We often hear the Law of Moses expired upon the cross of Christ and we’re no longer obligated to it. This is a lie! Okay, I’ll soften the blow. It is a misunderstanding. Those churches which teach the Mosaic Law ended at the cross are in essence throwing out the baby with the bath water! Secondly, most churches teach the Ten Commandments were also a part of the Mosaic Law. This, too, is a misunderstanding. One cannot possibly understand the Gospel if you do both of these: (1) Disregard the Ten Commandments, and (2) Think the Mosaic Law ended at the cross.
So, what did end at the cross? The Bible is very clear upon this matter. It is found in Daniel 9:27:
“And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.”
I like to cite the entire verse although I will directly refer to a part of it. We’ll pick it up at this point: “…he, (meaning Christ), shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation (meaning offerings) to cease…”
How many of you bring offerings to the church? I’m not speaking about monetary offerings but offerings which consists of grain and/or animals. How many of you slaughter a lamb just outside your church for your sins? None of you do. Why is this? The answer is obvious, “Christ paid it all.” This is what ended at the cross. And, quite frankly, THIS WAS ALL that ended at the cross! When you consider the various feasts Israel was commanded to keep, not all of them reached fulfillment at the First Advent but will be fulfilled at the Second Advent. Consider for a moment, has the Jubilee been fulfilled? Has the Atonement been fulfilled? These feasts, which represent the Gospel, too, will ONLY have their fulfillment at or by the Second Coming of Christ. So, now you see, to teach and preach the Mosaic Law was “fulfilled” meaning “ended” at the cross is wrong and in fact, causes a lot of people to have their hope in false teaching which will result in their losing their opportunity for eternal salvation!
I have mentioned it before and it bears repeating, Christ’s death upon the cross paid the penalty for sin; however, who was to receive the benefit of His sacrifice could only come from what took place on the Day of Atonement, which is presently going on, right now, in the Most Holy Place in the Heavenly Sanctuary. What you read, or should have learned, when reading about the ancient Sanctuary service was for our example and understanding which would take place in the future, which is the time we now live in. Our days are called, “time of the end” for a reason. We’re living in the time when these shadows would be fulfilled, but to say they ARE fulfilled is to not know the truth!
Read your Bible and surround yourself with those who truly know the truth, for there be few who do!
June 9, 2015