November 3, 2019
Covenant is HOW God deals with man.
Covenant tells us HOW we can now approach God.
Covenant establishes my standing before God.
The new Covenant dependent on worthiness of the sacrifice not on the worthiness of the sinner.
THINK ABOUT THREE TERMS…
• INTIMACY &
• CLEAR CONSCIENCE BEFORE GOD
Heb. 10.19 (NKJV) Therefore, brethren, having boldness to enter the Holiest by the blood of Jesus,
Heb. 10.20 (NKJV) by a new and living way which He consecrated for us, through the veil, that is, His flesh,
Heb. 10.21 (NKJV) and having a High Priest over the house of God,
Heb. 10.22 (NKJV) let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water.
Someone once said:
“To run and work the law commands,
Yet gives me neither feet nor hands.
But better news the gospel brings:
It bids me fly, and gives me wings!”
The new covenant is made between the Father and the Son, and the Holy Spirit is here to make that covenant work in us by teaching us
how to be righteous,
how to think new,
how to see new,
how to be new,
how to speak new,
how to walk in newness of life,
and how to live in newness of spirit.
PURPOSE – We were created to house AND to be a vessel for the holy spirit – only people on this earth that has God living in us.
Visitation (Old Covenant) vs habitation (New Covenant)
Matt. 9.14 (NKJV) Then the disciples of John came to Him, saying, “Why do we and the Pharisees fast often, but Your disciples do not fast?”
Matt. 9.15 (NKJV) And Jesus said to them, “Can the friends of the bridegroom mourn as long as the bridegroom is with them? But the days will come when the bridegroom will be taken away from them, and then they will fast.
Matt. 9.16 (NKJV) No one puts a piece of unshrunk cloth on an old garment; for the patch pulls away from the garment, and the tear is made worse.
Matt. 9.17 (NKJV) Nor do they put new wine into old wineskins, or else the wineskins break, the wine is spilled, and the wineskins are ruined. But they put new wine into new wineskins, and both are preserved.”
2Cor. 5.17 (NKJV) Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.
Gal. 2.20 (NKJV) I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.
Col. 1.26 (NKJV) the mystery which has been hidden from ages and from generations, but now has been revealed to His saints.
Col. 1.27 (NKJV) To them God willed to make known what are the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles: which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.
Rom. 8.9 (NKJV) But you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you. Now if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he is not His.
Rom. 8.10 (NKJV) And if Christ is in you, the body is dead because of sin, but the Spirit is life because of righteousness.
Rom. 8.11 (NKJV) But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you.
With the New Covenant “sin” is no longer the issue between us and God… He dealt with Sin… Believing what He did on my behalf is the issue at hand.
Heb. 4.2 (NKJV) For indeed the gospel was preached to us as well as to them; but the word which they heard did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in those who heard it.
Rom. 3.21 (NKJV) But now the righteousness of God apart from the law is revealed, being witnessed by the Law and the Prophets,
Rom. 3.22 (NKJV) even the righteousness of God, through faith in Jesus Christ, to all and on all who believe. For there is no difference;
Rom. 3.23 (NKJV) for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,
Rom. 3.24 (NKJV) being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus,
Rom. 3.25 (NKJV) whom God set forth as a propitiation by His blood, through faith, to demonstrate His righteousness, because in His forbearance God had passed over the sins that were previously committed,
Rom. 3.26 (NKJV) to demonstrate at the present time His righteousness, that He might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus.
Rom. 3.27 (NKJV) Where is boasting then? It is excluded. By what law? Of works? No, but by the law of faith.
Rom. 3.28 (NKJV) Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith apart from the deeds of the law.
Rom. 3.29 (NKJV) Or is He the God of the Jews only? Is He not also the God of the Gentiles? Yes, of the Gentiles also,
Rom. 3.30 (NKJV) since there is one God who will justify the circumcised by faith and the uncircumcised through faith.
Rom. 3.31 (NKJV) Do we then make void the law through faith? Certainly not! On the contrary, we establish the law.
Rom. 4.1 (NKJV) What then shall we say that Abraham our father has found according to the flesh?
Rom. 4.2 (NKJV) For if Abraham was justified by works, he has something to boast about, but not before God.
Rom. 4.3 (NKJV) For what does the Scripture say? “Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness.”
Rom. 4.4 (NKJV) Now to him who works, the wages are not counted as grace but as debt.
Rom. 4.5 (NKJV) But to him who does not work but believes on Him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is accounted for righteousness,