Dan Delzell on When Moses Accuses Jews and Professing Christians Because They Rely on the Law

While speaking to some Jews one day, Yeshua (Jesus) said, “Do not think I will accuse you before the Father. Your accuser is Moses, on whom your hopes are set.” (John 5:45)

Since “the Law was given through Moses,” (John 1:17) he represents the perfect and holy commandments that were given to God’s people on Mount Sinai. And anyone who places their hope for Heaven on their ability to obey the commandments will be sorely disappointed. The Law will one day come crashing down on them like a ton of bricks.

There is no flex or give in the Law. It is firm, solid, unchanging, and ultimately condemning. No one except Yeshua has ever lived in perfect obedience to the Law. Only Jesus lived a sinless life. And if you hope to spend eternity with your Creator, you would be wise to realize that your sincere attempts to obey the Law are a long way from perfection.

Jews and “professing Christians” who rely on the Law to be justified before God will be in for a rude awakening. While every professing Christian identifies as a believer, some who choose to wear that label nevertheless rely upon their works and their obedience to get into Heaven. Therefore, they remain unsaved and lost in their sin in spite of professing to know Christ. You see, a label has never saved even one Jew or one professing Christian. After all, “Without faith it is impossible to please God.” (Hebrews 11:6)

When it comes to the Law, you are either perfect or guilty. Sinless or sinful. Justified by your perfect life, or condemned by the perfect Law. There is no middle ground.

“Whoever keeps the whole Law and yet stumbles at just one point is guilty of breaking all of it.” (James 2:10) When Moses is your accuser, the commandments are your judge and jury. Your life is weighed according to the perfect standard of the Law. And in every area where you fall short of perfection, the Law will crush you, condemn you, and serve as the basis for your sentence of eternal punishment in Hell.

Jesus wasn’t playing around, and He told the truth every time He spoke. When Christ described what happens to your soul at the end of your life on Earth, He made it very clear that Heaven and Hell are the only two destinations in eternity. The fact that both destinations are extreme does not make them any less real. And while it is often difficult for man to wrap his mind around these eternal realities, the Lord leaves it up to each individual to either accept or reject this clear message of Scripture. (Matthew 13:42; Mark 9:43, 48; Luke 16:19-31; John 3:16-18; John 11:25,26)

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SOURCE: Christian Post, Dan Delzell