I fought the law and the law won !
The law was good for the reason the law was given .
The law was given to reveal our desperate need for Christ , but once we come to Christ the purpose for the law is fulfilled.
The law is not dead, but we who are in Christ are now dead to the law and married to Christ Romans 7:4
We are now under a new law and this new law is called the law of the spirit of life in Christ .. Romans 8:2
All those in Christ are to be led by the spirit who now lives inside of them .. Romans 8
Gods spirit is like an internal GPS.. He leads us, instructs us and let's us know when we get off on the wrong exit. 2 Titus 2:11-12
To be led by the spirit we must see ourselves now dead to the law and alive unto God.
If we insist on holding on to the law, it will only frustrate Gods grace and Christ will become of no effect in our lives.
Christ is become of no effect unto you, whosoever of you are justified by the law; ye are fallen from grace.
To fall away does not necessarily mean to fall into sin, but it means to turn from grace and to turn back to your own self effort for being justified before God.
The law of self effort will also cause you to walk in a lot of false guilt and condemnation because this was the laws main ministry.
The law was never given for us to keep, but to reveal sin and to reveal our desperate need for Christ .
O by the way, the law was not just the ceremonial laws or sacrificial laws, but the law included the Big 10 written in stone ! 2 Corinthians 3:7
You know the ones that many have framed and hung on their walls!
But the law is the ministry of death and condemnation .. And we are to be dead to it
Every time you look at the Big 10 you need to understand why the law was given.
The law was given to show us that no matter how hard we tried to keep it, we never could. In fact the harder you try the more you failed. Romans 7:6-15
The law was never given to justify you, but to reveal your sin nature and to real your desperate need for Christ .
The only way to bear fruit is to see yourself now dead to the law and married to Christ. Romans 7:4
O by the way , Sin will lose its grip on you when you finally realize that you are no longer under the law, but grace Romans 6:14 www.itsgrace.com