“Oh, the unspeakable greatness of that exchange,—the Sinless One is condemned, and he who is guilty goes free; the Blessing bears the curse, and the cursed is brought into blessing; the Life dies, and the dead live; the Glory is whelmed in darkness, and he who knew nothing but confusion of face is clothed with glory.” Trailady

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Friday, January 16, 2015

Jesus in the Law

We need to watch the One who was made flesh for the benefit of our having someone from the Godhead to identify with and be enabled to trust in Them both.

Joh 6:40  And this is the will of Him that sent Me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on Him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day.

But, we live thousands of miles away from Israel and 2,000 years after Jesus left our planet. How can we see Him?

Joh 5:39  Search the scriptures; …they are they which testify of Me.

And, what is the benefit? It is in watching Jesus exemplify His Father’s high standards. Rather than us having to look into the Law and muster up the interest which is against our nature, Jesus demonstrating for us how to obey perfectly gives us encouragement that God would make it easier for our fallen, rebellious nature to appreciate, love, and want to obey His laws.

Our nature has been altered to hate God’s laws and to distrust their Author. If all that we have is a bunch of letters and concepts of goodness which are very abstract to our fallen nature, then we will die before ever having the will to follow them.“For the letter killeth, but the Spirit giveth life.” (2Cor. 3:6). Without seeing Jesus in the Law, we have no power from above to obey the Law.

Also, “the law worketh wrath” (Rom. 4:15). This is because while “where no law is, there is no transgression”, but when we see the laws of God, then our transgressions are amplified and multiplied, and we get aggravated. “I was alive without the law once: but when the commandment came, sin revived, and I died. And the commandment, which was ordained to life, I found to be unto death. For sin, taking occasion by the commandment, deceived me, and by it slew me.” (Rom. 7:9-11). Without Christ’s exemplification of God’s character and laws there could be no hope in our redemption.

But, Jesus came to show us that He and His Father were perfectly trustworthy and that their laws are likewise good and trustworthy. But, when we see Him His Spirit quickens us to new love and strength to keep His commandments. We love Him for removing the condemnation that comes from looking straight at the incredibly high standard of God, and for giving us this new ability. Jesus has become the mediator between us and God’s Law, the Law being all that God has given us to see of Him. We can now look into God’s Law “by a new and living way, which He hath consecrated for us, through the veil, that is to say, His flesh.” (Heb. 10:20).

Isa 45:22  Look unto Me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else.

Heb 12:2  Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.

Rom 8:1  There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
Rom 8:2  For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.

Never having understood this blessing from heaven is what drove Israel to hate God’s laws and to prefer Satan’s carnal substitutes, even finally beyond all hope of their recovery. Let us fear that their rejection of God could be ours also if we don’t look at Jesus in the Law and let His Spirit change our disposition toward Him and His Father.

2Co 3:14  But their minds were blinded: for until this day remaineth the same vail untaken away in the reading of the old testament; which vail is done away in Christ.
2Co 3:15  But even unto this day, when Moses is read, the vail is upon their heart.
2Co 3:16  Nevertheless when it shall turn to the Lord, the vail shall be taken away.
2Co 3:17  Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.
2Co 3:18  But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.

Rom 8:3  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 8:4  That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.

The sinless Son of God appearing in human flesh destroys our rebellion toward God’s Law. So, let’s see Jesus exemplify the Law for us. And let’s take full advantage of the wonderful provision for our sanctification by Jesus’ life; and we will become more and more accepting of His will and ways as seen in the transcript of His character. Through His Spirit He will live in us; and we will live by Him.

Psa 19:7  Jesus is perfect, converting the soul:
 Jesus is sure, making wise the simple.
Psa 19:8  Jesus is right, rejoicing the heart:
 Jesus is pure, enlightening the eyes.
Psa 19:9  Jesus is clean, enduring for ever:
 Jesus is true and righteous altogether.
Psa 19:10  More to be desired is He than gold, yea, than much fine gold: He is sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.
Psa 19:11  Moreover by Him is thy servant warned: and in keeping of His lessons there is great reward.
Psa 19:12  Who can understand his errors? cleanse thou me from secret faults.
Psa 19:13  Keep back thy servant also from presumptuous sins; let them not have dominion over me: then shall I be upright, and I shall be innocent from the great transgression.
Psa 19:14  Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer.

Lev 19:1  And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
Lev 19:2  Speak unto all the congregation of the children of Israel, and say unto them, Ye shall be holy: for I, Jesus am holy.
Lev 19:3  I feared my mother, and my father, and kept my Father’s sabbaths: I am Jesus your God.
Lev 19:4  I turned not unto idols, nor made to myself molten gods: I am Jesus your God.
Lev 19:5  when I poured out my soul for a sacrifice of peace offerings unto the LORD, I offered it at my own will.
Lev 19:6  My sacrificed body and blood must be eaten the same day I offered it, and on the morrow: and if ought remain after the conviction of sin has subsided, it shall be burnt in the fire.
Lev 19:7  And if it be eaten at all after the conviction of sin has subsided, it is abominable; it shall not be accepted.
Lev 19:8  Therefore every one that did not seek My atonement while it could be found and ate of my body and blood it after the conviction of sin has subsided shall bear his iniquity, because he hath profaned the hallowed thing of the LORD: and that soul shall be cut off from among his people.
Lev 19:9  And when Jesus  reaped the harvest of His land, He never wholly reaped the corners of thy field, neither did He gather the gleanings of His harvest.
Lev 19:10  And He did not glean His vineyard, neither did He gather every grape of His vineyard; He left them for the poor and stranger: He was Jesus our Lord.
Lev 19:11  He did not steal, neither deal falsely, neither lied to another.
Lev 19:12  And He did not swear by His Father’s name falsely, neither did He profane the name of His God: He was Jesus the LORD.
Lev 19:13  Jesus did not defraud His neighbour, neither rob him: the wages of him that is hired never stayed with Him all night until the morning.
Lev 19:14  He never cursed the deaf, nor put a stumblingblock before the blind, but feared His God: He was Jesus the LORD.
Lev 19:15  Jesus did no unrighteousness in judgment: He did not respect the person of the poor, nor honour the person of the mighty: but in righteousness did He deliver His neighbour.
Lev 19:16  Jesus did not go up and down as a talebearer among His people: neither did He stand against the blood of His neighbour: He was the LORD.
Lev 19:17  He did not hate His brother in His heart: He did in any wise rebuke His neighbour, and did not suffer sin upon him.
Lev 19:18  Jeuss did not avenge, nor bear any grudge against the children of His people, but He loved His neighbour as Himself: Jesus is our example.
Lev 19:19  He kept His Father’s statutes. He did not let His disciples mingle the truth with the traditions of the elders: He did not sow the gospel field with the seeds of truth and error: neither did He gift the gift of His robe of righteousness mingled the Law’s holiness and the leaven of the scribes and Pharisees.
Lev 19:20  Jesus upheld the law but saw the trap of the Pharisees whosoever laid carnally with Mary Magdalene, who was a prostitute desiring to be saved from prostitution, and not at all redeemed, nor freedom given her; she was scourged by her conscience and Jesus saw that; so He prevented her from being put to death, because she was not far from the kingdom of God.
Lev 19:21  Jesus gave Himself to the people for a trespass offering unto His Father, at the door of the heavenly tabernacle before His Father, as a ram for a trespass offering.
Lev 19:22  By Himself He made an atonement for His people with His body for the trespass offering before the LORD for their sin which they had done: and the sin which they had done was forgiven them.
Lev 19:23  And when Jesus was born into the land, and worked to win souls in Nazareth, but He counted the fruit thereof as uncircumcised: for thirty years His work was uncircumcised to God because He was not yet anointed by His Father.
Lev 19:24  But after His baptism in the fourth year all the fruit thereof was holy to praise the LORD withal.
Lev 19:25  And in the fifth year Jesus ate of the fruit thereof, and it yielded unto Him the increase thereof: I am the LORD your God.
Lev 19:26  Jesus never ate any thing with the blood: neither did He use enchantment, nor observe times.
Lev 19:27  Jesus did not round the corners of His head, neither did He mar the corners of His beard.
Lev 19:28  He did not make any cuttings in His flesh for the dead, nor print any marks upon Himself: Jesus the LORD is our example.
Lev 19:29  He did not prostitute anyone’s daughter as her minister, to cause her to be a whore; lest the church fall to whoredom, and the church become full of wickedness.
Lev 19:30  He kept His Father’s sabbaths, and reverenced His sanctuary: His Father was His GOD.
Lev 19:31  Jesus regarded not them that had familiar spirits, neither sought after wizards, to be defiled by them: Jesus was the LORD our God.
Lev 19:32  Jesus rose up before the hoary head, and honoured the face of the old man, and feared His God: Jesus is the LORD God of Israel.
Lev 19:33  And if a Samaritan sojourned with His in His land, Jesus did not vex him.
Lev 19:34  But the Samaritan that dwelled with Him was to Jesus as one born among His disciples, and He loved everyone, Jew or Gentile, Greek or Roman, publican or sinner, rich or poor, Pharisee or Sadducee, ox or sparrow, me or you, as Himself; for He was a stranger in a strange land; even when He came to His own and His own received Him not: He is the LORD our mentor.
Lev 19:35  Jesus was careful to do no unrighteousness in judgment, in meteyard, in weight, or in measure.
Lev 19:36  Just balances, just weights, a just ephah, and a just hin, did He have: He is the Lord our God, who has delivered us from all unrighteousness.
Lev 19:37  Therefore Jesus observed all His Father’s statutes, and all His Father’s judgments, and do them: His Father was His LORD.


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