Thought for the Day #371

 

FULFILLING THE LAW

 

 

Matthew 5:17-18 NAS

17 "Do not think that I came to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I did not come to abolish, but to fulfill. 18 "For truly I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not the smallest letter or stroke shall pass away from the Law, until all is accomplished.

 

Scriptural compromise seems to be the rule of the day. Everyone wants to put their own private interpretation to the scriptures.

 

We hear endless teaching that the law is not important anymore. Many declare that Jesus did away with the law through his death and resurrection. Such teaching is not only incorrect; it undermines the Covenant of God, steals our Covenant Promises from us and weakens us both spiritually and physically.

 

Jesus made it very clear! He came to fulfill the law, NOT to do away with it. His righteousness not only established and justified the law as being valid; it proved that God was a just and righteous lawgiver.

Those who are imprisoned by the law of sin and death cannot keep it. Those who are made righteous through him who kept and fulfilled the law, Jesus; should carefully abide by the Covenant promises and directives set forth within the law. God does not change; neither does any part of His Word.

 

We no longer offer sacrifice of bulls and goats, etc. because Jesus was the ultimate sacrifice, offered once, for all the House of Israel. Those who meet the conditions of Godís Covenant will be blessed beyond measure and firmly established in his kingdom.

 

Jesus declared that not one letter or pen stroke will ever fade from Godís Word.Let us remember that both the Old and New Testaments are Godís Word. Neither is complete without the other.

 

Claim ALL of Godís word and live in spiritual knowledge and victory.

 

PRAYER:

 

Dear Heavenly Father, lead me by your Holy Spirit into greater knowledge and understanding of your Word. I donít want to neglect any part of it. Reveal any false teaching that I may have absorbed and establish me firmly in the fullness of your promises. I pray in the name of Jesus, My Lord and Redeemer. Amen