(1) Walk Thru The Word: Romans 10: 1–4 (ESV)
Some have a zeal for God, but not according to knowledge.
1Brothers, my heart’s desire and prayer to God for them is that they may be saved. 2For I bear them witness that they have a zeal for God, but not according to knowledge. 3For, being ignorant of the righteousness of God, and seeking to establish their own, they did not submit to God’s righteousness. 4For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone who believes. (b= 4Or end of the law, that everyone who believes may be justified
(2) Message map — Rom. 9: 19 – 33
The Book of Romans: Session 16
“Christ Fulfilled The Conditions of The Ceremonial Law So the Holy Spirit Can Indwell Us to Convict Us To Keep the Moral Law”
- Rom 10: 2 We Can have zeal without knowledge & Get zip In Terms of Being justified in Christ
- Rom 10: 3 When It Comes To Salvation Ignorance Should Not Be Ignored
- Rom 10: 4 — Christ is The Point of the Ceremonial Law & the Completion of our Justification Under The Moral Law
- Rom 10: 4 Christ, The Living Word, Personified God’s Mercy UNDER THE LAW!
- Praise god Emmanuel Has Come!
(3) Rom 10: 2 — Zeal without Knowledge Does Zip To Justify Us in God’s Eyes
Rom 10: 2-4 2For I bear them witness that they have a zeal (or a zealousness = warmth feelings for God with eagerness and enthusiasm, and boiling over with passion) but not according to knowledge. which means the zealous passion is absent of
- the direction towards the particular object God has designated, which is Christ;
- lacking in perception, discernment, and recognition God’s intention.
Isaiah 1:18 — “Come now, let us reason (to decide, adjudge, prove) together, says the LORD: though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall become like wool.
It is reasonable to realize we can’t attain God’s standard of righteousness, so we need to be justified by faith. It is reasonable to realize we need the imputed/credited the righteousness of Christ!
(4) Rom 10: 3 When It Comes to Salvation Ignorance Should Not Be Ignored
Rom 10: 3 — 3For, being ignorant (not knowing the correct or true way; unaware and uninformed, but sometimes willfully ignorant, because they won’t seek out what leads to what is) of the righteousness of God, and seeking to establish (make a stand based on) their own (private or personal interpretation which one thinks out for himself, as opposed to what the Holy Spirit teaches) they did not submit to God’s righteousness.
Noah Webster’s 1828 Dictionary says to be “Ignorant is to be:
- destitute of knowledge;
- uninstructed or uninformed;
- untaught and unenlightened.
(5) Rom 10: 4 — Christ is The Point of the Ceremonial Law & the Completion of Our Justification Under The Moral Law
Rom 10:4 For Christ is the END (the principal aim, purpose, the completion) of the law so that everyone who believes may be justified as righteous in God’s eyes.
Christ is the end (the principal aim, purpose, the completion) of the law so that everyone who believes may justified by the righteousness that is imputed by God Who honors our sincere belief.
Christ fulfilled the ceremonial law, which officially ended in AD 33 when His death
- finished/sealed/certified our atonement, as
- the curtain/veil in the temple was torn from top to bottom, signifying we are cleansed in a Levitical (Lev 16: 2) sense,
- and now freely can enter the holy of holies (Heb 4:16).
Luke 23: 45 & Mark 15:38 And the curtain of the temple was torn in two, from top to bottom.
(6) Walk Thru The Word:
Hebrews 9:1–9 the blood of Christ purifies the conscience from dead works to serve the living God
1Now even the first covenant had regulations for worship and an earthly place of holiness. 2For a tent was prepared, the first section, in which were the lampstand and the table and the bread of the Presence. It is called the Holy Place. 3Behind the second curtain was a second section called the Most Holy Place, … 7… into the second only the high priest goes, and he but once a year, and not without taking blood, which he offers for himself and for the unintentional sins of the people. 8By this the Holy Spirit indicates that the way into the holy places is not yet opened as long as the first section is still standing… 11But when Christ appeared as a high priest of the good things that have come, then through the greater and more perfect tent (not made with hands, that is, not of this creation) 12he entered once for all into the holy places, not by means of the blood of goats and calves but by means of his own blood, thus securing an eternal redemption. 13For if the blood of goats and bulls, and the sprinkling of defiled persons with the ashes of a heifer, sanctify for the purification of the flesh, 14how much more will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without blemish to God, purify our conscience from dead works to serve the living God.
(7) Walk Thru TheWord: Mark 15:33–39 The Curtain Separating The Temple Was Torn!
1Now 33And when the sixth hour had come, there was darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour. 34And at the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, “Eloi, Eloi, lema sabachthani?” which means, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” 35And some of the bystanders hearing it said, “Behold, he is calling Elijah.” 36And someone ran and filled a sponge with sour wine, put it on a reed and gave it to him to drink, saying, “Wait, let us see whether Elijah will come to take him down.” 37And Jesus uttered a loud cry and breathed his last. 38And the curtain of the temple was torn in two, from top to bottom. 39And when the centurion, who stood facing him, saw that in this way heh breathed his last, he said, “Truly this man was the Soni of God!”
(8) Rom 10: 4 Christ, The Living Word, Personified God’s Mercy UNDER THE LAW!
Leviticus 16:2 — And the LORD said unto Moses, speak unto Aaron thy brother, that he come not at all times into the holy place within the vail before the mercy seat, which is upon the ark; that he die not: for I will appear in the cloud upon the mercy seat.
John 1: 1- 4, 9, 12-13, 17 & 29 — 1In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2He was in the beginning with God. 3All things were made through him, and without him was not anything made that was made. 4In him was life, and the life was the light of men. 5The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.
… 9The true light, which gives light to everyone, was coming into the world. …12But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God, 13who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God. 14And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth. 15(John bore witness about him, and cried out, …16For from his fullness we have all received, grace upon grace. 17For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.
.. 29The next day he saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, “Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!
In verse 17, when the Bible says “the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ,” truth here means —
- truth in the moral sphere, divine truth revealed to man, straightforwardness;
- the opposite of illusion;
- universally, what is true in any matter under consideration
Matt 5:17 NLT — “Don’t misunderstand why I have come. I did not come to abolish (break up, overthrow, destroy, unyoke us or unharness us from) the law of Moses or the writings of the prophets. No, I came to accomplish their purpose, which means Christ fulfills the reasons for which they were given.
Matt 5:17 ESV —“Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them
John 16: 8-11 8And when he comes, he will convict (convince with compelling evidence, especially to expose (prove wrong, connect) the world concerning sin and righteousness and judgment: 9 concerning sin, because they do not believe in me, [and we need the Holy Spirit’s conviction; 10 concerning righteousness, because I go to the Father, and you will see me no longer; 11 concerning judgment, because the ruler of this world is judged.
(9) Rom 10: 4 Christ, The Living Word, Personified The Law
The ceremonial law was to function like a telescope, unfolding extending out one stage at a time to function at full-strength, capacity and effectiveness, culminating in CHRIST!
Christ is the end of the law so that everyone who believes in His …
- virgin birth
- sinless life
- SUBSTITUTIONARY death
- bodily resurrection
- being Seated at the right hand of God …
will be justified by God Who honors sincere belief by imputing/crediting us with the righteousness of Christ.
(10) Walk Thru The Word: Isaiah 9: 6-7
Emmanuel Has Come!.
Of Isaiah 9: 1-7 Matthew Henry says … “when the gospel comes to any place, to any soul, light comes. Let us earnestly pray that it may shine into our hearts, and make us wise unto salvation. The gospel brings joy with it. Those who would have joy, must expect to go through hard work, as the husbandman, before he has the joy of harvest; and hard conflict, as the soldier, before he divides the spoil. The Jews were delivered from the yoke of many oppressors; this was a shadow of the believer’s deliverance from the yoke of Satan. The cleansing the souls of believers from the power and pollution of sin, would be by the influence of the Holy Spirit, as purifying fire. These great things for the church, shall be done by the Messiah, Emmanuel.”
As disciples we become beneficiaries of God’s compassion & mercy through The “law of faith” (Rom 3:27) = the principles & rules to which God has bound Himself, upon our conviction to believe in, accept and rely upon Christ for salvation
and …God’s moral law, which is eternal, and is to what the Holy Spirit conforms our lives. Rom 7:25 “Thanks be to God through Jesus Christ our Lord! So then, I myself serve the law of God with my mind, but with my flesh I serve the law of… Click To Tweet
God’s moral law, which is eternal, and is to what the Holy Spirit conforms our lives. Rom 7:25 “Thanks be to God through Jesus Christ our Lord! So then, I myself serve the law of God with my mind, but with my flesh I serve the law of sin.”
Note Rom 7:25 makes a distinction between the “mind of Christ and the flesh. The mind of Christ acts consistently with God’s eternal, moral law.
Isaiah 9: 6-7
Isaiah 9: 6-7 6For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called
Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. 7Of the increase of his government and of peace there will be no end, on the throne of David and over his kingdom, to establish it and to uphold it with justice and with righteousness from this time forth and forevermore. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will do this.
(11) Let’s Pray that God ReAwakens, ReInvigorates & ReEstablishes Us in Our Calls In Christ!
God remove the veil of ignorance and the blinders that so many have, whom are subscribing to a religious system of rituals and works that lead us away from pure faith, that trusts You and You alone to accomplish Your work of salvation in us, through the amazing atoning Work of Christ on the Cross.