Overcoming the Law of Moses
Posted October 11, 2007
On October 4th, I completed my 21 day Daniel fast that was directed by the Lord. I overcame several things during the fast. October 3rd was a major revelation and overcoming of the law of Moses. The important thing was the revelation that the entire law of Moses was in my heart, not just the ten commandments. Romans 2 verses 14 and 15 tell us about the law in our hearts, "For when the Gentiles, which have not the law, do by nature the things contained in the law, these, having not the law, are a law unto themselves: v.14 Which shew the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and their thoughts the mean while accusing or else excusing one another;" v.15 Also Galatians 3:23 tells us that the law shuts up faith, "But before faith came, we were kept under the law, shut up unto the faith which should afterwards be revealed."
Abraham walked by faith; he lived by faith. Romans 4:12-16 says, "And the father of circumcision to them who are not of the circumcision only, but who also walk in the steps of that faith of our father Abraham, which he had being yet uncircumcised. v.12
For the promise, that he should be the heir of the world, was not to Abraham, or to his seed, through the law, but through the righteousness of faith. v.13
For if they which are of the law be heirs, faith is made void, and the promise made of none effect: v.14
Because the law worketh wrath: for where no law is, there is no transgression. v.15
Therefore it is of faith, that it might be by grace; to the end the promise might be sure to all the seed; not to that only which is of the law, but to that also which is of the faith of Abraham; who is the father of us all," v.16
I have read that according to Jewish tradition, there are 613 commandments given by God through Moses. I personally do not know nor have attempted to determine how many commandments are given, but you can find some of them in Exodus 20-23, Leviticus 4-5, 10-15, 19-20, 22-23, 25, & 27, Deuteronomy 6-8, 10, 12-16, 22-23, 25-26, 28, 31, and so forth, and Numbers 5-7, 9, 15, 18, 29, and 35.
I thank God that he took all of this out of the way and gave us one commandment that will deliver us from all of the law in Mark 1:15, "And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel."
I Timothy 1:9 says, "Knowing this, that the law is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient..."
In Colossians 2:13-17 it says, "And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath he quickened together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses; v.13
Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross; v.14
And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it. v.15
Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days: v.16
Which are a shadow of things to come; but the body is of Christ." v.17
The apostles and elders in Jerusalem and the Holy Ghost settled once and for all that the law is not made for a righteous man. We see this in Acts 15:6-29, "And the apostles and elders came together for to consider of this matter. v.6
And when there had been much disputing, Peter rose up, and said unto them, Men and brethren, ye know how that a good while ago God made choice among us, that the Gentiles by my mouth should hear the word of the gospel, and believe. v.7
And God, which knoweth the hearts, bare them witness, giving them the Holy Ghost, even as he did unto us; v.8
Notice Peter speaking by the Holy Spirit made it plain that God gave the Holy Ghost both to Jew and Gentile.
And put no difference between us and them, purifying their hearts by faith. v.9
God speaking through Peter made it clear that you deal with Gentile and Jew just alike. The gospel mixed with faith.
Now therefore why tempt ye God, to put a yoke upon the neck of the disciples, which neither our fathers nor we were able to bear? v.10
To teach that a person must keep the law is tempting God and it puts a yoke on the neck of God's people, which the Jewish fathers were unable to bear.
But we believe that through the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ we shall be saved, even as they. v.11
Then all the multitude kept silence, and gave audience to Barnabas and Paul, declaring what miracles and wonders God had wrought among the Gentiles by them. v.12
And after they had held their peace, James answered, saying, Men and brethren, hearken unto me: v.13
Simeon hath declared how God at the first did visit the Gentiles, to take out of them a people for his name. v.14
And to this agree the words of the prophets; as it is written, v.15
After this I will return, and will build again the tabernacle of David, which is fallen down; and I will build again the ruins thereof, and I will set it up: v.16
That the residue of men might seek after the Lord, and all the Gentiles, upon whom my name is called, saith the Lord, who doeth all these things. v.17
Known unto God are all his works from the beginning of the world. v.18
Wherefore my sentence is, that we trouble not them, which from among the Gentiles are turned to God: v.19
But that we write unto them, that they abstain from pollutions of idols, and from fornication, and from things strangled, and from blood. v.20
For Moses of old time hath in every city them that preach him, being read in the synagogues every sabbath day. v.21
Then pleased it the apostles and elders, with the whole church, to send chosen men of their own company to Antioch with Paul and Barnabas; namely, Judas surnamed Barsabas, and Silas, chief men among the brethren: v.22
And they wrote letters by them after this manner; The apostles and elders and brethren send greeting unto the brethren which are of the Gentiles in Antioch and Syria and Cilicia: v.23
Forasmuch as we have heard, that certain which went out from us have troubled you with words, subverting your souls, saying, Ye must be circumcised, and keep the law: to whom we gave no such commandment: v.24
It seemed good unto us, being assembled with one accord, to send chosen men unto you with our beloved Barnabas and Paul, v.25
Men that have hazarded their lives for the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. v.26
We have sent therefore Judas and Silas, who shall also tell you the same things by mouth. v.27
For it seemed good to the Holy Ghost, and to us, to lay upon you no greater burden than these necessary things; v.28
That ye abstain from meats offered to idols, and from blood, and from things strangled, and from fornication: from which if ye keep yourselves, ye shall do well. Fare ye well." v.29
If you believe the gospel, you will be well able to accomplish the above four things in your life.
God bless you,