“19 For I through the Law am dead to the Law, that I might live unto God.
20 I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ lives in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave Himself for me.
21 I do not frustrate the Grace of God: for if righteousness come by the Law, then Christ is dead in vain.” Galatians 2:19-21
Born again Believers are dead to the Mosaic Law “through the Law”. The Mosaic Law is the porter (the Doorkeeper) which opened the door to “the Shepherd of the Sheep” Who calls His own and leads them out.
“ Verily, verily, I say unto you, he that enters not by the Door into the sheepfold, but climbs up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber.
2 But He that enters in by the Door is the Shepherd of the Sheep.
3 To Him the porter opens; and the Sheep hear His Voice: and He calls His own Sheep by name, and leads them out.” John 10:1-3.
Through faith placed in Jesus’ finished work on Calvary’s Cross, we are dead to the Law “through the Law” because Jesus Christ perfectly kept the Law. We are in Him and He in us so that we may live unto God.
When we make laws to overthrow sinful behaviors (humanistic psychology) and obtain righteousness other than faith OF the Son of God, we are climbing up another way…we are as a thief and a robber. The faith OF Jesus was by His perfect keeping of the Law and Sacrifice on the Cross, that whosoever believed in Him would be redeemed to God through His finished work on the Cross. Jesus’ Resurrection is proof that every sin, not some sin, but EVERY sin was atoned for completely on Calvary’s Cross. Knowing this, Who Jesus is and what He has done, there is no doubt as to His Resurrection.
We live by faith OF the Son of God, Who loves us and gave Himself for us. We are alive unto God through our faith in Jesus Christ. We are not alive unto God by understanding the mind of man, feasts, festivals, ceremonies and traditions but by simple faith in Jesus Christ, Who He is and what He has done on Calvary’s Cross for whosoever will believe. Do not frustrate the Grace of God. Righteousness does not come by the Law. Live unto God by faith in Jesus Christ and Him crucified…the faith of the Son of God and the power of God for those of us which are saved (1 Corinthians 1:18).
-Donna Clark Warren