KEY SCRIPTURE: John 5:45 KJV” Do not think that I will accuse you to the Father: there is one that accuseth you, even Moses, in whom ye trust.”
The Lord continued His discussion with the Jews. He told them that He will not accuse them before the Father, rather Moses will. What did He mean by Moses will accuse them to the Father.? It meant since they claim they live by the law of Moses, that same law will judge them. Romans 2:12 KJV” For as many as have sinned without law shall also perish without law: and as many as have sinned in the law shall be judged by the law;” God is a just God. Each person will be judged according to the opportunities that he or she is exposed to.
Dear reader we are not expected under this era to keep living under the Law. The law is God’s holy and righteous demands that every man is expected to obey. Grace also says all these laws are fulfilled in Jesus, and by believing in Jesus the laws are fulfilled in us Romans 10:4 KJV
” For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone that believeth”.
Under grace, we believe in Jesus who likewise expresses Himself through us. The law must be fully obeyed by our effort, yet by grace through faith we welcome Jesus who has fulfilled all the law to live through us.
The law was therefore a schoolmaster leading us into this era of grace which is through faith. Galatians 3:24 KJV” Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith”. Under grace we have received justification as well as the life of Christ all by faith. This is the reason the scripture said sin shall not have dominion over you, because you are not under the law but under grace Romans 6:14.
Those under the Law are not in faith and so have not received any divine ability to fulfill the requirements of God’s laws.
The Lord taught in the opening scripture that those who claim to be under the law would be judged by the very law they have. Now the scripture tells us that, it is a curse to live under the law, if they do not keep all the law. Galatians 3:10 KJV” For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse: for it is written, Cursed is every one that continueth not in all things which are written in the book of the law to do them.” The dispensation of the law ended when our Lord died, was buried and resurrected. Turn from your self-effort and trust the Lord to save you and also live through you for a victorious life.
I believe in Jesus who washed me from every sin and gave me His very life to be ever victorious in this life. By grace through faith, I am free from all the entanglement of the devil because it is Christ now living in me. Glory be to God.
THOUGHT: THE LAW DEMANDS MY SOLE EFFORT, GRACE GIVES ME A HELPER
Galatians 3:11 KJV” But that no man is justified by the law in the sight of God, it is evident: for, The just shall live by faith.”
Galatians 3:12 KJV “And the law is not of faith: but, The man that doeth them shall live in them.”