What is the “Law of the Spirit of Life” in the New Covenant? (Romans 8:2) Does this law make void Sinai’s Commandments?
The Sinai Commandments (the written code) provided Israel’s children are NOT nullified or voided by the Law of the Spirit of Life but they are applied differently and successfully in the New Covenant; that is, the “law of conscience” (Romans 2:14-15), which is the root of the written code given Israel at Sinai, is applied to the life of the redeemed in Jesus through the indwelling Holy Spirit (Ephesians 1:13-14; Romans 7:14); that is, the indwelling Holy Spirit takes the law written upon our heart at conception and enlivens that law through the redeemed conscience (2 Corinthians 5:17) and the Spirit produces “fruit” through the redeemed in Jesus and this “fruit” fulfills, accomplishes, all that the law demands and thereby pleases the Father (Romans 7:14).
In the New Covenant, no longer is a man or woman enslaved to a written code that demands perfection (Romans 7:14; James 2:10) from the sin-nature which inevitably culminates in failure, condemnation, cursing (Galatians 3:10) as manifest in the old Law Covenant (Romans 8:1-11), but in the New Covenant, the Holy Spirit is our Law-Giver through the redeemed conscience and every moral, ethical, decision is filtered through the Spirit’s wisdom and tutorship (Galatians 5:16) and made applicable to the daily life of the redeemed in Jesus.
Law v. Covenant Relationship,
It is not our self-righteousness through vain attempts at law-keeping that initiates covenant with the Father but it is faith in the work of Jesus at Golgotha and HIS sinless perfection having been imputed into our life that initiates covenant and the Father declares us “not guilty” by New Covenant promise (2 Corinthians 5:21; Hebrews 8:12).
Therefore, Christians don’t walk daily seeking obedience to a written code (Romans 6:14) but the Christian walks by the Spirit producing righteous “fruit” that fulfills the Father’s will and pleases Him through obedience which is a resultant of faith in His Son, Jesus Christ (Galatians 5:16), a faith that reconciles and provides peace with the Father, forever (Romans 5:1).
Sabbatarianism – a works cult of the SDA, Hebrew Roots fanaticism; therefore, Christian…runaway with haste…
The Sabbath Day was never given as an edict to anyone until Moses received it from Yahweh in Exodus 16 and at that juncture in Time, Yahweh was compelled to provide detailed instructions to Moses as to how this Sabbath edict would be observed, why? Because no prior precedent existed as the Sabbath was never an edict until it was given specifically to the Hebrew Tribes as a sign of sanctification (a setting apart) between Yahweh and Israel’s children and those who sojourned with Israel under Law. The Sabbath edict; in fact, the entire Sinai Commandments, were given solely to Israel and those who sojourned with Israel under Law. These Commandments were given Israel’s children to sanctify them, to negate their compromise with paganism that surrounded them and inundated their ranks.
Never has a Gentile, lest under the Law Covenant, been commanded to observe Israel’s Sabbath nor is a Messianic Jew or Israelite commanded to observe a Sabbath as Messiah Jesus is the fulfillment of all the Sabbath foreshadowed (Hebrews 4). Sabbatarianism, the SDA, Hebrew Roots fanaticism, is a works cult; therefore, runaway.
The Holy Spirit sanctified the First-Day at Pentecost for the Christian Church; enjoy your freedom in Jesus Christ to honor any day or every day as a Day unto our Lord for His glory (Acts 2; Colossians 2:16; Romans 14).
Must I believe that Jesus Christ is Elohim, God, I AM, to be saved from the “second death” in Hell?
Salvation, an eternal New Covenant relationship with the Father resulting in forgiveness of sin and life in eternity, is attained by repentance (an acknowledgement of one’s sin and a sincere desire to turn away from a sinful lifestyle) and grace (unmerited favor unattainable through human effort – a divine gift) through faith-trust-belief with a sincere heart that Jesus Christ is Messiah who gave His life, shed His innocent blood, to pay your sin-debt for you, a sin-debt owed the Father that you could never pay yourself as you are a sinner in need of Jesus as your Intercessor (Romans 3; Romans 5:12; John 3; Romans 10:9-10).
The Deity of Jesus,
Though it is not initially essential that one believe Jesus Christ is Elohim, our Creator, I AM, God, to initiate covenant with the Father (Genesis 1; John 1; Hebrews 1; Colossians 1), it is a divine TRUTH that anyone who has entered into New Covenant relationship with the Father by faith in the Son, Jesus Christ; this man or woman, having received the indwelling Holy Spirit as Guarantor and Seal of that covenant relationship (Ephesians 1:13-14), will KNOW and understand the NECESSITY for the deity of Messiah Jesus (John 8:24); this, because the Holy Spirit teaches and clarifies the divine nature of the Son, Jesus Christ, and if one does not comprehend and acknowledge that Jesus is Elohim subsequent redemption, they do not possess the Holy Spirit and anyone absent the indwelling Holy Spirit is NOT in covenant with the Father and if one is not in covenant with the Father they remain in their sin and are steadfastly navigating the Path to Hell in that sin (John 8:24).
The Holy Spirit, Knowledge of Messiah’s Deity, differentiating the Christian from the World?
Your denial of what the Holy Spirit empathically, clearly, teaches is eternally relevant and eternally devastating. The knowledge and acknowledgment that Jesus Christ is Elohim, our Creator and Messiah (Genesis 1; John 1; Hebrews 1; Colossians 1) is the eternal differentiation between those who are truly redeemed by faith in Jesus Christ from those existing in the deception of a cult, a religion, a sect, atheism, secular humanism – the difference between life and death, eternally. Anyone who does not see and confidently acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Deity is not redeemed and therefore dying in their sin (John 8:24).
Did Elohim remove the New Covenant’s Gospel from Israel and give that Covenant to the Gentiles or did the Gospel Covenant belong to the Gentiles all along?
Elohim removed the New Covenant from Israel in response to Israel’s unbelief, their murder of Messiah and insistence that Messiah’s blood be upon them and their children (Matthew 27:25); overwhelmingly, Elohim’s covenants with Israel were predicated upon National obedience (Deuteronomy 28); in fact, the Gospel is the default of Elohim’s original plan in the Genesis narrative; that is, a sinless humanity, eternal life, as an example to both the fallen and faithful angelic creation of the benefits, the necessity, for obedience; this, as Elohim endeavored to restore peace and holiness to His Kingdom, destroy the works of the Devil (1 John 3:8b), while simultaneously maintaining volitional love and relationship with His treasured, faithful, angelic creation; unfortunately, man “chose” a different path and the Gospel was ordained “before Time began” (2 Timothy 1:8-10) as a potential default, an alternative response, to man’s failures; in this, Elohim Himself succeeded where man failed.
Elohim’s eschatological plan subsequent Adam’s fall was to set-apart a people group through whom He would “destroy the works of the Devil” (1 John 3:8b) through His own selfless love (Genesis 3:21) but the Adamic and Noahic generations fell into unconscionable demonically influenced defilement; therefore, Elohim refused to set-apart a people group from those wicked generations through whom He would introduce His Messiah to the World; therefore, Elohim destroyed all but eight by water and He began anew through Noah and Noah’s family; in fact, it is particularly interesting to note that Elohim was distraught, sorry, grieved, that He had made man upon the Earth (Genesis 6) at that violent, debased, juncture in Time.
The promised Messiah,
With much patience, Elohim brought forth His Messiah through Noah, Shem, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob (Israel); specifically, Jacob’s son, Judah; Elohim desired to fulfill His promise to Abraham (Genesis 12:3b) through Israel’s children; therefore, Elohim in Messiah came specifically to the “lost sheep of Israel” (Matthew 15:24) to proselytize them in the Gospel message but Israel’s children via their own volition failed Elohim by rejecting His Messiah and the Gospel in lieu of pursuing self-righteousness through Torah Law (Romans 10); therefore, Elohim honored Israel’s free will choice and pivoted and has used the Gentile Nations (non-Jew/not related to Israel) to take His Gospel to the World in preparation for the impending Tribulation Era, the Millennial Reign, Judgment, the New Jerusalem (Romans 11:25).
The Gospel, Free Will observed, articulated,
Elohim has faithfully honored free will infused within both His angelic and human creation; this, by necessity, as love and relationship with the Father could not exist void volition; that is, the freedom to choose to love our Creator or deny Him; this, as intimacy is completely reliant upon free will/volition.
Elohim has never violated the necessity for “free will” but through His omnipotence, Elohim has worked through and around both the angelic and man’s free will choices to accomplish His perfect eschatological will; this, while successfully “destroying the works of the Devil” through self-less love demonstrated by Messiah at Golgotha (1 John 3:8b; John 19:30).
Conclusion – Immutability
Does Elohim change (Malachi 3:6)? No, but mankind does and Elohim responds accordingly always with His eschatological plan in focus and that eschatological plan is the restoration of holiness and order in His Kingdom, holiness and order disrupted by a rebellious cherub angel; this, before Time began, this rebellious scenario as the initiator of the temporary Realm of Time, matter, the human genome, as a temporary physical repository for an unfathomable spiritual war that rages through us and around us, daily; this spiritual war, the resultant of free will; ultimately, the Lion from the Tribe of Judah is victorious irrespective of man’s free will choices and man’s failures due to the sin-nature inherited from our father, Adam (Revelation 5:5; Romans 5:12; 1 John 5:19). Everyone who believes-trusts in Messiah Jesus as their Lord will share in Elohim’s victory, forever (John 3:16).
When one is born again by faith in Yeshua as their Messiah and they receive the Holy Spirit as the Guarantor of that New Covenant relationship with the Father (John 3; Ephesians 1:13-14), they become a “new creation” (2 Corinthians 5:17) and the Holy Spirit begins a work of redemption, sanctification, in their life via the redeemed conscience.
The Christian does not walk daily thinking about law, ordinances, food, days, customs, but their conscience is captured and controlled, their moral decisions arbitrated by the indwelling Holy Spirit and their discernment is guided in the ways of holiness and righteousness through the “fruit” that the Spirit produces within the inner man; therefore, they’re not enslaved to law but walk in peace with the Father through the Spirit (Romans 5:1; Galatians 5). This is the New Covenant Gospel employed by grace through faith.
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)
Israel’s children, as exemplified in these debate forums, continue to stubbornly reject and deny the New Covenant, why?
The New Covenant, established and ratified in the sinless blood of Messiah (Matthew 26:28), was prophesied under the Law Covenant by Ezekiel and Jeremiah (Ezekiel 36; Jeremiah 31). This New Covenant involving Israel’s children was contingent, predicated upon, National obedience (Deuteronomy 28).
Yahweh’s eschatological plan through Noah, Shem, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Judah, was that through the Tribe of Judah, Messiah and Israel’s children would be “a blessing to every family of the Earth” (Genesis 12:3b); this, through the Great Commission (Matthew 28) via the Gospel of Messiah, a New Covenant of Grace through Faith offering a fallen World reconciliation with the Father via forgiveness of sin by faith through the work of the Son at Golgotha via the Holy Spirit (Genesis 3:21; John 3:16).
To fulfill this eschatological plan concerning the destruction of the works of the Devil via the Gospel (1 John 3:8b), Messiah came specifically to “the lost sheep of Israel” (Matthew 15:24) to proselytize them in the New Covenant’s Gospel as Israel’s children were foreordained to be ministers of the Good News thereby becoming “a blessing to all the families of the Earth;” unfortunately, Israel’s children rejected the New Covenant message and obstinately clung to self-righteousness through Torah Law; Israel’s children angrily rejected their Messiah and denied His deity; Israel’s children blasphemed the Holy Spirit: Israel’s children conspired with the Roman authorities to murder their Messiah upon a tree for the false accusation/allegation of “blasphemy;” this, while demanding that Messiah’s blood be upon them and their children (Matthew 27:25); therefore, the Father removed the New Covenant from Israel’s children and gave same to the Gentiles until the fullness of the Gentiles have entered the Kingdom of God (Romans 11:25); additionally, in response to Israel’s rejection of Messiah, Israel’s children were hardened, their mind and eyes blinded to the Gospel; therefore, if you have Israel’s blood in your veins, you are under judgment, you are spiritually blind, your heart is hard and your wisdom/discernment is skewed; you’re blinded by religious pride and arrogance and you will not see and you will not listen to what I am telling you.
You are dead spiritually and dying in self-righteousness through Law (Romans 10) and your only hope is repentance and faith in Yeshua as your Messiah (John 14:6) but you’re too stubborn, too self-righteous to listen; therefore, only a “remnant” of Israel’s children will escape the “second death” in the Lake of Fire due to UNBELIEF (Isaiah 10:22; Romans 9:27). Pray that you not follow Israel’s example in apostasy and unbelief but repent of your sin and trust in Yeshua as your Messiah by faith and LIVE eternally in peace with the Father (Romans 5:1)!!!
Adherents to Judaism insist that the only hope for repentant sinners is the Law of Yahweh. This is a demonically rooted lie, allow me to explain.
There is no salvation in Law, only cursing and condemnation as the Law defines sin but provides no form of atonement or potential covenant (Romans 3:20; Galatians 3:10) as the Law mandates absolute perfection (James 2:10) and humanity is already cursed by the law due to the sin-nature inherited from Adam (Galatians 3:10; Romans 3:23; Romans 5:12); therefore, the Father did for us what “the law of sin and death” (Romans 8:1-8) could not do as the law was weakened by the sin-nature; that is, the Father sent His Son to provide humanity blood atonement for sin and all who believe in what Jesus did for them receives the sinless perfection of Jesus, who kept the law in perfection, imputed-gifted into and over their life by faith (Galatians 2:16; Romans 8:1-4; 2 Corinthians 5:21).
Remember this…on our very best day our very best obedience to Law, works, are considered a filthy garment = Hebrew: a bloody menstrual cloth in the nose of Elohim; therefore, Law does not please the Father, only faith in Jesus and His work at Golgotha find approval unto eternal life (Isaiah 64:6)
Mankind is not saved from death in Hell nor does mankind establish an eternal covenant with the Father by self-righteousness through law-keeping (Torah – The Tanakh) but mankind establishes life-saving covenant with the Father by faith in Jesus Christ as Messiah (The Gospel) who kept the law for us in sinless perfection (John 3:16; Matthew 5:17; 2 Corinthians 5:21).
If you seek covenant with the Father through self-righteousness in law-keeping (the Torah) you will perish in your sin and you will not see life in the Kingdom of God irrespective of your heritage (Isaiah 64:6; John 8:24; Galatians 2:16; John 8:24).
Concerning obedience to the Father’s will: Written Code v. Law of the Spirit…
Truth is, mankind can never please the Father sufficiently through vain attempts to keep the written code due to the weakness of the sin-nature (Romans 8:1-4; Isaiah 64:6); therefore, applicable and sustainable obedience that pleases the Father is only possible SUBSEQUENT to having established covenant relationship with the Father by faith in the Son, Jesus Christ; then, receiving the indwelling Holy Spirit as Guarantor of Covenant (Ephesians 1:13-14) and walking daily in obedience to the Holy Spirit’s teaching via the redeemed conscience (sanctification) thereby producing “fruit” against which there is no Law; in other words, it is the Holy Spirit working through the redeemed in Jesus that produces the “fruit of the Spirit” (Galatians 5) and this fruit pleases the Father apart from the written code as the redeemed by faith are “not under Law but under grace” (Romans 6:14) and produce “fruit” as Messiah proclaimed that a man or woman’s heart, their integrity, their spiritual health, is known by the fruit they produced in their life (Matthew 7:15-20).
The Demonic Roots of Predestination; The Demonic underpinnings of “election” void volition…
The defining divine attribute of Elohim is “love” (1 John 4:8) and Elohim introduces that love first in Genesis 3:21 and confirms, fulfills, same at Golgotha with the words “It is finished” (John 19:30; John 3:16).
I am completely baffled by the demonic doctrine of “election” void volition i.e. “predestination” and those exhibiting apparent intelligence and discernment espousing the demonic ideology that humanity is absent the ability to choose their eternal destiny.
Why do you deny Elohim’s omnipotent ability to work through, around, the personal choices of His created beings in order to fulfill His eschatological will for Time and Eternity?
Do you not understand the absurdity of predestination, the alleged absence of free will in creation and in our daily lives?
Please consider this,
How is it possible for genuine, reciprocal, intimacy-love-relationship, to manifest and be sustained for Time and Eternity void the free will to “choose” to love, void the free will to choose to engage in relationship and receive genuine and reciprocal intimacy lest one possesses the free will to willingly engage in that relationship or possess the free will to reject same?
How is Elohim’s relationship with His angelic creation, His human creation, made fulfilling, purposeful, relevant, reciprocally pleasing, lest both Elohim and the angels, lest both Elohim and every human being, possesses volition, free will, to engage in relationship? How does Elohim’s eschatological purposes in Time relevant to “destroying the works of the devil” (1 John 3:8b) find meaning and relevance if the creatures involved are morally-ethically robotic thereby nullifying the need for FAITH and GRACE and COVENANT and LOVE?
Void free will, WHY THE SUFFERING OF MESSIAH?
What kind of tyrannical “God” denies free will?
What does it say about a supposed Creator who creates the unfathomably beautiful Angelic Creation and a Creator who meticulously collaborates on Day-6 to create the unfathomably complex human genome then proceeds to deny both the angelic creation and humanity the ability to choose love or hate, covenant or self-righteousness, life or death – eternally; then, this tyrannical “Creator” proceeds to arbitrarily punish one-third of the entire angelic creation in the fires of Hell, forever and ever for behavior they had no ability to control (Revelation 20:10) and send an untold “many” of humanity to the “second death” in Hell for sin, defilement, for which they had no ability to receive forgiveness, atonement, for by faith (Matthew 7:13-14); this, just because He is GOD? What “God” do you serve?
When one espouses the demonic doctrine of “predestination” or “election void volition,” they provide fodder for the demonic root of atheism and secular humanism. When one espouses predestination/election void volition, they do not serve Elohim, they are absent the Holy Spirit, they don’t know Elohim and are NOT in covenant as they serve the god of this World, Satan who has blinded their mind from the Truth of Elohim and His Gospel (2 Corinthians 4:4; John 3:16-18).
Elohim is LOVE (1 John 4:8); therefore, how can He find pleasure in the death of the wicked in Hell?
Elohim does not find pleasure in the destruction of the wicked, that’s why He gave Himself to be crucified, bled and suffocated to death for your sin at Golgotha and offers you HIS imputed righteousness by faith in Him as your Messiah (2 Corinthians 5:21).
Elohim did not find pleasure in the drowning of the entire Adamic and Noahic generations save eight but did so because He refused to sanctify a people group from those wicked generations through whom He would introduce His Messiah to the World to provide forgiveness of sin and eternal life by grace through faith in conjunction with “destroying the works of the devil” through Messiah’s work at Golgotha (Genesis 6; 1 John 3:8b).
Elohim finds no pleasure in the death of the wicked but lest their sin has been atoned for by the blood of Messiah, they will NOT be permitted to enter the Kingdom of God and NOTHING impure will enter therein (Revelations 21:27); therefore, the “second death” in Hell is the only other option remaining for the unrepentant sinner (Revelation 20:11-15).
Our entire creation is prefaced upon a rebellion in the Kingdom initiated by a rebellious cherub angel and Elohim has patiently endured and spent the previous 6000-years and suffered the unconscionable death of Yeshua to right that wrong and restore peace and holiness to His Kingdom; therefore, do NOT think for one moment that Elohim will wink at unrepentant, unredeemed, sin or compromise with same as free will remains extant in the Kingdom by necessity. Elohim has no intention of repeating the horror over the previous 6000-years manifesting from rebellion in His Kingdom and self-righteous attempts at usurping His authority and dominion.
Elohim will except NOTHING but the atoning blood sacrifice of the Son, Jesus Christ; that is, your faith in the Son as your Messiah, as payment for your sin, a debt owed the Father that you can never pay yourself (John 14:6). Unless Jesus Christ is your Mediator for sin before the Father, you will die the “second death” in Hell as no place in Eternity is fitted for your unrepentant, rebellious, unappreciative, self-righteousness.