“But Israel, which followed after the law of Righteousness, hath not attained to the law of righteousness. Wherefore? Because they sought it not by Faith, but as it were by the works of the law. For they stumbled at that Stumbling Stone . . . . and that Rock was Christ !”
Romans 9:32-33 & I Corinthians 10:3-4
“Knowing that a man is not justified by the works (the toil, acts, labour, effort) of the law, but by the faith of
Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ (Yehushua the Moshiac – Jehovah’s Salvation & Anointing), that we might be justified (declared innocent, holy and righteous) by the faith of Christ . . . .
ref: I John 2:25-27
And not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified . . . . for whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all . . . For I through the law am dead to the law . . . For the wages of sin is death . . . And ye are become dead to the law by the body of Christ; so that ye might be married (joined as One) to Another, even to Him Who is raised from the dead, that we should bring forth fruit unto God . . . . and that I might live unto God !
ref: James 2:10 & John 17:21-23
Note: the old man works (toils) so hard to keep the law of Jehovah, in order that he may be declared innocent and righteous (justified) before God; but in vain . . . . For all have sinned, and fallen short of the glory of God, (for the law of sin in Adam, remains active and alive in his own flesh); and whosoever falls in even one point, becomes guilty of all; and therefore must die! For the wages of sin is death ! So we by faith, choose to die with Christ ! . . .
ref: Romans 3:23 & 5:12,19
But where then is our hope? . . . for the living know that they must die, but the dead know not anything! . . . And if our transgressions and our sins be upon us (our record remains marred and stained), and we pine away (are consumed) in them, how shall we then live ? . . . ref: Ecclesiastes 9:5 and Ezekiel 33:10
As I live, saith the Lord GOD !‘
For it is Christ in you, the Hope of glory . . . !’ Colossians 1:27
So we, by faith (in GOD’s spoken Word), die with Christ. We accept, and appropriate* His death on Calvary as our own; Now, even Today ! So that we also might rise again with Him, by faith, to walk in newness of Spirit and Life !
“For therein is the Righteousness of God (Jehovah, Yehuwah) revealed from faith to faith: as it is written,
The just shall live by faith !” Romans 1:16-17
For He is not the God of the dead, but the God of the Living ! ref: Mark 12:27
And now (through Christ) we are delivered (loosed) from the law (of sin and death), that being dead wherein we were held; (in bondage to fear and the sentence of death which overshadowed our entire lives) that we should serve in newness of Spirit, and not in oldness of the letter . . . For I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live! Yet not I, but Christ liveth 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.” Galatians 2:16-20 & Romans 6:23, 7:4-6, 8:2
“If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed !” John 8:36
“And you hath He quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins . . . And you being dead in your sins,
and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath He quickened together with Him (Christ Jesus), having forgiven
you all trespasses.
Blotting out* the handwriting (handwritten legal document, bond) of ordinances (civil, ceremonial or eccl-esiastical law) that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to His cross !”
Ephesians 2:1 & Colossians 2:13-14
“When Jesus (Yehushua) therefore had received the vinegar, He said, It is finished (paid in full) !
and He bowed His head, and gave up the ghost (spirit, breath) . . . .” John 19:30
Note: See the majesty of what the Son of Almighty God wrought on our behalf while here in human flesh. For these promises written by Paul have a dual application; not only to Jew and Gentile, but more importantly, to all of mankind and GOD, their Father in heaven !
“But now in Christ Jesus, ye who sometimes were far off, are made nigh by the blood of Christ (The Anointed One, Anointing). ref: Daniel 9:24. For He is our Peace, Who hath made both (God and man) One, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition (ref: Hebrew 10:19-20), between us . . . . by a new (recently slain) and Living Way, which He hath consecrated for us, through the veil, that is to say, His flesh ! . . .
Having abolished in His own flesh the enmity (hostility) of the law of commandments contained in ordinances;
for to make in Himself of twain one new man, and so making Peace !” Ephesians 2:13-15
“And having made Peace through the blood (ref: Leviticus 17:11) of His cross, by Him to reconcile all things
unto Himself; by Him (Christ Jesus), I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven. And you, that were sometime alienated and enemies of GOD in your mind by wicked works, yet now hath He reconciled !
In the body of His flesh through death, to present you holy and unblameable and reproveable in His sight !”
“Therefore being justified (declared innocent, holy, righteous) by faith, we have Peace with GOD through our
Lord (Sovereign King) Jesus Christ . . .” Romans 5:1-2
“Being justified freely by His Grace (the divine Influence upon the heart), through the Redemption (ransom in full, Salvation, deliverance, atonement) that is in Christ Jesus. Whom GOD hath set forth to be a Propitiation (atoning victim, mercy seat, satisfaction for), through faith in His blood, to declare His Righteousness for the remission of sins that are past . . . .
To declare, I say, at this time His Righteousness: that He might be Just (equitable, righteous in judgment), and the Justifier of him that believeth in Jesus (Yehushua) !” Romans 3:24-26
“For I am not ashamed of the gospel (Glad Tidings) of Christ: for it is the power of GOD unto Salvation (deliverance, rescue, safety, healing) to every one that believeth . . . . To the Jew first, and also to the Greek. For therein is the righteousness of God revealed . . . !” Romans 1:16-17
“But I say, Have they not heard? Yes verily, their sound went into all the earth, and their Words unto the ends of the world ! But I say, Did not Israel know? First Moses saith, I will provoke you to jealousy by them that are no people, and by a foolish nation (gentile, people) I will anger you.
But Esaias is very bold, and saith, I was found of them that sought Me not; I was manifest unto them that asked not after Me. But to Israel he saith, All day long I have stretched forth My hands unto a disobedient and gainsaying (dispute, contradict, deny) people . . . .” Romans 10:18-21
“For they stumbled at that Stumbling Stone; As it is written, Behold, I lay in Sion a Stumbling Stone and a Rock of offense: and whosoever believeth on Him shall not be ashamed !” Romans 9:32-22
“Wherefore, as the Holy Spirit saith, Today (even Now!), if ye will hear His Voice, harden not your hearts . . . .
For we are made partakers of Christ, if we hold the beginning of our confidence (faith, assurance) stedfast unto the end ! . . . Who of (by) GOD is made unto us, Wisdom, and righteousness, and Sanctification, and Redemption !”
Hebrews 3:7-14 and I Corinthians 1:30-31
“For here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of GOD, and (even) the faithof Jesus !” Revelation 14:12
May the LORD (Jehovah, Yehuwah) bless each of our brothers and sisters today,
and may you enter into that Rest which Christ has Promised to every one who believes
and walks by faith in Him !
your brother and sister,
Eric & Sarah Wilson and family – Isaiah Ministries