Living by All The Word Of God is not living under the bondage of the law. There are many Old Testament passages that Christians do not want to live by because they thing that doing so puts them under the law. Everything written in the Bible was written for our learning. There is a message in all of the scriptures that help us to become more like Christ for us to be complete. We first need to understand what it means to be under the law. Galatians 2:16 “knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law but by faith in Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Christ Jesus, that we might be justified by faith in Christ and not by the works of the law; for by the works of the law no flesh shall be justified.” To be under the law would mean working for your salvation or trying to obtain your own righteousness by good deeds. God does not want you to have a heart that trusts in yourself.
If you trust Jesus Christ for salvation and take His righteousness and live according to all of God’s Word because you love Him, then you have a heart that is pleasing to God and you are in no way under the law. Matthew 5:17 Christ Fulfills the Law"Do not think that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfill. 18 For assuredly, I say to you, till heaven and earth pass away, one jot or one tittle will by no means pass from the law till all is fulfilled.” Christ did not come to do away with the law but to deliver us from the bondage of having to keep it. This is done by writing the law on our hearts by the Holy Spirit. Romans 10:4 For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone who believes. This verse does not say that Christ is the end of the law. This verse says that Christ is the end of the law for Righteousness. As far as obtaining righteousness with God the law is over and void. Christ is not the end of the law for: meditation, learning, instruction, wisdom and knowledge.
Christians need to eat the food that God has created for us and not any other food. 1 Timothy 4:3 “forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from foods which God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and know the truth. 4 For every creature of God is good, and nothing is to be refused if it is received with thanksgiving; 5 for it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer.” Many people do not understand this passage, so put your ears on and receive understanding.
Christians are not to abstain from the foods that God created. There are foods that God created for you to eat (most of them are mentioned in the Old Testament) and there are foods that God did not create for you to eat, foods that are in the world and the kingdom of Darkness. When this passage talks about nothing is to be refused, God is talking about the things in the Kingdom Of God only. If you interpret that this passage says you have permission to eat everything here on earth, that would include poison, blood, man, cocaine and every other evil act that God does not permit to be put in your body. You cannot pray for God’s blessing to be upon whatever you eat to be sanctified.
Only the foods that are taught in the Bible as foods that God has created to eat are sanctified. God does not bless evil. If you are eating the foods that are taught in God’s Word as food created by God then they are automatically sanctified. We reap what we sow. If we put trash into our bodies, then we will have an unhealthy body. If we put food into our body that God created then we will have good health and be in the blessing of God. It is the will of God that we be in good health and bring Glory to God. Bill Naugle
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