The Law is our Tool

“The point is, we had this relationship the Law. The Law was our husband—over us—and we were bound by the Law through the angels. Now, what died? The Law didn’t die. We died. We died in Christ, and that was the end of that relationship to the Law. It snapped that Covenant string… It was like a rubber band. When we tried to get away from it, it snapped back. But now it’s gone, because we died. Now we’ve come back to life and there is a string joining us to Jesus. We are married to somebody else. That’s the picture.

The Law is still there, but it’s no longer our husband. It’s our tool. We are no longer under Law. We are over Law and we use the Law as a tool.

In the Old Testament, the angels used the Law as a tool to train us up. Angels ruled the world. Who rules the world now? You do. God has always ruled the world; now Jesus rules the world and with Jesus we rule the world because we’re His wife. We sit right next to Him on the throne.

We rule the world, and what do we use to shape up the world? The same tool. We are now the angels who use the Law to shape up the world—and to shape up ourselves, because there’s still a big part of me that wants to do wrong. So I have to use the Law on myself. The Law is like a whip and I have to beat myself with it. And then I have to beat you with it.  ; )

Look at the book of Revelation. The pastors of the churches are the angels. We’re the angels now.”

James Jordan, Romans, Lecture 7. Available from

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