I made quite a ‘controversial’ statement in my DIG yesterday, saying that the law makes us sin by actually strengthening sin.
This kind of statement has got me into trouble before!
However this is Biblical truth that we need to explain to the church at large, as it seems to be one of the ‘best kept secrets’ in the body of Christ.
1 Corinthians 15 v 56 is the verse that talks about the law strengthening sin.
What this means is that if we preach law at people it will actually make sin rise up in their lives; it will strengthen sin, thus making people more likely to sin.
Saying, stop this and stop that, will actually make people do what you want them to stop.
By preaching law we will force people into sin, simply by reminding them about sin and ‘helping’ them focus their minds on it.
And this verse actually makes the preaching of law even more dangerous; it says that law strengthens sin and that sin kills, or brings death.
Yes, preaching law at people will bring death.
Now death means not receiving the blessings that God wants for them, but it can also mean physical death.
Preaching law kills!
Now that is not something you will hear preached in many churches this Sunday.
But it is exactly the reason why we should be preaching grace and not law.
Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord that I live under grace and not under law”.
1 Corinthians 15 v 56…..The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law