‘For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse; for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who does not continue in all things which are written in the book of the law, to do them.” But that no one is justified by the law in the sight of God is evident, for “the just shall live by faith.”’  Galatians 3:10-11 (NKJV)

 

Praise God for delivering us from the curse of the law, the curse under which the whole world squirms under right now. The curse simply put, is the law of the flesh; the law of doing to earn righteousness. It is a curse to think that by doing, you can earn acceptance from God. It is a curse because no matter how hard you try; you will never be able to fully perform the requirements of the law. And once you break the law, the curse releases its spell on you: the spell of guilt, of condemnation, of sorrow, of inner judgement, of spiritual fatigue, of restlessness, of failure. The one who lives by the law is under the curse already because no man is ever able to fully perform the law and will inevitable fall under the spell of the curse.

And this spell is real. The man under the law has no rest or joy in life because he is always at work. And this is not our portion. Those of us who enjoy the rest of God enter into this rest not because we have perfected the life of spiritual maturity but because we believe in Him who perfects those who believe. He justifies the believing and makes them just because they believe. We are free from the spell of the curse, not because we have better works than the others but because we have refused to come under the invitation of the law of works.

‘Lord, I celebrate my freedom because I am under the law of faith not under the law of works. And by your law of faith, I am justified because I believe in the work of Christ on the cross and His resurrection and His work of atonement and His work of substitution. Halleluya. I therefore reject Lord, the whispers of the curse because I am not under its spell. I am free from its poison and burdens. I am fee because Christ has justified me. Amen and Amen.’

 

Dr. Chinedu Oranye

(Mobilization Director, CAPRO)