Rom 6:14 ...for you are not under the law but under grace. Gal 2:21 I do not nullify the grace of God; for if righteousness is through law, then Christ has died for nothing. Rom 8:2 For the law of the Spirit of life has freed me in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and of death.
The children of Israel had been given the law through Moses. They also had a system of worship involving the temple, the priests, and the offerings. With the children of Israel the two main things were the law and the temple as the center of their worship. Both the law and the temple were types of Christ. It is not God's intention to have a written law and a material temple. God's intention is to have the living Christ as the law of life and also to have Christ as the living temple for God's New Testament economy. God desires to have Christ as the living law within us and as the living temple outside of us so that He may carry out His New Testament economy. This economy is absolutely a matter of the Triune God mingling Himself with His chosen people to produce a corporate entity for His expression. This was God's intention from the very beginning in the book of Genesis. However, the children of Israel regarded the law and the temple in a traditional way according to dead letters. The old dispensation was the dispensation of the law and of the temple. The new dispensation is the dispensation of Christ as the law of life and as the living temple. We need to be definite and absolute for the Lord's transfer in order to be brought out of tradition and brought to God's pure New Testament economy. What is the New Testament economy of God? It is nothing other than Jesus Christ, the God-man, as everything to us. He is our law, our temple, our everything. (c) 2007 Living Stream Ministry.
Bible verses are taken from the Recovery Version of the Bible and Words of Ministry from Witness Lee, Life-study of Acts, pp.164-167. Both are published by Living Stream Ministry, Anaheim, CA. Please visit us at www.emanna.com. Send comments to: email@example.com.
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