We are justified by faith,not by the law


Not a single person is justified by the works of the law,but by the faith they hold in the Lord Jesus Christ.When genuine confession of sin is made we are a new creature in Christ,and it is no longer us that lives but Christ who lives within!(Galatians 2:16-21). 16 Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified.17 But if, while we seek to be justified by Christ, we ourselves also are found sinners, is therefore Christ the minister of sin? God forbid.18 For if I build again the things which I destroyed, I make myself a transgressor.19 For I through the law am dead to the law, that I might live unto God.20 I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.21 I do not frustrate the grace of God: for if righteousness come by the law, then Christ is dead in vain.

 

 

When we have newness of life found only in Christ the sinful nature has no power over us,we are buried by baptism in death just as Christ was raised from the dead(Romans 6:1-18). What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound?God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein?Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death?Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection:Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin.For he that is dead is freed from sin.Now if we be dead with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with him:Knowing that Christ being raised from the dead dieth no more; death hath no more dominion over him.10 For in that he died, he died unto sin once: but in that he liveth, he liveth unto God.11 Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord.12 Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof.13 Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God.14 For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace.15 What then? shall we sin, because we are not under the law, but under grace? God forbid.16 Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?17 But God be thanked, that ye were the servants of sin, but ye have obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine which was delivered you.18 Being then made free from sin, ye became the servants of righteousness.

 



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  1. Scott Miller…..wonderful comment, as Jesus said in Matthew 5:17..Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil. God Bless You.
    Julia

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  2. This is a message the average Christians hear consistently. But they don’t hear much past getting saved. Sunday after Sunday. Stuck.

    Obedience is how we walk out what we say we believe. Yeshua said, “If you love Me, you will keep My commandments.” The entire Bible is full of stories that center on whether God’s people- Israel – obeyed or disobeyed Him.

    And we, each of us who believe upon the Messiah, are part of Israel, grafted in as wild branches. Did Yeshua not say that He came only for the lost sheep of Israel? There’s no way around it. Obedience is how we mark ourselves as belonging to Him. It’s how we are set apart from the world as commanded. It’s the fruit of salvation not the root of salvation.

    Now do we know what we’re supposed to obey? Torah. Yeshua was/is the Word. And the Word came to earth as as flesh, in order to be our sacrifice. He didn’t come, teach and heal, die and be resurrected all so we could “do away with the Law”. The only Laws nailed to the cross were death and sin. Peter warned us about misinterpreting Paul in 2 Peter 3 – “He writes this way in all his letters, speaking in them about such matters. Some parts of his letters are hard to understand, which ignorant and unstable people distort, as they do the rest of the Scriptures, to their own destruction.”

    The entire Bible is about obedience. Unfortunately so few read left of the Book of Matthew.

    Blessings! Thanks for your blog.

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