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Luke 16:16-17

Luke 16:16–17 (ESV): "16 "The Law and the Prophets were until John; since then the good news of the kingdom of God is preached, and everyone forces his way into it. 17 But it is easier for heaven and earth to pass away than for one dot of the Law to become void."

The Law and prophecy have always been sources of contention amongst the brethren. Some suggest we should live according to the Law and spiritualize every event to fulfill some prophecy given while others dismiss them both altogether. The New Covenant is the fulfillment of the Law and Prophets. Nothing has been taken away but completely fulfilled in Christ.

The Old Covenant (Law) was implemented and passed on by way of the Prophets who foretold of the coming Messiah. The Law came through Moses and John the Baptist was the last of the Old Covenant Prophets. When Jesus came, a New Covenant was preached, the good news of the kingdom of God. Jesus is the completion of the Law and the Prophets. Nothing has changed with Jesus' coming. Those who understand this "force" their way into, literally rush into, the Kingdom desiring to be recipients of it.

How do you view the Law and the Prophets? Do you live daily with these things in mind? Jesus said the greatest commandment in the Law is to love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, strength, and mind and to love your neighbor as yourself for on these two commandments depend all the Law and the Prophets. This is how we walk in the New Covenant by the law of love looking for the prophecies of the Second Coming of Christ to be fulfilled. We don't hyper sensationalize or dismiss them. We live with both in view daily. Do this and you will have the right perspective about both, amen?

Father, we thank You for the New Covenant that changes everything for everyone who believes. The coming of the Kingdom is what we long for. Come quickly we pray but if you should tarry may we be diligent with the time given preaching the good news of the kingdom to those around us we pray in Jesus' name, amen!
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