Under the Old Testament Law
The true followers of Yahshua are not under the Old Testament law of bondage, but the new law of liberty. The covenant of Yahshua was established upon better promises (Heb 8:6).
The new law of Yahshua is spiritually discerned, and therein lays the reason for the confusion. Without the baptism of the Holy Spirit, we can’t understand the mysteries of His gospel. The false teachers that are devoid of the Spirit of Yahshua, lead many to damnation, as they teach doctrines that are simply the commandments of men (Mark 7:7).
Jer 31:31 Behold, the days come, saith Yahweh, that I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah.
Yahshua our Redeemer is the mediator of a superior covenant. Those who were under the Old Testament law were the Hebrews. With the arrival of Yahshua came the New Testament promises available to all of His faithful followers.
Jer 31:32 Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day [that] I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt; which my covenant they brake, although I was an husband unto them, saith Yahweh.
Yahshua’s second covenant unto mankind was to take away their sins. Instead of allowing a covering for them as was the case under the Old Testament law, He became the final sacrifice under the New Law.
Yahshua’s children are not under the Old Testament law
Jer 31:33 But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; After those days, saith Yahweh, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be my people.
This passage refers to the whole house of Israel which includes all who trusted in Yahshua. Those that truly embrace His words of are most definitely not under the Old Testament law. Those filled with the Holy Spirit are the Elect, chosen by Yahshua who is the image of Yahweh. The promise of eternal life which is incorruption and immortality is the hope of the Spirit-filled believer and it is our assurance unto Salvation.
Isa 51:4 Hearken unto me, my people; and give ear unto me, O my nation: for a law shall proceed from me, and I will make my judgment to rest for a light of the people.
Isa 51:6 Lift up your eyes to the heavens, and look upon the earth beneath: for the heavens shall vanish away like smoke, and the earth shall wax old like a garment, and they that dwell therein shall die in like manner: but my salvation shall be for ever, and my righteousness shall not be abolished.
Isa 51:7 Hearken unto me, ye that know righteousness, the people in whose heart is my law; fear ye not the reproach of men, neither be ye afraid of their revilings.
Isaiah is referring to the followers of Yahshua, who is God manifest in the flesh. It is and will always be the Messiah Yahshua that men despise. Those who do not have the truth also are without the Spirit of Yahshua; these serve their father the devil and share in his hatred of the Lamb of God that takes away the sins of the world.
Isaiah’s prophecy is of a people that would know the new law of Yahshua; this law would be written in their hearts. Those who follow the New Testament laws of Yahshua are not under the Old Testament law, and they will receive redemption at His second coming.
Isa 51:11 Therefore the redeemed of Yahweh shall return, and come with singing unto Zion; and everlasting joy [shall be] upon their head: they shall obtain gladness and joy; and sorrow and mourning shall flee away.
Yahshua the Lord God of Israel, will redeem His people (Luke 1:68, 24:21).
Isaiah is speaking of the second gathering of the true Israel of God, a future prophecy that has yet to occur.
James 1:25 But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.
Yahshua also came to redeem those that were under the first law, that they also might receive the adoption of sons (Gal 4:5, John 1:17, Rom 3:20).
Escaping the Old Testament Law of bondage
We are not under the old testament law of bondage, but the law of liberty which is in Yahshua the Messiah. This covenant was established upon better promises (Heb 8:6).
James 2:8 If ye fulfil the royal law according to the scripture, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself, ye do well.
The first commandment of Yahshua is “Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind” (Mat 22:37-38).
The second commandment of the New Law of Yahshua is fulfilled in this saying; thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself (Gal 5:14, Gal 6:2, Mat 22:39). This was not realized by all who were under the Old Testament law, and that is why six of the commandments were unto doing no harm to others. The commandment of loving each other is much greater than these.
Gal 5:4 The Messiah is become of no effect unto you, whosoever of you are justified by the law; ye are fallen from grace.
We are not under the Old Testament law, but the law of Yahshua’s grace.
Gal 5:6 For in Yahshua the Messiah neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision; but faith which worketh by love.
Those of the religions of Judaism and Christianity, who claim to be under the Old Testament law do not have a personal relationship with the creator Yahshua the King of Kings.
To claim righteousness by attempting to follow the works of the law without faith was and still is unto dead works.
Gal 5:18 But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law.
We need to be led by the Spirit of truth, which declares that we are not under the Old Testament law of bondage, but the new law of Yahshua wherein we can have liberty.
Gal 6:15 For in the Messiah Yahshua neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision, but a new creature.
Again it is not at all about religious persuasions or doctrines of men, but a new life in Christ. This can only be understood by those who are taught of the Holy Spirit, which is given to the faithful who come to Yahshua as little children.
Gal 6:16 And as many as walk according to this rule, peace be on them, and mercy, and upon the Israel of God.
The Israel of God represents all believers who are in Yahshua.