Wednesday, March 05, 2014
What's The Difference Between Law & Jesus?
For a long time, the Law of God proved the diagnosis that man was heartsick 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 confused because the only true way to life—God’s life—is through Remedy and what He gives and does by grace and for free. Diagnosis is merciless. Have you ever been examined and exhausted 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 in the same way that Jesus ends Law.
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. Turn your faith to Him and how He is, because that’s how you live. He is the life for you and your heart. He has everything you need for free—and He makes fantastic house calls.
(See Romans 7:4-25; 8:1-4; 10:4; 1 Corinthians15:56; 2 Corinthians 3:6-8; Galatians 3:23-25; 5:1-25.)
(This is based upon a March 2013 video, “What’s The Difference Between Law & Jesus?” and is for those who might rather read than watch. To see the video, click http://youtu.be/hbLIsCgUA9Y.)