Sinai v. the Gospel – comparison/contrast

Sinai’s Commandments – the written code given Israel that has been relegated to the annals of theological history, why?

The Sinai Commandments worshiped by Israel’s children, Legalists, far too many Christian Churches, are not to be worshiped or venerated as a path to righteousness in the New Covenant as the Law of the Spirit of Life is relevant in the New Covenant (Romans 8:2; Romans 2:14-15) as Jesus and the Holy Spirit are the focus of covenant relationship with the Father and sanctification following salvation, not letters-laws, ordinances, days, diets.

Sinai was given solely to Israel and sojourners with them; this, in response to the paganism that inundated Israel’s tribes, paganism serving pagan gods relentlessly seeking Israel’s compromise, compromise that would have thwarted Elohim’s eschatological plan going forward concerning the Gospel, defeat of the Devil via Messiah at Golgotha (1 John 3:8b); this potential Israeli compromise with paganism would essentially become a repeat of the failures of the Adamic and Noahic generations, their compromise with the demonic resulting in the extinction of humanity save eight. This is why Sinai’s ten-commands, 1-4, concern Israel’s relationship with Yahweh and 5-10 concern Israel’s conduct relevant to their tribesmen; these specific commandments providing a bulwark to compromise with pagan gods – the demonic.

Why a written code etched in stone?

Sinai was given Israel’s children because the Holy Spirit was not working within the Tribes, within humanity, as He does in the New Covenant. For four-thousand years prior Pentecost (Acts 2), the Holy Spirit only indwelt certain anointed men and women in strategic positions of influence concerning Elohim’s eschatological objectives. Also, during this dispensation, the Holy Spirit could be removed from an anointed individual in response to disobedience, unfaithfulness (Psalms 51:11). Overwhelmingly, humanity was besieged by the demonic due the sin-nature and a personal, intimate, relationship with Elohim, though possible through faith, was rare and scripturally noteworthy.

In the New Covenant, the Spiritual Law (Romans 2:14-15) or “The Law of the Spirit of Life” (Romans 8:2) is made relevant via New Covenant promise (Jeremiah 31; Ezekiel 36; Hebrews 8; Ephesians 1:13-14). Subsequent Golgotha, Pentecost (John 19:30; Acts 2) faith, grace, the Holy Spirit have become Eternally relevant while Sinai is relegated to the annals of history; this, while the Spirit’s anointing via the Spiritual Law written upon our heart at conception and arbitrated by the Spirit during sanctification via the conscience is the methodology used by Elohim to govern behavior, provide behavioral modification, concerning His children and not codified laws etched in stone that are a codified fragment of the Spiritual Law; Sinai, that which is etched in stone, that which could never sanctify or make righteous due to the sin-nature absent the indwelling Holy Spirit (Romans 8:1-8; Romans 3:20; Galatians 2:16).

In conclusion,

In this current dispensation of Grace, the Christian serves in newness of the Spirit as the Holy Spirit is the promise of the Father via a New Covenant of Grace through Faith (Ephesians 1:13-14); Christians do NOT serve letters – Sinai (Romans 7:6).

It is the Holy Spirit who indwells the faithful in Jesus by New Covenant promise and the Spirit enlivens the spiritual law written upon our heart and employs the redeemed conscience to arbitrate that law as He methodically walks the Christian in daily sanctification carefully discerning every thought and intent of the heart urging the Christian toward righteousness while eschewing compromise with evil; this, an infinitely superior form of behavioral modification compared to the Law Covenant that demanded perfection from a sin-nature that could never comply; ultimately, resulting in condemnation and cursing (Romans 3:20; Galatians 3:10; James 2:10).

The New Covenant has replaced the Old Covenant and it is past time that the Christian understand this and rebuke the Jew, Israelite, Legalist, who seek our bondage to Sinai and the inadequacies of the Law Covenant (Hebrews 8:7).

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