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What are you doing with the Law? Using it as a guide? or Leaning on it for your life?

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PERFECTION of Mathematics

PERFECTION OF MATHEMATICS
http://www.icr.org/article/planet-earth-plan-or-accident
The Perfect Principle of Mathematics.
 It Never Fails
 It is Always Precise
 Not One moment of Slippage/Titage, Wobble or going off track at all! (SYNONMYS)
So, Were mathematics given so you and I could be mathematically Perfect @ all times?
 No! They were given as a guide/ a guard / a rule to set the World against and measure the
world by?
So, Why do we need math at all?
 Because things are Un-level, unequal, uneven, off-kilter, off course and without Math, we
would never have a standard to get them back in-line by!
So it is with the Law that was passed down to Abraham & Moses in the OT
 The Law is a guardian / a guide / a wall, keeping you on the path and out of the forest!
 The law was NEVER meant to Provide / Lead or Guide You to Perfection, ANY MORE than
knowing & applying MATH would ever lead you to become perfectly mathematical!
 In the same way, the law shows you the way, but give you NO POWER to walk on the Way.
 A Level can show you if you are level, or off-level. A level cannot move the foundation, the
board, the wall or the door for you, it can only show you the direction in which things need to
go...
 And so it is with the Law!
 The Law guides us, shows us and directs us in the way to go!
 But it NEVER had the power to put us on the path!
– image… why are we still trying to bear our own iniquities and make ourselves right before GOD, when that is exactly why JESUS come, lived, died, rose and intercedes before the throne of GOD on your behalf today, believer?
Isaiah 53:11 ESV
Out of the anguish of his soul he shall see and be satisfied; by his knowledge shall the righteous one, my servant, make many to be accounted righteous, and he shall bear their iniquities.
BETTER – We are Like Little Red-Riding hood, running off the path into the forest, EXCEPT, GOD GAVE YOU AND I THE LAW, to be a WALL TO GUIDE US!, we stray away from the wall and finding great joy in finding the Wall once again…
finding the Wall once again…
- The law does not CHANGE US, it GUIDES US
- The law does not LEVEL US, it LEADS US
HOW ARE YOU USING THE LAW? – for yourself? Others and with GOD?
TO LEAD, TO LEAN ON, OR TO LEGALLY DEFEND YOUR SINFUL SOUL?
Today, we must see what it looks like to use the Law for evil as the devil wants us to, and how to use it for good, as GOD intended it. If you don’t learn this lesson, you will live your life in misery, even past salvation, for you will depend on you and not on GOD, all the days you are given life.
FIRSt… How to use the law to support the forces of evil..
1. With yourself – Save, Sanctify and Glorify yourself with it! – [traffic sign] - Looking to Perfect, Meant to Protect!
Galatians 3:10–11 ESV
For all who rely on works of the law are under a curse; for it is written, “Cursed be everyone who does not abide by all things written in the Book of the Law, and do them.” Now it is evident that no one is justified before God by the law, for “The righteous shall live by faith.”
2. With others – Judge and condemn – leave them hopeless – [not like JESUS] Are you Leading them to Trust JESUS, or themselves?
Galatians 3:12 ESV
But the law is not of faith, rather “The one who does them shall live by them.”
3. With GOD – defend yourself before GOD with your good deeds! – [hitler] - you are saying your quiet time is better than Hitler’s… really?
-We THINK it don’t we?!?!?!
Galatians 3:13–14 ESV
Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us—for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who is hanged on a tree”— so that in Christ Jesus the blessing of Abraham might come to the Gentiles, so that we might receive the promised Spirit through faith.
We have seen how the devil would have us to use the law, to build up our sinful self-righteousness, to tear down others and to belittle GOD’s Great Grace and Love for us…
NOW… How to use the law to support the forces of good… as GOD intended!
1. With yourself – let it convict you and lead you back to JESUS! – [jewish teacher] - REMEMBER, the law is here to protect you Child of GOD… not perfect you. That Rabbi, missed the blessing cause he was trying to be perfecting!
Romans 7:4–6 ESV
Likewise, my brothers, you also have died to the law through the body of Christ, so that you may belong to another, to him who has been raised from the dead, in order that we may bear fruit for God. For while we were living in the flesh, our sinful passions, aroused by the law, were at work in our members to bear fruit for death. But now we are released from the law, having died to that which held us captive, so that we serve in the new way of the Spirit and not in the old way of the written code.
2. With others – let it convict them and show them their need for JESUS today! - [not PERFECT, but never could be or needed to be, because JESUS was! Amen!] THIS TIME, you use the law to show them the perfection! You show them that JESUS’ Perfection, IS their PROTECTION! And Yours! Amen!
Romans 7:7–9 ESV
What then shall we say? That the law is sin? By no means! Yet if it had not been for the law, I would not have known sin. For I would not have known what it is to covet if the law had not said, “You shall not covet.” But sin, seizing an opportunity through the commandment, produced in me all kinds of covetousness. For apart from the law, sin lies dead. I was once alive apart from the law, but when the commandment came, sin came alive and I died.
3. With GOD – Praise HIM for the guardian and for Fully Fulfilling the demands of the Law in JESUS CHRIST! - We Get our Praise on because JESUS Got his RAISE ON =) It’s True! His Resurrection, means our Salvation is Secure, Forever!
Romans 8:1–4 ESV
There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death. For God has done what the law, weakened by the flesh, could not do. By sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and for sin, he condemned sin in the flesh, in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.
GOD gave us the law, TO SHOW YOU THAT, YOUR PROTECTION, COMES FROM GOD’S PERFECTION!
THE LAW SHOWS US and others our daily need for GOD’S Amazing Grace, Peace and Strength to live this Life for HIS Glory!
So… How are you using the Law?
- For protection or as perfection?
- One will leave you in despair (EVEN IF YOU ARE SAVED)
- One ends in weeping hopelessness.
- One ends in Joyful Praise
THIS WEEK: Ask yourself, what am I depending on to make me OK with GOD?
- Every time you feel the temptation of sin creeping in and you feel the despair and shame of the flesh telling you, you are a sinner, hoping you will forget you are a forgiven Saint in JESUS CHRIST,
- RIGHT THERE, AT THAT MOMENT, STOP!
- Pray
- Say GOD, help me depend on what you have done, not what I do for my strength and my salvation!
- Ask GOD to give you strength,
- Tell GOD you know HE has already defeated this sin and you are going to trust in HIM for this moment.
- The Law Shows us our Sin and shows us what is good, but never gives us power to do it...
-- We fail - the Law was never meant to empower you!
- - We Fall - the Law Protects you but will never Perfect you!
- - We sin - the Law shows you, your Need for the Savior but will never Save you!
- THE LAW should NOT be what we lean on... it should be a JOYFUL REMINDER that we cannot lean
-on the law, it will CRUSH EVERY ONE OF US!
- - The LAW is a REMINDER of what JESUS has already fulfilled, accomplished and Done for us!
-When we see the perfection of the Law, we should see the Perfect ONE, JESUS who already did that
-law for us, that we may not just have HIS life, but also HIS Righteousness on us...
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- - THAT IS GRACE.
- - GRACE shows us
- So What Good is the Law now?
-  Same as always...
-  It Levels, it leads, it guides us and shows us the proper path to take, every day!
-  JESUS empowers us to take that path.
-  Which is why we walk towards living a life that leads others to JESUS CHRIST!
- That is exactly what we will look at next week.
-  Knowing upfront, that it is not in you or I to do any part of it, apart from JESUS!
-  Let us Pray
-  Amen!
The law shows you, what is sin. It that sense it protects you from not knowing which way to go when temptation comes.
- Your flesh will tell you, to suck it up, depend on you, and you can keep the law
- REMEMBER, JESUS ALREADY KEPT THE LAW, and Sin has no dominion over you, not because you are a super-saint, not because you are perfect, but because JESUS is in you!!
GOD gives you the strength you need to live your life, depending, leaning and trusting in HIM.
What do you do with that temptation.
You let the law show you, your sin
And now that you know the way you should not go.
You let that law, lead you back to JESUS
JESUS is where your strength is
JESUS is where your forgiveness is
JESUS is where your hope is
TODAY, and Every Day, REMEMBER, JESUS is not your something, HE is your everything!
Let’s Pray.
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Mathematics
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FIRSt… How to use the law to support the forces of evil..
4. With yourself – Save, Sanctify and Glorify yourself with it! – [traffic sign]
5. With others – Judge and condemn – leave them hopeless – [not like JESUS]
6. With GOD – defend yourself before GOD with your good deeds! – [hitler]
Traffic sign: I was driving in a tight space and could not see well, I stopped at a sign, looked both ways and then let my foot off the brake. As the truck began to roll forward, someone immediately appeared right in front of the truck! You see, as I was looking to the left, the came out from behind the bush and landed, right in my blind spot. I hit the brakes and almost HIT THEM! They were not happy, I was embarrassed and did what anyone would do, rolled down my window, apologized profusely, to the angry person, and then justified myself, by telling them I stopped, but they were in my blind spot.
- So… if I was driving down the road, I stopped at a stop sign (full-stop, not your half-stop) them drove on to kill someone in front of the truck.
- ? Did I obey the law… yeah I stopped. I obeyed the “letter of the law”
- But what is the point of the law? “To keep me from hitting people”.
- Even though I followed the letter of the law I would have broken the spirit of the law, the purpose of the law, the point of the law, to protect me and them from my 6,000 lb truck!
Not like JESUS
- Well, you're not like JESUS, so what’s wrong with you?!?!?!?
- Seriously.
- I mean, seriously!
- IF you are SAVED, is JESUS conforming you to HIS IMAGE? Yes! – ,
- Will you ever be there, this side of heaven?!?!? NO!
- The goal is not for you to eventually turn water into wine and start saving people!
- JESUS has to change me!
- Stop asking other people to be JESUS for you and STOP TRYING TO BE THEIR JESUS!
- That is WAY TOO HIGH of a standard for you and I to try to live up to!
Hitler
- Well, at least I’m not Hitler…
- Look at all the times I showed up to youth group when I didn’t want to LORD
- Look at all the times I didn’t punch my little brother LORD
- Look at the money I gave
- Look at the food I served
- Look at my quiet times
- Look at my _____ works!
o That is what we are saying
o We are telling GOD, that what I did, is = or better than what JESUS did on the cross!
o Wow!
We have seen how the devil would have us to use the law, to build up our sinful self-righteousness, to tear down others and to belittle GOD’s Great Grace and Love for us…
NOW… How to use the law to support the forces of good… as GOD intended!
4. With yourself – let it convict you and lead you back to JESUS! – [jewish teacher]
5. With others – let it convict them and show them their need for JESUS today! - [not PERFECT, but never could be or needed to be, because JESUS was! Amen!]
6. With GOD – Praise HIM for the guardian and for Fully Fulfilling the demands of the Law in JESUS CHRIST! - [Even today believer, JESUS’ righteousness is what covers you, Amen!]
Jewish teacher
- Would not autograph a book, because the Jewish law taught that putting two words down on a piece of paper was work and it was the Sabbath.
- Yet that evening, they spent hours with a group of people in his study, where he spent hours climbing up and down the ladder in his study to bring down heavy volumes of books that described all the details of Jewish laws.
- For hours they discussed as he sweat and read and taught and climbed and carried book after book after book.
- You see, the “letter of his law” did not say anything about moving books, just writing words on the sabbath.
- He missed the whole point of GOD giving HIS people a day of rest, by applying the letter and not learning the lesson of what the Law was for.
11 Out of the anguish of his soul he shall see and be satisfied;
by his knowledge shall the righteous one, my servant,
make many to be accounted righteous,
and he shall bear their iniquities.
The Righteous Shall Live by Faith
10 For all who rely on works of the law are under a curse; for it is written, “Cursed be everyone who does not abide by all things written in the Book of the Law, and do them.” 11 Now it is evident that no one is justified before God by the law, for “The righteous shall live by faith.”
12 But the law is not of faith, rather “The one who does them shall live by them.”
13 Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us—for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who is hanged on a tree”— 14 so that in Christ Jesus the blessing of Abraham might come to the Gentiles, so that we might receive the promised Spirit through faith.
4 Likewise, my brothers, you also have died to the law through the body of Christ, so that you may belong to another, to him who has been raised from the dead, in order that we may bear fruit for God. 5 For while we were living in the flesh, our sinful passions, aroused by the law, were at work in our members to bear fruit for death. 6 But now we are released from the law, having died to that which held us captive, so that we serve in the new way of the Spirit and not in the old way of the written code.
The Law and Sin
7 What then shall we say? That the law is sin? By no means! Yet if it had not been for the law, I would not have known sin. For I would not have known what it is to covet if the law had not said, “You shall not covet.” 8 But sin, seizing an opportunity through the commandment, produced in me all kinds of covetousness. For apart from the law, sin lies dead. 9 I was once alive apart from the law, but when the commandment came, sin came alive and I died. 10 The very commandment that promised life proved to be death to me.
Life in the Spirit
8 There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. 2 For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death. 3 For God has done what the law, weakened by the flesh, could not do. By sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and for sin, he condemned sin in the flesh, 4 in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.
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