Wednesday, May 28, 2014

THE NEW COVENANT

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Heb 8:13

By calling this covenant "new," he has made the first one obsolete; and what is obsolete and aging will soon disappear.

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When Christianity began, it was led by the apostles who were all Jews, Christianity almost looked like an extension of Judaism or at least an upgrade of Judaism. With time God made it very clear that Christianity is not an extension of Judaism; that it is based on the new covenant with Christ sealed by his precious blood and not the old covenant that was sealed by circumcision; the old covenant that according to our text is fading away and will soon disappear.

Christians are not to go about thinking they are to be made perfect by the laws of Moses-the old testament laws (see Gal 3:3-6 ), when you do this as a Christian, you are walking in error and under the influence of witchcraft(see Gal 3:1). Yes, witchcraft because when you bring yourself under the old law, you are bringing yourself under fear, the fear that if you don’t keep all those laws written out, you will go to hell fire; so your obedience is inspired by fear, and that is how witchcraft works. Our walk with God is because of His love that He has shed abroad in our hearts. This love and grace is administered by the Holy Ghost.

One of the reasons this is a teaching for the mature is because when one walks in this way (walking in the flesh with laws), he limits the work of grace in His life and he cannot walk in the power of the age to come.

When we submit ourselves totally to the kingdom of Christ and let our lives produce the fruit of the spirit, we will see that we will always do better than the law could ever produce(see Gal 5:23b).

Prayer: Dear heavenly father, I thank you for this day. I thank you for your love for me. I pray you help me walk in the spirit and not under the law, in Jesus name. Amen

By SD Abraham

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