“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
Through the Law we are dead to the Law. Jesus perfectly kept the Law and in Him, having died with Christ to the Law, we are able to live unto God. Before Salvation, the sinner cannot willingly submit to God. Sinners may in fact do good things, remember it was the tree of the knowledge of good and evil that Eve did eat, but this does not mean they are born again. I am convinced that the majority of Christians would have the modern church do nothing but labor and toil in the world to make the world a better place with no regards to doctrine. In other words, many judge the church by their good works and not their sound doctrine.
Sound doctrine, the fullness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ will cause a change in our lives. This circumcision made without hands by the working of the Holy Spirit in our hearts through our faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, Who HE is and what HE has done to break the power of sin in the Believer’s life, effectively causes old things to pass away and all things to become new. This is not just an old adage…this is Truth according to the Word of God of which myself and scores of other can testify.
Our sin nature, which we are all born with due to Adam’s fall, is isolated as we look unto Jesus for our Salvation and our victory over sin (Romans 6:14). Through our faith in Jesus and His redeeming work the Holy Spirit is able to do what He is commissioned to do in the hearts of every Believer, free us from the law of sin and death (Romans 8:2). When other methods are given to overcome sin, the Saints remain bound and their faith destroyed, which is satan’s sole purpose. These various methods are laws rewrapped and presented by satan’s synagogues to deceive the Believer. That is satan’s job. He has come to kill, steal and destroy. To deny this truth is to deny Scripture.
“I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou are rich) and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan.” Revelation 2:9
Sadly there are many in the modern churches which say they are Christians but are the synagogue of satan. You will know them by their fruit, not their good works. They are covered by religious fig leaves but their fruit is rotten. They may do many good works but Jesus will profess to them He never knew them (Matthew 7:23).
“Wherefore the Lord said, Forasmuch as this people draw near Me with their mouth, and with their lips do honor Me, but have removed their heart far from Me, and their fear toward Me is taught by the precept of men:” Isaiah 29:13
The backsliding begins when we frustrate the Grace of God and learn to fear the Lord through precepts of men. Our sin nature awakens to these laws and precepts and WE unknowingly dethrone the Holy Spirit from doing His mighty work in our hearts and lives when we turn back to law.
Beware of the tares that are sowed among the wheat. Don’t let the thorns choke the seed that was planted among you.
“7 And some (seeds) fell among thorns; and the thorns sprung up, and choked them:
8 But other fell into good ground, and brought forth fruit, some an hundredfold, some sixtyfold, some thirtyfold.
9 Who has ears to hear, let him hear.” Matthew 13:7-9
-Donna Clark Warren