31 Do we then render inoperative the law through faith? Absolutely not, instead we establish the law.4 [A man who walks in the royal law of love, is prompted and energized by God what to say and what to do, so that his every action and word is from loving obedience to the will of God. He no longer walks by laws that restricted his flesh, having crucified his fleshly nature and having died to the law through the many laws received as commands from the Lord, which progressively reduced his fleshly life's actions, words, and thoughts until gone. Truly such a man loves the LORD your God with all his heart, and with all his soul, and with all his mind, and with all his strength; and loves his neighbor as himself. Such a man fulfills the law and establishes the law — thus honoring the law. From the Word of the Lord within: "We establish the law with honor."]
4 For Christ is the end of the law as a means of righteousness to everyone who believes. [When Christendom tells their sinning believers that the law is dead, they are really saying that for their believers there is no sin; no law, no sin. What better tale could the devil have spun? Do you not know brothers, (for I speak to those who know the law), that the law has dominion over a man as long as he lives ? Rom 7:1. Until you lose your life by crucifying your sinful nature, your carnal mind, and your evil spirit, you are still alive and still subject to the inner law that includes the moral core of the outward law. Christendom has cast all law behind their backs, calling evil good, calling the wicked righteous, while totally ignoring the Bible's many stated exclusions, requirements, and qualifying conditions of salvation. The law cannot make you righteous, but the requirement to obey the moral commands of the law only ends when a man's selfish spirit has been crucified on the inward cross of self-denial, and Christ Jesus is resurrected in him to totally control his thoughts, words, and deeds with the Law of the Spirit of Life. What makes you righteous? Obedience leads to righteousness, Rom 6:16; we believe what the Spirit of Christ in our hearts speaks to us as we, through the Spirit, by faith, patiently wait for the hope of righteousness, Gal 5:5. Yes, there is a difference between good and evil; yes there is still sin; yes the inner law has never been cancelled and includes the moral core of the outward laws, which are: love your neighbor as you love yourself; don't steal; don't commit adultery; don't lie; don't covet; don't murder; and honor your father and mother; do for others as you would have them do for you; etc. From the Word of the Lord within: "There are no laws when you are under complete control of the spirit; you walk in love in obedience as prompted — you don't walk in restricted flesh." ]
22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace (quietness and confident trust forever), patience (including longsuffering, steadfastness, and perseverance), kindness (including morality and integrity), goodness, faith, [From the Word of the Lord within, "until you witness receiving faith from Christ, you are under the law." Until you are led by the spirit, you are under the law, Gal 5:18; when you receive this fruit, you are then led by the Spirit. Those branches without fruit are thrown into the fire.]
23 Gentleness (including meekness and humility), and self-control (mastery of sensual appetites, passions, and desires). Against these there is no law.5 [After you have mortified and crucified your sinful nature on the inward cross of self-denial, you receive the fruit of the spirit. Then you are no longer subject to the law because then you are led by the Spirit. Rom 8:14, Gal 3:25, 5:18. The law has dominion over a man until his death, Rom 7:1, which death occurs when he has been crucified, Rom 7:6,Gal 2:20; as the next verse emphasizes.]
8 Owe no man anything but to love one another, for he who loves another has fulfilled the law.2 [Having massively disregarded the wisdom of this command, the world is set to experience the bitter suffering of the consequences.]
9 For the commandments: "You shall not commit adultery, you shall not kill, you shall not steal, you shall not bear false witness, you shall not covet," and any other commandments, are all briefly summed up in this saying, namely, "You shall love your neighbor as yourself."
10 Love works no wrong to his neighbor; therefore love is the fulfilling of the law. [A man who walks in the royal law of love, is prompted and energized by God what to say and what to do, so that his every action and word is from loving obedience to God; truly such a man loves the LORD your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your might. Deu 6:4-5; such a man fulfills the law and establishes the law, even greatly exceeding the law. From the Word of the Lord within: "There are no laws when you are under complete control of the spirit; you walk in love in obedience as prompted — you don't walk in restricted flesh."]
|Galatians 5:14 |
14 For all the law is fulfilled in one commandment, even in this: "You shall love your neighbor as yourself."