Religion is most definitely rooted in fear of sin; it bombards with rules and regulations and counts on a law to keep everyone safe from the disease. The cross of Christ however, exercises dominance over sin. Jesus did not cower in fear at the iniquity; He in fact, BECAME the sin that we feared so much. The law was simply a bit and bridle to attempt controlling sin. Only One could be the disease itself to eradicate its power and do away with its existence in every soul that had or would ever live.
You see, there are two kinds of laws: there are laws of nature, and then there are laws enforced by mans hands. The Law of Moses was the latter and it was given by God as a tool to show that righteousness could not be earned by works.
Jesus gave us a new law when He came, and He called it Love (John 13:34). Love is not a law that is enforced by the hands of men. Love is a law of nature; it says that when we (agape) love someone, we will not sin against them. This is why Jesus said, “If you love Me, you will obey my commandments.” —John 14:15 (NASB)
You cannot force love. Love is all natural and organic; it comes from the inside-out, not from the outside-in. When it comes to morals, any law that is not the law of love is not organic and therefore, will only reap temporary satisfaction; it cannot hold long-term. We needed a new wineskin to hold the new thing, i.e., that new covenant with God sealed with the blood of Christ (Matthew 9:17).
Let no system fool you into believing that it will give you the ability to overcome. There are no “how-to” books for this one. It is and always will be, the blood of Jesus and His perfect love which casts out all fear; this is what makes you an overcomer.
The feeling that God is about to totally blindside you even against your own will—it makes one feel so small. All of creation is in synchronization with His composition and each entity plays a role in your set up without them ever being aware of their position in His melodious oratorio. Our God is very strategic in this way: causing others to serve His purposes in fulfilling the destiny scrolls of each one of His own without any individual’s conscious involvement. And just when you think you know what He is up to, you really have no conceivable idea. This eternal adventure is worth the temporary befuddlement and risk, just because we can rest in the Truth that God is sincerely good.