The lesson on November 20, 2002 was part 5 of the “Law and Grace” study. Wayne started reviewing what we had learned previously in regards to the law and we reviewed in scripture when Torah was used:
- “the law of Moses” (1 Kings 2:3);
- “the law of the Lord” (Psa. 19:7);
- “this law” (Deut. 17:18);
- “the book of the law of Moses” (2 Kings 14:6)
- “the law of the burnt offering” (Lev. 6:9)
- the law of “the leper in the day of his cleansing” (Lev. 14:2).
There are “laws” of a kind as we see in Romans 7:21 KJV. We also learned how that word can be used differently where it means “abolished” or “none effect” as shown in Romans 3:31 KJV. We saw that there is a prophetic aspect of the law from Isaiah 2:3 KJV and Micah 4:2 KJV. In summary, the law cannot be bad because it is good if you use it lawfully. The administration of the law is key. We learned that the vail between the inner court and the holy of holies was rent in two allowing everyone access to be redeemed by Christ, when he shed his blood and was raised to be seated in the heavenlies. Further, when PAul was given the mystery, he explains in Ephesians 2:15 that the middle wall of partition was removed when He made one “new man”, so making peace. Wayne then ended the lesson showing a Temple barrier inscription from Herod’s temple, announcing death to any Gentile we passed beyond the barrier.
The scripture reading was from Colossians 2:14-23 KJV “14 Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross; 15 And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it.16 Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days: 17 Which are a shadow of things to come; but the body is of Christ. 18 Let no man beguile you of your reward in a voluntary humility and worshipping of angels, intruding into those things which he hath not seen, vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind, 19 And not holding the Head, from which all the body by joints and bands having nourishment ministered, and knit together, increaseth with the increase of God. 20 Wherefore if ye be dead with Christ from the rudiments of the world, why, as though living in the world, are ye subject to ordinances, 21 (Touch not; taste not; handle not; 22 Which all are to perish with the using;) after the commandments and doctrines of men? 23 Which things have indeed a shew of wisdom in will worship, and humility, and neglecting of the body; not in any honour to the satisfying of the flesh.”