“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, February 10, 2017

Salvation from God's Law before salvation from Christ's grace

Hi Daniel,

…But what I see the truest protection from that is a Law-based gospel. Its the condemnation of sin by the Law that keeps us needing a Saviour from sin. Condemnation of sin is very real and up-close. That is why the Old Testament was built upon Law. The Law created the only true hedge against the prevailing spiritualism that surrounded Israel. And the Law is our only protection from the spiritualism that is around us today in the atheism, the false science of the scientific community, the unbiblical doctrines that lead to Rome, the partying and celebration of everything under the sun, etc. The Law gave Israel the only true access to Jehovah through great need―the great need for forgiveness and acceptance upon surrender to the Law. That only true surrender could only happen by the work of Christ as their pride wrestled with conviction and rebuke. For all who surrendered to the Schoolmaster He immediately authorized the mercy of Christ, and the Israelite received the promise of the Spirit. The Spirit that the converted Israelite received was Jesus Himself, who would give them a new heart and a new spirit―a spirit that resonated with His Spirit, “the Lord our righteousness”, or as Jones and Waggoner rephrased it, “Christ our righteousness”.

David was the perfect example of that, and so were all the prophets and the later apostles. They all sucked honey from the stone Law and they sucked olive oil from the flinty Law (see Deuteronomy 32:13). That is the only method to have the salvation of the Lord, even today―with exception to one other method, which is essentially the same. That is, to avoid the condemnation of the Law until the consequences of its evasion lead the sinner to ultimately surrender to the Law. Then the above process picks back up again and the Schoolmaster immediately authorized His High Priest Son to intercede with His Spirit, the “Spirit of His Son” (Gal. 4:6).

All who abrogate the Law, either blatantly through church doctrine and dogma or privately in their own volition, shoot themselves in the foot. They can never have the salvation of Jesus through His Spirit. They can never know peace with God. If the pride is never demolished by the scourging of the Schoolmaster’s Law, then the religious person is illegitimate. He is not a son. Jesus said, “Except I wash thee not (demolish your pride by washing your nastiness), you have no part with Me.”

The Law attacks our pride, and if we never bow before the Schoolmaster and keep bowing, then we die in our fallen, corrupting pride. It’s amazing how much torment we will take the keep from bowing to rebuke and condemnation from our Father. Even if it was never explained to us what the torment is about, by nature we should cry out to “somebody up there” for help. And many do. As there are no atheists in foxholes, neither are we atheists when under tremendous stress or anxiety or need.

“Like as a father pitieth his children, so the LORD pitieth them that fear Him.” (Ps. 103:13). The fear of the Lord must assume that we trembled before His condemnation of sin. They can never know the blessedness of His Spirit who never accept His denunciation of sin. If He can’t correct them, He can’t protect them from Satan. But if they bow before His rebuke, then He is just to bring them to Christ who will justify them. All who fear before Him as their Father, have His acceptance under law and they know perfect freedom. He becomes their everlasting Father who automatically gives them everlasting life.

To deny Him His authority to condemn sin leads the whole world (religious or secular, they are all the descendants of Adam) to celebrate an imaginary salvation. They live under their own law and self-justifying works, not God’s Law and His justification. Their works are not the fruit of the Spirit, the righteousness of God. They can’t claim the Lord our righteousness. Wrestling with His reproving Law never brought them into close contact with the Perpetrator of the humbling. They never received faith by the evidences that came from that close contact with the Forgiver and Giver of our righteousness. They are not saved, despite all their abundant profession, and despite all their multitudinous celebrations and worship-fests, evangelism, fastings, and prayers. They are in rebellion because they rebel against the very first work of bowing before the Law and its condemnation of sin. They have a zeal for God, but not according to knowledge. They are reprobate silver (slag).

Relieved at the acceptance from God, resulting in happily living under His Law, is the only tell-tale sign of those who are the true sons of God. Only they have received a Saviour from sin, and who were born not of the flesh or of man, but of the Almighty God. They don’t run from the adversary’s Goliaths, the fearless sons of God run at their Goliaths with a single smooth stone. With the Lion of Judah roaring behind them, one little word from a little sons of God fells the big, bad ogres.
Sabbath blessings brother,



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