Thursday, March 14, 2013
What's The Difference Between Diagnosis & Remedy, Law & Jesus?
For a long time, the Law of God proved the diagnosis that man was heart-sick and could not heal himself. It was Diagnosis, not Remedy. The Law was perfect in proving man’s need for life—Jesus—on the inside. He is The Remedy.
Those who have Remedy (and are forever free of Diagnosis) may, nevertheless, become entranced and entangled by Diagnosis. You know how that goes—they get beat up—because the only true way to life—God’s life—is through Remedy and what He gives by grace and for free. Diagnosis is merciless. Have you ever been examined and beaten up by it? I bet you have. In the same way that you cannot live just by knowing what’s wrong with you, Diagnosis is worthless, except it points to Remedy. The only thing Diagnosis has ever done well is to be the set-up for Remedy. Remedy ends Diagnosis.
If Diagnosis has been busily proving failure and sickness to you, be done with it. It’s not for you, and it won’t help. You know who The Remedy is—it’s Him you want. Tell Him. Talk with Remedy. He is the life for you and your heart. He has everything you need for free—and He makes fantastic house calls.
(Romans 7:4-25; 8:1-4; 10:4; 1 Corinthians 15:56; 2 Corinthians 3:6-8; Galatians 3:23-25; 5:1-25)
(This is based upon yesterday’s video, “What’s The Difference Between Diagnosis & Remedy, Law & Jesus?” and is for those who would rather read than watch.)