Do we still abide by the Old Covenant Law?

It was now about noon, and darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon, for the sun stopped shining. and the curtain of the temple was torn in two. Jesus called out with a loud voice, “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit.” When He had said this, he breathed his last.(Luke 23:44-46; Mark 15:38;Matthew 27:51,Hebrews 9:1-14;10:14-22)

Under the Old Covenant only the High Priest was allowed to go into the Holy of Holies behind the curtain at the tabernacle to offer up sacrifices on behalf of the people. But now that the curtain was torn in two from top to bottom it made away now for all people to be able to come boldly into the presence of the Father.(acts 13:39) When we first read (Matthew 5:17) it appears that the law has not been abolished but as you look into the next verse (matt 5:18)in its context,when it was spoken,to whom it was said and in its context,we can see that the law has been fulfilled. What did Jesus say He came to do? “To fulfill the law” So it is saying that once the sacrifice of Jesus Christ has been fulfilled,the righteous requirement of the law is fulfilled.Jesus is the end of the law.(Romans 10:4)Having abolished in His flesh the enmity, that is the law of commandments contained in ordinances, so as to create in Himself one new man from the two,thus making peace.(Ephesians 2:15)(Hebrews 10:8,9,10)

The law was given so that the tresspass might increase. (Romans 5:20) Jesus showed them what keeping the full requirement of the law really meant. (Matt 5:28-30)he took them to the endth degree showing them that keeping the law was an impossibility. It was beyond reach for man to keep the whole law. Mankind was doomed lost forever under the requirements of the law. They needed a scapegoat (lev 16:9-10)So,therefore, it was necessary for mankind to have a representative on behalf of themselves,a scapegoat, to keep the full standard of the law that was required to be right with God the Father, a saviour, Jesus Christ. One who would bare the burden of our sins yet He himself be without sin,doing everything the law required. He became our atoning sacrifice at the cross. Every sin ever committed know and unknown was laid upon Him on the cross, our past,present, and future sins were all laid upon Jesus at the cross. He became sin for us. (2corinthians 5:21)so that we could be made righteous in Him. Our sins were purged on the cross by Jesus Christ, giving us right standing with the Father allowing us to be the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus. What Jesus did for us the law could not do. The law is holy but it could not make us holy (Romans 7:12) “I am the Lord who makes you Holy” (Leviticus 20:7) God makes us Holy, not our actions, not the law, not our sacrifices, the Lord He is our Righteousness.The scripture says “once I was alive apart from the law; but when the commandment came, sin sprang to life and I died.”(romans7:9)”what a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body of death?thanks be to God who delivers me through Jesus Christ our Lord! The law is holy and good but it cannot make us holy or good it fact the scripture tells us “the strength of sin is the law” (1cor 15:56).

I conclude that Jesus Christ is the end of the law, He has ushered in the New Covenant. He is our living stone, our new foundation, our High Priest, our Righteousness.We no longer are subject to all the ordinances of the Old Covenant, we now live by the power of the Holy Spirit who lives inside of us teaching us and working on the inside to the outside all that He wants us to do.” For it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose”(Phillipines 2:13)

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