Law of Moses still stands
Malachi 4:4 -
Remember ye the law of Moses my servant, which I commanded unto him in Horeb for all Israel, with the statutes and judgments.
In the Bible there were 5 people with whom the Lord made a Covenant with regards to the salvation of man. It all started with Noah, Abraham, Jacob, Moses and lastly Jesus.
Noah's Covenant also known as the Rainbow Covenant was where man was promised the Holy Spirit symbolized as Rainbow.
Abraham's Covenant also known as the Seed Covenant was where generations were promised to Abraham through his Seed Jesus Christ.
Jacob's Covenant also known as the Pillar (promise) Covenant was where the shut doors of Heaven were promised to be opened unto the generations of Jacob (Israel).
Moses' Covenant also known as the Sea and Cloud Covenant was where the Lord committed unto the people of God that He (Son and Spirit) would actually do the job of saving man.
Jesus' Covenant was the fulfillment of all previous covenants and is called as the Covenant of Grace. Before Jesus came as man, mercy was to be earned and there was no guaranty of receiving the sufficient mercy required (grace) for any job including being saved. That's the reason we do not see scriptures of faith healing before Jesus but only mercy healing. It was after Jesus came that grace in abundance was made available that by faith all in the Lord is possible.
Coming to the Law of Moses, even Jesus kept the Law of Moses and since He did not break even one commandment He was without blemish. What people do not understand the Law we read is the shadow of the Law which the Lord gave and they needed to be done in spirit more than in the flesh.
To give you an example let me hypothetically take if the Law of Moses says to kneel, if one take the spiritual understanding of the words actually mean humbling one's self before God. The root of the Hebrew word 'knee' means 'blessing' and kneeling means laying our blessings down on the floor before the Lord, thus acknowledge the Lord as Lord of our blessings. If we kneel without being humble we fail the purpose and thus act in the flesh.
Some classify the Law of Moses into Moral Laws, Dietary Laws, Sanctuary Laws... (maybe more), but once you really understand them in spirit you will find they do not mean a bit what people think it is and is valid even today.
Jesus put an end to the flesh of the Law of Moses by revealing the Truth in spirit, but did not change the Law, not even a word of it.
If we do the Law of Moses in the flesh we will surely die but if we do it in spirit then we land up doing exactly what Jesus taught and will thus live. We need to die to the flesh of the Law and live in the spirit of the Law.
[ Prayer Starter ]
Lord Jesus, before You came as man on earth all the Prophets spoke about You. Even Moses did all things as a shadow of You. Lord by your Spirit You reveal to us the Truth as spoken through Moses. Lord, open our minds that we keep the commandments in spirit and truth...
This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.
[ Reference Scripture ]
17 For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.
3 And Jesus put forth his hand, and touched him, saying, I will; be thou clean. And immediately his leprosy was cleansed.
4 And Jesus saith unto him, See thou tell no man; but go thy way, shew thyself to the priest, and offer the gift that Moses commanded, for a testimony unto them.
5 And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh?
6 Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.
7 They say unto him, Why did Moses then command to give a writing of divorcement, and to put her away?
8 He saith unto them, Moses because of the hardness of your hearts suffered you to put away your wives: but from the beginning it was not so.
8 For laying aside the commandment of God, ye hold the tradition of men, as the washing of pots and cups: and many other such like things ye do.
9 And he said unto them, Full well ye reject the commandment of God, that ye may keep your own tradition.
10 For Moses said, Honour thy father and thy mother; and, Whoso curseth father or mother, let him die the death:
11 But ye say, If a man shall say to his father or mother, It is Corban, that is to say, a gift, by whatsoever thou mightest be profited by me; he shall be free.
12 And ye suffer him no more to do ought for his father or his mother;
13 Making the word of God of none effect through your tradition, which ye have delivered: and many such like things do ye.
21 And when eight days were accomplished for the circumcising of the child, his name was called JESUS, which was so named of the angel before he was conceived in the womb.
22 And when the days of her purification according to the law of Moses were accomplished, they brought him to Jerusalem, to present him to the Lord;
23 (As it is written in the law of the Lord, Every male that openeth the womb shall be called holy to the Lord;)
24 And to offer a sacrifice according to that which is said in the law of the Lord, A pair of turtledoves, or two young pigeons.
25 Then he said unto them, O fools, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken:
26 Ought not Christ to have suffered these things, and to enter into his glory?
27 And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself.
44 And he said unto them, These are the words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the psalms, concerning me.
45 Then opened he their understanding, that they might understand the scriptures,
46 And said unto them, Thus it is written, and thus it behoved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day:
47 And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.
48 And ye are witnesses of these things.
49 And, behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high.
43 The day following Jesus would go forth into Galilee, and findeth Philip, and saith unto him, Follow me.
44 Now Philip was of Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and Peter.
45 Philip findeth Nathanael, and saith unto him, We have found him, of whom Moses in the law, and the prophets, did write, Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.
14 And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up:
15 That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.
45 Do not think that I will accuse you to the Father: there is one that accuseth you, even Moses, in whom ye trust.
46 For had ye believed Moses, ye would have believed me: for he wrote of me.
47 But if ye believe not his writings, how shall ye believe my words?
31 Our fathers did eat manna in the desert; as it is written, He gave them bread from heaven to eat.
32 Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Moses gave you not that bread from heaven; but my Father giveth you the true bread from heaven.
33 For the bread of God is he which cometh down from heaven, and giveth life unto the world.
19 Did not Moses give you the law, and yet none of you keepeth the law? Why go ye about to kill me?
20 The people answered and said, Thou hast a devil: who goeth about to kill thee?
21 Jesus answered and said unto them, I have done one work, and ye all marvel.
22 Moses therefore gave unto you circumcision; (not because it is of Moses, but of the fathers;) and ye on the sabbath day circumcise a man.
23 If a man on the sabbath day receive circumcision, that the law of Moses should not be broken; are ye angry at me, because I have made a man every whit whole on the sabbath day?
24 Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment.
4 They say unto him, Master, this woman was taken in adultery, in the very act.
5 Now Moses in the law commanded us, that such should be stoned: but what sayest thou?
6 This they said, tempting him, that they might have to accuse him. But Jesus stooped down, and with his finger wrote on the ground, as though he heard them not.
7 So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.
8 And again he stooped down, and wrote on the ground.
9 And they which heard it, being convicted by their own conscience, went out one by one, beginning at the eldest, even unto the last: and Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst.
10 When Jesus had lifted up himself, and saw none but the woman, he said unto her, Woman, where are those thine accusers? hath no man condemned thee?
11 She said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said unto her, Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more.
10 And he became very hungry, and would have eaten: but while they made ready, he fell into a trance,
11 And saw heaven opened, and a certain vessel descending unto him, as it had been a great sheet knit at the four corners, and let down to the earth:
12 Wherein were all manner of fourfooted beasts of the earth, and wild beasts, and creeping things, and fowls of the air.
13 And there came a voice to him, Rise, Peter; kill, and eat.
14 But Peter said, Not so, Lord; for I have never eaten any thing that is common or unclean.
15 And the voice spake unto him again the second time, What God hath cleansed, that call not thou common.
16 This was done thrice: and the vessel was received up again into heaven.
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