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“Listen closely, please. Jesus, your new husband, the One you are in spiritual union with, is not impressed with your attempts to please Him through your relationship with the law. He died that you might die with Him and be freed from the tyranny of your flesh stirred up by the law. He desires to impart life to you that you might bear the fruit of the Spirit of God, and your law-keeping mentality is aborting that spiritual process over and over again. Law and grace do not mix!” (Pure Grace Page 61)
This quote comes in the context of a discussion of Romans 7:1-8 where we see that we have died to the law and are joined to Christ that we might bear fruit for God. Law keeping is a flesh exercise not a Spirit exercise. Abiding and fruit bearing are Spirit exercises! Whenever we are in the mindset of law keeping as a means of pleasing God, we cannot bear spiritual fruit. Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self control are not byproducts of law keeping! If one desires to “act like Jesus” then one must turn from law keeping as a mindset and fully receive one’s union with Christ. Again, law and grace do not mix
Grace to you all,
Pastor Clark Whitten
Grace Church Longwood, FL.