Don’t take the traditional phrases that cause you to ignore His Torah out of context, like, “He has set me free from the law”…..
He has INDEED set you free from a law, BUT, it is NOT HIS TORAH! It is the LAW OF THE CORRUPTION OF YOUR FLESH: SIN!
Intuitively, you KNOW this, O reader! But, you’ve been told NOT to keep PARTS of His Torah!
You love the “Ten Commandments”, yet are taught to reject the fourth one, so there are really only 9!
You love ‘holidays’, but REJECT those days Elohim said you are to CELEBRATE.
The world is the victim of double-speak and deceit. The TWISTING of Sha’ul’s words, JUST as Kefa said 2,000 years ago!
“Pavlos also, according to the wisdom given to him, has written to you, as also in all his letters he speaks concerning these matters, in which there are certain things so hard to be understood that those who are ignorant and unstable twist their meaning, as they do also the other scriptures, to their own destruction. You therefore, my beloved, seeing that you know these things beforehand, beware, lest you follow the error of those without Torah, and fall from your own steadfastness.” (read your greek, it reads the same)
This chapter is one of the most MISREAD chapters in all of scripture. I’ve emphasized phrases that escape from most people’s preconceptions, due to DOCTRINE.
Just consider it.
And then consider whether breaking the Sabbath is still sin. It is HIS FOURTH commandment. And “Sabbath” means SEVENTH DAY, NOT sunday. We inherited lies [Daniel 9].
“Do you not know, my brethren, I speak to them who know the Torah, that the Torah has authority over a person as long as he lives? Just as a woman is bound by law to her husband as long as he lives; but if her husband should die, she is freed from the law regarding her husband. Thus, if, while her husband is alive, she should be attached to another man, she becomes an adulteress; but if her husband is dead, she is free from the law, so that she is not an adulteress, though she becomes another man’s wife. Therefore, my brethren, you also are become dead to the Torah by the body of Mashi’akh, that you might become another’s, even to Him who arose from the dead, so that you may bring forth fruit to Elohim. For when we were in the flesh , the pains of sin, which were by the Torah, worked in our members to bring forth fruits to death. But now we are absolved from the Torah, being dead to that which had hold upon us (sin); and we should henceforth serve in newness of spirit and not in the oldness of the letter. What shall we say then? Is the Torah sin? What profanity! I would not have known the meaning of sin except by means of the Torah; for I would never have known the meaning of covetousness unless the Torah said “you shall not covet.” So by means of this mitzvah, sin found an occasion and provoked in me every kind of desire. For without the Torah, sin was dead. Formerly I lived without the Torah; but when the mitzvah came, sin came to life and I died. And the mitzvah, which was ordained to life I found to be for death. For sin, finding occasion by the mitzvah, misled me and by it (SIN) killed me. Therefore the Torah is Kadosh, and the mitzvah is Kadosh, and just, and good. Has then that which is good become death to me? What profanity! But sin that is exposed as sin, and works death in me for that which is good, will be the more condemned by means of the Torah! For we know that the Torah is [of the] Ru’akh; but I am of the flesh, enslaved to sin. For I do not know what I do; and I do not do the thing which I want, but I do the thing which I hate. That is exactly what I do. So then if I do that which I do not wish to do, I can testify concerning the Torah, that it is good. Now then it is not I who do it, but sin which dominates me. Yet I know that it does not fully dominate me (that is, in my flesh); but as far as good is concerned, the choice is easy for me to make, but to do it is difficult for me. For it is not the good [Torah!] that I wish to do that I do; but it is the evil that I do not wish to do [SIN] that I do. Now if I do that which I do not wish, then it is not I who do it, but the sin which dominates me. I find therefore that the Torah agrees with my conscience when I wish to do good, but evil is always near, distracting me. For I delight in the Torah of Elohim after the inward man; but I see another ‘law’ in my members, warring against the Torah in my mind, and it makes me a captive to the impetus of sin which is in my members. O wretched man that I am! Who shall deliver me from this mortal body? I thank Elohim for deliverance through Adoneinu Yeshua HaMashi’akh. Now therefore with my mind I am a servant of the Torah of Elohim; but with my flesh I am a servant of the law of sin.
It is utterly clear in this chapter that Shaul is exposing SIN as the evil, and NOT the “Torah”, or the “instructions” for life. We learn that sin (whose agent is HaSatan) USED the Torah against us. THAT is the “instruction/law/impetus” from which we are freed; NOT the very WORDS of Elohim!
You shall call His Name “Yeshua,” for He shall save His people from their SIN!
“Everyone who sins breaks the Torah, for indeed, sin IS breaking the Torah.” [I Jo 3:4]
“Do not expect that I have come to weaken the Torah or the Nevi’im; I have not come to weaken it, but to expound it. For truly I tell you, until heaven and earth pass away, not even one yod, nor a stroke shall pass away from the Torah until everything comes to pass. Whoever therefore tries to loosen even one of these smallest mitzvot, and teaches men so, he shall be regarded as small in Malkhut HaShamayim; but anyone who observes and teaches them, he shall be regarded as great in Malkhut HaShamayim.”