Good morning to all…the weekend is upon us…the last few days seemed to have flown by, with the cares of doing life. Hope all is well!
Again, enjoying the quietness of the early morning in my backyard; I turn to the scriptures for a time with the Lord and His Word. In Hebrews, we read how God gave to the people, a New Covenant, to receive into their hearts…for all to believe and recieve by faith, given to all whom will confess and believe and become followers of Jesus Christ, the Son of the most high God.
The old covenant was all about works, teaching the law, living by the law, do this, do that, comprised of a wordly sanctuary; materalistic and legalistic. It had become a failing covenant unto the people of Israel and the world, for no one could be made perfectly by and through the law.
God saw the need for a New Covenant, a covenant not by works alone but a new covenant that is written in the minds and hearts of the people. As quoted in Hebrews 8:-13; “I will put my laws into their minds and write them into their hearts: and I be to them a God, and they shall be to me a people: And they shall not teach every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the Lord: for all shall know me, from the least to the greatest. For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their iniquities (deeds) will I remember no more. In that he saith, A new covenant, he hath made the first old. Now that which decayed and waxeth old is ready to vanish”.
How exciting to know that we are living in such a time as this, a time of the New Covenant, a time of God’s grace to and for all mankind whom will receive. No more do we have to go through the process of sacrificing the blood of bulls and goats and the sprinkling of ashes of an heifer, for sanctification to the purifing of the flesh; but a more perfect way to become clean and our sins forgiven once and for all, through the blood of His Son, Jesus Christ. The cross made the way, what I mean is; through the death, burial and resurrection of Christ Jesus and through the blood of Jesus our sins and iniquities are forgiven and washed away.
No more dead works, for God had a better plan, a plan that would “seal” us forever, for eternity, through the working of the Holy Spirit in every believer, forever, in the hearts of man. “God’s grace is sufficient” and is for all whom will receive.
We all will have to make a choice, unto God, through the compelling of the Holy Spirit, “He will draw all men unto Him. We will either choose the god of this world, satan, or we will choose the most high God, the creator of the universe. Our Creator has given all people their “freewill” to choose. This New Covenant has now made a way for all to be made/ become righteous in His sight.
We all once were sinners and born into sin; for God saw that we needed a Redeemer, a Savior, someone to redeem us from our sins. God sent His Son, who shed His blood on the cross of Calvery. Through His blood and resurrection we are set free from all our sins and iniquities. A free gift. The only requirement to recieve this New Covenant, written in our hearts is to believe by faith and confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus as your Lord and Savior. For we now have a mediator between God and man, Jesus Christ, God’s only Son, ever making intercession for us. Yes, we now have available to us, forgiveness of our tresspasses, forgiveness of sin and eternal life with Him, forever!
How exciting to know Christ in us the Hope of Glory. By accepting Jesus Christ into your heart as your Lord and Savior, Old things are passed away all things are become New.
To recieve this New Life, New Beginning, simply believe in and confess with your mouth the risen, redeemer, Savior, Jesus Christ, whom died, was buried and resurrected and shed His blood for you. Turn from your sins and accept/ make Jesus your Lord and Savior. Again let me say, This is a free gift given from God for all to receive by faith; for God is gracious and desires to have a relationship with you.
Heed to His calling and open your hearts door, won’t you let Him in and receive the forgiveness of you sins and eternal life with Him and began a relationship with you creator, God, Jesus. His Spirit, for He has promised that the Holy Spirit will reside in you leading you into ALL TRUTH.
In conlusion, I can say, there is a peace and an assurance in knowing that God, His Son,Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit has taken up residence in my body, soul and spirit. The three working together as One…the very God, my creator, working everything out for the good because I love Him and obey Him.
Be blessed, as always,
Love in Christ Jesus, Paul Lundmark