The Law is made for the Lawless

From The Heart

Publish date: 09/09/2012

Everyone who commits (practices) sin is guilty of lawlessness; for [that is what] sin is, lawlessness (the breaking, violating of God's law by transgression or neglect — being unrestrained and unregulated by His commands and His will).  1 John 3:4 AMP

Now we recognize and know that the Law is good if anyone uses it lawfully [for the purpose for which it was designed], 9 Knowing and understanding this: that the Law is not enacted for the righteous (the upright and just, who are in right standing with God), but for the lawless and unruly, for the ungodly and sinful, for the irreverent and profane, for those who strike and beat and [even] murder fathers and strike and beat and [even] murder mothers, for manslayers, 10 [For] impure and immoral persons, those who abuse themselves with men, kidnapers, liars, perjurers — and whatever else is opposed to wholesome teaching and sound doctrine 11 As laid down by the glorious Gospel of the blessed God, with which I have been entrusted.  1 Timothy 1:8-11 AMP

The Law of God is not enacted for the righteous, but for sinners. Through the blood of Jesus, we are forgiven and our sins are washed away. From then on, we serve Him in righteousness and we don’t go back and deliberately sin again. At least, that is what we should do. There is a heaven and there is a hell. Father God does NOT want anyone to go to hell, so He gave us laws and boundaries so that we can know and be aware and avoid the trap of sin and also death and hell.

The Law of God was made for these classes of people:

1. Lawless - Greek: anomos – which means: contempt for law; no rule of moral conduct. Translated as "lawless" (1Timothy 1:9); "without law" (1Corinthians 9:21); "unlawful" (2Peter 2:8); "transgressor" (Mark 15:28; Luke 22:37); and "wicked" (Acts 2:23; 2Thessalonians 2:8).

2. Disobedient - Greek: anupotaktos – which means: not under subjection; insubordinate; undisciplined. Translated "disobedient" (1Timothy 1:9); "not put under" (Hebrews 2:8); and "unruly"  

3. Ungodly - Greek: asebes – irreligious; irreverent.

1 Peter 4:17-18 KJV - For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God? 18 And if the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear?

2 Peter 3:7 KJV - But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men.       

Jude 4 KJV - For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ.

Jude 14-15 KJV - And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints, 15 To execute judgment upon all, and to convince all that are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed, and of all their hard speeches which ungodly sinners have spoken against him.

4. Sinners - Greek: hamartolos - transgressors of law. Translated “sinner” and “sinful”.

Mark 8:38 KJV - Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation; of him also shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he cometh in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.

5. Unholy - Greek: anosios - totally depraved; the utter opposite of holiness within and without.

6. Profane - Greek: bebelos - heathenish; wicked; not fit to attend public worship.

1 Timothy 4:7 AMP - But refuse and avoid irreverent legends (profane and impure and godless fictions, mere grandmothers' tales) and silly myths, and express your disapproval of them. Train yourself toward godliness (piety), [keeping yourself spiritually fit].

2 Timothy 2:16 AMP - But avoid all empty (vain, useless, idle) talk, for it will lead people into more and more ungodliness.

Hebrews 12:16 AMP - That no one may become guilty of sexual vice, or become a profane (godless and sacrilegious) person as Esau did, who sold his own birthright for a single meal.

7. Patricides - Greek: patraloas - those who strike or slay their father.

8. Matricides - Greek: metraloas - those who strike or slay their mother.

9. Murderers - Greek: androphonois - those who take any human life contrary to law.

10. Whoremongers - Greek: pornois - Fornicator; whoremonger; male prostitutes; libertines - persons who are morally or sexually unrestrained

11. Sexual perverts - Greek: arsenokoitais - sodomite; abusers, who defile themselves with mankind; those guilty of unnatural sexual practices.

12. Menstealers - Greek: andrapodistais - kidnappers; enslaver - those who steal slaves and sell and buy them, or who hold men for ransom.

13. Liars - Greek: pseustais - saying for truth what is known to be false.

John 8:44 ERV - Your father is the devil. You belong to him. You want to do what he wants. He was a murderer from the beginning. He was always against the truth. There is no truth in him. He is like the lies he tells. Yes, the devil is a liar. He is the father of lies.   

1 John 1:10 NKJV - If we say that we have not sinned, we make Him a liar, and His word is not in us.

1 John 2:4 NKJV - He who says, "I know Him," and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.    

1 John 2:22 NKJV - Who is a liar but he who denies that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist who denies the Father and the Son.

14. Perjurers - Greek: epiorkois - those who lie under oath.

15. Those guilty of any vice contrary to sound doctrine.

Now the works of the flesh are evident, which are: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lewdness, 20 idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies, 21 envy, murders, drunkenness, revelries, and the like; of which I tell you beforehand, just as I also told you in time past, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.  Galatians 5:19-21 NKJV