Eternal Gospel

The Requirement Of The Law
2012-01-27 20:31
The law given through Moses condemned and killed all men. It is written, "Just as man is destined to die once..." (Hebrews 9:27).

Therefore, the Bible referred to the law as "the letter that brought death, written and engraved on stones." And it referred to the ministry of Moses who received the law as "the ministry of condemnation."

The law of sin and death that God gave through Moses has a requirement. If it were not for the requirement of the law and the law ruled over men only with sin and death, the saying in the Bible that faith, hope and love remain would be a lie.

Though the evening brings the darkness, the evening has a requirement, that is, the morning. And so, the Book of Truth still says, "God called the light 'day,' and the darkness he called 'night.' And there was evening, and there was morning--the first day." (Genesis 1:5).

Sin requires righteousness, death requires life. Likewise, the law requires grace, Moses requires Jesus Christ. And so, the Book of Truth said, "This is that Moses who told the Israelites, 'God will send you a prophet like me from your own people.'" (Acts 7:37).

Therefore, the Bible said about the requirement of the law, "Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit of life set me free from the law of sin and death. For what the law was powerless to do in that it was weakened by the sinful nature, God did by sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful man to be a sin offering. And so he condemned sin in sinful man, in order that the righteous requirements of the law might be fully met in us, who do not live according to the sinful nature but according to the Spirit." (Romans 8:1-4).

And also it is written about that, "Now if the ministry that brought death, which was engraved in letters on stone, came with glory, so that the Israelites could not look steadily at the face of Moses because of its glory, fading though it was, will not the ministry of the Spirit be even more glorious? If the ministry that condemns men is glorious, how much more glorious is the ministry that brings righteousness! For what was glorious has no glory now in comparison with the surpassing glory. And if what was fading away came with glory, how much greater is the glory of that which lasts! Therefore, since we have such a hope, we are very bold. We are not like Moses, who would put a veil over his face to keep the Israelites from gazing at it while the radiance was fading away. But their minds were made dull, for to this day the same veil remains when the old covenant is read. It has not been removed, because only in Christ is it taken away. Even to this day when Moses is read, a veil covers their hearts. But whenever anyone turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away." (2 Corinthians 3:7-16).

Until now, the truth says to all men about the requirement of the law, "So the law was put in charge to lead us to Christ that we might be justified by faith. Now that faith has come, we are no longer under the supervision of the law." (Galatians 3:24-25).

This is the requirement of the law and the gospel that deserves full acceptance. In Christ Jesus, we will everlastingly praise God. "He has raised up for his people a horn, the praise of all his saints, of Israel, the people close to his heart. Praise the LORD." (Psalms 148:14). Amen, Amen. Thank you, Lord.
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