ARE YOU LIVING UNDER THE LAW OR UNDER GRACE? – 2 Rev. Elekima Ekine

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“What shall we say then that Abraham our father, as pertaining to the flesh, hath found? …Abraham believed God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness. Romans 4:1

“… for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified” Galatians 2:16

When you talk about law, you talk about flesh, you talk about works. There is a connection between the law, flesh and works. The law brings forth works of the flesh, when a man is working things out from the flesh, he’s working it out from the flesh by the law.

Law makes flesh to work. The law is of works. That’s what defines the law that is why the believer, the new testament believer will be frustrated because you are trying to get things by works, and God says it is not by your works anymore,  it is by faith lest any man should boast.

When you are talking about the law you are talking about your performance, what you want to do by yourself to make the promise happen, that’s the law , that’s performance , that’s the flesh and as long as you bring yourself into that mode you are out of grace , and you are not under the influence of the Holy Ghost to work on your behalf.

As a believer, you must understand that the law has come to an end.  it’s a  matter  living in the grace and in the finished work of Jesus Christ. When you live by that you will fulfill the 10 commandments  and every commandments that is supposed to be fulfilled.

So the essence of that is this, when you bring yourself into the place where you measure yourself with what you are performing , you have brought yourself out of  grace and that means you are in pride before God you are telling God I can do this by myself. When you are doing things , when you are saying that you have brought yourself out of grace – that’s why the Bible tells in Galatians he that seeks to be justified by the law has cut himself out of grace. Grace says ‘In Him we live, in Him we move and have our being’. God has called us out of works to live by what He has done for us.

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