Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Christ Is The Reality of the Law

What is also interesting is that there is a reality to the New Covenant Passover. You know how that the Law is a shadow and the realities are found in Christ (Heb. 10:1; Col. 2:17)?

Well, when Jesus Christ set up the New Covenant Passover, He didn't abolish the Law of Moses; rather He fulfilled it.

Matt.5:17 "Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. 18 I tell you the truth, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished."

This shows that the law still exists! When the Law of Moses was fulfilled, it became the Law of Christ.

1 Cor. 9:21 "To those not having the law I became like one not having the law (though I am not free from God's law but am under Christ's law), so as to win those not having the law."

Then the Law of Christ is the law of the New Covenant. However, if you read the above referenced verse, the law is only a shadow.

Heb. 10:1 "The law is only a shadow of the good things that are coming—not the realities themselves."

Then even the New Covenant, the Law of Christ, is a shadow. But the reality is found in Christ.

Col. 2:17 "These are a shadow of the things that were to come; the reality, however, is found in Christ."

But don't only think of Jesus Christ being the Christ. What does the Bible say?

2 Cor. 4:4 "The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God."

Christ is actually the image of God. But, from the beginning how many images of God were there and how many are there now? (DON'T ASSUME!)

Gen. 1:26 "Then God said, "Let us make man in our image, in our likeness... 27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them."

God actually has two images, as does Christ who is God in the flesh. Then if Christ is the image of God, and God has a male image and female image, shouldn't there be a male Christ and female Christ?
Who, then, is the reality of the New Covenant set up by Jesus?

Gal. 4:21 "Tell me, you who want to be under the law, are you not aware of what the law says? 22For it is written that Abraham had two sons, one by the slave woman and the other by the free woman. 23His son by the slave woman was born in the ordinary way; but his son by the free woman was born as the result of a promise.

24These things may be taken figuratively, for the women represent two covenants. One covenant is from Mount Sinai and bears children who are to be slaves: This is Hagar. 25Now Hagar stands for Mount Sinai in Arabia and corresponds to the present city of Jerusalem, because she is in slavery with her children. 26But the Jerusalem that is above is free, and she is our mother."

Mother Jerusalem, the famale image of God, is the final reality of the Law. Even if churches claim to keep the Passover or Sabbath, without having Christ Our Mother, these things are only the traditions of the church. Christ is the reality of the Law and the Law should be kept under Her. Praise the Heavenly Mother forever!