SERMON ON THE MOUNT (PART
KJV Matthew 5:17-18
17. Think not that
I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy,
but to fulfil.
18. For verily I say
unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no
wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.
In this portion of the
Sermon on the Mount we will be looking at the Old Law, and Christ fulfilling
I. The Law was not destroyed
but rather “abolished”
Destroy - Vine's Greek
Text: a strengthened
form of ollumi, signifies "to destroy utterly"; in middle voice, "to perish."
Abolish - Vine's Greek
"to reduce to inactivity"
(kata, "down," argos, "inactive")
The Old Law was abolished
KJV Ephesians 2:13-16
13. But now
in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood
14. For he
is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall
of partition between us;
abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained
in ordinances; for to make in himself of twain one new man, so making peace;
16. And that he might
reconcile both unto God in one body by the cross, having slain the enmity
Blotted out, Nailed to
the cross – (in effect – the law was left on the cross)
KJV Colossians 2:14
14. Blotting out
the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to
us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross;
Had to be put aside, so
that we could be married to another
KJV Romans 7:1-6
1. Know ye
not, brethren, (for I speak to them that know the law,) how that the law
hath dominion over a man as long as he liveth?
2. For the
woman which hath an husband is bound by the law to her husband so long
as he liveth; but if the husband be dead, she is loosed from the law of
3. So then
if, while her husband liveth, she be married to another man, she shall
be called an adulteress: but if her husband be dead, she is free from that
law; so that she is no adulteress, though she be married to another man.
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.
5. For when
we were in the flesh, the motions of sins, which were by the law, did work
in our members to bring forth fruit unto death.
6. But now we are delivered
from the law, that being dead wherein we were held; that we should serve
in newness of spirit, and not in the oldness of the letter.
If it was destroyed, we
could not use it as an example source
KJV Romans 15:4
4. For whatsoever things
were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience
and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.
II. He fulfilled the Old
The promise to Abraham
KJV Genesis 12:3
3. And I will bless
them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall
all families of the earth be blessed.
The promise fulfilled
KJV Matthew 1:1
1. The book of
the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham.
The promise of a New Covenent
KJV Jeremiah 31:31-34
31. Behold, the
days come, saith the Lord, that I will make a new covenant with the house
of Israel, and with the house of Judah:
32. Not according
to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I took them
by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt; which my covenant they
brake, although I was an husband unto them, saith the Lord:
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 law in their inward parts, and
write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be my people.
34. And they
shall teach no more every man his neighbour, and every man his brother,
saying, Know the Lord: for they shall all know me, from the least of them
unto the greatest of them, saith the Lord: for I will forgive their iniquity,
and I will remember their sin no more.
Fulfillment of that promise
KJV Matthew 26:28
28. For this is my blood
of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.
Prophesy of the death
KJV Isaiah 53:1-12
1. Who hath
believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the Lord revealed?
2. For he
shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry
ground: he hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him, there
is no beauty that we should desire him.
3. He is
despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief:
and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed
he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him
stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.
5. But he
was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities:
the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are
6. All we
like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and
the Lord hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.
7. He was
oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought
as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb,
so he openeth not his mouth.
8. He was
taken from prison and from judgment: and who shall declare his generation?
for he was cut off out of the land of the living: for the transgression
of my people was he stricken.
9. And he
made his grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death; because
he had done no violence, neither was any deceit in his mouth.
10. Yet it
pleased the Lord to bruise him; he hath put him to grief: when thou shalt
make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed, he shall prolong
his days, and the pleasure of the Lord shall prosper in his hand.
11. He shall
see of the travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied: by his knowledge
shall my righteous servant justify many; for he shall bear their iniquities.
12. Therefore will I
divide him a portion with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with
the strong; because he hath poured out his soul unto death: and he was
numbered with the transgressors; and he bare the sin of many, and made
intercession for the transgressors.
The prophesy was fulfilled
KJV Romans 5:6-8
6. For when
we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly.
7. For scarcely
for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some
would even dare to die.
7. But God commendeth
his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for
III. V. 18 The Old Law
would not pass until all had been fulfilled
Notice some things:
First we are talking
about the fulfillment of the Old Law (v.17). Second we know that
the law was done away (point II.). Thus, the fulfillment of prophesy
had to occur before it was abolished (done away, put aside).
What is a “jot” -
Vine's Greek Dictionary
Text: from the
Heb. yod, the smallest Hebrew letter, is mentioned by the Lord in 5:18
What is a “tittle”
Vine's Greek Dictionary
Text: "a little
horn" (keras, "a horn"), was used to denote the small stroke distinguishing
one Hebrew letter from another.
Thus, we identify that
even the smallest things will be fulfilled. When did the Old end
and new begin. When the Kingdom came into effect (Acts 2:1-4) **note:
Matthew 3:2, Mark 9:1, & Acts 1:8**. When baptism occurred in
the name of (by the authority) Christ (Acts 2:38).
Christ was the fulfillment
of bringing the new
KJV Romans 5:12-21
as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death
passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:
until the law sin was in the world: but sin is not imputed when there is
death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over them that had not sinned after
the similitude of Adam's transgression, who is the figure of him that was
15. But not
as the offence, so also is the free gift. For if through the offence of
one many be dead, much more the grace of God, and the gift by grace, which
is by one man, Jesus Christ, hath abounded unto many.
16. And not
as it was by one that sinned, so is the gift: for the judgment was by one
to condemnation, but the free gift is of many offences unto justification.
17. For if
by one man's offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive
abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life
by one, Jesus Christ.)
as by the offence of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even
so by the righteousness of one the free gift came upon all men unto justification
19. For as
by one man's disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of
one shall many be made righteous.
the law entered, that the offence might abound. But where sin abounded,
grace did much more abound:
as sin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness
unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord.
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