Our Messiah also came to redeem those who were under the Old Covenant law, that they too might receive the adoption and be called the sons of Yahweh (Gal 4:5, Eph 1:15).
Romans 8:14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of Yahweh, they are the sons of Yahweh.
Through Messiah we are redeemed from the curse of the Old Law. Also, the letter of the Old Law could no longer apply to a New Covenant Church.
It is a terrible thing, to attempt to keep the Old Law, and fail, because only the curse and promise of the Old Law remains.
- The promise of the Old Covenant Contract is “The Savior” that would one day Save all who are Sealed with His Spirit.
- The curse is to be judged by the very Law that is impossible to keep after Messiah’s ascension (Rom 1:18-21, 2:12, 3:19-20, Gal 3:10).
Gal 3:13 Messiah hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree
The translation of Gal 3:13, is accepted within Christianity as factual and with great merit. Truth be told, it is one of the most deceitful and demonically inspired mistranslations ever to be penned. For he that is hanged is accursed of Yahweh (Deut 21:18-23). Can Yahweh curse Himself, or become a curse?
For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given, and the government shall be upon his shoulder; and they shall declare because of His glory, wonderful, counsellor, The mighty Yahweh, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace (Isa 9:6).
Messiah (who is without sin) hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, putting an end to the curse for us (1 John 3:5, Heb 4:15, Gal 3:13).
The Messiah appeared to put away, (or abolish) sin by the sacrifice of himself (2 Tim 2:15). He did not bear our sins, or become sin, but was manifest in the flesh to become the final sacrifice for sin.
Gal 2:21 I do not frustrate the grace of Yahweh: for if righteousness is through the law, then Messiah is dead in vain.
Mark 2:22 And no man putteth new wine into old bottles: else the new wine doth burst the bottles, and the wine is spilled, and the bottles will be marred: but new wine must be put into new bottles.
The New Testament Covenant has the Saving blood of the Messiah. Those who were under the Old Covenant law only had a covering for sin, but the blood of the Messiah takes away sins.
Romans 11:27 For this is my covenant unto them, when I shall take away their sins.
Putting new wine into an old bottle will cause both to perish because the old bottle is not designed for the new. Under the Old Covenant law, the temple of Yahweh was a building. Under the New Covenant, we are the temple that He dwells in (1 Cor 3:16-17; 1 Cor 6:19).
Those that claim to be under the Old Covenant law, do not understand the New Law of Messiah.
Not only is the New Law better, it also is the only one available, as the old has passed away. Through our Messiah we can become a new creation and all things have become new.
This new bottle then refers to our vessel that the Holy Spirit can reside in. If we try and remain under the Old Covenant law, the Holy Spirit is barred from dwelling in us, and the end result is that of destruction. All those in Messiah are a new creation, through His Spirit of reconciliation (2 Cor 5:17-19; 2 Tim 2:21).
Old Covenant Law of Sin Unto Death
Messiah the Savior has brought forth the new wine, which is the New Covenant last. That which He supplies is available to all that ask (1 John 3:22).
Isaiah 65:8 Thus saith Yahweh, As the new wine is found in the cluster, and one saith, Destroy it not; for a blessing is in it: so will I do for my servants’ sakes, that I may not destroy them all.
The old wine was available to those who were under the Old Covenant law. The Old Testament Law was fulfilled by Messiah on the Cross and has since vanished (John 19:30).
Heb 8:13 In that he saith, A new covenant, he hath made the first old. Now that which decayeth and waxeth old is ready to vanish away.
It is necessary to understand that the promise of the Old Law, given through the prophets, was fulfilled with our Risen Savior. His New Commandments are, also the entire New Testament Law.
What would carry forward from the original Hebraic laws, ordinances or commandments is:
1- The curse of claiming to be justified by the old law after the arrival of Messiah
There are only two Commandments given under the New Covenant (John 13:34, 15:12, Rom 13:9, 1 Tim 1:5, Heb 7:16, 1 John 4:21, Mat 22:36-40).
No man that drinks the old wine immediately desires the new, for he reckons that the old is better (Luke 5:39). However the fact remains that, the old has been annulled, in that it has been completely and legally voided out. It has vanished for all of eternity, and with it the penalty for sin was removed as well (Rom7:3-6, 8:2). The continual sacrifices required (as an ongoing payment for sin) is solid evidence that none could ever be justified by the works of the Old Law (Gal 2:16, 21).
The promise of the first covenant would be carried forward (Gal 3:17) The purpose of the first law was to teach, through faith, that the Spirit of Yahweh would one day reside in as many as would call upon His name.
The Old Testament Law was carnal, in that it pertained to the flesh. Whereas, the New Testament Law is Spiritually ordained and received. The flesh is indeed a very temporary dwelling place. However, the Spirit lives on forever, and will one day soon occupy a glorified eternal body (Heb 7:16, Rev 20:4).
Gal 3:2 This only would I learn of you, Received ye the Spirit by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith?
The second covenant Law of Yahweh, was written in the hearts of men, which represents Israel after the Spirit (Rom 11:26, Gal 6:15-16).
John 1:11-12 He came unto his own, and his own received him not. But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of Yahweh, even to them that believe on his name.
Many who were under the Old Covenant Law refused the Messiah that the prophets spoke of (Mic 7:7, Zech 9:9, Isa 62:11).
Isaiah 9:6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty Yahweh, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.
Heb 8:6 But now hath he obtained a more excellent ministry, by how much also he is the mediator of a better covenant, which was established upon better promises.
Under the Old Covenant Law, there were Ten Commandments written on tablets of stone.
The New Covenant Law of the Messiah is written on our hearts, and in our minds. A Covenant replacement occurs when a temporal contract (the Old Law and Covenants) is completed, and an eternal contract is established. The Ten Commandments were inseparable from the entire Law, that was given by Yahweh, unto Moses. The New Covenant contains two very unique, and all encompassing Commandments (Heb 10:16, Math 22:37-39).
Eph 2:15 Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances; for to make in himself of twain one new man, so making peace;
Our Messiah on the cross also paid the price for those who were under the Old Testament Law (or Covenant), wherein sin was unto death (Rom 8:2).
Mar 7:9 And he said unto them, Full well ye reject the commandment of Yahweh, that ye may keep your own tradition.
Rom 9:6 Not as though the word of Yahweh hath taken none effect. For they are not all Israel, which are of Israel.
None who are in the flesh, and without Yahweh’s Spirit, can rightfully claim to be justified. Nor are any of these even recognized by Him, that attempt to hold fast to that which has vanished. To hold to the false claim of justification, by attempting to keep the Old Law, is to forfeit the right to receive Messiah’s promise of eternal salvation (Gal 5:4, Phil 3:9, Romans 4:13-16).
It is this carnal nature that leads to death as it is a separation from Yahweh. The righteousness of the law may only be fulfilled in those who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit (Rom 8:4).
Romans 8:7 Because the carnal mind is enmity against Yahweh: for it is not subject to the law of Yahweh, neither indeed can be.
Messiah fulfilled the promise given to those who were under the Old Law. All that trust in the Old Covenant Law, that has vanished with the final sacrificial Lamb, will die in their sins. All that truly believe in the Messiah, may be justified from all things. This was not possible by the law given unto Moses (Acts 13:39, Rom 3:20-28, 5:9, Gal 2:16).
Gal 3:10 For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse: for it is written, Cursed is every one that continueth not in all things which are written in the book of the law to do them.
Redeemed us from the Old Covenant Law
Gal 5:18 But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law.
It is through Messiah alone that the promise of the inheritance given to Abraham and his seed might be realized. Abraham is the father of all who have a common faith, that they will receive the Spirit of Messiah, and one day be Saved (2 Cor 1:20, Gal 3:14).
Gal 3:24 Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Messiah, that we might be justified by faith.
But we are no longer under a schoolmaster, for we are all the children of Yahweh through faith in the Messiah (Gal 3:25-26).
The law and the prophets were until John the Baptist. Those things that were written in the Law of Moses and in the prophets were fulfilled in the Messiah.
Math 5:17 Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.
With the arrival of the Messiah, was the completion of the promise, foretold of through the law and the prophets.
Once a contract has expired, or is completed, it is no longer then in force – it is finished.
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.
Just as the priesthood was changed, so also was the Law changed, through the Messiah who is the eternal High Priest (Heb 7:12, 7:26, 8:1, 9:11, 10:11-12).
Heb 7:18 For there is verily a disannulling of the commandment going before for the weakness and unprofitableness thereof.
The Old Testament Law and commandments were temporal; they were but a shadow of better things to come, that would be realized in our Savior the Messiah (Heb 10:1).
Rom 13:10 Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.
Therefore we must conclude that a man is justified by faith without the works of the Law (Rom 3:28).