August 8

My beloved child…you have no power to keep your everyday life free from sin; indeed, you cannot.  Trying to do so is to continue trying to live the Old Covenant life of obedience to the Law in the power of the flesh…by your own efforts and in your own strength.  My purpose was to show Mankind clearly that he is utterly and hopelessly powerless to do so. [Father God…[Jer 11:1-8; 31:31-32]

During the time of God’s first Covenant…the Old Covenant…My children continually failed to keep their part of the agreement to obey Me.  God had said, “Obey Me and do everything I command you, and you will be My people, and I will be your God.”  But they did not listen or pay attention; instead, they followed the stubbornness of their own evil hearts. My children proved for over 1,200 years [Moses was given the Ten Commandments approx. 1220 BC] that they had neither the capability nor capacity in their sin-enslaved human nature to be faithful to their part of the covenant to obey the Law given by God to Moses.  They were hopelessly powerless, hopelessly impotent, hopelessly helpless to do so in the power of their sin-enslaved human nature.

Why, then, **        **, do you think by your own efforts and your own strength you can live before Me in perfection…free of sins and failures, free of mistakes and imperfections?  Don’t you understand…My Divine Son Jesus paid the penalty for sin, suffered the punishment for sin…for all time and eternity.  You HAVE the status of eternal righteousness before Me as a result of the Eternal Power and Eternal Worth of His Blood…why do you think you can have a righteousness that is acceptable to God of your own, that comes from obedience to the Law?  Don’t you understand…IT IS FINISHED!

Those who depend on the Law to make them right with God are under My curse, for the Scriptures say, “Cursed is everyone who does not observe and obey all the commands that are written in God’s Book of the Law.”  So it is clear that no one can be made right with God by trying to keep the Law.  For the Scriptures say, “It is through faith that a righteous person has life.”  This way of faith is very different from the way of Law, which contradicts the way of faith, saying, “It is through obeying the Law that a person has life.”

But My Divine Son Jesus has rescued you from the curse pronounced by the Law.  When He was hung on the cross, He took upon Himself the curse for your wrongdoing.  For it is written in the Scriptures, “Cursed is everyone who is hung on a tree.”  Through Christ Jesus My Son, I have blessed the Gentiles with the same blessing I promised to Abraham, so that you through faith might receive the realization of the promised Holy Spirit.
**        **, a man is justified or reckoned righteous and in right standing with God not by works of the Law , but only through faith and absolute reliance upon, adherence to, and trust in Jesus Christ the Messiah, the Anointed One.  Therefore even we ourselves have believed on Christ Jesus, in order to be justified by faith in Christ and not by works of the Law.  For no one can be justified by any observance of the ritual of the Law given by Moses, because by keeping legal rituals and by works no human being can ever be justified… declared righteous and put in right standing with God. [Gal 2:16]

My beloved child…here’s an example from everyday life.  Just as no one can set aside or amend an irrevocable agreement, so it is in this case.  I Myself gave the promises to Abraham and his “child.”  Notice that the Scripture doesn’t say “to his children,” as if it meant many descendants.  Rather, it says “to his Child“…and that, of course, means Christ My Son.  This is what I am trying to say, My beloved son/daughter: The agreement I Myself made with Abraham was not canceled 430 years later when I gave the Law to Moses.  If that were the case, I would be breaking My Own promise.  For if the promised inheritance could be received by observing the Law, then it would not be the result of accepting through faith My promise.  Don’t you understand, **        **?  I graciously gave it to Abraham as a free gift solely by virtue of My promise.  What then was the purpose of the Law?  It was added later on, after the promise, to disclose and expose to men their guilt because of transgressions and to make men more conscious of the sinfulness of sin; and it was intended to be in effect until the Descendant (My Divine Son Jesus) should come, to and concerning Whom the promise had been made. [Gal 3:11-19]

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