“Do not think that I [Jesus] came to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfill.” – Matthew 5:17
The Greek word for “fulfill,” as used in this verse is pleroo (pr. play-ro-o), which is to “imbue, diffuse, influence” (Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance). Webster defines “imbue” as to “to permeate or influence as if by dyeing,” and further defines “dyeing” as “to impart a new and often permanent color to especially by impregnating with a dye.”
The Son of God and Son of man fulfilled the law by soaking it in His Blood, which was shed on the Cross of Calvary; thereby changing its color from a debt owed to a debt paid in full. Our Redeemer did what no person could do—He satisfied the debt of the law, and credited our account by the spilling of His spotless and atoning Blood.
This, my brothers and sisters, does indeed set us free. The sacrifice of the Savior liberates us to walk in that high place within the realm of grace, which flows from the side, hands, and feet of Christ. This place of grace, which sits above the law, requires with it a purer and more resounding fragrance of service, generosity forgiveness, and love.
Read the fullness of this revelation in my nationally-syndicated column in tomorrow’s Daily Word from the Word message, found at our usual but most unusual place—the place where humanity meets Divinity.
God bless you.
If you have never received Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior, I encourage you to do it today, right now, by saying this prayer out loud: “Jesus, forgive me for my sins. I am sorry. I truly desire to be saved and reconciled back to God, my Father, through You. I receive Your sinless Blood as payment in full for my sins—past, present, and future. I now call You my Lord and Savior, and invite You to live within my heart, and to permanently live within me. I make You Lord over me and over my life from this moment on. Amen.” Congratulations! You are now a child of God, made whole and made new, by the Blood of Jesus Christ!
God tells us that we are blessed to be a blessing (Genesis 12:2). Be a blessing to someone by sending them this word of encouragement. If God did not already put someone in your spirit and on your heart that needs to read this uplifting message from above, simply ask your Heavenly Father who to bless on today. Forward this message right now by email, facebook, or twitter.
Jesus is coming soon!
May God Bless you and keep you always.
With warmest regards,
And, in service of The Most High King,
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Matthew is founder of HMD Ministries, and sits under the leadership of Apostle Dr. Don Lyon of Faith Center Ministries International in Rockford, Illinois, where he serves as an associate pastor.
All references to Hebrew and Greek words and meanings, unless otherwise noted, are taken from the New Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance © 1990 by Thomas Nelson Publishing. All dictionary references are taken from the Merriam-Webster online dictionary © 2014, unless otherwise noted.