Without the Law there would be no Grace / - unmerited/ undeserving - favor/.
Christ made it rather clear that he came Not to do away with the Law, but rather taught Torah.
One rooted in The WORD knows there is a difference between (The Law) Ordinances/ Statutes/ and Rituals.
Example: Christ became the Passover (blood) sacrifice. the symbolizim remains throughout the whole Word of God, however some foreshadows are fulfilled in their appointed times. (Col.2:13-16) In the Law we are told there is a effect for transgressing the law. This price will (must) be paid. Yet within the law we are also told of atonement (a way in which the price can be paid through a sacrifice) such as blood atonement! Thus when we have sinned we are under the judgement of the law that Must come. But when we make atonement that effect of sin is carried out in a way that we are redeemed. Thus the ordinances against us in Col.2:14 that were nailed to the cross are the effects of sin covered by the blood atonement fulfilled on the cross. The verse is Not about the Torah being destoryed but rather the ordinances that were against us individually for our individual sins have been paid in full.
What Does Christ Say?
Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil. For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.
vs.19 Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.
Jesus said unto him, (1) Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, (2) Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.
And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord: And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment. And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these.
* Depending on how one sees the Law, the two commandments above simplify the 10 commandments and serves as an outline to go by summing up the complete Law!
(You may find the Didache interesting on the subject)
According to Jews and Christians the first 4 commandments have to do with your (1) relationship with God! which are sumed up with the first great commandment Christ gave (first 3 if you are catholic or lutheran)! The last 6 commandments (7 if you are lutheran or catholic)are summed up by the (2)nd commandment Christ gave and are civil (laws)haveing to do with your relationship with others!
Christ is not the only Jew to simplefy it like this for he asked another Jew how he read the law and he answered just like Christ did and he was not a Christian but a Jew!
He said unto him, What is written in the law? how readest thou? And he answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind (Deut.6:5); and thy neighbour as thyself (Lev.19:18). And he said unto him, Thou hast answered right: this do, and thou shalt live (Lev.18:5).
Christ did this a thrid time:
after Qouting the Civil Laws!!!!!!! and further exsplains that these are simplfied in this way!
Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law. For this, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Thou shalt not covet; and if there be any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.
And a forth time!
And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments. He saith unto him, Which? Jesus said, Thou shalt do no murder, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Honour thy father and thy mother: and, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
and a 5th time (5 meaning Grace and not to mention Emphasis)
Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets.
Heb.13:8 Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.
Christ supported the law even when descibing how to pray Matt.6:9-13/ Luke 11:2-4!!
Circumcision is of the Heart */ Deut.30:6/ Deut. 10:16/ Jer 32:39/ Eze.11:19/ Gal. 5:3-14. Christ is The Blood sacrifice*/ Heb.10:1-18/ 1 Cor. 5:6-7/ Heb.2:14/ 1 Tim. 2:6! God wants your Love instead of burnt offerings * Hosea 6:6 / * Mark 12:33. / *Matt. 5:43-48/ *Jas.2:8-9/
1 Jn.2:1,4 / 1 Jn.5:3/ John 14:15
___Ordinances nailed to the cross - Col.2(:14)_______
Matthew 7:21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.
Grace is more than just claiming the Name of Jesus. Matt.25:11-12. Even the demons believe James 2:19. Its all about an individual Relationship with the Almighty. Only the Messiah was sinless. Those who embrace the Passover (sacrifice) shall enter into the Sabbath (rest). Those that dont shall recieve physical and Spiritual death. James 1:15 There are two candlesticks in the Word of God. True Judaism and Christianity. (I suggest the blog The Two witnesses). We as Christians claim the name of Yeshua (Jesus) to show we do embrace the Passover Sabbath. (authority over the enemy) Jn.6:44
1 John 4:10
Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.
Look at the 10 commandments just to look at some laws! (Ex.20:2-17/ Exodus 34:11-27/ Deut. 5:6-21) Do you think you shouldn't put God first? Do you think you should steal? Murder?,........ect
How about other forms of law other than commandments? What about the Law of Gravity? Is the law of gravity still in effect? What about the health laws of the O.T.? Are there not standards to living a healthy life today?
The Passover sacrifice gives victory over sin (GRACE). Those who dont partake of the sacrifice will be found guilty according to THE LAW
Romans 10:4 - For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth.
"End" - tel'-os
From a primary word τέλλω tellō (to set out for a definite point or goal); properly the point aimed at as a limit, that is, (by implication) the conclusion of an act or state (termination [literally, figuratively or indefinitely], result [immediate, ultimate or prophetic], purpose); specifically an impost or levy (as paid): - + continual, custom, end (-ing), finally, uttermost. Compare G5411.
Recognize sin and Repent
And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up: That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life. For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved(exsposed).But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.
613 (Mitzoth) laws
248 positive commandments (248 organs in human body)
365 negative commandments (365 tendons in the body structure)
(7 Noahide Laws /found within the 613)
_________Spiritual Israel Gal.3:24-29 !______
We are given the Law to know how to pleasure God (reasone we were created REV.4:11) and to know how to live healthy and spiritually. Overall how to embrace life (spiritually and physically).
John 14:21 He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.
Matthew 6:19-21 Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
Matthew 7:24 Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock: :)
Matthew 7:26 And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand:
John 15:1-2 I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman. Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit.
John 15:9 As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you: continue ye in my love.
John 15:12 This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you
John 14:24 He that loveth me not keepeth not my sayings: and the word which ye hear is not mine, but the Father's which sent me.
Revelation 22:12/(,14)/ And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be. (judgement)
John 14:31 But that the world may know that I love the Father; and as the Father gave me commandment, even so I do. Arise, let us go hence.
******** 1 Jn.3:4 / 1 Jn.1:8/ Jn. 11:50
Ex.32:26/ 1 Thess.5:2-12
The annointed/Christian's (of the last days) embrace both Torah and Messiah Rev.12:17 & Rev.14:12 (Ex.12:49/ Ps.119:33-40)
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Matt.7:22-23 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.
Greek #459 /anomia/ "Ye that work lawlessness" (illegality)
that is, violation of law or (generally) wickedness: - iniquity, X transgress (-ion of) the law, unrighteousness.
Deut.17:9 The Levitical priests were the government at times of the temple and those who traspassed the law were to be brought before them and They would execute God's judgement. This priesthood isn't in order and the temple doesnt stand. This is why Jew's don't stone to death and such according to Torah cause they have no one of this authority which should serve as a sign that Messiah has come.
(The Priest line was the tribe of Levi and the authority of keeping the order was to be done by full Levites. Others were eventually given to service some with good intentions others with dark hearts.)
Eze.44:7,10,15/ Eze.40:46/ Num.8:24-25/ Deut.10:8 (Deut.33:8)
Examples of given to service (of Nathan)- Nethinim, Netinim, Nathinites, Nathineans Hebrew #5411
"The noun occurs 18 times in the Masoretic Text of the Hebrew bible, once in 1 Chron.9:2, then the remainder in Ezra and Nehemiah and always in the plural (Ezra 2:70; 7:7,24; 18:17,20/ Neh. 3:26; 7:46,60, 73; 10:29)
Also we have those who crept into the service from elsewhere -whosoever reads let him understand 1 Chron.2:55
Ps.138:2 I will worship toward thy holy temple, and praise thy name for thy lovingkindness and for thy truth: for thou hast magnified thy word above all thy name.