Thursday, January 16, 2014

Jan | 16 | Two dark mountains. One great light.


Two dark mountains. One great light.

John 1:17
For the law was given through Moses, but grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. NKJV

The law is indeed holy, just and good and if kept, then it brings with it safety for the individual, security for society and a measure of personal ‘prosperity’ on all fronts physical, moral, psychological and spiritual. For Israel as a nation, it also brings with it all the fulfillment of covenant blessing. However, if you break the law, it will without mercy, break you.

“Anyone who has rejected Moses' law dies without mercy on the testimony of two or three witnesses.” Hebrews 10:28 NKJV

The rejection of God’s holy law, that is, the breaking of the Mosaic law, was seen as a treacherous thing, an apostate act and in a covenant Theocracy, I would suggest was also tantamount to treason! Thus, it was publicly dealt with accordingly and any unmerciful dispatch was carried out without pity. (see Deuteronomy 17:1-7)

The law is holy, righteous, just and good. However, we are not. Consequently, all the unbending and unswerving in judicial application law can do is convict us, condemn us and kill us. At very best, the law, for all sinful people, is a but stern schoolmaster to keep us in line and to direct us toward Christ and His grace.

The law was delivered through Moses that most magnificent man of God. Yet, no matter how awesome the delivery of the law, etched by the finger of God in tables of stone against the backdrop of a molten mountain, shaking with fury and fuming with the fiery furnace of the holiness of God, it cannot save us. No, this was done by a small whisper from the Most High, who from the edges of His ways which breathed out the Word into the still calm of a cold night in Bethlehem and clothed Him in flesh. The earth did not shake but the shining angels all proclaimed peace and belted out a song of goodwill toward men. Kings did not tremble then, but shepherds came to behold with awe this enfleshment of the fullness of God in bodily form. Eventually wise men from afar came to worship Him and brought with them emblematic gifts of his sojourn here with us. The opening tokens of a covenant to be sealed in His precious blood.

This new covenant, this far better covenant, this only way back to God that needed truth and grace toward mankind to be birthed in a man from heaven, is found only through Jesus. That same Jesus who, on the giving of His unspoilt and sinless life on Calvary’s cross, allowed righteousness and peace to kiss and make up. Christ then, full of grace and truth was crucified for unmerciful liars like me and you, that we, believing in Him, might make useful that venting of the righteous fury of God from the furnace of His sons affliction on the dark mountain of Golgotha. Make useful I say, in that by faith, we believe that the righteousness of God is satisfied in the death for sinners of His only begotten son, and so, through this we have peace with an angry God through Jesus Christ the Lord, the lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world.

Listen:- Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. Romans 5:1-2 NKJV

Pray: -  Oh, precious is the flow, that makes me white as snow; No other fount I know, nothing but the blood of Jesus.

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