Friday, November 22, 2013

Why is the New Covenant Not Preached?

Here is the New Covenant written in the New Testament:

"10For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, saith the Lord; I will put my laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts: and I will be to them a God, and they shall be to me a people:

"11And they shall not teach every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the Lord: for all shall know me, from the least to the greatest.
"12For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more." (Hebrews 8: 10-12)
Why is the New Covenant not being preached?
When we believe that Jesus Christ has put aside all our sins forever, we need never fear that God will not take care of us. We allow the Holy Spirit to live within us and direct us by peace rather than looking for a set of rules which will allow us to pat ourselves on the back at the end of the day because of our efforts.
Everything that we need, whether wisdom, or direction, or anything else, we find in the Finished Work of Jesus Christ at the Cross.
Why, then, are the full elements of the New Covenant not being preached?
Why is it that so many people are not learning about this wonderful covenant?
I submit that many church leaders fear that by teaching people that all their sins are forgiven -- past, present, future -- that men and women will go crazy and live in sin.
Yet if we understand that all our sins are forgiven, we receive a new spirit, a new heart, one with God's laws of life, love, liberty, and faith written on them.
I also submit that many preachers are not talking about this New Covenant also because they did  not understand the fullness and the finality of all that Jesus did at the Cross. Jesus did not just die for us, He did not just die for all our sins, but He died to give us His standing in Himself, where He is seated at the right hand of God the Father.
The more that we understand the fullness of all that Jesus has done at the Cross, then we can walk in the gracefully simplicity of the New Covenant.

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