Here is the main problem with everyone:
They do NOT understand the DIFFERENCE between LAW and GRACE.
Now, this was Paul’s MAIN theme. He wrote of this in all his epistles. He said this is a matter of salvation or being lost = the bond child = bound by sin = bound by law= bound by the yoke.
God showed me there is a message of law all the way through the word of God; from Genesis through Revelation. This is amazing to me; for I always thought there was law; then there was Grace.
That is not the way it is or was.
There was LAW in the beginning with Adam.
There was GRACE in the beginning with Adam.
He had a choice of either one of those trees or the other. One was life = Grace; the other was death = law.
Now Adam chose law = he chose death; for he did the thing God told him would bring death = he ‘ate’ of that tree of the knowledge of good & evil = law — by the law is the knowledge of sin = evil.
Now, there is STILL LAW AND GRACE.
Each one of us have the choice still to make: choose ye this day whom you will serve; choose how you will serve him; choose life or death; choose law or grace —— by warned— you cannot have both—– you must break with law and choose grace (LIFE) — or you will be bound by law and die and go to hell. For you have rejected God’s way = the tree of life.
Law is bondage = a yoke.
Grace is freedom = not yoked = set free. = No restrictions = no law. = No sin = life. (Eternal life)
Moses, the lawgiver, was not under law = he was in Grace.
Noah was in Grace.
Law —- says there are only certain ones who can serve God —– it was the Jews — no one else.
Law —– says there is only a certain PLACE you can serve God —– it was their Jerusalem.
Law — says Gentiles cannot have salvation.
The LAW was NEVER given to the Gentiles — only to the Jews.
The LAW prohibits the Jews from having anything to do with the Gentiles.
The LAW prohibits them from eating certain meats.
The LAW prohibits them from marrying certain people; only one of their own kind.
The Law prohibits them from working on Saturday.
The LAW kills those who break it.
The LAW limits how far they can travel on Saturday.
The LAW says ‘Gentiles cannot come into the congregation of the Lord.
The LAW requires men to be circumcised.
The LAW forbids women to teach, or come into the inner courts of the tabernacle or place of worship. They must stand on the OUTSIDE.
Now, there are many more restrictions under the law; they are absolute COMMANDS. You must obey or be killed; that is IF YOU CHOOSE TO BE UNDER THE LAW.
But I will only list these now; you can find many other, if you try.
GRACE — says, Peter you are to be blamed; for you eat with the Gentiles when the Jews are not here; but when they come, because they keep law, and therefore, say you cannot fellowship with Gentiles, therefore, you are breaking fellowship, because you think you are still under that LAW.
Then Peter came into GRACE — and fellowshipped the Gentiles.
For under GRACE, THE PROMISE OF THE HOLY GHOST IS TO EVERYONE; ALL, THOSE WHO ARE NEIGH = THE JEWS — AND ALL THOSE WHO ARE AFAR OFF = THE GENTILES.
GRACE – says we no longer must circumcise men = there is no difference; it does not matter now; it matters not if you are circumcised or not circumcised – this carries no weight in GRACE. Grace says only have faith in Jesus.
GRACE – says worship God and Work seven days a week; do it all the same; each day is just alike; work while it is day; work each and every day; preach daily.
GRACE –says all meats are now sanctified by prayer and nothing to be refused; for those strong in faith know they can eat anything.NOTHING is forbidden under GRACE; GRACE know those WEAK in faith = under law– eat only herbs. Those who know the TRUTH = GRACE— know every creature of God is good and nothing to be refused. Those under law still have to abstain from certain meats.
GRACE —says they can marry whom ever they please; for to God we are all one.
GRACE–says everyone can now enter into the place of worship and worship alike. There are no restrictions.
GRACE –says worship anywhere; everywhere; worship all the time; anywhere, anyplace; do it in spirit and truth — the days are come that the TRUE worshippers will not worship in this mountain; nor yet at Jerusalem; there is no certain place.
Glory to God, we are FREE.
LAW said stone her; BUT GRACE said neither do I condemn you; go and sin no more.
LAW said SHE cannot teach; but GRACE SAID THERE IS NEITHER MALE NOR FEMALE IN CHRIST —— IN GRACE, YOU ARE IN CHRIST —- IN LAW YOU ARE IN MOSES’ HOUSE-
IN GRACE, THERE IS NEITHER JEW NOR GREEK —– THEY MAY ALL COME IN AND WORSHIP THE SAME GOD.
IN GRACE WOMEN CAN TEACH, PASTOR, PROPHESY, PREACH,
IN GRACE THERE IS NEITHER MALE NOR FEMALE.
GRACE says the Holy Ghost is your REST —– NO MORE SATURDAY SET-ASIDE EVERYDAY IS THE SAME TO GOD AND THOSE UNDER GRACE.
Oh thank you my Holy Jesus, for giving me your unspeakable amazing GRACE!
GRACE, GRACE, MARVELOUS GRACE
GRACE THAT IS GREATER THAN ALL MY SIN; FOR UNDER GRACE IS NO SIN; FOR WHERE THERE IS NO LAW, THERE IS NO SIN.
THANK YOU JESUS FOR MAKING ME FREE; FREE FROM SINS; FREE FROM BONDAGE; FREE TO TEACH YOUR WORD; FREE FROM EVERY YOKE.
JO, IN GRACE, JO HERE TO STAY AND TEACH WHAT HE GIVES ME.
This message shows why it looks as if there are contradictions in the word of God. There are no contradictions; for that would be error; which would be a lie; God cannot lie; just because your finite mind does not understand all this, does not mean there are error in the word. If there are errors, then it is not God’s word; for God cannot lie.
There is a message of law all through the word of God; from the start to the finish.
There is a message of GRACE all through the Word of God; from the start to the finish.
They are opposites; they mean exactly the opposite things. Therefore, they certainly will make it look as if there are contradictions or lies.
That people of God is what is wrong: here; or anywhere else;
Many of us see the GRACE message; we will not be brought back under the bondage of that LAW message.
Many others see that LAW message; and they dare not turn it loose and accept GRACE;
FOR THEY FEAR THAT IF THEY DO NOT DO THE WORKS OF THE LAW, THEY WILL BE LOST.
RIGHT THE OPPOSITE IS TRUE; YOU WILL BE LOST IF YOU GO BACK TO LAW AND FALL FROM GRACE;
THAT IS UNLESS YOU CAN KEEP THE WHOLE LAW WITHOUT BREAKING EVEN ONE COMMANDMENT.
IF YOU BREAK ONE COMMANDMENT, YOU ARE GUILTY OF IT ALL.
IF YOU KEEP LAW, YOU WILL BE JUDGED BY THE LAW.
UNDER GRACE IS NO CONDEMNATION; THEREFORE NO JUDGMENT.
WE ARE TOTALLY FREE. WHY IN THE WORLD WOULD ANYONE CHOOSE LAW OVER GRACE?
DEATH OVER LIFE?
YET MILLIONS STILL DO JUST WHAT ADAM DID — CHOOSE DEATH.
STILL CHOOSING GRACE WHERE I CAN PREACH OR TEACH OR GO INTO THE SANCTUARY.