The New Covenant   Leave a comment

Good morning all,

I received this devotional email this morning and I am truly blessed. Although we are under the new covenant, I am learning how to receive the new covenant because I was always taught legalism/religion instead of relationship, like so many Christians. Bit by bit I’m getting it. Recently I asked the Lord “what do I do”. He said “just believe”. This email helped me better understand which helps me to do as the Lord says, “just believe”. Please open your hearts to learn and receive His grace and cease from all your labors and performance if that’s what you are doing. We are called righteous not by our works (2 Corinthians 5:21; Romans 4), but because of Jesus works. Peace and blessings.

Veronica

God Says ‘I Will’ In The New Covenant – From Joseph Prince Ministries

Hebrews 8:10,12; …I will put My laws in their mind…I will be their God… …I will be merciful to their unrighteousness…their sins and their lawless deeds I will remember no more.”

You may be feeling stressed at work today because your boss just gave you a list of things to do. Maybe he told you, “You have to type this letter. You have to meet this client. You have to write this report. You have to…” Wouldn’t it be nice if your boss had, instead, said, “I will type this letter for you. I will meet this client for you. I will write this report for you. I will…”?

Well, your boss may not be that gracious, but your Father in heaven is! When He found fault with the old covenant and established the new covenant (Hebrews 8:7–8) in His Son’s blood, His “Thou shalls” became “I wills”.

You see, under the old covenant, the focus is on you—Thou shall not…Thou shall not…Thou shall not…It is all about your performance, your obedience, your works. But under the new covenant, God says, “I will put My laws in their mind…I will be their God…I will be merciful to their unrighteousness…their sins and their lawless deeds I will remember no more.” It is no longer you working for God, but God working for you, in you, through you!

“Isn’t there something for me to do?” you may ask.

My friend, the only thing for you to do is to believe God’s “I wills”. The more you believe His “I wills” or promises, the more you will see His heart for you and the more your faith will grow.

It is foolish for me to just tell you, “Come on, man, have faith!” You will still find it hard to have faith because I am not giving you anything to build faith in you. But if I were to tell you all about what God says He will do for you, faith will arise in your heart. Faith is a response to knowing what God says He will do for you.

So the best thing you can “do” under the new covenant is to not focus on what you must do for God, but what God says He will do for you!

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Posted March 29, 2014 by Free From Burdens in Uncategorized

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