“For if you are trying to make yourselves right with God by keeping the law, you have been cut off from Christ! You have fallen away from God’s grace.” (Gal 5:4 NLT). We are in a new covenant with God through Christ, not a partially renewed old covenant.
Paul goes on to boldly say to those who started trying to keep the old law, “You were running the race so well. Who has held you back from following the truth? It certainly isn’t God, for he is the one who called you to freedom.” (Gal 5:7-8 NLT). The truth that we should follow is in living by the new law of Christ, the perfect law of liberty, which is the law of love written on the hearts of those in Christ (Jam 2:12, Jam 2:8, Heb 10:16).
Jeremy Caris is the founder and president of Caris Ministries. Since he is called as a prophet and gifted as a teacher, much of his focus involves equipping believers to hear, know, and follow God in their own daily experience. He teaches the foundational truth of the Word with simple clarity, while revealing deep things of the spirit in practical ways. He has the unique ability to demystify the supernatural side of real relationship with a living God and make it an embraceable and accessible reality for all believers. Jeremy has been married to his best friend, Mandy Caris, for twenty years, and is the proud father of two boys.