If the righteousness of God came by the law of Moses, then Christ died in vain (Galatians 2:21) and our faith is vain also (1 Corinthians 15:14) if we have not risen with Him in his new covenant).
Under this law of Moses, we were and all concluded guilty and under sin, because no one could keep the full law and in falling short in one area, Paul tells us, we fall short in it all.
Jesus is the only one that could fulfill the entire law. (Moses), and he did . We are not under the old law we have risen with Christ and sit with him in heavenly places.
The “Law of Moses” (our school master) led us to the “Law of Christ” Jesus who made us free from the law of sin and death. The law of Moses pointed out sin but could make no provision for it thus leaving us all under a curse that is why apostle Paul called it an administration of death.
It was good in pointing out sin but, could make no provision to be delivered from it therefore it could make no man perfect but only bring us into condemnation.
However, the bringing in a better hope did. (Christ in you the hope of glory) so then the “Law of Moses” was abolished and nailed to the tree with it’s carnal ordinances and thus Christ steps into us the “Law of Christ” that is revealed to us from faith to faith, (the law of faith) which further leads us to the perfect law of liberty the “Law of the spirit” which is love.
The fullness of God, Ephesians 2:15, having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandment contained in ordinances, for to make in himself one new man so making peace.
Love the LORD your God with all your heart soul and mind and your neighbor as yourself. Upon these two commands hang the whole law as Christ demonstrated for us as his love for us he took the sin, and curse of the law and gave us his righteousness in exchange.
The righteousness that is of God is revealed identity of who we are in Him and who He is in us, as we grow in the knowledge of God and his grace.
Grace is unmerited or unearned favor and mercy is not getting what you deserve. We have to receive the free gift of righteousness which is Christ Jesus and grow in his mercy and grace.
Mercy is granted through true genuine repentance as we learn and grow from our mistakes. Grace is granted as we grow and learn. That is why we now have access to boldly go into the throne of grace and receive grace and mercy to help us in a time of trouble.
That is also why the apostle Paul said he wanted to be found in him having not his own righteousness (self righteousness) that comes by the workings of the law of Moses. But rather the righteousness of God that is revealed to us by the law of faith in Christ Jesus.
So grow in the grace and the knowledge of the LORD Jesus Christ (Philippians 3:9) and make no provisions of the flesh to fulfill it’s lust, and be ye perfect, holy (merciful) as your heavenly father is by giving others the same mercy and grace that you have received of your father in heaven.
Let’s face the facts if we were under the old order we would all be stoned to death, thank God for his new grace covenant that is build upon with better promises and his mercy and grace. Being mindful that you cannot taper two covenants together for you cannot put new wine in old wine skins for what is taken out of the old will not compare with the new, he fulfilled one to bring in another.
Charity is the end of the commandment, 1 Timothy 1:5, (law of Moses) out of a pure heart, and out of a good conscience, and faith unfeigned.
Thank God that Jesus took the sting out of death and tasted it for every man. For the sting of death is sin and the strength of sin is the law (1 Corinthians 15:56), which pointed it out with no resolve.
Jesus taketh away the one order the first order that he may establish the other the second in our hearts, Hebrews 10:9, For the first man Adam is of the earth earthy and the second man Adam is the LORD of heaven.
“What shall we say then is the law sin, God forbid, nay I had not known sin but by the law,” (that pointed it out with no resolve other than Jesus the only one who could have kept it all and fulfilled it all). Romans 7:7.
“Shall we continue in sin that grace may abound God forbid we go to Jesus, repent and sin no more. Amen,” Romans 6 1-2.
~ Kimberly Fuller