Free from the Stronghold of the Law
Written by Christian Author, Pola Muzyka
When we take a stand for righteousness, the fruit of the spirit is evident in our lives. There is no law against this evidence. The law of sin and death no longer has control over us.
The law was given through Moses.
A true believer [in Christ] can be recognized by the fruit he or she produces even against great odds. This fruit [love] goes far beyond normal expectations. It tears down strongholds, crosses barriers, heals, satisfies, redeems, and continues the fulfillment of the law.
The influence it [the love/fruit of a true believer] produces falls on the rest of the world. Mercy and grace fall on us time and time again from our Heavenly Father through Jesus Christ.
Today we have laws that deviate from the original laws given through Moses by God.
Worldly laws allowing abortion, mercy killing, honor killing, cruel and unusual punishment, and other deviations from God’s law will be dealt with [by God]. Following these laws [is against the commandment of the new covenant] does not produce the fruit of the spirit against which there is no law.
So how can we keep the law of the land and yet be free from the stronghold of the law? How can we be free from the stronghold of the law without receiving condemnation for breaking the law?
5 Biblical tips to be free from law:
1. Understand what Jesus Christ requires of us, since he [completed] fulfilled the law.
Matthew 5:17 Do not think that I have come to do away with or undo the Law or the Prophets; I have come not to do away with or undo but to complete and fulfill them.
Romans 13:10 Love does no wrong to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.
Ephesians 5:10 And try to learn [in your experience] what is pleasing to the Lord [let your lives be constant proofs of what is most acceptable to Him].
2. Help others to understand the requirements of Jesus Christ under the new covenant.
Galatians 6:1 Brothers, if anyone is caught in any transgression, you who are spiritual should restore him in a spirit of gentleness. Keep watch on yourself, lest you too be tempted.
3. Have faith that produces love [the fruit of the spirit].
James 2:14-17 My brothers and sisters, what good does it do if someone claims to have faith but doesn’t do any good things? Can this kind of faith save him? 15Suppose a believer, whether a man or a woman, needs clothes or food 16and one of you tells that person, “God be with you! Stay warm, and make sure you eat enough.” If you don’t provide for that person’s physical needs, what good does it do? 17In the same way, faith by itself is dead if it doesn’t cause you to do any good things.
4. Cultivate the fruit of the spirit.
Galatians 5:22-23 But the spiritual nature produces love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23gentleness, and self-control. There are no laws against things like that.
5. Trust the new covenant even through hard times.
Jeremiah 31:31 Behold, the days are coming, says the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah,
Matthew 26:28 For this is My blood of the new covenant, which [ ratifies the agreement and] is being poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.
Hebrews 8:13 When God speaks of a new [covenant or agreement], He makes the first one obsolete (out of use). And what is obsolete (out of use and annulled because of age) is ripe for disappearance and to be dispensed with altogether.
Hebrews 12:24 And to Jesus, the Mediator (Go-between, Agent) of a new covenant, and to the sprinkled blood which speaks [of mercy], a better and nobler and more gracious message than the blood of Abel [which cried out for vengeance].