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Thoughts on Law vs Lawlessness #2

Lawlessness:     What does Christianity Teach?  "The Law is nailed to the Cross.  It is done away with."   But Look what Christ had to say about it.   Did he say "you don't have to do it anymore?"

Mat 7:21 "Not everyone who says to Me, 'Lord, Lord,' shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven.
Mat 7:22 "Many will say to Me in that day, 'Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?'
Mat 7:23 "And then I will declare to them, 'I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!'

Christ came to introduce the father to us.  That is why we pray to the father not the Lord.  God wants a very personal relationship with us a one-on-one relationship.

If fact, you cas go back to the 10 Commandments and; what is the first one?.    ...You shall have no other gods before Me...   Why?    Because he is very jealous .

He doesn't want any one else to get in the way of the personal relationship.   Nothing between our personal relationship to the father.  "the will of My Father..."  is those that keep the laws.

Lets go back and look at the differences.

The Covenant with Abraham

Concerning the covenant with Abraham, which the world's teachers discusses first, they says, "The first thing we notice about the covenant with Abraham is that it was unconditional" . To back up this statement, they quotes Genesis 15:6 where we read—"And he believed in the LORD; and he counted it to him for righteousness."

Teachers claims that means the covenant God made with Abraham was "unconditional." But is that true? Is that what this verse really says? Not at all. God’s Word does not contradict itself

(John 10:35). All Scripture is truth.  John 10:35 "If He called them gods, to whom the word of God came (and the Scripture cannot be broken),...
(John 17:17). Thy word is truth....   The truth is, there were MANY conditions to the covenant God made with Abraham. Let ‘s notice the proof!

In Genesis 12:1 God provides the first condition. He said to Abram: "Get thee out of thy country . . . unto a land that I will shew thee: And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee . . . "(Gen.12:1-2). We read, "So Abram departed, as the LORD had spoken unto him" (v.4). Notice! He obeyed God’s command! This was most definitely a conditional promise. If Abraham had not left the land of Babylon, he would have disqualified and not received the promise! There can be NO QUESTION but that there were clear cut conditions to God’s promise!

But notice. Further conditions are spelled out in Genesis 17. God says to Abraham, "I am the Almighty God: Walk before me, and be thou perfect. And I will make my covenant with thee, and will multiply thee exceedingly . . . This is my covenant, which ye shall keep, between me and you and thy seed after thee; every man child among you shall be circumcised"

(Gen.17:1-10). Gen 17:1 When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the LORD appeared to Abram and said to him, "I am Almighty God; walk before Me and be blameless.
Gen 17:2 "And I will make My covenant between Me and you, and will multiply you exceedingly."
Gen 17:3 Then Abram fell on his face, and God talked with him, saying:
Gen 17:4 "As for Me, behold, My covenant is with you, and you shall be a father of many nations.
Gen 17:5 "No longer shall your name be called Abram, but your name shall be Abraham; for I have made you a father of many nations.
Gen 17:6 "I will make you exceedingly fruitful; and I will make nations of you, and kings shall come from you.
Gen 17:7 "And I will establish My covenant between Me and you and your descendants after you in their generations, for an everlasting covenant, to be God to you and your descendants after you.
Gen 17:8 "Also I give to you and your descendants after you the land in which you are a stranger, all the land of Canaan, as an everlasting possession; and I will be their God."
Gen 17:9 And God said to Abraham: "As for you, you shall keep My covenant, you and your descendants after you throughout their generations.
Gen 17:10 "This is My covenant which you shall keep, between Me and you and your descendants after you: .....

Notice again—there are plain and clear conditions to this covenant, contrary to this world's teachers telling this  bold faced "lie."

Number one—Abraham is to walk before God, that is, in His presence, conscious of His presence; and

number two—he is to become "perfect." How do we become "perfect" in God’s sight? The Hebrew word is tamiym, and means "entire," or "without blemish, complete, full, perfect, sound, without spot, undefiled, upright, whole" (Strong’s Concordance, #8549). I ask you sincerely—does this sound as if there were "no conditions" to God’s covenant with Abraham? Such a statement, as this worlds false educators make, is utter nonsense! The Word of God disproves it totally!

Furthermore, one of the conditions God made to Abraham was that the male children of him and his descendants were to be circumcised. That is another "condition." But there is much more "proof." In Genesis 22, God commanded Abraham to take his son Isaac and sacrifice him for a burnt offering on Mount Moriah (Gen.22:1-2). We find that Abraham got up early to obey God’s command, and traveled to the appointed spot (vs.3-10), and proceeded to obey God, when God interrupted him and told him it was not necessary, but that this was a "test" of obedience (verses 11-12). He said, "For now I know that you fear God" (v.12). God then said, "For because thou hast done this thing, and hast not withheld thy son, thine only son: That is blessing I will bless thee, and in multiplying I will multiply thee . . ." (vs.15-18).

Notice—God confirmed His promise, originally made in Genesis 12, and even added to it, because of Abraham’s actions, his works, which demonstrated his faith!   God later confirmed this promise to Abraham’s son Isaac, saying that He would bless and multiply his children, and make them a blessing throughout the world, and that the Messiah would come through his progeny (Gen.26:1-4) -- Why? "Because that Abraham OBEYED MY VOICE, and kept my charge, my COMMANDMENTS, my STATUTES, and MY LAWS"

(Gen.26:5).  Gen 26:5 "because Abraham obeyed My voice and kept My charge, My commandments, My statutes, and My laws."

And Christ instructs us to do that today.

Mat 7:21 "Not everyone who says to Me, 'Lord, Lord,' shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven.

Read that again! How clear! God’s promises were definitely CONDITIONAL. He blessed Abraham "BECAUSE"—literally for the reason that—Abraham obeyed Him, kept his charge, as well as His commandments, and statutes, and laws! Does this sound like Abraham was justified by "faith" alone?

Faith alone was not enough. Abraham’s faith was the kind of faith that led him to OBEY GOD and keep His Word faithfully. It was a "faithful faith." It was a faith evidenced by complete and total and enduring OBEDIENCE to God in every way!

We will dig deeper and provide more next time.   This is developing nicely.