Faith had to be Revealed!

“Galatians 3:23-25 says, “But before faith came, we were kept under the law, shut up unto the faith which should afterwards be revealed. Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith. But after that faith is come, we are no longer under a schoolmaster.” The word “revealed” in Galatians 3:23, means to take the cover off. Faith had to be revealed, but under the law it was concealed, and so people couldn’t believe because they were trapped in unbelief through the accusations of the law against them. When the law was removed men were now able to believe God! Paul said I was alive without the law once, but when the commandment came, sin revived and I died (Rom.7:9). Before the law was given at Sinai, we were alive to believe because we didn’t have the law to condemn sin in us, and by the law condemning sin in us, it also condemned us in the process: Romans 7:8, 10-11 says “But sin, taking occasion by the commandment, wrought in me all manner of concupiscence. For without the law sin was dead…And the commandment, which was ordained to life, I found to be unto death. For sin, taking occasion by the commandment, deceived me, and by it slew me.” The law magnified sins offense, but sin fights against that which is just and right to God. Sin became more powerful in our flesh because the law magnified its offense. The Bible says the strength of sin was the law, but Jesus took sins strength away by nailing the law to the cross. And now faith has come by Christ Jesus which causes me to live a life pleasing to God without sin in it.“

-Anthony Booker

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: