The ‘New Covenant’ – Change the Way You Relate to God And Sin

So what is a Covenant? – An agreement, usually formal, between two or more persons to do or not do something specified, a solemn agreement or pact (Dictionary.com)

“This is the covenant I will establish with the people of Israel
after that time, declares the Lord.
I will put my laws in their minds
and write them on their hearts.
I will be their God, and they will be my people.
No longer will they teach their neighbour,
or say to one another, ‘Know the Lord,’
because they will all know me,
from the least of them to the greatest.
For I will forgive their wickedness
and will remember their sins no more.”

Heb 8:10-12 (Also ref prophesy in Jer 31:31-34)

I had the privilege of hearing an awesome insight, from a brother, into the ‘Agreement’ God has made with all of us and it really changed the way I walk with Christ today. God being all powerful and always present has revealed himself to us all through his Son- Jesus. The ‘manifold wisdom of God’ (Eph3:10) is to be made known through His Church (The Body Of Christ – all believers/followers of Jesus everywhere) and all this was accomplished through the blood that Christ shed on the cross! If I now exist within this ‘agreement’ made between God and Mankind, it has huge implications for the way I live here on earth as a follower of Christ.

Let’s change your walk with God, let’s now explore the ‘New Covenant’;

“I will put my laws in their minds” – Our God has placed his teachings on all our minds and revealed aHis truth, His Spirit can reveal all of this to us if we desire – Gods law is now Love!

“and write them on their hearts” – He has applied this knowledge and wisdom to our hearts so we can receive it, understand it and apply it in our lives in ‘spirit, truth and action’

“I will be there God, and they will be my people” – Wow God is stamping his ownership upon on us, how could we argue with that? We are acquired into Gods extended family because of Grace.

“Forgive their wickedness.. sins no more..” – All our Sin has gone.. In Gods eyes we are cleansed from all condemnation and sin.

It’s the Holy Spirit who prepares, shares and convicts people so they may receive His message and we are only willing vessels carrying the living God and His Truth. Today I realised that I just need to be honest to God, remember that i once was a lowly sinner and cannot achieve anything without Christ who strengthens me! In Christ we are now made presentable, a Holy priesthood acceptable in every way, our debts paid in full!

For were we not born into sin? God has given us his New Covenant (Freeing us from Sin and Death), remind yourself in prayer of this covenant He has established through His Son Jesus, and he will make your paths straight and honour your request!

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2 thoughts on “The ‘New Covenant’ – Change the Way You Relate to God And Sin

  1. Hey Daniel
    Brother scriptures say we are able to sin or we are prone to sin, Rom 7:15, although we are no longer lowly sinners, as said. I have taken this view myself in the past and according to scripture we are now quite the opposite in Gods eyes. In fact the scriptures now call us saints (holy ones) because we are now acceptable to God through Christ Jesus This previous view somehow appeals to our very human condition and in some way helps us to intellectually bring resolution to our experience in the times when we do fall or continue in sin.
    We are In Christ and therefore now part of a Holy Priesthood 1Pet 2:5, citizens of a Holy Nation 1 Pet 2:9.
    The new covenant then help us to relate to God and sin, by firstly, removing the old human spirit born in the lineage of Adam. His sin tainted DNA passed onto all humanity. By nailing our “old man” to the cross, we were crucified in Christ. Christ was our substitution, representing all humanity, including we.
    Eze 36 says “I will put a new spirit in you”, the small “s” in spirit in this passage refers to our human spirit, the large “S” is referring to God’s Spirit, and same appears in John 3:6. And we are now reborn or born again. We weren’t even rebooted back to factory settings, we were tossed in the bin and started from scratch, John 3:3, 2 Cor 5:17 and made a brand new creation. Then on top of that we have received the indwelling life of Christ, the Holy Spirit or Spirit of Christ, has been received, and we literally now partake of the tree of Life (Christ’s Life) that Adam failed to partake of in the garden of Eden.
    We have been born from above, reborn as Gods sons, restored into God’s Eternal Purpose. God has birthed a brand new human spirit in us, as He breathed into Adam at the start, He has now breathed afresh into us.
    A Holy God, through His Holy Spirit now indwells us and we are now Holy ones. Jointly, corporately the temple of God all a part of one New Man!
    As the scriptures say we are no longer subject to sin, prone yes, as I said earlier, although no longer subject to its power, rule and domination, Rom 6:7.
    Rom 7:24 O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death? Rom 7:25 I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord …

  2. Brother,
    You words ring deep in my heart. I love the Christ you passionately know and agree with your words from scripture, appreciate your analysis of what I have presented and if anything strikes ‘alarm bells’ please email me your thoughts.
    I completed Franks Book “From Eternity To Here” and we were moved by its insights that you refer to. Always appreciate your Christ centred responses!
    Daniel

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