This is a very famous verse, used to explain many different opinions about the law. We will dissect this verse to see what it is truly explaining to us and afterwards we will be able to apply it to the scripture to understand better what the entire scriptures are revealing about the Law. Our Scripture Study today will be coming from Matthew chapter 5 verse 17 through 19, which reads, “Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill. 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. Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.” Let’s look at these verses closely, Destroy in this verse means in the Greek to Loosen, Halt, or dissolve. Fulfill means in the Greek to FULLY PREACH or in the Thayer’s Greek concordnance means to carry into effect or bring to realization. With analyzing these meanings lets place them in the verse. It would then say, “Think not that I am come to Halt(stop) or dissolve the law, or the prophets: I am not come to Halt(Stop) or dissolve, but to Fully preach and bring to reality.” Clearly, Jesus said that nothing was going to happen to the law but the reality of the law will be fully preached. Not a preaching and teaching of the symbols and shadows, they would be replaced with the reality, that the law will Manifest the truth about God and His plan for our salvation. The next verse says, “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.” After looking at the first point, this point is simple and is very clear. UNTIL which indicates NOT BEFORE THIS TIME, when the earth and heaven passes away. Then it says not one jot or tittle in no way will “Pass” which in the Greek means to perish or be omitted, From the LAW, the entire Law, and UNTIL ALL is fulfilled (fully preached and brought to reality). Also the words “jot or tittle” are referring to the doting of an I or the crossing of a T. Lets add this to the verse and read the verse in a clear and simple way. “Think not that I am come to (Halt or Stop) the law, or the prophets: I am not come (to Halt or Stop) , but to (Fully preach and bring into reality). For verily I say unto you, (UNTIL and no time before) heaven and earth pass, one (Dot of a I) or one (Cross of a T) shall (NEVER) (Be omitted or removed) from the (Entire LAW),(Until and no time before) (Every single thing is in it is fully preached and brought into reality).” This to me is so simple it cannot be refuted. It is even also followed by a warning by Christ Himself which says, “Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.” The Law and everything it contains is to remain until everything in it is brought to reality. You cannot remove anything even if a portion is brought to reality. The scripture is clear all is to remain until every thing is accomplished and brought in to reality. Unfortunately there are many who teach others to discard the law or even pick and choose which ones remain and which ones they should not do based on human logic. Many would even ask the question, I thought something things were nailed to the cross?
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