I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh (Ez 36:26).
The Law of Moses was written on tablets of stone. By God’s wisdom we recognize that those tablets are a type of our former stone hearts on which the law was written. Hearts of stone are law-driven and find security and meaning in outer ordinances and regulations and can nothing else. They can but judge in accordance with appearances and are therefore disposed towards dividing everything in good and bad, right and wrong, black and white. Any law in whatever form it might appear is written on hearts of stone. Words such as “Should”, “Shouldn’t”, “Ought to” and “Must” are, not surprisingly, capitalized.
Not only has a change of kingdoms taken place in the new creation, but that stone heart with all its laws and regulations is removed forever by a mighty work of God. It is the Spirit’s privilege to write on hearts of flesh. Man, as typified by Moses, cannot write an iota on them. If outer laws still have dominion over us it is because our consciousnesses still aren’t aligned with the new reality of who we are.
Paradoxically, the Spirit applies the law to bring any deception to an end which asserts that we can live the new life by our own imagined powers. When thoroughly convinced that we are utterly dead resurrection takes place in our awareness and in our new discovered nothingness God becomes our allness.
In every now the Word writes on our hearts and we are thus epistles of Christ, not written with ink, but by the Spirit of the living God. When we are made ready the Spirit by a mighty sweep washes our consciousnesses clean from the influences that derive from the tree to knowledge of good and evil. From that moment onwards we make only righteous judgments because we recognize that we are inner driven under the authorship of the Spirit in all things.
Whenever we claim that the Word is static in that sense that it never seeks new ways of expressing itself we assert that still waters are healthy to refresh from. Each new day the Word expresses itself in newness as life unfolds in a multitude of ways in our hearts where we hear and see its creative powers by a perception trained in discerning liberty, and from that inner sanctuary it bursts forth and articulates itself in our conduct and demeanor in freedom from any law save its own inherent law of life.