The Law and the Prophets
The Law and the Prophets were until Jesus. From the time of John, Jesus began to preach saying, Repent for the kingdom of heaven is at hand (Matt 4:17).
Matt 11:12-13 And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force. For all the prophets and the law prophesied until John.
The Law and the Prophets were until Jesus, and the last prophet John the Baptist announced the arrival of the long awaited Messiah.
As it was with the religion of the scribes and Pharisees who were hypocrites, so is it also today. Neither the deceptive teachers, within the religions of men nor their blind followers can enter the kingdom of heaven (Matt 23:13).
Luke 24:44 And he said unto them, These are the words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the psalms, concerning me.
The Law and the Prophets were until Jesus, who fulfilled all things spoken of Him.
Matt 24:14 And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.
Luke 16:16 The law and the prophets were until John: since that time the kingdom of God is preached, and every man presseth into it.
The Law and the Prophets were until John the Baptist who announced the arrival of the Messiah, Jesus the Christ.
The Law and the Prophets were until Jesus Christ who preached the Kingdom of God. All who have eyes to see and ears to hear, press into the Word of God and the new commandments of the lawgiver Christ the King.
The Law and the Prophets were until Jesus and His Gospel of the Kingdom of Heaven
Luke 8:17-18 For nothing is secret, that shall not be made manifest; neither any thing hid, that shall not be known and come abroad. Take heed therefore how ye hear: for whosoever hath, to him shall be given; and whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken even that which he seemeth to have.
Sadly, many who base their understanding and faith on the doctrines of men, will have their false sense of security stripped away. Faith and hope that is based on self righteousness and deceit is a deadly belief system unto damnation.
Matt 13:41 The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity.
Blessed are those who are persecuted for the Gospel of Christ, for they will inherit the kingdom of heaven (Matt 5:10). This is not a popular verse for those that subscribe to the teaching of the masters of deception regarding the pre tribulation rapture.
Matt 18:3 And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.
As little children we depend on our father. Jesus declared that He and the Father were one. The Law and the Prophets were until Jesus, who is the only way, and is the only truth.
It is only through Christ that we can have eternal life (John 3:15).
Matt 24:14 And this gospel of the kingdom (through Christ) shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.
Those that truly hear the voice of Jesus through the Holy Spirit that teaches us all things follow Him, and He knows their names (John 10:30, John 14:6, John 10:27, John 14:26).
Mark 4:11-12 And he said unto them, Unto you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God: but unto them that are without, all these things are done in parables: That seeing they may see, and not perceive; and hearing they may hear, and not understand; lest at any time they should be converted, and their sins should be forgiven them.
Those who are without the Holy Spirit cannot receive, nor can they understand the Word of God; obviously what Jesus teaches is spiritually discerned (1 Cor 2:14).
1 Cor 2:13 Which things also we speak, not in the words which man’s wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teaches; comparing spiritual things with spiritual.
He that rejects Jesus does not reject a man, but he rejects God, who has given unto us his Holy Spirit (1 Thess 4:8, John 16:7).