The End of the Law (Part 2)
If you feel rejected, condemned or unworthy then there’s separation working in your life. Jesus came to set us free from these mindsets. He came to reveal that separation is a lie. In this message, Pastor Don Keathley reveals the just how finished the law system is and why we should never look back.
Galatians! Galatians! Have you completely lost your common sense? Can’t you see how the law bewitched you and blurred your vision to distort the revelation of what the cross of Christ accomplished in you? This was so clearly predicted in scripture. How can you not be persuaded by the truth?
Please would you reason with me on this one issue; on what basis did you receive the Holy Spirit? Are we talking gift or reward here? What kind of message ignites faith? What a condemned sinner and failure you are as revealed in the law, or what God believes to be true about you as revealed in the Gospel? Let’s not confuse Law with Grace. Can you see how stupid it would be to start in the spirit, (believing in the success of the cross) and then for some crazy reason to switch modes back to DIY again! As if your own works could add anything to what God has already done in Christ.
Remember how you felt when you first encountered faith; are you prepared to exchange that for religious sentiment? All the ground you’ve gained would be lost. Would you accredit what you have received from God to something you did or something you have heard? Did God reward you for your high moral standards when he worked extravagant miracles in you and lavished his Spirit upon you; or did it perhaps have anything to do with the content of the revelation of the message of grace that you have heard? Faith is the source of God’s action on man’s behalf; our hearing is the conduit of what God’s faith reveals.
— Galatians 3:1-5 (Mirror)