Updated: Apr 9, 2021
For the commandment [is] a lamp; and the law [is] light; and reproofs of instruction [are] the way of life:
For some odd reason, Christians, believe “the law” is gone and done away with. For some odd reason we keep quoting grace and mercy as if this was a new theme song. I have yet to hear these mega preachers and social media Christians speak on the Levitical laws, 613 Laws in the Torah. The commandant is a lamp and the law is light, it is the law (the thing Jesus said he came to fulfill in the book of Mathew and not abolish) then we must seek to understand that the law never went away. Without Law there is no order, if there is no order then. There is chaos. You are able to stand outside and in your house without floating in the air because of the LAW of gravity. Therefore, the law stands and never fails. Whether you agree or disagree with the LAW of gravity, it doesn’t matter because it cannot change. God is the same way. If God The Father , The Son and The Spirit could change , this means that they could get better , but that’s impossible because if he got better than that means he was worse , and we know God doesn’t get worse or better because Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today, and forever. LAW is like an eternal truth, that is the expressed as instructions or commandments. This is why John For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ. If we are supposed to be the light of the world then we must understand the law if it is our light. I sometimes feel that we say the law went way because we don’t understand how it can be applied today.
Leviticus 24:2 (KJV)
Command the children of Israel, that they bring unto thee pure oil olive beaten for the light, to cause the lamps to burn continually.
Exodus 27:20 (KJV)
And thou shalt command the children of Israel, that they bring thee pure oil olive beaten for the light, to cause the lamp to burn always.
As we see the LORD gave the children of Israel a command to bring in pure olive oil that was beaten for the light to cause them to burn continually. Interesting enough olives have to be beaten for light, just like, Jesus Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered;. We should also be beaten for light as well, although shouldn’t we be crucifying our flesh daily? Since the text says pure olive oil this means that I was free from impurities and leaves which can be seen as a symbolization of the heart as well , being free from iniquity (unseen sin in the heart). The light had to be burned in the tabernacle, so they could see while this also represented the soul in our bodies. Now when Aaron the priest , and the Levites did this they were the ones that went in for the people. So now that Christ is has come and died does this mean that we don’t worry about the light in the tabernacle anymore? No… But if a man walk in the night, he stumbleth, because there is no light in him. This is why the tabernacle can be seen as a representation of man. This means that we are making sure that that light is burning inside of us like the preist did And ye shall be unto me a kingdom of priests, and an holy nation. These [are] the words which thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel. Then the same thing is repeated here by John And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen. So looking at this, this means that we are priest, Jesus Christ being the High Priest , so in our hearts we keep the light burning as they did physically. When it comes to understanding some of the laws in the bible, what God was doing physically with the people he wanted them done to their hearts. I wanted to provide an example to express to you that the LAW has never went away. Yes you still live under the Law, Paul says For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. Since we were born out of sin this means that we are already dead as soon as we our born. Therefore Now if we be dead with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with him:. So, know that Christ offered himself as a sacafrice we now have a man Jesus Christ who has atoned for our sins by fulfilling the title as the Lamb of God. So, when Paul say we live under grace he meant that the reason you are alive today is because of grace, not because of the law going away. If you commit a sin ,You stand before God , and Satan your adversary is going to accuse you and say he did it , if its true God will say your punishment is death , your guilty , and you would be on your way to the Electric chair , however Jesus would be standing at the door saying hey , I got this one for you Go and sin no more . Here we see grace used to keep you alive so you can fulfill the law, not so you can turn grace into a disgrace by willfully sinning or turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness and denying the only Lord God and our Lord Jesus Christ. The law is God’s Word , so next time when we hear the word “law” in church don’t get religious and think that it went away. Jesus knew you were going to do this when he came on earth , this is why he told us on Mount Olive” Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil. He said “ Think not “ . And yet it’s in our hearts every day because we go by what we have been taught and not what we have read. A Man is recorded in the bible asking Jesus a question saying Master, which is the great commandment in the law? Jesus said unto him, 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. Read your Bible , not your devotional ,or bible app notifications. Read that chapter over and over again , dwell on that scripture and that verse , read that book out the bible over and over again. We always want to pray to God and ask for grace , and when we don’t get our prayers answered we blamed God and other people or we jus wait in our wilderness until we physically die for something we should have been had. He that turneth away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer shall be abomination.
I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.
Peace be to all, and love with faith, From God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ
Grace be with all them that love our Lord Jesus Christ in Sincerity.Amen