JESUS FULFILLS THE LAW
"Hey, just a minute, you can't just leave me in
this dilemma!" you might declare. "You can't just say I am in SIN and can't do one thing about it and just leave
Yes, you are right! I can't just leave you there. I MUST tell you, because Jesus commanded it be
told to anyone who will listen. This is the reason He came to the Earth: To tell us that HE IS THE FULFILLMENT OF THE LAW.
ONLY JESUS PERFECT RIGHTEOUSNESS CAN FULFILL THE LAW
In Matthew 5:17 Jesus says, 'Think not that I
am come to destroy the LAW or the prophets; I am not come to destroy, but to FULFILL.' KJV No one can keep the RIGHTEOUSNESS
of the LAW, except through Jesus Christ, the SON of GOD.
Romans 10:4, 'For Christ is the end of the LAW for RIGHTEOUSNESS
to every one that believeth.' KJV
The New Living Translation says, 'For Christ has accomplished the whole purpose
of the LAW. All who BELIEVE in HIM are made RIGHT with God.'
PURPOSE OF THE LAW
ask, "Why do we have the LAW, if no one can keep it?"
We have the LAW to CONVINCE us that we are all
guilty at the bar of God; and to SHOW us that we cannot keep the LAW apart from CHRIST.
There is no way we can
accomplish the CLEANSING of the SOUL or the BODY by our works of the LAW, because we do not keep the LAW. Only the WORKS of
CHRIST are acceptable to God for the CLEANSING, because HE ONLY HAS KEPT THE LAW.
FAITH - THE ANSWER TO
Galatians 3:11 says, 'no man is justified by the LAW in the sight of God, it is evident: for, THE JUST
SHALL LIVE BY FAITH.' The New Living Translation says of this scripture, 'it is clear that no one can ever be RIGHT with God
by trying to keep the LAW. For the Scriptures say, "It is through FAITH that a righteous person has LIFE."
HAVE FAITH IN WHOM?
It is obvious that our FAITH must be in someone other than ourselves for SALVATION.
The New Living Translation says in Acts 4:12, 'There is SALVATION in no one else! There is no other name in all of
heaven for people to call on to SAVE them.' That NAME is JESUS CHRIST.
JESUS IS THE WAY, THE TRUTH
AND THE LIFE
John 14:6 Jesus says, "I am the WAY, the TRUTH, and the LIFE: No man cometh unto the Father,
but by Me."
John 8:32 Jesus says, "the TRUTH shall make you FREE". This freedom is a freedom from
the LAW that declares us guilty.
John 11:25-26 Jesus says, "I am the RESURRECTION and the LIFE: he that believeth
in Me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: And whosoever liveth in Me shall never die."
16:7-16, Jesus said that after His Resurrection, he would send us the HOLY SPIRIT from Heaven who would testify about
him. One of the duties of the Holy Spirit is to convince us of the LAW and "Old Adam's" SIN and to let us
know that we are dead and don't know it. If you see the connection between "Old Adam" and yourself, it is because
the HOLY SPIRIT has convinced you, just as God planned. Do you see it? You see Friend, GOD'S plan has already begun to work.
READ ON...God really LOVES YOU!