AN AMAZING PROMISE
For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse; for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who does not continue in all things which are written in the book of the law, to do them.” But that no one is justified by the law in the sight of God is evident, for “the just shall live by faith.” Yet the law is not of faith, but “the man who does them shall live by them. Galatians 3:10-12
REMEMBER THE TWO TREES IN THE GARDEN
ONE WAS CALLED THE TREE OF LIFE AND THE OTHER WAS CALLED THE TREE OF KNOWLEDGE OF GOOD AND EVIL.
THEY WERE SYMBOLIC
THE TREE OF LIFE WAS ALL ABOUT THE LIFE OF GOD THAT FLOWS THROUGH JESUS CHRIST
THE OTHER TREE WAS A SYMBOLIC OF THE LAW OF MOSES. BECAUSE THE LAW IS ABOUT DOING GOOD NOT EVIL.
WE ARE FACED WITH CHOOSING BETWEEN THE TWO TREES EVERY TIME WE OPEN THE WORD OF GOD.
WE WILL EITHER SEE OUR PERFORMANCE OR WE WILL SEE LIFE, FREELY GIVEN THROUGH CHRIST JESUS.
Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree”, that the blessing of Abraham might come upon the Gentiles in Christ Jesus, that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith. Gal 3:13-14
THE PROMISE OF THE SPIRIT IS THE KEY TO THE KINGDOM AND THE LIFE OF GOD.
GOD GIVES US THE SPIRIT SO THAT WE CAN LIVE BY THE LAW OF THE SPIRIT NOT THE LAW OF MOSES.
ONE BIG MISTAKE
ONE OF THE BIGGEST MISTAKES IN THE DISCUSSION OF THE LAW -VS- GRACE IS THAT GRACE DOES NOT MAKE ANY DEMANDS.
AND THAT IS AN INCORRECT STATEMENT.
THE LAW MAKES DEMANDS THAT NOBODY CAN KEEP EXCEPT JESUS
GRACE MAKES DEMANDS THROUGH THE SPIRIT AND THEN EMPOWERS US TO PERFORM THE COMMAND.
HERE IS AN EXAMPLE
THE LAW FORBIDS MURDER
GRACE FORBIDS HATRED
THEN BY GRACE, HE PUTS THE SPIRIT OF LOVE IN US WHICH GIVES US THE POWER TO EVEN LOVE OR ENEMIES.
HE EVEN COMMANDS US TO HEAL THE SICK. BUT WE HAVE NO POWER TO HEAL ANYONE.
HOWEVER, WHEN WE YIELD TO THE COMMAND IT CONNECTS US TO THE GRACE THAT RELEASES THE POWER.
And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever- the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you. John 14:16-17
HELPER IN THE GREEK IS “PARAKLETOS” WHICH IS TRANSLATED COUNSELOR, HELPER, INTERCESSOR, STRENGTHENER AND STANDBY.
BUT ACTUALLY IT’S NOT A GREEK WORD IT’S A COMPOUND ARAMAIC WORD
PRAQ… TO FINISH OR TO SAVE
LYTA… THE CURSE
IN OTHER WORDS, HE ACTUALLY SENT THE HOLY SPIRIT TO CONSTANTLY SAVE OR DELIVER US FROM THE CURSE
OUR PROBLEM IS THAT WE DON’T STAY CONNECTED
EITHER WE DON’T PRAY OR WE PRAY WITH THE WRONG MOTIVE
Therefore lay aside all filthiness and overflow of wickedness, and receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls. James 1:21
IT’S SIMPLE, MEEKNESS IS THE CONDITION OF THE HEART TO RECEIVE THE SEED OF THE WORD. THEN THE WORD OF GRACE BRINGS THE CAPACITY TO PREFORM WHAT IS COMMANDED