I know it is the festive season but I really didn’t try and make the DIG “headline” today sound like it was from pantomime.
It will probably be a rather controversial DIG though!
Many people try to come to the Lord (for salvation, blessings, healing etc.) through their own self-efforts and good works.
This is classed as law.
I am not against anyone performing good works, however I do speak up about people performing good works (of law) in order to come into or improve their relationship with God.
Works of the law can justify no man; that comes only through faith (Galatians 2 v 16).
Trying to trust in self-efforts and good works in order to relate to God is actually sin.
In other words trying to live by law in your Christian life is sin.
Romans 14 v 23 tells us that whatever is not of faith is sin, and Galatians 3 v 12 tells us that law is not of faith; so we can deduce that living by law is sin.
These verses are not saying that the law itself is sin; the law is perfect and was God’s way under the old covenant.
However we are not under the old covenant any more, we live under the new covenant and under this covenant living in any other way than faith is sin.
Scripture is very clear on this, yet mainstream church is still telling us to do this, do that, stop this and stop that in order to have relationship with God and in order to be blessed by God.
That is law and by rightly dividing Romans 14 v 23 and Galatians 3 v 16 that is sin!
Some people may be saying, “oh no it’s not”, but I say, “oh yes it is”, and so does the Bible.
Faith in Jesus and His finished work is the only way to come into relationship with God and it is the only way to continue receiving the full blessings of God.
Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord that I now live under the new covenant and can live a life of faith without requirements for works of the law”.
Romans 14 v 23…..for whatever is not of faith is sin
Galatians 3 v 12…..And the law is not of faith……