We know HE says we are saved by Grace and that Faith is what we must have. Does this mean we can be disobedient and not follow HIS LAW because it got nailed to the cross??? Let’s go back and look at the beginning.
When the Israelites where let out of Egypt, Yahweh promised to send death to the 1st born Male child of the Egyptians. He then gave a command!!!
Exodus 12:23 Take a bunch of hyssop and dip it in the blood that is in the basin, and touch the lintel and the two doorposts with the blood that is in the basin. None of you shall go out of the door of his house until the morning. 23 For the Lord will pass through to strike the Egyptians, and when he sees the blood on the lintel and on the two doorposts, the Lord will pass over the door and will not allow the destroyer to enter your houses to strike you.
CHECK THAT OUT!!! Read again and look at what happened. We all know they had FAITH but they were also given a command. If the Israelites did not have Faith they would not have put the blood on the doorpost. We know they did believe in HIM and they had Faith in HIM but their first born children were not saved on their Faith alone; they were saved on their obedience through their Faith to the command of putting blood on the doorpost. They didn’t base their salvation on the fact that they believed because the LAMB was SLAIN!!! Get that??? If they would have just said “We have Faith HE won’t harm us” and failed to put the blood on the door posts and their 1st born male sons would have been consumed.
So another tidbit: We all know that there are plenty of verses that say we are “saved” by Faith. This is true and does not contradict our point on this verse. Even Abraham had faith but then was told to show Obedience. Salvation will come through our Faith in the Messiah but and a BIG BUT, how can one claim to have Faith in our Messiah and then not do any of the works?
James 2:20 But do you want to know, O foolish man, that faith without works is dead
NOW REVERSE THAT.. All of Israel was left in the desert because they didn’t have FAITH. They did all the WORKS but had no FAITH. The generations had to die off before they could enter the Promised Land. WOW HUH? You either have Faith and do works, or you do works without FAITH. You can’t have one without the other no matter what anyone tells you…
Our Lamb has been slain. HIS name was HaMashiach Yeshua. We can’t and shouldn’t base our belief in salvation because the LAMB was slain. We should base our belief in salvation by our Faith and OBEDIENCE to HIS Torah. How powerful is that? Did you see that just as we did? In the beginning they all had to have Faith. The entire Old Testament tests their Faith over and over again and yet they were Faithfully obedient to HIS commands and not just 10 of them.