There is no one in this world who has been able to perform the Law as a composite whole, from the moment it was given through Moses until today. The best person in the Bible, David who wrote most of the Psalm, and who expressed his passionate love towards God; was not even able to keep it; David fell into the sins of adultery and then murder to cover his adulterous action. Even so, God was still merciful and tampered his sins with Grace.
Only Jesus alone who was able to fulfill the Law, He was fully man and fully God, in Him there is no sin, no impurity, He knew no sins, and He did no sins; and yet because of His Love and Grace towards you and me that He was made into sins. What a great sufferings for a divine sinless God who hated sins, and now took upon Himself the very sins that He hated.
How did Jesus Fulfill the Law? The answer is back to the Cross where He had fulfilled all our sins upon His own Self, sins from the beginning till the end of our life, and the sins of the whole world, offered to those who believe in Him.
Rom 7 described the Law like “the old Husband” who was demanding, unbending and cold; and the worst thing is he could not die, thus the wife (which spoke of all of us) who was bonded to this husband (the old covenant of Law), would commit an adultery if she were to marry again to Jesus (New Covenant of Grace). Thus, the only solution was Jesus provided “the death” that was needed to free us from Mr.Law, by His ultimate death on the cross. And, when He rose again, we were also risen with Him, our old man had died with His death on the cross, and our new man now is married to Jesus. It does not mean Freed from the Law then we had no Law to be governed, but it means now we are governed by the Law of the Spirit and Life (Holy Spirit).
No one can abolish the Law, not me nor Ps. Joseph Prince; but the writer of the Law, God Himself could do this!
Eph 2:15 having abolished in His flesh the enmity, that is, the law of commandments contained in ordinances, so as to create in Himself one new man from the two, thus making peace,
Also refer to: Luk 16:16 “The law and the prophets were until John (the Baptist). Since that time the kingdom of God has been preached, and everyone is pressing into it.
Therefore, it clear that Jesus not only Fulfilled the Law, but He had also Abolished it, and only Jesus Christ is able to, and had done it perfectly, once and for all eternity. Have the peace, beloved of Christ!
It is true that no one can do this but God Himself who wrote the Law with His fingers on two cold tables of stones, and now He fulfilled and abolished it with His own blood, through His own Justice system, out of His Righteousness. Because God is Righteous and Holy, that the Cross was the only solution, where His Justice and His Love met perfectly.
Col 2:14 having wiped out the handwriting of requirements that was against us, which was contrary to us. And He has taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross.
God found fault in the Old Covenant of Law, not because something wrong with the Law, but because something wrong with man. You see man does not know that they could not, even from the beginning of Adam and Eve. Adam had presumed wanting to be like God, instead of fully relying on the goodness of God. When the Law was given on Mt. Sinai through Moses, it was the pride and proud of children of Israel to boast of their ability to keep “All that God commanded” (Exo 19:8), while in fact they had not heard the content of the Law yet, because the Law was given only in Exo 20:1.
The New Covenant of Grace replaced the Old in Heb 8:7 For if that first covenant had been faultless, then no place would have been sought for a second…..Heb 8:13 In that He says, “A NEW COVENANT,” He has made the first obsolete. Now what is becoming obsolete and growing old is ready to vanish away.
But then some Christians asked: How about Mat 5:17 “Do not think that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfill.
This is Jesus’ own word, indeed He later fulfilled it on the cross, and by fulfilling it, He had made the Law obsolete, cancelled, and abolished, and ready to vanish away.
Also, many words of Jesus spoken when He was still alive, we have to see the Contexts. When He was still alive, it means He was still walking under the Dispensation of the Old Covenant of Law, He has not shed His blood for the New Covenant of Grace to happen yet. And, the contexts when He spoke in Mat 5 (Sermon on the Mount) the audience was Jews, and in essence He was putting back the standard and the function of the Law to where God first intended it to be. But the Jews, the Pharisees and the teachers of the Law had brought the Law down to a manageable level. For example: Adultery and Murder were not just doing it physically, but whoever looks at a woman with lust for her has already committed adultery; having hatred in your heart is considered murder; likewise whoever says, ‘You fool!’ was already in danger of hell fire; and the punishment? if you eyes had offended you, then pluck it out, and if your hand had offended you, then cut it off; well has anyone done this yet? What Jesus did here was to bring the Law back into its original standard that no one on earth will be able to do it, and everyone will come to the end of themselves and become guilty before God. And, therefore they will feel the need for their Savior, Jesus Christ.
The purpose of the Law is not to justify man by, but on the contrary is to make everyone sinful before God, and if they want to acknowledge this, then there will be need to embrace His Grace, making Jesus their only Savior.
Rom 3:20 Therefore by the deeds of the law no flesh will be justified in His sight, for by the law is the knowledge of sin.