No more spiritual death or curse of the Law for believers!
In the 1st Century the law still existed and that is why Paul warned believers to not go under the law.
Galatians 1 “9 As we have already said, so now I say again: If anybody is preaching to you a gospel other than what you accepted, let them be under God’s curse!”
What was this curse? It happens for a person under law.
Galatians 3 “10 For all who rely on the works of the law are under a curse, as it is written: “Cursed is everyone who does not continue to do everything written in the Book of the Law.” 11 Clearly no one who relies on the law is justified before God, because “the righteous will live by faith. The law is not of faith”
The person under the law dies spiritually.
Romans 7 “9 Once I was alive apart from the law; but when the commandment came, sin sprang to life and I died.”
So Paul warned believers in his lifetime to not go back under law otherwise they would die and be cursed, cut off from Christ.
Galatians 5-6 “2 Mark my words! I, Paul, tell you that if you let yourselves be circumcised, Christ will be of no value to you at all. 3 Again I declare to every man who lets himself be circumcised that he is obligated to obey the whole law. 4 You who are trying to be justified by the law have been alienated from Christ; you have fallen away from grace……..7 Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. 8 Whoever sows to please their flesh, from the flesh will reap destruction; whoever sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life……12 Those who want to impress people by means of the flesh are trying to compel you to be circumcised. The only reason they do this is to avoid being persecuted for the cross of Christ. 13 Not even those who are circumcised keep the law, yet they want you to be circumcised that they may boast about your circumcision in the flesh. “
The “sowing” to the flesh was circumcision – going back to the law, being dead and under the curse.
This was because the law still existed in their lifetime.
The law was obsolete on the cross but it was not fully removed until AD70 when Israel was judged and their Temple was destroyed.
Hebrews 8:13 “By calling this covenant “new,” he has made the first one obsolete; and what is obsolete and outdated will soon disappear.”
Now there is no more law. The believer is under pure GRACE.
This is why there is no more death for the believer and no more curse because the law is gone!
Old things have passed away. Behold all things are new !!
Revelation 21-22 “4 ‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’ or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.” 5 He who was seated on the throne said, “I am making everything new!”……3 No longer will there be any curse. “
Today a believer has the full righteousness of God. We have eternal life and have passed from death to life and will not be judged. All things are new!!
John 5 “24 “Very truly I tell you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be judged but has crossed over from death to life. “