– Heaven and
think that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I did not come to
destroy but to fulfill.
question is WHEN was this to be?
For assuredly, I say to you, till
heaven and earth pass away, one jot or one tittle will by no means pass
from the law till all is fulfilled.
and simple, according to our Lord: The Law MUST first be fulfilled and
complete in Him, BEFORE the heaven and earth disappear!
"heaven and earth" must
"pass away" i.e., be literally destroyed -
which it clearly
presently is not, then Christ's salvation is yet
incomplete and we are all STILL under the Law – under the curse and
still lost in our sins. Again, if death still has its sting [sin], then
we MUST conclude that sin still has its strength [the Law], which means
that Christ is yet to be "the end
of the law." If indeed the last enemy to be destroyed, being
death, has not yet been defeated then we are truly left in the
predicament as expressed in Jeremiah:
harvest is past, the summer is ended, and we are not saved!"
cf. Prov 13:12.
Jesus however was not referring to terrestrial
or celestial bodies etc; once again he was talking 'covenantal
transition' – the ending of the Old Covenant Mosaic world of sin and
sacrifice with the coming in of the endless New Covenant age of mercy
– the ages to come, a "world without end"
Eph 3:21; Isa 54:17.
that He says, "A new covenant," He has made the first obsolete. Now what
obsolete and growing old is
to vanish away.