Summary: To prove by secret message (sm) that JESUS fulfilled ALL the Law for us so we could live under Grace.
Are you still a slave of the Law? No, I'm a slave to righteousness.
Romans 6:18 (Amplified Bible)
6:18 And having been set free from sin, you have become the servants of righteousness (of conformity to the divine will in thought, purpose, and action).
Romans 6:18 (New International Version)
6:18 You have been set free from sin and have become slaves to righteousness.
II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:
To prove by secret message (sm) that JESUS fulfilled ALL the Law for us so we could live under Grace.
Joshua 8:32 (King James Version)
8:32 And he wrote there upon the stones [ALEPH-TAV] a copy of the law of Moses, which he wrote in the presence of the children of Israel.
Joshua 8:32 (Amplified Bible)
8:32 And there, in the presence of the Israelites, [Joshua] wrote on the stones a copy of the law of Moses.
Praise, worship and thank You very much LORD JESUS, for You have fulfilled all the Law for me so I could live under Grace and as a slave to righteousness.
Stones contain the Law
A. Author: Joshua (uncertain)
B. Key Thought: How to be successful in the battle of life? (Joshua 1:8-9)
Joshua 1:8-9 (NLT)
8 Study this Book of Instruction continually. Meditate on it day and night so you will be sure to obey everything written in it. Only then will you prosper and succeed in all you do.
9 This is my command—be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”
C. Leading Topic: Conquest and Division of the land of Canaan
VIII. MAIN BODY:
A. The Law was written on the Stones (JESUS)
"And he wrote there upon the stones [ALEPH-TAV] a copy of the law of Moses,"
Luke 24:44 (Amplified Bible)
24:44 Then He said to them, This is what I told you while I was still with you: everything which is written concerning Me in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms must be fulfilled.
There's no escape from the Law, if you ever able to fulfill it, there's a curse, and if you try to fulfill it, and forgotten even one, there's also a curse. The right word to say is not "end of law" but "fulfillment of law". Because everyone born in this world, when you ask them, "Why will you go to hell?" they will answer because I have done bad things in my life or when you ask them, "How to go to heaven?" they will say be good and do good things. These are all under the Law, you can never impress GOD with your good works so that He will promote you to Heaven, only JESUS can do that for you. The Law is perfect but human beings are not perfect.
Galatians 3:10 (Amplified Bible)
3:10 And all who depend on the Law [who are seeking to be justified by obedience to the Law of rituals] are under a curse and doomed to disappointment and destruction, for it is written in the Scriptures, Cursed (accursed, devoted to destruction, doomed to eternal punishment) be everyone who does not continue to abide (live and remain) by all the precepts and commands written in the Book of the Law and to practice them.
Galatians 3:13 (Amplified Bible)
3:13 Christ purchased our freedom [redeeming us] from the curse (doom) of the Law [and its condemnation] by [Himself] becoming a curse for us, for it is written [in the Scriptures], Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree (is crucified);
JESUS came to fulfill all the Law of Moses so that we (who failed to fulfill it) will be justified in GOD's sight, because JESUS had done everything for us.
Luke 21:22 (Amplified Bible)
21:22 For those are days of vengeance [of rendering full justice or satisfaction], that all things that are written may be fulfilled.
Matthew 26:56 (Amplified Bible)
26:56 But all this has taken place in order that the Scriptures of the prophets might be fulfilled. Then all the disciples deserted Him and, fleeing, escaped.
The Law cannot save, the Law cannot make anyone perfect. That's why JESUS came here on earth bearing Grace and Truth not Law, He came to fulfill all the Law so that we can be made perfect without works but by Grace through faith.
Hebrews 10:1 (Amplified Bible)
10:1 FOR SINCE the Law has merely a rude outline (foreshadowing) of the good things to come—instead of fully expressing those things—it can never by offering the same sacrifices continually year after year make perfect those who approach [its altars].
John 1:17 (Amplified Bible)
1:17 For while the Law was given through Moses, grace (unearned, undeserved favor and spiritual blessing) and truth came through Jesus Christ.