A Recent Study in How the Holy Spirit Works in Us

~@ROLiverLuce | 06-05-16
[Scriptural references are listed below]

In a recent study last week with friends we began reading the verses following (below) that we might examine or study the work of the Holy Spirit.

Well… I got to thinking, what about “the working” and “keeping us from stumbling” phrases in those verses we just read?
So, how can we speak about these things (workings, etc) from Phil.2:13; Jude 1:24; and Eph.3:20 ?
After all, without considering the context of obeying the LAW (for example). We could understand the “HOW” of God working in us and keeping us!! But if we believe the Bible, then it’s NOT “could” but “can!”
And to understand how the LAW fits in with our study, lets also consider “the curse of the Law and effort” since we are talking about “HOW” God works in us and WHY!!

Sooo, from Paul’s point (from the Bible) in the consideration of efforts on our part(s) the curse (of the law) falls on those, whose efforts are made from their own efforts and from legalistic means (v11, v12) which are inspired from our own flesh and the pride of life and NOT from the Father’s inspiration(ah, the Holy Spirit!).

Therefore, “the curse of the law” is not the curse of living within the framework of Torah for we all know the Torah itself is good!
Nor is it the curse of being required to obey the Torah (because we are to obey), but lacking the power to do so.

Rather, the curse IS “not obeying it (and) doing so from the flesh.”

A legalistic approach is simply disobedience, and the Tanakh [O.T.] itself requires real obedience from trusting the author of the Torah (v.11b)!

Galatians 3:10-13.

Scriptural Example:
Verses that depicts the curse/law from a Roman-Greek translation:
Gal.3:10-13 {NASB version} which is the best Roman-Greek translations can get!
[10] For as many as are of the works of the Law are under a curse; for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who does not abide by all things written in the book of the Law, to perform them.”
[11] Now that no one is justified by the Law before God is evident; for, “The righteous man shall live by faith(trust) [instead].”
[12] However, the Law is not of faith(trust); on the contrary, “He who practices them shall live by them!”
[13] Christ redeemed us from the curse of the Law, having become a curse for us–for it is written, “Cursed is every one who hangs on a tree.”

Verses that does reveal the curse/law we need to know from a Hebrew translational viewpoint:
Gal.3:10-13 {JNT(CJB) version}
[10] for everyone who depends on legalistic observance of the Torah commands [erga nomou] lives under a curse, since it is written, ‘Cursed is everyone who does not keep on doing everything written in the Scroll of the Torah.” [Deut.27:26]
[11] Now it is evident that no one comes to be declared righteous by God through legalism [nomos], since “The person who is righteous will attain life by trusting and being faithful.” [Habakkuk 2:4]
[12] Furthermore, legalis m [nomos] is not based n trusting and being faithful, but on a misuse of the text that says, “Anyone who does these things will attain life through them.” [Leviticus 18:5]
[13] The Messiah redeemed us from the curse pronounced in the Torah [nomos] by becoming cursed on our behalf; for the Tanakh says, “Everyone who hangs from a stake comes under a curse.” [Deuteronomy 21:22,23]


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