IsMany people say we are saved by Grace. Yes I would agree we are saved by grace. However Law and Grace and not exclusive, but rather are inclusive. Yes they are both separate, but they also overlap. Grace is linked to the Law and the Law is linked to Grace.
We are all sinners would you not agree? Scripture tells us that a sinner is one who breaks His law.
1 John 3:44 Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law. 5 And ye know that he was manifested to take away our sins; and in Him is no sin. 6 Whosoever abideth in him sinneth not: whosoever sinneth hath not seen him, neither known him.
Through Yahushua dying without sin, He paid for all of our sins.
15 that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life. 16 For YHWH so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. 17 For YHWH did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.
Yes. Yahushua died for us. He died without sin to pay for our transgressions of the law. When we transgress the law, we sin.
However does not give one the right to just go out and sin (which is breaking His laws). One needs to keep His laws and ask for forgiveness if we break them. That my friend, is where His grace comes in. For without His grace we would surely perish, condemned by the Law with no way out. It is His grace provides us with the way to be saved.
Let’s use a real world example to clarify the understanding of this. If I commit a crime and I am locked into prison and the term of the sentence is never ending, then I will always remain in prison for breaking the Law. That was the sentence for anyone who breaks the Law – a death penalty with no way out.
But what if you are told that someone is willing to take your place? They offer themselves as a substitute. That substitute would have to be without a crime, otherwise they too would be locked away. That person who is without any crime will take out sentence.
This is what Yahushua did. He payed the penalty being without sin, that we may live again and no longer be eternally condemned by the sentence against us. I am freed from the Law which was keeping me in prison and had sentenced me with no way out. Yes. The penalty of sin is still death.
So what is the difference? The difference now is that I will be raised again when He returns, as He has paid the penalty and I no longer have the ETERNAL DEATH SENTENCE upon me. But this does not just give one the right to just keep breaking the law. If I kept breaking the law on purpose, I will be locked back in prison and not have a way out unless I repent. When I am judged, I have no way out. I sinned and I did not accept the free gift offered to me.
This is why we need to be baptised. Baptism is the representation of being buried and coming to life again. We know that lambs were sacrificed as a representation of the price Yahushua was to pay for us. Baptism is the representation of us dying and being risen back to life through YHWH. Yahushua’s blood paid the price of sins. The water represents our cleansing of dying and being bought back to eternal life. (Qodesh means holy – Rauch means spirit (רוח, literally “breath” or “wind”))
1 John 5:6-8
6 This is He who came by water and blood—Yahushua HaMashiach; not only by water, but by water and blood. And it is the Qodesh who bears witness, because the Qodesh is truth. 7 For there are three that bear witness in heaven: the Father, the Word, and the Rauch HaQodesh; and these three are one. 8 And there are three that bear witness on earth: the Qodesh, the water, and the blood; and these three agree as one.
The verses below establish the truth of Law and Grace. Study them. Question them. Seek the truth with Him.
1 What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin that grace may abound?
2 Certainly not! How shall we who died to sin live any longer in it?
3 Or do you not know that as many of us as were baptised into Yahushua HaMashiach were baptised into His death?
4 Therefore we were buried with Him through baptism into death, that just as Yahushua was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.
5 For if we have been united together in the likeness of His death, certainly we also shall be in the likeness of His resurrection,
6 knowing this, that our old man was crucified with Him, that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves of sin.
7 For he who has died has been freed from sin.
8 Now if we died with Yahushua, we believe that we shall also live with Him,
9 knowing that Yahushua, having been raised from the dead, dies no more. Death no longer has dominion over Him.
10 For the death that He died, He died to sin once for all; but the life that He lives, He lives to Yahuwah.
11 Likewise you also, reckon yourselves to be dead indeed to sin, but alive to Yahuwah in Yahushua HaMashiach our saviour.
15 What then? Shall we sin because we are not under law but under grace? Certainly not!