What is the Law for?

What is the law for?

The law is not for what you think it is for!

See most people believe that the law is something we are supposed to use as a guide; something we are supposed to try to fulfil. This is a total error.

The law is there to show us how weak, powerless, futile and wretched we are. In fact the main purpose of the law is to show us how we don’t even have control over ourselves!

In relation to sin the law is there to make us sin more!

What is sin? It comes from the Greek word “hamartia” (missing the mark). I believe it was a term used in archery. All the law is, is a mark set up for us to fail at hitting!

Anything can become a law.

Do not eat sugar, stop smoking, work harder.

We constantly bind ourselves up in law without even noticing it!

Ultimately the purpose of law is to bring us to Christ by making us realize how powerless and wretched we are so we cry out to him to save us!

Wretched man that I am! Who will set me free from the body of this death? Thanks be to God through Jesus Christ our Lord!”

(In fact read Romans 7 and 8! Paul says it much better than I do!)

The law is there to make sin appear sinful (Romans 7:13), to make sin bear fruit unto death (Romans 7:5) so that death will have its perfect work in making us die to this world of sin and death so that Father can make us live in Christ!

Forget the law, move on from the school-master and walk with Him who fulfilled the law!

The law can become an idol to us that are in the grace of God because we are supposed to walk by faith and not by sight. The law is a very visible comfort; it puffs you up, it makes you self-righteous, arrogant, disdainful, and ultimately it will kill you! But that is good because you die to death only so that you live to life!

“But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him.” 1 John 2:27

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I don’t know where I’m going; I’m going where I’m led.

They will try and steal this gift from you
But don’t worry they won’t succeed!
They will try and steal this gift from you
And sell it on in an unfair trade

They will try to usurp his place in you
Put you under man’s discipline
Make you accountable to someone other than him!
But it’s God who justifies and who says you are right
And man can just go do something ugly in the night!
When you see his glory descending in mundanity
You will praise the Lord you died so early whilst sitting down to tea

They will try and steal this gift from you

And make everything that’s new old

They will try to wrap you up like a mummy truth be told

But it’s really because they’re jealous
Empty, barren and cold
They will try and steal this gift from you
Give it up it’s not yours to hold!
Give it up before you get old!

The Graceful Man

Don’t judge a man you tempt him out of Grace!
Don’t judge a man for you keep yourself in Law!
Don’t judge a man for you put him in a thimble!

Don’t judge a man for you make him lose his life
You can’t judge a man for you can’t stop a river!

Now for us that in Christ live sitting on the right hand side of the father

There is no sin but what is not of grace and everything is of grace

So all things are lawful but we are constrained by love

Not as by a law that we try to fulfil because if that were so we’d always have to watch where we go! How tedious would such a walk be!

If Superman had to think about flying or Thor how his hammer worked do you think they would be as powerful!

Don’t judge a man because you fall from grace but don’t worry if you do because you will fall back in!