Luke 9 “32 Now Peter and those who were with him were heavy with sleep, but when they were fully awake, they saw his glory, and the two men who stood with him. 33 As they were parting from him, Peter said to Jesus, “Master, it is good for us to be here. Let’s make three tents: one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah,” not knowing what he said. 34 While he said these things, a cloud came and overshadowed them, and they were afraid as they entered into the cloud. 35 A voice came out of the cloud, saying, “This is my beloved Son. Listen to him!”
When Jesus was glorified in the transfiguration, God told Peter to listen to Jesus. Why was that ?Moses represented the law, Elijah represented the prophets.But there is someone GREATER than them all.The Lord Jesus who fulfilled the law by living perfectly.He is the perfect sacrifice for our sins on the cross.Jesus is the fulfillment of all Bible prophecies, for the scriptures lead us to Christ in whom we have eternal life by faith.
This is why Paul wrote here:
Romans 3 “21 But now apart from the law, a righteousness of God has been revealed, being testified by the law and the prophets; 22 even the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ to all and on all those who believe. For there is no distinction, 23 for all have sinned, and fall short of the glory of God; 24 being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus;25 whom God sent to be an atoning sacrifice, through faith in his blood”
The Law and prophets were fulfilled in Christ so that we are made righteous by faith in Christ apart from the works.But that does not mean that we are lawless rebels.
We are not anti-law. We will not be ruled by sin but we delight in righteousness.
Romans 6 “14 For sin will not have dominion over you. For you are not under law, but under grace. 15 What then? Shall we sin, because we are not under law, but under grace? May it never be! for as you presented your members as servants to uncleanness and to wickedness upon wickedness, even so now present your members as servants to righteousness for sanctification. Being made free from sin, you became bondservants of righteousness.”
There is no condemnation for us. Therefore let us walk in the Spirit to fulfill the requirements of the law.
Romans 8 “There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who don’t walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit. 2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus made me free from the law of sin and of death. 3 For what the law couldn’t do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God did, sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and for sin, he condemned sin in the flesh; 4 that the ordinance of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.“
The requirement of the law is that we love one another. Let us look to Jesus by faith – clothe ourselves with His love and then love others, thereby fulfilling the law.
Romans 13 “8 Owe no one anything, except to love one another; for he who loves his neighbor has fulfilled the law. 9 For the commandments, “You shall not commit adultery,” “You shall not murder,” “You shall not steal,” “You shall not covet,” and whatever other commandments there are, are all summed up in this saying, namely, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” 10 Love doesn’t harm a neighbor. Love therefore is the fulfillment of the law. 11 Do this, knowing the time, that it is already time for you to awaken out of sleep, for salvation is now nearer to us than when we first believed. 12 The night is far gone, and the day is near. Let’s therefore throw off the deeds of darkness, and let’s put on the armor of light. 13 Let’s walk properly, as in the day; not in reveling and drunkenness, not in sexual promiscuity and lustful acts, and not in strife and jealousy. 14 But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, for its lusts.”