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The Misunderstanding of Romans 7

Jan 29, 2013 by     11 Comments    Posted under: Uncategorized


Normally its my comments and emails I get these days that prompt me to write a blog post. I can’t even read them all as I’m so busy with community but the ones I do read inspire a lot of thought.

Recently, a pastor named Ken Legg told me that we are dead to the law and pointed to Romans 7:4 to prove his point.

Romans 7:4
Wherefore, my brethren, ye also are become DEAD TO THE LAW by the body of Christ; that ye should be married to another, even to him who is raised from the dead, that we should bring forth fruit unto God.

I get it, Ken. It says very clearly that we are dead to the law. But the context of the chapter is the law of adultery. Notice at the very beginning with verse 1, Paul states that HE IS SPEAKING TO THOSE WHO KNOW THE LAW. Those who know the Torah, Ken. Because if you are not familiar with Deut. 24 in the Torah, none of what Paul is saying is going to make sense to the readers of the letter.

Ken stated to me that we were once married to the law and Paul is saying that the marriage is over because of our adultery.

No Ken, we were never married to the law. WE WERE and ARE MARRIED TO HIM! Learn the Prophets.

Jeremiah 3:8,14

8. And I saw, when for all the causes whereby backsliding Israel committed adultery I had put her away, AND GIVEN HER A BILL OF DIVORCE; yet her treacherous sister Judah feared not, but went and played the harlot also.

14. Turn, O backsliding children, saith the LORD; for I AM MARRIED UNTO YOU.

You see, we were married to HIM! Not the law. And the law states that a husband can NEVER remarry his original wife once she has gone to be with another. The woman is only free from the law (singular) of adultery once the original husband dies. Guess who came to this earth, became flesh and died?

Now raised again and us being dead to our sins THROUGH REPENTANCE, and raised in newness of life, we can remarry our husband.

But for this “New Convenant” in this remarriage, it’s very clear about the law still existing AND it being written on
our hearts this time.

Jeremiah 31:33
But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; After those days, saith the LORD, I will put my TORAH(law) in their inward parts, and WRITE IT ON THEIR HEARTS; and will be their God, and they shall be my people.

Hebrews 8:10
For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, saith the Lord; I will put my LAWS into their mind, and WRITE THEM ON THEIR HEARTS: and I will be to them a God, and they shall be to me a people:

This is what Paul is referring to in Romans 7 and us being dead to the law of adultery which caused us to be scattered.

But He will again one day regather His awaiting bride with trimmed wicks in the lamps and garments without spot or wrinkle.

Jeremiah. 16:14-15
Therefore, behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that it shall no more be said, The LORD liveth, that brought up the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt; 15. But, The LORD liveth, that brought up the children of Israel from the land of the north, and from all the lands whither he had SCATTERED them: and I will bring them again into their land that I gave unto their fathers.

Ezekiel 34:12
As a shepherd seeketh out his flock in the day that he is among his sheep that are SCATTERED; so will I seek out my sheep, and will deliver them out of all places where they have been SCATTERED in the cloudy and dark day.

What did Messiah say?

Matthew 15:24
But he answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel.

Even so, bring on this greater Exodus! 🙂

11 Comments + Add Comment

  • VERY good post!! It all makes perfect sense when you interrupt the back half using the foundation of the first half. Keep up the good work and I agree…….. Bring on the greater Exodus!!

  • Thanks for your explanation on the above!

    I wanted to download the link above titled “Age Chart Download” but when I hit the ‘download Free here” button it brings up “a drawing error occurs.” Do you have another place or website that I can download this chart from? Thanks

    • Seems to work ok for me. What browser are you using? You may need to update your PDF reader. Let me know if you still have issues.

  • Stellar, buddy …. all makes sense now!

  • Well the last verse in Romans 7 say it all:

    “I thank Yah through Yeshua our Messiah. So then with mind I myself serve the Torah of Elohim: but with the flesh the law of sin/death.”

    Our flesh will lead us to death but with a Torah filled spirit life with Yeshua will lead us to LIFE and back to our Family of Israel and the promised LAND!!! HalleluYah!!

  • The Law is never dead – only perpetual and forever, per scripture – When did Paul take precedence over God’s Word? Didi


  • I was sharing with a preacher once about Torah. He told me that He was saved through grace and the Law is no longer applicable. I told him that Grace is the law being on our hearts, the desire out of fear and love to obey our Father as Yeshua did and tell us to do ! He told me well when he gets to heaven if im wrong I’ll tell God i’m not a god, how was I supposed to know. I was stunned This man teaches others this trash Sometime later I gave him a print out of bible verses to back up what I was telling him, he just scoffed..

    • That is so sad, indeed, Jeff, and definitely breaks the Father’s heart. It probably even angers Him. Wow!

    • They are so blinded with their regurgitated seminary theology. The good news message is so wrong when it goes from a calling to a carreer. Paul warned us about the message turning into a buisness. That is exactly what churchantity is. BIG buisness.

  • By the way i think VIC is disillusioned beyond repair

  • I understand all that Romans 7 says as it pertains to Israel, but how does it apply to us who are gentile by birth? We never had Torah. We were never divorced from God. Please help me understand this. Shalom.

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