SPIRIT OR LAW NOT BOTH [329]

Some people, perhaps they were Jewish, have somehow seemingly embraced both Christ and Torah at the same time.

This is an illegitimate combination. The whole bible makes it plain that the ultimate destination for the God seeker, is the Spirit. There must be a born again experience which means that the old life has gone and the new has come. “If any man be in Christ, he is a new creation, behold the old has gone, the new has come.”.

The Torah or law, is a part of the old. Whether that be the old covenant or old life or old creation, it is not a part of the new. The only reason for the law was to show that it could not point man to God, only to Christ.

The gap between the old creation and the new is so great that it needs a completely new covenant and Spirit, the Spirit of the living Jesus, to enter the lives of men and renew them in a completely different way to the old.

One cannot simply believe in Jesus and then embrace the law as well, else the law will pull you down to its initial foundation, upon which is built the sins of men. Paul made this very clear in Galatians. Jesus fulfilled the law for us because we could not do so. The law was temporary.

The new life is built on and from the Spirit, and is completely different to anything man has previously come to know or appreciate. It is Abraham leaving all that he knew to journey into the unknown. Paul called the law the ministry of death. To embrace law is to embrace death. The old way is natural, the new way is supernatural, being God’s way.

Does the word say that the reason for the Spirit was so the law could now be kept? NO. Romans 8-4 In order that the requirement (that which the law was pointing to) of the law (righteousness) might be fulfilled in us, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit.  [flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom] [righteous by faith]

8-12 Not under obligation to the flesh. 8-13 For if you are living according to the flesh, you must die; but if BY THE SPIRIT you are putting to death the deeds of the body, you will live.

You cannot have law based Spirit. Law acts on flesh to condemn it. To be free from this condemnation, you have to be free from law. Only His Spirit can do this. To free our spirit.

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