Thursday, September 5, 2013

Love Fulfills the Law

Scripture says that love is the fulfillment of the law.  1Corinthians 13 is a chapter about Gods love. Human beings do not have Gods love by nature, it is given by the Holy Spirit.

ASV Romans 5:5
5.  and hope putteth not to shame; because the love of God hath been shed abroad in our hearts through the Holy Spirit which was given unto us

If you desire to live the way Jesus lived and fulfill the law the way Jesus did then you must have the love of God in you by the Holy Spirit.  The love of God cannot sin and is the heart and core of all true doctrine; if you love with the love of God you will fulfill the intent of any law and be correctly following all doctrine.  The greatest commandment of all is to love God and the second to love neighbor; if people would be empowered to do this it would begin to fulfill all things.  Jesus did not fulfill the law by keeping the torah but by the love of God.

ASV Romans 13:10
 10.  Love worketh no ill to his neighbor: love therefore is the fulfilment of the law.

People who have been given the Holy Spirit are not under the torah but under Gods love.  The torah could not give this love or produce it in man.  The torah cannot change the nature of man but Gods spirit can.  We have had the torah for thousands of years and all it has done is to condemn man for his sin and has no remedy, no cure for sin.  If the torah could change the nature of men then why hasn’t it worked?  The torah shows man his problem and kills them for their sins.  Gods love can cure the problem and forgives man of his sins.  The torah is holy, just and good to do what it does but it cannot provide for all the wonderful things that come by grace in the holy spirit.  Many are confused as to how a man can be Godly or Christ like if they do not keep the torah.  Neither God or Jesus keeps the Torah; they are both love by nature and righteous in their natural state of being and need no laws to guide them.  Because God and Jesus are both love we need to enter this love and become of their nature.  This requires faith to leave the torah and come to Gods love. 

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