Here are some questions we should ask ourselves:
How do I live under the commandments of my Lord, Jesus Christ together with the precepts of the New Covenant and STAY under Grace?
How do I not get into law and not be in violation of Chapter 1 of Galations? (Gal 1:6-7Amp)
Don’t feel badly at least 90% of the preachers today do not preach on this according to Holy Scripture. When our physical mind tells us to follow a rule this is “law” and self effort. After mans fall in the Garden his default position for a rule is to go to the law and not his heart. We will go there naturally. Oh most of these preachers, and many of them are from denominational churches, are very good at telling their flocks how they are to love more, or have more faith, and of course a litany of do’s and don’ts contained in these Holy Scriptures. These precepts are usually good things that come right out of Scripture, EXCEPT FOR ONE MAJOR FLAW, they do not tell you the HOW. That is right, HOW? They assume now we know the “right” way and we will just do or not do what their message says. This means that the message goes to our physical minds for fruition and not to our Spirits. This means if we act at all it is “self effort” which is the bane to God’s way to Redemption. Scripture tells us self effort is like “filthy rags” or let me be more blunt, these rags are those of a soiled sanitary napkin. The only solution is for this power to come from the Holy Spirit or it can be worse than nothing. There is only one solution we are to walk in the spirit and not in the flesh. If we walk in the spirit He will direct our ways and then we will have the mind of Christ. Jesus and the Holy Spirit agree on everything.
There is only one righteousness and this is Jesus Himself. He lives in us with the Holy Spirit and we MUST get in contact with Him and the Holy Spirit to live and follow His directions. Remember He is the Word. He is perfect and His word is perfect in its original language. So how do we do this? Well first we have to bring the Holy Spirit out of the back room and put Him where he belongs, with Jesus. We go through Scriptures and look, imagine and meditate on Him. Learn and study the word on how we follow His Spirit and not our own flesh.
“17. Now the Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is Liberty. 18. But we all with unveiled face beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as from the Lord, the Spirit.” (2Cor. 3:17, 18 NASB)
The Amplified Bible version makes this even more clear by saying this transformation is by the Spirit and not our own minds. (2 Cor. 3:17, 18 AMP) So how do we get from our physical mind to the mind of Christ, or become more like the Jesus who is in us? Easy. You don’t. We read, study and learn more about Jesus and the Holy Spirit and we learn how to hear from the Holy Spirit as we grow we will become more like Jesus.
Now when the Believer is following the Scripture it comes from his Heart, or Spiritual mind and not the flesh. This fits perfectly with the New Covenant as stated in Hebrew 8 and 10.(Heb 8&10 Amp) God will not remember our sins and He will imprint His Laws (not the Mosaic Laws) on our hearts and these new laws of Jesus come from the Holy Spirit. We need preachers to tell us more about Jesus from the Scripture as He did on the Emmaus Road.
Well, ok, this clearly is what the Scripture is saying, how can you or anyone tell when your following your mind, or your Heart? Simple. Look at the fruit. Law is the strength of sin and the Spirit is life. You see we go to the Scriptures for our answer.
Well, wait a minute Pastor Bryan. Are you saying we are not to use this wonderful brain God gave us in learning the Holy Scriptures? God forbid, We are! However, we need to learn how to use “this brain” always under His guidance and authority. When the first Adam fell in the garden he had a great brain, and knowledge of good and evil. Man still have this today and yet without staying completely under His authority and following His Holy Scriptures He is still in a “mess”. The Bible tells us as believers we are new creatures reborn and renewed by the Holy Spirit. (2Corn.5:17 Amp) and that we are to renew our minds (Rom. 12:2&3 Amp) by studying and meditating on the word of God. The scriptures tell us we are stewards of the mysteries of God, therefore obviously it is very important for all of us as believers to be able to read the scriptures perfectly. As believers we not only have eternal life but there are over 7,000 promises in the scriptures for us as Believers. It is extremely important that we use our brain as intended and spelled out clearly by Him. This a big part of our study. Much more will be revealed and before we know it God will start changing us from the inside without our even being aware of the changes.
This and many other truths are contained in the Bible or Holy Scriptures which is the main tool that God uses in communicating with us. Therein the Scriptures He tells us about ourselves and Himself, including most of all His son, Jesus Christ. Virtually every page in the scripture in both the Old Testament and New Testament has something to do with His Glorious Son. The Bible in its original languages, the Old Testament and the New Testament are not only perfect but they are integrated. There is no detail in the scriptures which is not important. Every word name and number is important. It is Gods’ desire that all men come to salvation through Jesus and that all believers are in one accord. However since the cross and resurrection Christians have been divided in multiple denominations and various factions. Division is the work of the enemy. This division has weakened the churches of this world to a considerable degree, resulting in a tremendous loss of power in the world. This loss of power has affected both the ability to keep the enemy at bay and bringing new converts to Jesus Christ. The Church was supposed to be the salt and light of the world showing men the right way and preventing putrefaction as we all know that sin has become more and more rampant in our world today. Why? Obviously there is not enough salt and light. This is the problem, now what is the solution?
In my opinion, if all Christians would apply the rules on interpretation given by the Scriptures they will all end up with the same meaning and be of one accord.