KEY SCRIPTURE: John 8:5 KJV” Now Moses in the law commanded us, that such should be stoned: but what sayest thou?”
The laws are God’s holy statutes that He demands every man to obey. Various forms of punishments were prescribed for all persons who disobeyed them. The law was the terms of engagement of the old covenant. It was strictly an agreement between God and the Jewish people. The law was also described as a school master, that was to lead us to Christ Gal 3:24 KJV” Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith.” If the law was a school master, leading us to Christ, then it was not the ultimate. The law was given for men to see their weakness at meeting God’s demands. Romans 3:19 KJV” Now we know that what things soever the law saith, it saith to them who are under the law: that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God.
They brought the woman and said to Jesus, Moses said in the law that such a persons should be stoned. They wanted her dead because she had fallen short of the law. Man by nature likes to earn something by his efforts, to feel accomplished. That was the reason he despised God’s plan that made him complete, from the beginning of creation, and although he had everything under control. He chose to eat (to do something) to become like God. The law and its repressive judgements were not God’s original idea for men. God’s plan was a free man who will freely and lovingly serve Him. The Lord Jesus as our substitute and so He received God’s total punishment and judgement for all men. He took all sicknesses for all men (Isaiah 53:4-6) He totally conquered Satan, sin, death and poverty for men. Hebrews 2;14, Rom 6:6, Rev 1:18, 2 Tim 1;9&10. Jesus came to live in us through the new birth, and has given us the power of attorney to use His name, just like He was personally here. This was God’s original intent; a free man who lives as a king.1Co 3:21 KJV” Therefore let no man glory in men. For all things are yours;”
The law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus. We are in this era of God’s grace. This time it is not just Emmanuel which means God with us, but God has come to live in us. We are the sons of God. The law is fulfilled in us. We are filled with the love of God. We do not curse and hate. We heal, set men free from Satan’s power, we show men the way of life. We do not cause pain to any one. We do not condemn any one. We lead men out of sin and its shackles. Sin does not have dominion over us , because we are no longer under the law. All these are not through our efforts, but we received them by faith in the great substitution work of our Lord Jesus Christ. Dear child of God, if your life is to find fault, condemn and inflict curses then you need to know you have forsaken the grace of God.
The law revealed man’s failure grace crowned us kings, the law condemned us, grace liberated us, the law judged us by placing all sicknesses on us, grace put all sicknesses on Jesus. The law punished us by stoning us, grace crucified Jesus for us. Thank you, Father, thank you Lord, Thank you Spirit divine.
THOUGHT: THE BENEFITS OF GRACE LOOKS TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE, YET YOUR FAITH WILL MAKE IT REAL
Rom 8:3 KJV” For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh:”
Rom 6:14 KJV “For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace.”