O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?
Im curious what Paul meant by believers being delivered from the law
4 Likewise, my brethren, you have undergone death as to the Law through the [crucified] body of Christ, so that now you may belong to Another, to Him Who was raised from the dead in order that we may bear fruit for God. 5 When we were living in the flesh (mere physical lives), the sinful passions that were awakened and aroused up by [what] the Law [makes sin] were constantly operating in our natural powers (in our bodily organs, [a]in the sensitive appetites and wills of the flesh), so that we bore fruit for death. 6 But now we are discharged from the Law and have terminated all intercourse with it, having died to what once restrained and held us captive. So now we serve not under [obedience to] the old code of written regulations, but [under obedience to the promptings] of the Spirit in newness [of life].
In these verses Paul seems to say that believers were delivered from the Law, but yet we see believers faithfully keeping the law:
Acts 21:20 And upon hearing it, they adored and exalted and praised and thanked God. And they said to [Paul], You see, brother, how many thousands of believers there are among the Jews, and all of them are enthusiastic upholders of the [Mosaic] Law.
So how could believers be delivered from the law yet enthusiastoc upholders as well?
Ok and fine
I too believe the Judah HAD to keep the law. BY implication being zealous for the law would also mean zealously keeping the requirements of the law.
The question I have is in terms of what it means to be delivered from the law, given that Judah still HAD to keep the law.
I understand the transitional period where it was Moses + Christ
I understand the now but not yet or now and becoming... at least a little bit of it.
However I do not see how Paul could be speaking of now but not yet from Rom 5 to Rom 8. It seems to me he was speaking of present realities, things that had direct implications on how people would live. I do not see how a now but not yet teaching on being delivered from the law would have any practical consequences on Judah before AD70
So once again, what does being delivered from the law mean and how does this work out practically for Judah before AD70