel as Sinai, a written code that demanded obedience from an unredeemed sin-nature doomed to failure (Romans 8:1-11).
Unfortunately, and partially due the judgment on the House of Israel for unbelief and rejection of Messiah’s Gospel (Romans 11:25), you will not listen, you will not think, you will not consider anything outside the box of Sinai and Moses and self-righteousness through law.
Law of the Spirit of Life, His superiority in all things…
Those redeemed by faith in Jesus Christ as their Messiah who died for them and was resurrected for their justification leading to enteral life, these are “not under Law but under grace” (Romans 6:14). This means that the redeemed in Jesus who have approached the Father by faith-trust-belief in the Son are made “positionally right” NOT by works of the Law but by “GRACE” (a gift of imputed righteousness) through faith in Messiah’s righteousness earned for us at Golgotha (2 Corinthians 5:21). Subsequent this covenant relationship with the Father having been established by GRACE through FAITH, the indwelling Holy Spirit, given as a Guarantor of that covenant (Ephesians 1:13-14), begins a work of righteousness in the inner man of the redeemed; this work by the Spirit is done solely through the redeemed conscience; that is, the “new creation” in Christ (2 Corinthians 5:17) where the emphasis is NOT the written code or conformity to same but the emphasis is the producing of “fruit” and against this “fruit of the Spirit” there is no LAW or written code as all law, the Father’s perfect will, is fulfilled completely and eternally by this “fruit” in one’s life (Galatians 5; Matthew 7:15-20).
Christians don’t live their daily life pursuing a written code of laws-ordinances-mandates as given Israel but they listen attentively to the indwelling Holy Spirit working through their redeemed conscience via the “law of conscience” written upon their heart (Romans 2:14-15); this law of conscience is arbitrated by the Spirit working through the redeemed conscience and is therefore attentive to the moral decisions of the redeemed, instantaneously provides divine wisdom and guidance in EVERY MORAL DECISION MADE EVERY SECOND OF THE DAY AND NIGHT, FOREVER.
It is the instantaneous, divine intercession of the Holy Spirit working through the conscience that makes the Law of the Spirit of Life infinitely superior to the Law of Sin and Death (Romans 8:1-3) as the Law of Sin and Death is subject to a seared conscience; subject to obfuscation and compromise via the sin-nature but the Law of the Spirit works with the redeemed conscience producing fruit that actually pleases the Father, eternally.
Christians who understand their place in the Kingdom of God through covenant, a covenant established by grace through faith in Jesus Christ, weary of your constant and unrelenting insistence that the law of ordinances you worship is the path to the Father’s heart when that law is your condemnation and it will ultimately curse you to death in Hell (Romans 3:20; Galatians 3:10; James 2:10; 1 Timothy 1:9; Galatians 2:16).
Your only hope for life in the Kingdom of God is faith in Yeshua, Jesus Christ, as your Messiah (John 14:6).
Keep in Step with the Spirit
16 But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. 17 For the desires of the flesh are against the Spirit, and the desires of the Spirit are against the flesh, for these are opposed to each other, to keep you from doing the things you want to do. 18 But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law. 19 Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, 20 idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions, 21 envy, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God. 22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. 24 And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. Galatians 5:16-24 (ESV)