3 Are you so foolish? Having begun by the Spirit, are you now being perfected by the flesh?
This fly’s in the face of the Torah observant gentile mantra of the Spirit leads believers to observe the Law, to ‘live a new life in Him that reflects the wisdom of God found in Torah as taught via Holy Spirit’.
19 Why then the law? It was added because of transgressions, until the offspring should come to whom the promise had been made
The Law was added after the promise, and until Messiah came. So that we all may be justified to God by faith. Now that faith has come, we are no longer under the Law.
10 For all who rely on works of the law are under a curse; for it is written, “Cursed be everyone who does not abide by all things written in the Book of the Law, and do them.” 11 Now it is evident that no one is justified before God by the law, for “The righteous shall live by faith.” 12 But the law is not of faith, rather “The one who does them shall live by them.” 13 Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law
All who observe the Law are under a curse. Why? because everyone who does not follow ALL THINGS WRITEN in the Law are cursed.
No One Is Righteous
9 What then? Are we Jews any better off? No, not at all. For we have already charged that all, both Jews and Greeks, are under sin, 10 as it is written:
“None is righteous, no, not one; 11 no one understands; no one seeks for God. 12 All have turned aside; together they have become worthless; no one does good, not even one.” 13 “Their throat is an open grave; they use their tongues to deceive.” “The venom of asps is under their lips.” 14 “Their mouth is full of curses and bitterness.”
Romans 3:10 – ver. 10-12, cited from Ps. 14:1-3; 53:1-3
Messiah redeemed us from the curse of not being able to walk out the Law. How? By causing us to observe the law flawlessly through the given Spirit once we are saved? No, Because faith is NOT of the Law. Faith redeems us from not being able to observe all the Law. The Law is NOT OF faith, that faith should lead us to the Law.
The Law was added until the coming of Yeshua. Makes sense since he gave new revelation from God in the form of ‘Words’. He fulfilled the law, placing it as ‘accomplished’ for every soul on earth. Through Himself. As he lives in us, we live in God. Through Faith which is NOT OF the Law.
A false assumption from the ‘Messianic’ Torah observant; one of the things a Messianic has to change in his mindset, is to claim Faith was before Messiah’s coming. But Romans and Galatians both indicate that before the coming of Messiah Yisrael was ‘under’ the Law, in fact all mankind was under it, and condemned by it. No man Jew or of the nations could accomplish what God gave to Yisrael through Moses. Except Yeshua.
Yeshua came with the Words of eternal life. Something not given before. Even those under the Law had ‘faith’ that this Word would come. But they still were ‘under’ the Law. Yet, even they will not be judged by it, because of the faith they had in this revelation of Faith. (yea, wrap your mind around that one)
The Words of Yeshua are our Torah, He is our covenant. His Words save us, clean us, and keep us. Till his coming where he presents us to God.
Those who believed in this ‘before’ Messiah are justified by this faith. They believed it before it sprung forth. Though under the Law, they were saved through faith. Faith that the Word of God would come to save with power and glory. Something the Law could never do. As such, this Faith is not OF the Law.
This faith has come by the Words of Yeshua, not by the words given Moses. Those who heard God speak of this day and believed are as saved as us. BUT, we are not as under the Law as they.
They dreamed of this day, where the curse of obeying what is not possible would be lifted, as promised. We live in The Day of The Lord. In his presence.
My point is, there is a separation. Of Faith and Law. It is clearly shown in the bible. It’s not to make void or abolish, but to fulfill. If I fill a cup to the top. How can you add to it? When you do your works of the law to prove your salvation, you are adding your own blood and sacrifice to the cup of God. Not only is there no room for it, it is spilled on the floor because the only place in that cup is for Yeshua’s blood and works.
Faith is not of the Law. And Faith not proved through works of love is dead faith. No faith at all.
"When you awake in the morning, learn something to inspire you and mediate upon it, then plunge forward full of light with which to illuminate the darkness." -Rabbi Tzvi Freeman
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