Monday, June 4, 2012

The Spirit of the Law of God.

Do you follow the Spirit?
Do you follow God's Law?


Many here would be quick to quote that we are to follow the Spirit because it brings life instead of the letter that brings Death...
But is that really the case?

In Romans 7:13, Paul states that the Law did not become death to him. So, Is he saying that following the Law is death and following the Spirit is life?

Let us take a look at the functions & characteristics of each.

Romans 7:14-
For we know that the Law is spiritual, but I am of flesh, sold into bondage to sin.

Romans-7:12-
So then, the Law is holy, and the commandment is holy and righteous and good.

Hosea 4:6- Law is Knowledge:
My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Because you have rejected knowledge, I also will reject you from being My priest. Since you have forgotten the law of your God, I also will forget your children.

Romans-2:20- Law is knowledge and Truth:
a corrector of the foolish, a teacher of the immature, having in the Law the embodiment of knowledge and of the truth,


What is the purpose of the holy Spirit?

1Cr 2:12 - 1Cr 2:14 To Discern:
Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, so that we may know the things freely given to us by God,
which things we also speak, not in words taught by human wisdom, but in those taught by the Spirit, combining spiritual {thoughts} with spiritual {words.}
But a natural man does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; and he cannot understand them, because they are spiritually appraised.

Ezekiel-36:27
"I will put My Spirit within you and cause you to walk in My statutes, and you will be careful to observe My ordinances.
Mic 3:8: To declare sin:
But truly I am full of power by the spirit of the LORD, and of judgment, and of might, to declare unto Jacob his transgression, and to Israel his sin

Jhn 16:7-8: To declare sin:
Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you. And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment:

Jhn 16:13
"But when He, the Spirit of truth, comes, He will guide you into all the truth; for He will not speak on His own initiative, but whatever He hears, He will speak; and He will disclose to you what is to come.


So the Law is Truth... And The Spirit Guides us in Truth.
The Law is Holy, Righteous and good, and the Spirit instructs us on what is holy and Righteous
The Spirit Writes the Law on Our Hearts.
The Law is Spiritual
The Spirit reveals the Words of God, The Law is the words of God.
The Spirit reveals Sin to Israel, We are grafted into Israel by Christ... and Sin is the transgression of the Law.



So long story short... you should follow both of them. They Both Came from God and are relevant in the life of the believer for today.

Daniel-7:25- Antichrist seeks to change the Laws and appointed times of God.
The Spirit cannot be both of God and Against him.

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