Wednesday, March 4, 2015

The Requirement of the Law; Yeshua's Finished Work

There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death.  For what the law could not do in that it was weak through the flesh, God did by sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, on account of sin: He condemned sin in the flesh,  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. Romans 8:1-4

The first few chapters of Leviticus are about how to perform properly the animal sacrifices required to make atonement for the various sins an Israelite might commit; known or unknown.

Levitical laws reveal three things:
  1. Who the Lawbreaker is
  2. What the penalty for breaking the Law is,  the shedding of our blood usually.  But God in His great mercy GAVE us another option.  :)
  3. The Requirement of the Law needed for being a Lawbreaker and NOT being punished for it. Which is how the infraction of the law might be atoned for. In every case the atonement was made by blood sacrifice. The only thing that could fulfill the requirement of the Law, and was/is, acceptable to God is The shedding of Blood.  In this case the blood of sheep, goats, doves, bulls, etc.  Later, it would be the blood of God's own Son.

In Romans 8:4 Paul tells us Yeshua/Jesus Fulfilled the “Righteous requirement of the Law by the shedding of His blood.
(see item 3 above)

He fulfilled the righteous requirement of the law by becoming the perfect sacrifice. The Lamb that was slain, for us all, from the foundation of the Earth.

In the shedding of his blood Yeshua/Jesus fulfilled all the righteous requirements of the Law for us! Therefore it is later said, 'there is now therefore any more atonement for sin other then the one that was made!'  Which as i said what Yeshua did for us.

What Yeshua/Jesus did for us that day was to completely, and for all time, make atonement for those that would receive it through the shedding of His blood!

When we are covered by the blood of Yeshua, Jesus, we are 'in' Christ.

'For you died to this life, and your real life is hidden with Christ in God.'
Colossians 3:3

The result of that is:
All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realms because we are united with Christ.”
The words translated 'spiritual blessing' come from the Greek word 'pnuematicos.'

Pneumaticos means to have the indwelling nature and character of Christ in us.
'As he is in the earth so are we.'
His presence in us blesses our Spirit, our mind, our body.
'And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together.'  Colossians 1:17
His Blessing that's in us makes us prosper in all we need to prosper in all the time when we realize it and receive it.
'By this is love perfected with us, so that we may have confidence for the day of judgment, because as he is so also are we in this world.' 1 John 4:17


Why? Because His blood fulfilled the righteous requirement of the law for us once and for all time.
Nothing can separate us from Him, or the blessings that come from Him, because we are in Him and He is in us! (See Romans 8)

Receive the atonement of Yeshua's blood today and stop struggling to fulfill what has already been fulfilled 2000 years ago; The righteous requirement of the Law!

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