Last time I wrote about the seriousness and the importance of covenant . . . Covenant is the same word as Testament in the original biblical (Greek) language. So New Testament means New Covenant. God expects us to live in the new covenant. Not the old. The old no longer pertains. If we fail to obey the implications are very dire. But if we respond, then untold, unimaginable blessings and benefits accrue and the Kingdom of God will be experienced.
This morning the Holy Spirit directed me to the words of the Hebrew prophet Joel which are repeated by the apostle Peter to the multitudes in Jerusalem . . . .
“‘In the last days, God says,
I will pour out my Spirit on all people.
Your sons and daughters will prophesy,
your young men will see visions,
your old men will dream dreams.
18 Even on my servants, both men and women,
I will pour out my Spirit in those days,
and they will prophesy.
19 I will show wonders in the heavens above
and signs on the earth below .
. . . And everyone who calls
on the name of the Lord will be saved.
Look at this. Read it. Hear it. Let go to your guts, your will. These are the signs of the new covenant.
What are we waiting for? Why do we settle for anything less? Why bother with religion?
Why do we go on living under a man-evolved system when the Lord of glory has given us the new to live by, brought about at titanic cost by sending His Son in the form of sinful humanity and giving Himself to be a sacrifice for us?
“This is the new covenant in my blood!”
We must be united to him, one with him, in this new covenant in his blood. Jesus is everything.
We must be freed from the dominance of an old system, old wineskins. Immersed in the new.
Come on! Leave the old system which is no longer effective for God’s people.
More next post. Soon. (God willing).