The law of..

There are different laws, some of which are in effect today, and others which are not.

The law of Moses, which is not in effect today:

“And when the days of her purification according to the law of Moses were accomplished, they brought him to Jerusalem, to present him to the Lord;” ~ Luke 2:22

The law of the Jews, which is not in effect today:

“While he answered for himself, Neither against the law of the Jews, neither against the temple, nor yet against Caesar, have I offended any thing at all.” ~ Acts 25:8

“Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances; for to make in himself of twain one new man, so making peace;” ~ Ephesians 2:15

The law of faith, which is definitely in effect today, as one needs to have faith in the gospel to be saved:

“Where is boasting then? It is excluded. By what law? of works? Nay: but by the law of faith.” ~ Romans 3:27

The law of sin, which is in effect today, as there are many people who are lost and in their flesh, in the captivity of sin:

“But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my member” ~ Romans 7:23

The law of righteousness, which is in effect today, and which can only be attained to by faith in Christ’s finished work on the cross and resurrection, not by works of the law:

“But Israel, which followed after the law of righteousness, hath not attained to the law of righteousness.” ~ Romans 9:31

The law of Christ, which is definitely in effect today, but sadly almost nobody in the BoC adheres to:

“Bear ye one another’s burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ.” ~ Galatians 6:2

The law of liberty, which is not in effect today because it pertains to the New Testament Saints who will one day have to continue (endure to the end) therein:

“But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein , he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.” ~ James 1:25

 

 

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Paul’s Early Ministry

Why Paul went to the Jews first and immediately thereafter, using Acts 13 as an example, went to the Gentiles, was to provoke the Jews to jealousy….

“They have moved me to jealousy with that which is not God; they have provoked me to anger with their vanities: and I will move them to jealousy with those which are not a people; I will provoke them to anger with a foolish nation.” ~ Deuteronomy 32:21

“But I say, Did not Israel know? First Moses saith, I will provoke you to jealousy by them that are no people, and by a foolish nation I will anger you.” ~ Romans 10:19

“If by any means I may provoke to emulation them which are my flesh, and might save some of them.” ~ Romans 11:14

Reason: in order for some of them to be saved.

Today, God is the God of all men, not only the God of the nation of Israel.

© Audrey Henry – 7 September 2018

It’s a heart thing

2 Corinthians 3:2-3
Ye are our epistle written in our hearts, known and read of all men:

Forasmuch as ye are manifestly declared to be the epistle of Christ ministered by us, written not with ink, but with the Spirit of the living God; not in tables of stone, but in fleshy tables of the heart.