Now in this series about the Law we go to COLOSSIANS 2:14:
Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to His cross.
Does ‘handwriting of ordinances’ mean the Law? If so, then it must be against us and contrary to us. Is the Law against us? No! It is, as shown from Scripture in previous posts, a perfect Law of love and liberty. However there are certain ordinances or parts written in the Law that are against us as sinners. These are the curses and penalties for transgressing the Law, such as those in LEVITICUS 26 and DEUTERONOMY 27. They are all summed up in EZEKIEL 18:4: …the soul that sins, it will die; and confirmed by Paul in the New Testament:
II CORINTHIANS 3:6 …for that which is written condemns to death.
ROMANS 6:23 For the wages of sin is death.
So the Law states we are condemned to death if we break that Law, but Yahshua has blotted out that penalty or those particular ordinances by receiving the penalty of death for us. He literally became the curse or penalty when He was nailed to the cross:
DEUTERONOMY 21:22-23 And if a man have committed a sin worthy of death, and he be put to death, and though hang him on a tree; his body shall not remain all night upon the tree, but thou shalt in any wise bury him that day; (for he that is hanged is accursed of YHWH) that thy land be not defiled, which YHWH thy Father giveth thee for an inheritance.
GALATIANS 3:13 Messiah hath redeemed us from the curse of the Law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is everyone who hangeth on a tree.
In The Book of Yahweh COLOSSIANS 2:14 is more clearly translated:
Having wiped out that death penalty which was written against us, in the Law which we had been opposed to, and has taken it: the death penalty; out of the way, nailing it to His stake.
Remember, the carnal mind is opposed to the Law of YHWH (ROM. 8:7), therefore while we are yet carnal, the Law is opposed to or against us. But it was NEVER nailed to the cross. It was the death penalty that was so nailed, and blotted out so far as we are concerned.