Monday, February 10, 2020

Jesus didn't come to destroy the Law and the Prophets but to fulfill

Jesus Didn’t Come to DESTROY the Law and Prophets But FULFILL
It is SUCH a wonderful blessing that our LORD and our Savior Jesus Christ FULFILLED the LAW and the PROPHETS.  BOTH Jews and Gentiles alike are under a NEW COVENANT, a covenant that is between GOD and men, through the BLOOD, through the FLESH OF JESUS CHRIST!  The OLD Covenant, that was between God and the nation of Israel, NO LONGER IS FOR THE CHILDREN OF GOD WHO WILL COME INTO THE KINGDOM BY THE NEW COVENANT! 
 Now, what does this mean then when Jesus said “I did not come to DESTROY the Law or the Prophets but to FULFILL?  Because there are STILL some Jews, still some Christians who say; “Oh, bother, we have to keep ALL of the Old Testament laws if we want to be pleasing to God… we have to keep the dietary laws… we have to keep those Sabbaths… we have to make sure that we are not mixing fabrics…”  So, what DID Jesus mean when He said that He did not come to DESTROY?  Well, if Jesu did come to destroy, He would have said things like; The Old Testament Law was unbeneficial, that it was for NO USE…  BUT, He would have been a liar if He said that because there WAS A USE for the Old Testament Law, IT WAS TO POINT TO HIM, it was the point to JESUS CHRIST!
 So, what does it mean that Jesus came to FULFILL the Law and the Prophets, their words?  I want to read this to you, this is Hebrews 8:7-13 and it’s actually a quote from Jeremiah 31 I’m going to start in verse 7; “For if that first covenant had been FAULTLESS, then no place would have been sough for a second.  Because FINDING FAULT with them, He (meaning GOD) says: ‘Behold, the days are coming, says the LORD, when I will make a NEW COVENANT with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah- NOT according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day when I took the by the hand too lead them out of the land of Egypt; because they did not continue in My covenant, and I disregarded them, says the LORD.  For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel AFTER those days, says the LORD: I WILL PUT MY LAWS IN THEIR MIND AND WRITE THEM ON THEIR HEARTS; AND I WLL BE THEIR GOD, AND TNEY SHALL BE MY PEOPLE.  None of them shall teach his neighbor, and none his brother, saying, ‘Know the Lord,’ for all shall know Me, from the least of them to the greatest of them. (Just Like Jesus said to make HIM our ONLY Teacher) For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their lawless deeds I will remember no more.’  In that He says, ‘A NEW COVENANT,’ He has made the FIRST OBSOLETE.  Now what is becoming obsolete and growing old is ready to VANISH AWAY.” 
 Are we receiving the NEW COVENANT that has come by the death and resurrection of JESUS CHRIST?  Are we receiving His BLOOD?  Are we receiving HIS FLESH?  The NEW COVENANT is eating the flesh of Jesus Christ and drinking His BLOOD! (Mark 14:24)   Are YOU part of the NEW COVENANT?  Or are you still trying to uphold the OLD covenant that has nothing to do with EVERLASTING LIFE (but works of the law)?  Are you connected to JESUS and HIS words?  Or are you still trying to put people under the OLD Covenant that DID NOT BRING EVERLASTING LIFE.  There is only ONE name under ALL of heaven and ALL of earth and EVERYTHING that exists that will bring YOU and me SALVATION and EVERLASTING LIFE, and that is the NAME OF JESUS CHRIST!  HE ALONE has the POWER TO SAVE!  Are YOU part of His NEW Covenant?  Do you belong to Him?  Or are you trying to be saved by WORKS?  May the grace of Jesus be with you.