Whether you call Jesus by His transliterated English name, JESUS, or by His Hebrew name YESHUA or YAHASHUA, it doesn’t matter to Him one bit. He will hear your prayers in whatever language you choose to address Him. What does matter, however, is that you believe and trust in JESUS to be the Savior and Lord of your life.
If you are trusting in His substitutionary death on the cross on your behalf for the forgiveness of your sins and His imputed righteousness, then your salvation is by “grace and truth” as the apostle John said in John 1:17, and not by your observation of the Old Testament Mosaic laws that have been done away with in the New Testament (New Covenant).
“But this is the new covenant I will make with the people of Israel [and all people who believe on Me] in the future,” says the LORD. “I will put my laws, statutes, and instructions deep within them, and I will write them on their hearts. I will be their God, and they will be my people.” – Jeremiah 31:33 (JCV)
The Mosaic laws were only temporary. They were the “schoolmasters” that taught us to have faith in God and disciplined us in the practice of holiness and obedience. However, now that we have come of age and live under a new and better covenant, God’s laws are written in our hearts – not on tables of stone.
The New Covenant also brought many new reforms.
Many of the old Mosaic laws were discarded under the New Covenant as outdated or ineffective for producing true righteousness, such as the priestly system, the sacrificing of animals, the eye-for-an-eye mentality, kosher foods, and many other antiquated relics too numerous to mention here.
When Jesus the Messiah finally came, He did away with the old system, and instituted the new system — a better covenant, that produces personal holiness and righteousness based on faith and obedience to the indwelling presence and guidance of the Holy Spirit. Jesus now lives inside each of us and tells us how we should live, and what we should do, in order to please God the Father.
– Pastor Luis Yosefus
In Part 2 of this teaching, we will examine the Judaizers in the church of Galatia who were perverting the gospel of Jesus Christ with their false teachings and how this relates to the legalism so prevalent in the Christian church today.
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COMMENT FROM ADAM GOUROUTIDIS IN GREECE:
Amen brother Luis! If Paul was still among us these days he would be amazed with the fact that even almost two thousand years after his own time, the Judaizers are still stealing from believers what the Messiah Jesus said on His cross, that ”it is finished”! Keep on bringing to light the works of darkness and they will no longer be. You are not alone in this. May He bless you and strengthen you with a double anointing of Paul’s anointing.