THE LAW OF LIFE AND LIBERTY IN JESUS CHRIST
The New Testament has replaced the codified system of Mosaic Law. Differing from the Old, the greater Law of love and freedom is now SHED ABROAD in our new born again hearts (Jeremiah 31.31)
The old Mosaic Law binds us and the new law of Jesus Christ Liberates us. That is why the new law is both perfect and free. True freedom means we now can joyfully by grace imparted to us by the Holy Spirit’s endowment do what is pleasing to God.
The Spirit of LIFE and liberty in Christ Jesus has set us free from the law of sin death. The perfect law of liberty is the law of GOD’S love which has been shed abroad in the hearts of those who are born again of the Holy Spirit.
The Spirit of LIFE and liberty is a higher law because the law keeper who is JESUS CHRIST Himself lives in us, through us, upon us, by his Holy Spirit which he sent and poured out on the day of Pentecost which was the Ancient Jewish Celebration of the Law given to Moses on MT. Sinai. In other words God replaced the Mosaic Law with life in the Sprit, that is what the event in the book of Acts was all about!
When we become Christians by receiving the sacrifice of Jesus Christ we are now made free from obligatory rituals and duties and we are also made free from the law of sin and death.
The redemption makes it now possible for us to experience LIFE and LIBERTY and no more bondage that obligation and duty to rules and regulations bring. We receive instead, Love, joy and peace in the Holy Spirit. As we continue to look into this Law of Liberty, our born again spirit will desire the things of God. No more will we desire to live in sin and play in the devil’s playground.
We will not want to continue to live in sin but will instead be transformed day by day, into the perfect man God wants us to be (the fullness of the stature of the measure of Jesus Christ)
But this work will not be completed in its entirely until we have received our new bodies. As long as we live in the sinful body which is corrupt after the flesh we will always be in a battle and that is why we must yield to the spirit who is at work in us. Brethren this sanctification is both immediate as well as on going. When you become born again the seed of God’s living word is planted in your heart and with his grace through his word and the eternal Spirit it will grow and you will become more and more like Jesus!
Jesus says in his word, “I tell you the truth, everyone who sins is a slave to sin. Now a slave has no permanent place in the family, but a son belongs to it forever. So if the Son sets you FREE, you will be free indeed” Jn. 8:34-36
Paul says “that where the Spirit of the Lord is there is Liberty.” 2 Cor. 3:17
“It is for freedom that Christ has set us FREE. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery. You, my brothers, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the sinful nature; rather, serve one another in love” Gal. 5:1,13
As you spend time in prayer and in God’s word and with mature Christians you will grow and be a vessel in which God can move through to bless others.
“He that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit” (1 Cor. 6:17)