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The law And Grace Are Connected

Article by James

Much is being said about the Law and Grace and most of what I hear on this subject is a repetition of what some preachers have heard a particular preacher say about the subject. What we are going to do is see what the scripture have to say about the Law and Grace and let the Bible speak.

Now I’m going to start in Genesis third chapter when Adam and Eve heard the voice of God walking in the garden.Gen 3:9 And the LORD God called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where art thou?

Gen 3:10 And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself.Gen 3:11 And he said, Who told thee that thou wast naked? Hast thou eaten of the tree, whereof I commanded thee that thou shouldest not eat?Gen 3:12 And the man said, The woman whom thou gavest to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I did eat.Gen 3:13 And the LORD God said unto the woman, What is this that thou hast done? And the woman said, The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat.

I want to interject here in verse 11, when God said Who told thee that thou wast naked? Hearing this the bible let us know Eve was having a conversation with the serpent, received and ate every word he said, then spoke those words to her husband who received and ate. Now let’s identify the serpent.

Rev 12:7 And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels,Rev 12:8 And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven.Rev 12:9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him. Notice it said the devil was cast out into the earth not in hell where people are burning in the fire, not yet but in the future it will happen.

Now we see the serpent that talked to Eve was Satan the devil, subtil in his ways, Eve received from him then Adam, and they ate the fruit of his lies not an apple and died that very day just as God said they would. Remember in 2Pe_3:8 But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. No man has ever lived to be 1000 years.

Now as we go back to Gen. look what God did;Gen 3:20 And Adam called his wife’s name Eve; because she was the mother of all living.Gen 3:21 Unto Adam also and to his wife did the LORD God make coats of skins, and clothed them.

Here God made the first animal sacrifice and blood was shed, He took the skins from the animal and clothed Adam and his wife covering their nakedness or sin. We will find out as we continue with this subject, in Heb_10:4 For it is not possible that the blood of bulls and of goats should take away sins. But it did cover Israel’s sin to preserve the seed Jesus was to come through.

The Purpose Of The Law:

Let us define sin; because of one man’s sin it brought death upon all men.1Jn 3:4 Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law.Rom 5:13 (For until the law sin was in the world: but sin is not imputed when there is no law.

Rom_3:20 Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin. Failure to keep the Law was always the weakness of human nature. Rom_8:3 For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh: Now those who have received Jesus as Lord can live God’s law The 10 Commandments, for we are no longer captives to a sinful nature, but free to live unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord.Pro 28:7 Whoso keepeth the law is a wise son: but he that is a companion of riotous men shameth his father.Pro 28:9 He that turneth away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer shall be abomination.

God’s covenant with Israel

Exo 19:4 Ye have seen what I did unto the Egyptians, and how I bare you on eagles’ wings, and brought you unto myself.Exo 19:5 Now therefore, if ye will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto me above all people: for all the earth is mine:

Exo 19:6 And ye shall be unto me a kingdom of priests, and an holy nation. These are the words which thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel.Exo 19:7 And Moses came and called for the elders of the people, and laid before their faces all these words which the LORD commanded him.Exo 19:8 And all the people answered together, and said, All that the LORD hath spoken we will do. And Moses returned the words of the people unto the LORD.

The Ten Commandments

In Exo 20:1 And God spake all these words, saying, it was God that gave Israel the 10 commandments on mount Si-nai. What we want to establish here is God giving His law and judgements to Moses so he could write them in a book and cut a Blood covenent with Israel.Exo 24:5 And he sent young men of the children of Israel, which offered burnt offerings, and sacrificed peace offerings of oxen unto the LORD.Exo 24:6 And Moses took half of the blood, and put it in basons; and half of the blood he sprinkled on the altar.Exo 24:7 And he took the book of the covenant, and read in the audience of the people: and they said, All that the LORD hath said will we do, and be obedient.

Exo 24:8 And Moses took the blood, and sprinkled it on the people, and said, Behold the blood of the covenant, which the LORD hath made with you concerning all these words.From this point Israel was held accountable for the words they spoke to God; All that the LORD hath said will we do, and be obedient.

Rom_7:7 What shall we say then? Is the law sin? God forbid. Nay, I had not known sin, but by the law: for I had not known lust, except the law had said, Thou shalt not covet. Sound like the 10 commandments.Rom 7:12 Wherefore the law is holy, and the commandment holy, and just, and good.

There are certain things you must know and have right or you will be confused reading the bible.1 What is sin

2 The 10 commandments were in the beginning and are forever.3 Who Israel is today4 You don’t know God if you don’t keep the commandments5 You don’t love God if you don’t keep the commandments6 To get eternal life you must keep the commandments7 To enter in through the gates into the city you must keep the commandments8 To abide in Grace you must keep the commandments

You cannot abide in the Grace of God when you know there is sin in your life. You must confess the sin and God will forgive you. If you don’t confess your sin listening to these Grace preachers telling you all your sins are covered by the blood of Jesus past present and future, that’s only true if you confess when you sin, if not you are carrying that sin and if you die like that you will go to the fire; that’s not judging it’s the truth

Rom 3:24 Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:Rom 3:25 Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God;

Grace is a gift from God to all men that except Jesus as Lord, and to abide in it you must keep the law, the ten commandments. For if you break any of these commandments you are in sin, and sin separate you from God. But his grace will deliver you if you confess. Therefore you can’t operate in sin and abide in Grace at the same time. Search the scriptures and see if you be in the faith, seek the Lord with your whole heart and He will be found of you.

Isa 55:6 Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near:Isa 55:7 Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.

As we have seen by the scripture Grace and the Law compliment one another. If you fall into sin you have transgressed the law, the ten commandments. But when you confess your sin Grace is there to bring you out. For the scripture say’s;

2Pe_3:9 The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.Joh_6:37 All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.

The law and grace are connected and scripture will prove it out.

May God Bless The Word

Bro. James Stearns

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