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God's perfect law

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Moses breaking the tablets of law (Gustave Dore)

Dear reader! There might be a deep secret revealed in this posting. Thus, read it carefully! What is God's law? The Old Testament law was being delivered approximately 50 days after the departure from Egypt, on Mount Sinai. On Pentecost - 50 days after the true Easter, the death and resurrection of Jesus, the Holy Spirit was given in a visible manner. What is the law that instructs believers via the Holy Spirit? Let us read from the Romans and understand the basics:

2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.

3 For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh:

4 That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.

5 For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit.

6 For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.

7 Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.

8 So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God. (Rom. 8:2-8, KJV)

We can see clearly, that the law of the Spirit exists indeed. Futhermore, those who are in the flesh, cannot please God. It simply means that a person either has the Spirit, or doesn't.

The law of the Spirit

For you see, the mind governed by the Spirit is life and peace! But without the Spirit the mind is governed by the flesh and the Devil and his colleagues. Thus, by being a child of God, the mind is governed by God. But sin always follows everywhere we go - but via forgiveness of sins, we put the sins away. It's the Holy Spirit who points out all the sins that make our conscience guilty.

We're witnessing the spiritual law and the law of Moses, the literal law. Next, we'll have a look at some of the Old Testament verses related to this topic.

Old Testament references to law of the Spirit

Let us read carefully from the Book of Moses and Joshua about the laws of the old covenant. Please note that between Mount Ebal and Gerizim, there's the famous place called Shechem. This is how it goes:

And Moses with the elders of Israel commanded the people, saying, Keep all the commandments which I command you this day.

2 And it shall be on the day when ye shall pass over Jordan unto the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee, that thou shalt set thee up great stones, and plaister them with plaister:

3 And thou shalt write upon them all the words of this law, when thou art passed over, that thou mayest go in unto the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee, a land that floweth with milk and honey; as the Lord God of thy fathers hath promised thee.

4 Therefore it shall be when ye be gone over Jordan, that ye shall set up these stones, which I command you this day, in mount Ebal, and thou shalt plaister them with plaister.

5 And there shalt thou build an altar unto the Lord thy God, an altar of stones: thou shalt not lift up any iron tool upon them.

6 Thou shalt build the altar of the Lord thy God of whole stones: and thou shalt offer burnt offerings thereon unto the Lord thy God:

7 And thou shalt offer peace offerings, and shalt eat there, and rejoice before the Lord thy God.

8 And thou shalt write upon the stones all the words of this law very plainly. (Deut. 27:1-8, KJV)

From the verses above we learn that the law needed to be written on the stones very plainly. How was the law being executed later on? The instructions above were written in Deuteronomy. Below, Joshua starts carrying out those laws. Let's find out how it goes!

30 Then Joshua built an altar unto the Lord God of Israel in mount Ebal,

31 As Moses the servant of the Lord commanded the children of Israel, as it is written in the book of the law of Moses, an altar of whole stones, over which no man hath lift up any iron: and they offered thereon burnt offerings unto the Lord, and sacrificed peace offerings.

32 And he wrote there upon the stones a copy of the law of Moses, which he wrote in the presence of the children of Israel.

33 And all Israel, and their elders, and officers, and their judges, stood on this side the ark and on that side before the priests the Levites, which bare the ark of the covenant of the Lord, as well the stranger, as he that was born among them; half of them over against mount Gerizim, and half of them over against mount Ebal; as Moses the servant of the Lord had commanded before, that they should bless the people of Israel.

34 And afterward he read all the words of the law, the blessings and cursings, according to all that is written in the book of the law.

35 There was not a word of all that Moses commanded, which Joshua read not before all the congregation of Israel, with the women, and the little ones, and the strangers that were conversant among them. (Josh. 8:30-35, KJV)

Please note that this was the old covenant. However, Joshua was figuratively fulfilling the law Moses had given. Our lord and saviour Jesus Christ fulfilled the law completely! Joshua was a prefigure of Jesus. Above, we see clearly that Joshua wrote upon the stones a copy of the law of Moses, thus executing the commands in the very details! Not the others, but: "he wrote" and "he read". Jesus himself, all alone, fulfilled the law.

"For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them." (Matt. 18:20) Today, the Real Joshua, Jesus, is in the midst of the true believers. He's writing the law to the hearts not having the law, in the presence of the true church.

So let's read the rest, let's read the promises of the new covenant:

26 A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh. 27 And I will put my spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes, and ye shall keep my judgments, and do them. (Ez. 26:26-27, KJV)

33 But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; After those days, saith the Lord, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be my people. (Jer. 31:33, KJV)

Joshua was writing the law upon the stones, which is no other than writing the law in their hearts - stony hearts. The Bible is very precise on this topic as it's a very fundamental issue.

Two mountains form the ventricles

Turn the heart upside down and have a look at the left and right ventricles from the image below, pointed by the numbers 9 and 10. Let the number 10 be the Mount Ebal and number 9 the Mount Gerizim (Shechem between them). Joshua figuratively wrote God's law into the 'hearth'. That was the old covenant - pointing to the new one.


For you see, the law was written on the stony hearts in the presence of the Israelites. That is, with the real presence of people who have the Holy Spirit:

32 And he wrote there upon the stones a copy of the law of Moses, which he wrote in the presence of the children of Israel. (Josh. 8:32)

Otherwise, without such presence, it's impossible to receive the law (which is spiritual) into the heart of a man! In other words, you need to meet or call a person having the true apostolic faith. And not just anyone claiming to have the apostolic faith, but such a one, who really has it, be it a Gentile, a woman (although public women priesthood is ungodly, such as women pastors preaching in churches!), a man or an Israelite. Also you should notice, that the stones were uncut, without being modified by a tool. That is, the heart must not be corrupted. It has to be the complete heart - a man must repent with all his heart! Partial repentance is impossible.

31 As Moses the servant of the Lord commanded the children of Israel, as it is written in the book of the law of Moses, an altar of whole stones, over which no man hath lift up any iron: (Josh. 8:31, KJV)

Strange gods

We have learned from Genesis chapter 35 about the strange gods, meaning also earrings. Jacob and his household buried such items under the oak tree in Shechem. Similarly, the children of Israel promised to do so in Josh. 24:23. The heavenly Joshua tells you in Shechem as well:

20 If ye forsake the Lord, and serve strange gods, then he will turn and do you hurt, and consume you, after that he hath done you good. (Josh. 24:20, KJV)

In Romans chapter 2, Apostle Paul talks about the law. We may be sure the law is in the heart:

26 And Joshua wrote these words in the book of the law of God, and took a great stone, and set it up there under an oak, that was by the sanctuary of the Lord.

27 And Joshua said unto all the people, Behold, this stone shall be a witness unto us; for it hath heard all the words of the Lord which he spake unto us: it shall be therefore a witness unto you, lest ye deny your God.

For you see, you have a built-in witness in your heart. The tree of life (Jesus Christ) may hide the strange gods, the gospel cleanses the hearts. In the ark of the covenent there was Aaron's rod and the stone tablets of the covenant. Let your oak tree bud in your heart.

The law is not far off

One more time, where is the law? Be sure and certain that it's very close:

11 For this commandment which I command thee this day, it is not hidden from thee, neither is it far off.

12 It is not in heaven, that thou shouldest say, Who shall go up for us to heaven, and bring it unto us, that we may hear it, and do it?

13 Neither is it beyond the sea, that thou shouldest say, Who shall go over the sea for us, and bring it unto us, that we may hear it, and do it?

14 But the word is very nigh unto thee, in thy mouth, and in thy heart, that thou mayest do it. (Deut. 30:11-14, KJV)

In thy mouth, so it may be preached; and in thy heart, where it's stored. Glory to the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, now and forver.

Posted October the 29th, 2020. texts are all public domain free for all to copy and utilize. addr