Married To Another

Luke 16:16 -18 says “The law and the prophets were until John: since that time the kingdom of God is preached, and every man presseth into it. And it is easier for heaven and earth to pass, than one tittle of the law to fail. Whosoever putteth away his wife, and marrieth another, committeth adultery: and whosoever marrieth her that is put away from her husband committeth adultery.” At first glance verse 18 seems out of place, but if we read Romans 7:1-4 it puts things in the proper perspective: Know ye not, brethren, (for I speak to them that know the law,) how that the law hath dominion over a man as long as he liveth? For the woman which hath an husband is bound by the law to her husband so long as he liveth; but if the husband be dead, she is loosed from the law of her husband. So then if, while her husband liveth, she be married to another man, she shall be called an adulteress: but if her husband be dead, she is free from that law; so that she is no adulteress, though she be married to another man. Wherefore, my brethren, ye also are become dead to the law by the body of Christ; that ye should be married to another, even to him who is raised from the dead, that we should bring forth fruit unto God.” You cannot be married to both the Law and Grace! Christ buried the old law in his death so we could be married and joined to the law of the Spirit of life in Christ! The scripture is true “one jot or one tittle will not pass away” Matthew gospel says “until all be fulfilled” it is important to understand that Christ death brought an end to the law: Romans 10:4 says “For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth.” The word end is the word “telos” which means levy paid. Levy is a tax, levy comes from Levi (the Levites). The old tax is over, but we are now free from the law: the curse, the penalty, and the power of the law! Christ redeems from its curse being made a curse, the penalty which is death, and the power of sin, being the strength of sin which was the law. Sin will always conquer you if you are trying to live under that which gives it its strength, the law! Let Christ Grace give you strength to be married to the resurrected Messiah!

-Anthony Booker

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