The Spirit exalts Christ not the Law

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The Spirit exalts Christ not the Law
Rom 6:14  For sin shall not have dominion over you, for you are not under law but under grace.
To rightly divide the Word of God is critical to truly understand Christianity and the Christians’ relationship to the Father under the Holy Spirits’ revelation of the New Covenant.

Until a Christian comprehends the profound change that God brought about through Christ
 by abolishing the Old Covenant, he can not appreciate all that Christ is and what He has accomplished on behalf of the New Covenant Christian.

2Ti 2:15 Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

Heb 10:15 But the Holy Spirit also witnesses to us; for after He had said before,




Heb 10:18 Now where there is remission of these, there is no longer an offering for sin.

Heb 10:19 Therefore, brethren, having boldness to enter the Holiest by the blood of Jesus,

Heb 10:20 by a new and living way which He consecrated for us, through the veil, that is, His flesh,

Heb 10:21 and having a High Priest over the house of God,

Heb 10:22 let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from

 an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water.


Heb 7:12 For the priesthood being changed, of necessity there is also a change of the law.

Heb 7:15 And it is yet far more evident if, in the likeness of Melchizedek, there arises another priest

Heb 7:16 who has come, not according to the law of a fleshly commandment, but according to th

e power of an endless life.


Heb 7:18 For on the one hand there is an annulling of the former commandment because of its

weakness and unprofitableness,

Heb 7:19  for the law made nothing perfect; on the other hand, there is the bringing in of a better hope,

 through which we draw near to God.

Heb 7:20 And inasmuch as He was not made priest without an oath

Heb 7:21 (for they have become priests without an oath, but He with an oath by Him who said to Him:


Heb 7:22 by so much more Jesus has become a surety of a better covenant.

Heb 7:23 Also there were many priests, because they were prevented by death from continuing.

Heb 7:24 But He, because He continues forever, has an unchangeable priesthood.

Heb 7:25 Therefore He is also able to save to the uttermost those who come to God through Him,

since He always lives to make intercession for them.

Heb 7:26  For such a High Priest was fitting for us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners,

 and has become higher than the heavens;

Heb 7:27 who does not need daily, as those high priests, to offer up sacrifices, first for His own sins and

then for the people’s, for this He did once for all when He offered up Himself.

Heb 7:28  For the law appoints as high priests men who have weakness, but the word of the oath,

which came after the law, appoints the Son who has been perfected forever.


Until the Holy Spirit contrasted for me the life of the Old Covenant believer with the life
 of the New Covenant believer through the book of Hebrews then and only then was I able to fully
 understand  the majesty, supremacy and uniqueness of all that Christ did for me.
Purpose: To learn through Scripture alone the difference between the life of the Old Covenant believer
 with the life of the New Covenant believer by means of Christ annulling the Old Covenant.

  1.  The Old Covenant believer maintained a Parent/child relationship to the Father

through the Law of Moses.


   The Law of Moses gave strict guidelines for every area of an Old Covenant believers’ life.

 These guidelines were comprised of both precepts and penalties. 


Gal 3:23 But before faith came, we were kept under guard by the law, kept for the faith which would afterward

 be revealed.

Gal 3:24 Therefore the law was our tutor to bring us to Christ, that we might be justified by faith.

Gal 3:25 But after faith has come, we are no longer under a tutor.

Gal 3:26 For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus.


Gal 3:10  For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse; for it is written,




Jas 2:10 For whoever shall keep the whole law, and yet stumble in one point, he is guilty of all.

Jas 2:11 For He who said, “DO NOT COMMIT ADULTERY,” also said, “DO NOT MURDER.”

Now if you do not commit adultery, but you do murder, you have become a transgressor of the law.


Forty-seven (47) times God’s Word states that His Law is an indivisible whole.
One either obeys ALL or is guilty of transgressing all as a set of instructions (Deu 28-29).
No Hebrew, Jew or inspired Bible writer defined only the Ten Commandments as the moral law and
 downgraded the statutes and judgments to become disposable parts of the law.
Ex 19:5; 23:22; 24:3, 7; Lev 19:37; 20:22; 26:14-15; Num 15:40; Deu 5:1, 29, 31; 6:2, 24-25; 8:1;
 11:8, 22, 32; 12:14, 28; 13:18; 15:5; 17:19; 19:9; 26:16-19; 27:1; 28:1, 15, 45, 58; 29:29; 30:2, 8;
 31:12; 32:46; Josh 1:7-8; 22:5; 23:6; 1 Kg 2:3; 6:12; 8:58; 9:4; Jer 7:23; 1:4; 2 Chron 33:8;
Matt 5:19; 22:40; Gal 5:3; James 2:10.


Using contextual biblical principles (hermeneutics), the Ten Commandments cannot be separated from the Judgments.
 God commanded obedience to both with equal intensity (See 47 texts above). The Ten Commandments of Exodus 20
 are immediately followed by the judgment-commands of the law.
Those who quote Matthew 5:17 (“Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets:
 I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill”) and ignore Matthew 5:19 (“Whosoever therefore shall break one
 of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven:
 but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven”)
violate this principle and fail to explain why the judgments of the Law are not followed by churches today.
For a few examples the judgment-commands of the Law:
 (1) endorsed slavery (Ex 21:1-11);
(2) commanded retribution of an eye for eye and limb for a limb, etc (Ex 21:18-27);
 (3) did not condemn male fornication with unmarried women and slaves (Ex 22:16-17);
 (4) forbade believers from charging interest to fellow believers (Ex 22:25);
 (5) commanded believers not to curse those who have authority over them (Ex 22:28);
 (6) commanded that one’s firstborn child be given to God (Ex 22:29-30);
(7) commanded that farmland be rested every seventh year (Ex 23:10-11);
 (8) commanded Israelites not to even utter the names of other gods (Ex 23:13) and
 (9) commanded males to travel to Jerusalem and observe three festivals every year (Ex 23:14).
The Judgments commanded death for presumptuous transgression of any of the first 7-8 commandments.
There was no sacrifice allowed or prescribed for the following premeditated sins.  

Worship of other gods: (Ex 22:20)

Children who curse or strike parents: (Ex 21:15, 17);

Work on the Sabbath day: (Num 15:32-36)

Premeditated murder: (Ex 21:12-14)

Adultery: (Lev 20:10)


  1. The New Covenant believer maintains a Parent/Adult relationship to the Father through

 the Person and Work of the Lord Jesus Christ alone. And this New Covenant relationship is not couched in

        terms of the Mosaic Law Covenant of Israel with all the attending punishments.


Rom 8:15 For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption

 by whom we cry out, “Abba, Father.”


Gal 4:1 Now I say that the heir, as long as he is a child, does not differ at all from a slave, though he is master of all,

Gal 4:2 but is under guardians and stewards until the time appointed by the father.

Gal 4:3 Even so we, when we were children, were in bondage under the elements of the world.

Gal 4:4 But when the fullness of the time had come, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the law,

Gal 4:5 to redeem those who were under the law, that we might receive the adoption as sons.

Gal 4:6 And because you are sons, God has sent forth the Spirit of His Son into your hearts, crying out, “Abba, Father!”

Gal 4:7 Therefore you are no longer a slave but a son, and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ.

Gal 4:8 But then, indeed, when you did not know God, you served those which by nature are not gods.

Gal 4:9  But now after you have known God, or rather are known by God, how is it that you turn again to

 the weak and beggarly elements, to which you desire again to be in bondage?

Gal 4:10 You observe days and months and seasons and years.


Eph 1:5 having predestined us to adoption as sons by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will,


Gal 5:18 But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law.


No Old Covenant Believer had the permanent indwelling of the Holy Spirit to guide him on a moment by moment basis.


Act 19:2  he said to them, “Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed?” So they said to him,

 “We have not so much as heard whether there is a Holy Spirit.”


1Sa 10:6  Then the Spirit of the LORD will come upon you, and you will prophesy with them and be turned into another man.

1Sa 16:14  But the Spirit of the LORD departed from Saul, and a distressing spirit from the LORD troubled him.

 Joh 7:39  But this He spoke concerning the Spirit, whom those believing in Him would receive;

for the Holy Spirit was not yet given, because Jesus was not yet glorified.


Eph 1:13  In Him you also trusted, after you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation;

in whom also, having believed, you were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise,



  1. The Old Covenant believers’ life was governed by the external 613 laws of Moses

not by the permanent indwelling guidance of the Holy Spirit.



Deu 30:15 “See, I have set before you today life and good, death and evil,

Deu 30:16 in that I command you today to love the LORD your God, to walk in His ways,

and to keep His commandments, His statutes, and His judgments, that you may live and multiply;

and the LORD your God will bless you in the land which you go to possess.

Deu 30:19 I call heaven and earth as witnesses today against you, that I have set before you life and death,
 blessing and cursing; therefore choose life, that both you and your descendants may live;

3.  In contrast, the New Covenant believers’ life is governed by the law of Christ which

 has nothing to do with the Law of Moses by means of the internal guidance of the Holy Spirit.

Gal 5:18 But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law.

Gal 6:2 Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.


Jas 1:25 But he who looks into the perfect law of liberty and continues in it, and is not

 a forgetful hearer but a doer of the work, this one will be blessed in what he does.


Rom 8:4 that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us

who do not walk according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.


Jas 2:8 If you really fulfill the royal law according to the Scripture,



1Co 9:20 and to the Jews I became as a Jew, that I might win Jews; to those who are

under the law, as under the law, that I might win those who are under the law;

1Co 9:21 to those who are without law, as without law (not being without law toward God,

 but under law toward Christ), that I might win those who are without law;


Rom 14:5 One person esteems one day above another; another esteems every day alike.

 Let each be fully convinced in his own mind.

Rom 14:6 He who observes the day, observes it to the Lord; and he who does not observe the day,

 to the Lord he does not observe it. He who eats, eats to the Lord, for he gives God thanks;

 and he who does not eat, to the Lord he does not eat, and gives God thanks.

Rom 14:7 For none of us lives to himself, and no one dies to himself.

Rom 14:8 For if we live, we live to the Lord; and if we die, we die to the Lord.

Therefore, whether we live or die, we are the Lord’s.

Rom 14:9 For to this end Christ died and rose and lived again, that He might be

Lord of both the dead and the living.

Rom 14:10 But why do you judge your brother? Or why do you show contempt for your brother?

For we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ.

Rom 14:14 I know and am convinced by the Lord Jesus that there is nothing unclean of itself;

but to him who considers anything to be unclean, to him it is unclean.

Rom 14:16 Therefore do not let your good be spoken of as evil;

Rom 14:17 for the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace

and joy in the Holy Spirit.

Rom 14:21 It is good neither to eat meat nor drink wine nor do anything by which your brother stumbles

 or is offended or is made weak.

Rom 14:22 Do you have faith? Have it to yourself before God. Happy is he who does not condemn himself

 in what he approves.

Rom 14:23 But he who doubts is condemned if he eats, because he does not eat from faith; for whatever

 is not from faith is sin.


Gal 5:1 Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made

us free, and do not be entangled again with a yoke of bondage.


Gal 5:13 For you, brethren, have been called to liberty; only do not use liberty as an opportunity

 for the flesh, but through love serve one another.

Gal 5:14 For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this: “YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF.”

Col 2:14 having wiped out the handwriting of requirements that was against us, which was contrary to us.

And He has taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross.

Col 2:16  So let no one judge you in food or in drink, or regarding a festival or a new moon or sabbaths,

Col 2:17 which are a shadow of things to come, but the substance is of Christ.


Col 2:20  Therefore, if you died with Christ from the basic principles of the world, why,

 as though living in the world, do you subject yourselves to regulations—

Col 2:21 “Do not touch, do not taste, do not handle,”

Col 2:22 which all concern things which perish with the using—according to the commandments and doctrines of men?



We have the moment by moment guidance of the Holy Spirit not the dead letter of the Law of Moses to lead us.



Col 2:23 These things indeed have an appearance of wisdom in self-imposed religion, false humility,

and neglect of the body, but are of no value against the indulgence of the flesh.



4.  If the Old Covenant believer did not give tithes to the priest he was cursed.



Mal 3:8 “Will a man rob God? Yet you have robbed Me! But you say, ‘In what way have we robbed You?’

In tithes and offerings.

Mal 3:9 You are cursed with a curse, For you have robbed Me, Even this whole nation.

Mal 3:10  Bring all the tithes into the storehouse, That there may be food in My house,

And try Me now in this,” Says the LORD of hosts, “If I will not open for you the windows of heaven

 And pour out for you such blessing That there will not be room enough to receive it.



5.   In contrast to this blessing/cursing relationship with the Father through the Law of Moses

 the New Covenant believer has no curses pronounced on him for not tithing.



2Co 9:6 But this I say: He who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully.

2Co 9:7 So let each one give as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or of necessity; for God loves a cheerful giver.



6.  The conscience of the Old Covenant believer was constantly under the threat of death

because if he disobeyed the Law of Moses there were death penalties attached to his disobedience.



Deu 30:19 I call heaven and earth as witnesses today against you, that I have set before you life and death,

blessing and cursing; therefore choose life, that both you and your descendants may live;


Exo 29:36 And you shall offer a bull every day as a sin offering for atonement.

 You shall cleanse the altar when you make atonement for it, and you shall anoint it to sanctify it.


Lev 6:12 And the fire on the altar shall be kept burning on it; it shall not be put out.

 And the priest shall burn wood on it every morning, and lay the burnt offering in order on it;

and he shall burn on it the fat of the peace offerings.

Lev 6:13 A fire shall always be burning on the altar; it shall never go out.


Heb 9:9 It was symbolic for the present time in which both gifts and sacrifices are offered

which cannot make him who performed the service perfect in regard to the conscience—


Heb 10:1 For the law, having a shadow of the good things to come, and not the very image of the things,

 can never with these same sacrifices, which they offer continually year by year, make those who approach perfect.

Heb 10:2 For then would they not have ceased to be offered? For the worshipers, once purified,

would have had no more consciousness of sins.

Heb 10:3 But in those sacrifices there is a reminder of sins every year.

Heb 10:4 For it is not possible that the blood of bulls and goats could take away sins.

Heb 10:11 And every priest stands ministering daily and offering repeatedly the same sacrifices,

 which can never take away sins.


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