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Was Jesus a Lawbreaker?


Back in Jesus days, the Mosaic Law was hallowed and revered. The Jewish people of his day were deeply ingrained in the Torah (First 5 books of the Bible) and the Talmudic law which was other laws added by the Pharisees over the years. These laws,according to the teachers of his day, must be followed if you want a relationship with God and a life of freedom and abundance.

These laws and traditions were very burdensome with a right way of doing things for almost every aspect of their lives. In addition to these laws and customs, there were and still are natural laws that were observed by the likes of Newton and Galileo. Laws like gravity and decomposition.

Jesus came along and basically defied all of these laws. In Matthew 12, the Pharisees pointed out that his followers were gathering grain on the Sabbath. In Mark 3 he healed a man on the Sabbath. The Sabbath was Holy and there were a long list of things one must and must not do on the Sabbath.

Additionally, in the book of Matthew, Chapter 19, we read Jesus walked on water defying the law of gravity. Later on we read he smote a fig tree and it withered over night violating the law of normal decomposition. He rose Lazarus from the grave after four days and he was completely whole suffering no ill effects of decay.

As the unclean spirits mentioned in the book of Matthew, Jesus was the Son of God and creator of these laws. As the originator of the laws, one could surmise that the creator of the law has the right to change, violate or abolish them. So was Jesus a lawbreaker? All the supposed laws He broke were for the good of His teaching. The gathering of wheat and the healing on Sabbath were His response to the burdensome laws imposed on the Jews at that time. His feats of walking on water and raising Lazarus were His way of establishing His personage as the Son of the Living God and one the followers should listen to.

"Do not think that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfill. For assuredly, I say to you, till heaven and earth pass away, one jot or one tittle will by no means pass from the law till all is fulfilled. Whoever therefore breaks one of the least of these commandments, and teaches men so, shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven; but whoever does and teaches them, he shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven." Matthew 5

Jesus came to show that when it comes to a relationship with God, only the basic Ten Commandments are necessary which he watered down to two. Love the Lord your God and love your neighbor. When it came to His violation of the natural laws, Jesus was demonstrating that through God all things are possible. So yes, Jesus did break some laws that were man made and natural on our plain of existence. However, in Jesus world, these same realities and limitations just don't apply. He came to show us a piece of His world and what those who believe will have to look forward to on His return to Earth.

Have a wonderful rest of the week and may God bless you in your ongoing walk with Him. And remember,

God always answers His kneemail.

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