Have you ask “will Jesus say to me ‘depart from me you who are without law’ because I am under Grace and not The law?” scared of the verse? so was I!
Were you labeled anti-Law? then welcome to the club my brother! please continue reading …
Matthew 7:21-23 (NKJV)
21 “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. 22 Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ 23 And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’
anomía is the Greek word for lawlessness
anomía ; without law (a – ‘not’ and nómos – ‘law’)
lawlessness ; the utter disregard for God’s law (His written and living Word)
Hebrews 10:17 (NKJV)
17 then He adds, “Their sins and their lawless deeds I will remember no more.”
the word lawless in Hebrews 10:17 and lawlessness in Matthew 7:23 is the same Greek work anomía
Babylon captured Israel
read Jeremiah 25
When Israel turned their back on God to worship other gods, the priest have also stopped offering the blood. the offering of animal’s blood was part of the Israelites covenant with God.
as a result, the nation of Israel was captured by the Babylon.
Right before the Israelites stopped offering blood, they have become Lawless. Lawless not in the sense of “without Law” (yes they rejected the Law) but rather Lawless because there are no more blood to cover their sins.
the blood is important because it provides temporal covering to the people of Israel. it covers their sins.
it is important to note that the Israelites were captured not because of their sins, but because they stopped offering blood. the blood of animals cannot take away their sins, but it provides covering.
Jeremiah Prophesied : The New Covenant
Hebrews 10:17 (NKJV)
17 then He adds, “Their sins and their Lawless deeds I will remember no more”
2000 years ago, God fulfilled the New Covenant promise. the New Covenant through the blood of Jesus.
OUR sins and Lawless deeds are REMEMBERED NO MORE!
What is Lawlessness?
Remember the Israelites when they ceased to offer blood? that is Lawlessness!
- Lawlessness is when the blood of Jesus is rejected
- Rejecting the blood of Jesus is sinning willfully
Hebrews 10:9-10 (NKJV)
9 then Jesus said, “Behold, I have come to do Your will, O God.” Jesus takes away the first that He may establish the second. 10 By that will we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all
Hebrews 10:17 (NKJV)
17 then He adds, “Their sins and their lawless deeds I will remember no more”
Hebrews 10:26 (NKJV)
26 For if we sin willfully after we have received the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins
see the connection?
1. Jesus brought the New Covenant
2. By His blood Jesus took away all our sins. He did it once for all
3. What is the “knowledge of the truth” ? It is the knowledge that Jesus took away all our sins once for all
4. Now, sinning willfully is rejecting the blood of Jesus and going back to the old covenant, offer the blood of animals for forgiveness of sins, which cannot
God says “I WILL FORGET your Lawless deeds”
It is easy to say Lawlessness is rejecting the 10 commandments. well, it is not.
Lawlessness is wickedness, sinfulness or suffice to say “without the blood of Jesus”
The New Covenant states that “God will forget all our Lawless deeds”
“Depart from me you who PRACTICE Lawless”
Those who are under the New Covenant, will never ever hear Jesus say “Depart from me you who practice lawlessness” for those who are under the New Covenant are washed by the blood of Jesus. amen
What About 1 John 3:4
1 John 3:4 (NKJV)
4 Whoever commits sin also commits lawlessness, and sin is lawlessness
Have you not sin today? is there a day that you have not sin willfully or un-willfully? if so, then are you now committing lawlessness? fret not!
continue reading ….
1 John 3:1-9 (NKJV)
1 Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God! Therefore the world does not know us, because it did not know Him. 2 Beloved, now we are children of God; and it has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when He is revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is. 3 And everyone who has this hope in Him purifies himself, just as He is pure.
4 Whoever commits sin also commits lawlessness, and sin is lawlessness. 5 And you know that He was manifested to take away our sins, and in Him there is no sin. 6 Whoever abides in Him does not sin. Whoever sins has neither seen Him nor known Him.
7 Little children, let no one deceive you. He who practices righteousness is righteous, just as He is righteous.8 He who sins is of the devil, for the devil has sinned from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil. 9 Whoever has been born of God does not sin, for His seed remains in him; and he cannot sin, because he has been born of God.
v1. Are we not a child of God? we are!
v3. Did the blood of Jesus took away all your sins once for all? yes! and you are pure not by your daily sin confession, but by the blood of Jesus
v5. Jesus took away all sins. He is the Lamb of God who took away all sins
v6. This is the same as Romans 6:1 “shall we go on sinning?”. it does not necessarily refer to the action. rather the state. You are dead to sin (rom 6:2). You are in Christ and Christ abides in you. you cannot sin. again not the action. in other words, you cannot be made a sinner again. never.
v9. Are you not born again? are you not a New Creation? does Christ live in you? then you are righteous forever! just as Jesus is your righteousness. you cannot sin no matter what you do. God will never impute sin to you anymore! you cannot sin.
How do you commit lawlessness when you cannot even “sin”?
How can you “sin” when God does not impute that sin?
In the past when we were sinners, ALL THE GOOD WORKS we’ve done cannot make us righteous before God. good works were invalid because it takes the blood of Jesus to make us righteous.
So in the same manner, now that we are ‘a Christian’, ‘a New Creation’, ‘a Born Again’, ‘a Child of God’ – all the “sins” we have done as believers, is also considered invalid.
It (all the sins) is no longer a “sin” that can transform us back to sinner
sin cannot transform us back to being a sinner. amen!
Romans 4:8 (NKJV)
8 Blessed is the man to whom the Lord shall not impute sin
Romans 6:14 (NKJV)
14 For sin shall not have dominion over you, for you are not under law but under grace
Jeremiah 31:33 (NKJV)
33 … I will put My law in their minds, and write it on their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people.
You are not ‘Law-less’ or ‘without Law’.
God has written ALL of His Laws on your hearts. in one word ‘Love’
– grace and peace