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It is written by THE SPIRIT in Mark chapter 16:

14 Later Jesus appeared to the eleven as they sat at the table; and He rebuked their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they did not believe those who had seen Him after He had risen.

15 And He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature.

16 He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned.

17 And these signs will follow those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues;

18 they will take up serpents; and if they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.”

Man was formed in the womb by Divine Intent and for a specific purpose.  Until this purpose is realized and is in process of fulfillment, man has a vacuum or an emptiness within that desires to be filled.  This is why men and women will flock to a meeting where miracles are occurring.  They want the supernatural to operate in their lives and fill that void.

Within the Great Commission, the supernatural is expected to occur as confirmation to the people of the source of the message.  FATHER will confirm HIS Word but will not confirm man’s teaching or preaching arising out of the soulish ego, traditions, or customs.

In Matthew chapter 4, it is written by THE SPIRIT:

23 And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all kinds of sickness and all kinds of disease among the people.

24 Then His fame went throughout all Syria; and they brought to Him all sick people who were afflicted with various diseases and torments, and those who were demon-possessed, epileptics, and paralytics; and He healed them.

25 Great multitudes followed Him—from Galilee, and from Decapolis, Jerusalem, Judea, and beyond the Jordan.

Jesus preached the Gospel and has directed us to preach the Gospel.  What is the Gospel?  It is the good news of being able to enter the Kingdom of Our Heavenly Father through Jesus Christ.  Jesus preached “Repent, change your inner self—your old way of thinking, regret past sins, live your life in a way that proves repentance; seek God’s purpose for your life, for the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand.”  Further, He directed the people to walk in Agape Love which fulfills ALL the Law.

The Law modified our external behavior but did nothing to internal change us.  The children of Israel proved its insufficiency over and over again.  But when Jesus became our perfect sacrifice and sent The Holy Spirit to lead us and guide us into all Truth, our hearts began to change and began the purification process.  The issue is our inner self, not our external compliance to The Law.

The Holy Spirit is fully lawful by nature thus as we are led by The Holy Spirit, we will fulfill the Law and nature of Our Heavenly Father.  Do I need to focus on The Law or the Lawgiver?  I trust My Heavenly Father to guide me in all matters according to HIS Divine Intent of Love thus I will fulfill The Law in my daily life. 

One of the lawyers tested Jesus concerning The Law in Matthew chapter 22, and Jesus responded:

35 Then one of them, a lawyer, asked Him a question, testing Him, and saying,

36 “Teacher, which is the great commandment in the law?”

37 Jesus said to him, “ ‘You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’

38 This is the first and great commandment.

39 And the second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’

40 On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets.”

The word “hang” means to sum up in verse 40.  The entire Old Testament is pointing us to Agape Love found in Jesus Christ, the Word made flesh.  Shouldn’t our focus be placed in walking fully and completely in Agape Love as well?

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