Please be very careful of what you call legalism. YHWH’s definition of legalism and freedom are so completely different than the worlds.
In Galatians 5 we are warned not to allow our freedom to become an excuse for allowing our old nature to have its way. We are to be the New Creation that was created by YHWH when we were born again.
That New Creation is to love and serve our neighbors. We are to run our lives by the Ruach HaKoddsh (Holy Spirit).
We submit ourselves and choose to allow Him (Ruach HaKodesh -Holy Spirit) to run our lives in every situation. We are never forced. That is true freedom.
Ruach HaKodesh (Holy Spirit) always wants what is contrary to our fleshly old nature.
The Torah is a part of our New. It is viewed in a very wrong way to most because they allow their old nature to rule over them. We must all be watchful that we Honor all if YHWH’s Words, Genesis through Revelation. Never perverting His Torah into legalism.
Examine your own heart today in the context of true Freedom. Ask YHWH to reveal any legalistic areas that you are allowing your old nature to contaminate your New. Ask Him specifically if you have perverted His Torah, by dismissing it or calling it old.
YHWH, we come before You in reverence for Your definition of freedom. We repent for ever allowing our old nature to be made manifest in any Life situation. Please forgive us in Yeshua (Jesus) Name
May we allow this to transform the manner in which we perceive the freedom that Yeshua (Jesus) paid such a high price for. As we examine and submit ourselves fully, May we freshly receive Ruach HaKodesh (Holy Spirit) and renew our freedom covenant with YHWH. Entering into His Love for us and pouring His Love into our Neighbors. Understanding that until we have done this, we are not truly free.
As for me, I choose to submit myself fully and freshly receive to overflowing measure Ruach HaKodesh (Holy Spirit). Walking in the One New Humanity that You designed for me to walk in.
Amen and Amen
Galatians 5:13-18 CJB For, brothers, you were called to be free. Only do not let that freedom become an excuse for allowing your old nature to have its way. Instead, serve one another in love. For the whole of the Torah is summed up in this one sentence: “Love your neighbor as yourself”; but if you go on snapping at each other and tearing each other to pieces, watch out, or you will be destroyed by each other! What I am saying is this: run your lives by the Spirit.
Then you will not do what your old nature wants. For the old nature wants what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit wants what is contrary to the old nature. These oppose each other, so that you find yourselves unable to carry out your good intentions.
But if you are led by the Spirit, then you are not in subjection to the system that results from perverting the Torah into legalism.
Blessings and Shalom-Love Beyond Measure, Beth Auman