PLEASE READ IT ALL! 😔The New Covenant carries a powerful secret to overcoming the flesh. May the Holy Spirit grant to us the understanding to walk in all of it’s fullness. The Old Covenant however is for the unbeliever and the Law by which all of mankind, who are outside of Christ, will one day be judged. 😢 We all have fallen short of the Glory of God, that’s why it’s so imperative for us to cleave to ONLY Jesus for our righteousness and admonish others to do so as well..
This is a very LONG POST, and I may lose friends over it, but it has been so heavy on me for days that I had to post a small portion. We MUST and I DO MEAN MUST, let go of any dependency upon the Old Covenant (completely) and embrace the New Covenant fully or we will be defeated and never taste His victory. We are to be partakers of a NEW COVENANT in Christ, made possible by way of His cross alone. It was necessary for Jesus to pay the debt for our sins and to cleanse us, giving us His own righteousness, so that we could be sanctified by His blood and made Holy before God, so that we might become a dwelling place for God in the Spirit, being fit and joined together as LIVING STONES. There is no other righteousness to be attained than that which He has already attained for us.. Walking with Jesus and receiving by faith the indwelling Spirit of God, MUST begin with receiving first, His perfect and complete righteousness (His free gift) and in turn, it’s fruit or the evidence of it working within us, will be our complete sanctification and conformity to His image, by His Spirit. WE ARE TO BE LOOKING UNTO JESUS, THE AUTHOR AND FINISHER OF OUR FAITH. ❤️
Therefore having such a hope, we use great boldness in our speech, and are not like Moses, who used to put a veil over his face so that the sons of Israel would not look intently at the end of what was fading away. But their minds were hardened; for until this very day at the reading of the old covenant THE SAME VEIL REMAINS UNLIFTED, because it is removed in Christ. But to this day whenever Moses is read, A VEIL LIES OVER THEIR HEART; but whenever a person turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away. Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as from the Lord, the Spirit.
2 Corinthians 3: 12-18
Or do you not know, brethren (for I am speaking to those who know the law), that the law has jurisdiction over a person as long as he lives? For the married woman is bound by law to her husband while he is living; but if her husband dies, she is RELEASED from the law concerning the husband. So then, if while her husband is living she is joined to another man, she shall be called an adulteress; but if her husband dies, she IS FREE from the law, so that she is not an adulteress though she is joined to another man, Therefore, my brethren, you also were MADE TO DIE TO THE LAW through the body of Christ, so that you might be joined to another, to Him who was raised from the dead, in order that we might BEAR FRUIT for God. For while we were in the flesh, the sinful passions, which were aroused by the Law, were at work in the members of our body to bear fruit for death. But NOW WE HAVE BEEN RELEASED FROM THE LAW, HAVING DIED TO THAT BY WHICH WE WERE BOUND, so that we serve in NEWNESS of the Spirit and not in OLDNESS of the letter.
It was for freedom that Christ set us free; therefore keep standing firm and do not be subject again to a yoke of slavery. BEHOLD I, Paul, say to you that if you receive circumcision, CHRIST WILL BE OF NO BENEFIT TO YOU. and I testify again to every man who RECEIVES circumcision (under the law), that HE IS UNDER OBLIGATION TO KEEP THE WHOLE LAW. YOU HAVE BEEN SEVERED FROM CHRIST, YOU WHO ARE SEEKING TO BE JUSTIFIED BY LAW, you have fallen from grace. For we through the Spirit, by faith, are waiting for the hope of righteousness. For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision means anything, but FAITH WORKING THROUGH LOVE. You were running well; who hindered you from obeying the truth? This persuasion DID NOT come from Him who calls you. A little leaven leavens the whole lump of dough. I have confidence in you in the Lord that you will adopt no other view; but the one who is disturbing you will bear his judgment, whoever he is. BUT I, brethren,IF I STILL PREACH circumcision, why am I still persecuted? Then the stumbling block of the cross has been abolished. I wish that those who are troubling you would even mutilate themselves. For you were called to freedom, brethren; only do not turn your freedom into an opportunity for the flesh, BUT THROUGH LOVE serve one another. For the whole Law is fulfilled in one word, in the statement, “YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF.” (It’s a heart issue) But if you bite and devour one another, take care that you are not consumed by one another. But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not carry out the desire of the flesh. For the flesh sets its desire against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; for these are in opposition to one another, so that you may not do the things that you please. But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the Law. Now the deeds of the flesh are evident, which are: immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmities, strife, jealousy, outbursts of anger, disputes, dissensions, factions, envying, drunkenness, carousing, and things like these, of which I forewarn you, just as I have forewarned you, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God. But the FRUIT of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, GENTLENESS, self-control; against such things there is no law. NOW those who belong to Christ Jesus HAVE crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. IF we live by the Spirit, let us also walk by the Spirit. Let us not become boastful, challenging one another, envying one another.
You just can’t mix slavery with sonship \0/ and you can’t walk in the power of resurrection while you’re still yoked to a stone. The Spirit is given by faith, not the works of the Law. We will be free from sin when we fully embrace the New Covenant and allow the Holy Spirit to complete His ministry in us..
You foolish Galatians, who has bewitched you, before whose eyes Jesus Christ was publicly portrayed as crucified? This is the only thing I want to find out from you: did you receive the Spirit by the works of the Law, or by hearing with faith? Are you so foolish? Having begun by the Spirit, are you now being perfected by the flesh? Did you suffer so many things in vain—if indeed it was in vain? So then, does He who provides you with the Spirit and works miracles among you, do it by the works of the Law, or by hearing with faith?
Even so Abraham BELIEVED GOD, AND IT WAS RECKONED TO HIM AS RIGHTEOUSNESS. Therefore, be sure that it is those who are OF FAITH who are sons of Abraham. The Scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, preached the gospel beforehand to Abraham, saying, “ALL THE NATIONS WILL BE BLESSED IN YOU.”so then those who are of faith are blessed with Abraham, the believer. For as many as are of the works of the Law ARE UNDER A CURSE; 😳 for it is written, “CURSED IS EVERYONE WHO DOES NOT ABIDE BY ALL THINGS WRITTEN IN THE BOOK OF THE LAW, TO PERFORM THEM.” Now that no one is justified by the Law before God is evident; for, “THE RIGHTEOUS MAN SHALL LIVE BY FAITH.” However, the Law is not of faith; on the contrary, “HE WHO PRACTICES THEM SHALL LIVE BY THEM.”Christ redeemed us from the curse of the Law, having become a curse for us—for it is written, “CURSED IS EVERYONE WHO HANGS ON A TREE”— in order that in Christ Jesus the blessing of Abraham might come to the Gentiles, so that we would receive THE PROMISE OF SPIRIT through faith.
Yikes Lord, grant us all understanding of the ways of Faith that we might actually believe that we ARE ALREADY SEATED WITH CHRIST IN HEAVENLY PLACES..❤️
True faith in what has already been done, produces fruit and obedience to the works we have been called to do, because of the supply of the Spirit.. The Law (any portion of it) will not release the promise of the Father, because it was a promise that is to be received by faith alone and thus when seeking justification by or through the Law, we become even more entangled with sin and a veil lies upon our heart. A veil that will not allow us to see the Glory of God in the face of Jesus the Christ. We must turn ourselves fully to Jesus/Yeshua/Yehushua to find freedom from the Kingdom of darkness..
We now live by the faith of the Son of God who loved us and gave His life for us. We through the Spirit, put to death the deeds of the body. We are now to live by the indwelling Law of Christ, which is a much higher Law than that which was on stone or the hundreds of other Laws given to the Jews (their and our schoolmaster). We now live by and through the power of His endless, incomprehensible (through the flesh that is) LOVE..❤️
WE (those who are in Christ) ARE NOT FREE TO SIN, WE ARE NOW FREE FROM SIN AND EMPOWERED BY THE SPIRIT TO SERVE GOD LIBERATED FROM THAT WHICH ONCE HELD OUR FLESH IN CAPTIVITY AND OUR CONSCIENCE IN BONDAGE. WE ARE CALLED AND ENABLED TO BE LED BY THE SPIRIT OF GOD IN ALL THAT WE DO AND TO GROW IN OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH HIM WITHOUT FEAR. 🌷🌷🌷
PERFECT LOVE CASTS OUT ALL FEAR.. ❤️❤️❤️