DO NOT SWEAR

KEY SCRIPTURE: Matthew 5:34 KJV” But I say unto you, Swear not at all; neither by heaven; for it is God’s throne:”

On the sermon on the mount our Lord Jesus treated a number of topics concerning the right ways to live with ourselves, relating to others and also relating rightly to God. The Lord said among the many things that, we should not swear. Swearing is to affirm a statement with an oath. Swearing normally comes from a desperate moment in which an individual seeks to prove the truthfulness of a matter. We find that in our law courts witnesses are made to swear before they make their statement. How is this related to the Lord’s statement, asking us not to swear? I believe the Lord meant in our day-to-day experiences; we must not swear. The Law courts are state authorities that has instituted this mode of giving statements and should be observed as such. The same goes for state offices like the president, vice president and others who have to swear on the Bible, Koran, the cross or any other form of allegiance. The Lord in His teaching was referring to our day-to-day relationship with each other. We must let our yes be yes and no to be no. The Lord said any other thing comes from evil. Matthew 5:37. Most acts of swearing comes with some very dirty words.

During the trial of the Lord Jesus Apostle Peter who decided to get close by, was accused of being one of the disciples of Jesus. Matt 26:74 KJV “Then began he to curse and to swear, saying, I know not the man. And immediately the cock crew”.  Apostle Peter denied his knowledge of the Lord with an oath. He cursed as he denied or defended his position. Peter was desperate at that instant because he feared for his life. Many of us may find ourselves in similar situations, yet we’ve got to know that we have ceased to live for ourselves but unto the Lord.

HOW do we act when lies are spoken about us? The Lord Jesus gave us a perfect example when He was tried before He was crucified. In Matthew 27:11, the Roman governor, asked him, are you the King of the Jews? He answered you have said so. Right after that the chief priest and scribes accused him of various things, yet he did not answer. When Pilate spoke about something which was the truth, He answered and said you say so. When the chief priest spoke about issues that were false, he did not answer. What is the Lord teaching us by His example? Always acknowledge what is truth, but you may not answer to that which is a lie. Don’t fight lies. It is a waste of time. Note that every lie comes from the devil, and a very good response is to ignore him. If you must answer, then tell him what the word of truth says. Choosing to swear would lead to something wrong. You can’t defend truth. Truth is like a lion, and will always defend itself. There is no need to curse and give an oath to prove that what you are saying is truth.

CONFESSION

I keep my yes as yes, and my no as no. I do not attempt in anyway to prove the truth with an oath. I don’t have anything to prove about myself. I live for Jesus and so defend His course alone.

KEY SCRIPTURE

Matthew 5:37 KJV” But let your communication be, Yea, yea; Nay, nay: for whatsoever is more than these cometh of evil.

Matthew 5:36 KJV Neither shalt thou swear by thy head, because thou canst not make one hair white or black.

DIVORCE AND REMARRIAGE 4

KEY SCRIPTURE:1 Chronicles 21:1 KJV” And Satan stood up against Israel, and provoked David to number Israel.”

In our key scripture, we see Satan moving David to number the Israelites against the will of God. Many actions of people are an influence from demons or evil spirits. A lot of very disturbing actions from married people has demonic sources. The sad truth is that, their partners do not see it that way and so respond to their action, by calling for divorce. Once, Jesus informed His disciples that He would be captured by the Jews and given to the Romans to be crucified. The Bible said, Peter took Him aside and began to rebuke Him saying, this shall never happen to you. The Lord also gave the following response to Peter, Matthew 16:23 KJV ” But he turned, and said unto Peter, Get thee behind me, Satan: thou art an offence unto me: for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but those that be of men.” The Lord did not rebuke Peter but addressed Satan who was speaking through him.

What is it that makes your wife so angry and even insulting? What drives your husband to speak so proudly and almost inconsiderate of your feelings.? Many of such actions are demonically influenced. As a pastor and a Counsellor, I have seen people set free from unseen spirits that seek to destroy the marital home. The major signs of demonic manipulations are

1.Anger that turns to rage.

2.Abusive language that can even turn violent.

3 Strong and unexplained dislike for your spouse

4 Strong and uncontrollable desire for another partner

5 Sex in dreams, that normally results in disappointments in, the experiences of the spouse.

6.Blatant lies that are unexplainable.

Many marriages are under demonic attack, yet the spouses attack each other, not knowing the real enemies.

HOW can one handle such conditions?

If you happen to notice some of these tendencies in your spouse, then some foreign power may be at work. Start interceding for your spouse by attacking that spirit. Call it’s name by the traits it manifests, commanding it to leave your spouse. You may not necessarily do it in his or her presence, yet pray for him or her all the same. You may add fasting if there seem to be no change. You can also discuss with your pastor, who would pray with him or her in your presence. Never tell your spouse, he or she  has a demon. That would be very irresponsible on your part.

Please don’t rush to call for a divorce. Don’t allow those negative tendencies to create a corresponding anger and hatred in you.

PRAYER

Father, I pray for all your children whose homes Satan is manipulating. Lord grant the hurting partners to be more diligent in prayer and deliver that partner under satanic attack.

FURTHER STUDIES

Matthew 13:28 KJV “He said unto them, An enemy hath done this. The servants said unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up?”

Mark 16:17 KJV “And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;”

DIVORCE AND REMARRIAGE 3

KEY SCRIPTURE: Matthew 5:32 KJV” But I say unto you, That whosoever shall put away his wife, saving for the cause of fornication, causeth her to commit adultery: and whosoever shall marry her that is divorced committeth adultery.”

We continue with our discussion on the topic of divorce and remarriage. In our last study we asked a few questions which point to very serious eternal consequences. We realized that one could lose his salvation and end up in hell if he or she persisted with breaking their marriage and remarried. I wish to say that, the fact that a number of people have divorced and remarried, and are living normal lives does not mean God has changed his word. THE SCRIPTURE CANNOT BE BROKEN. For example, if half the population of the world was to be involved in homosexual marriages, that cannot make it right or change what God has said about it. Lev 18:22 KJV “Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination.”. The general acceptance of divorce as a normal way of life does not change what Jesus said that, it is unacceptable, if done outside the clause of fornication.

Let’s come to some practical issues. What does one do when he has a very stubborn or difficult wife? What about the lady who has a difficult problem causing husband? There are cases that the life of a partner in marriage may be in danger by virtue of either the man’s actions or the woman. On this ground there may be a separation according to the scripture. 1Corinth 7:11 KJV” But and if she departs, let her remain unmarried, or be reconciled to her husband: and let not the husband put away his wife.

” Please note that the Lord added although there may be separation, there should not be a putting away, or a divorce. Dear brother or sister the present spate of divorce clearly reveals our world is out of the will of God. One may ask, can there be a divorce when there is no marital unfaithfulness. I believe there may be. (The Roman Catholic church does not acknowledge certain marriages, when one party conceals a vital truth that should have been made known).

Now let’s consider the following thought. When one has certain challenges in life, for example a problem son, does he or she not pray till there comes a solution. Why would you put away your wife or your husband at the slightest problem they may pose? The real problem is that, people have trivialized divorce so much that, they easily call for it at the slightest difficulty. Let it be settled in your mind that DIVORCE is not an option. Let Pastors preach it till, it catches up with the body of Christ. This will also mean; people have to take time to enter into marriage knowing what God has said about divorce. Dear child of God, God has assured us of His readiness to answer prayer. We need patience, faith and persistency in prayers to overcome certain challenges posed by certain partners, till they see God bring answers. (DEMONS do attack marriages a lot).

 PRAYER

Father I pray for all couples to learn to trust in you. Let the church accept the seriousness of divorce, so it would be avoided for peace to prevail among your children.

FURTHER STUDIES

Philippians 4:5 KJV” Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand.”

Philippians 4:6 KJV” Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.

DIVORCE AND REMARRIAGE 2

KEY SCRIPTURE: Matthew 5:32 KJV “But I say unto you, That whosoever shall put away his wife, saving for the cause of fornication, causeth her to commit adultery: and whosoever shall marry her that is divorced committeth adultery.

We continue with our discussion on divorce and remarriage. We realized in our last discussion that although there are a thousand and one causes of divorce, the underlying causes are just two. These are selfishness and lack of reverence for the word of God.

Marriage is an institution that gives no place to selfishness. The moment one enters into marriage he is willingly declaring that every self-will has ended with him. This is the reason God’s original intent for marriage had no place for polygamy. Gen 2:24 KJV “Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.” It is selfishness that breeds dissatisfaction in very simple trivial matters. Anger, unforgiveness and almost every emotional outburst, are all deeply rooted in self centredness.

The next major cause of divorce is a lack of reverence for the word of God. God’s word is His manual for successful living.

2Timothy 3:16 KJV” All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works”. Divorce of many marriages proceed from unforgiveness, that   breeds bitterness and finally rage. The party who feels hurt will not heed to any voice of scripture that calls for forgiveness or showing mercy. If Christian couples will make the word of God the sole authority in all matters of faith and conduct, there will be less of these frequent marital break ups.

The Lord said that the one who divorces a woman, if not on grounds of marital unfaithfulness, causes her to commit adultery. This is the instance if she remarries. The one who marries her also commits adultery according to Jesus Christ. My question is, what would happen to those who have divorced their wives on grounds which has nothing to do with marital unfaithfulness? I do not judge anyone but please be very sincere with yourself. What would happen to you, after you leave this life to meet Christ when you blatantly broke His word when on earth? Will God forgive you because you asked Him to forgive you? NOTE that He said if anyone has a grudge against you, then go to him and reconcile.  This one(divorced) would definitely hold a grudge against you.  Married man or woman do not break the scripture. Dear brother or sister always tell yourself that DIVORCE IS NOT AN OPTION. Work from that understanding and find a way out of that problem.

PRAYER

 Oh! heavenly Father, stir up selflessness in the hearts of all your children, and a great reverence for your word. Let there be peace in all homes.

FURTHER STUDIES

Philippians 2:4 KJV “Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others.”

John 12:48 KJV” He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day.”

DIVORCE AND REMARRIAGE

KEY SCRIPTURE: Matthew 5:32 KJV “But I say unto you, That whosoever shall put away his wife, saving for the cause of fornication, causeth her to commit adultery: and whosoever shall marry her that is divorced committeth adultery.”

The Lord Jesus along His teaching now talks about divorce and remarriage. Marriage from scriptural point of view and natural occurrences, is between a man and a woman who have agreed to live together after observing various traditional marriage rights of both families. As Christians these couples receive the blessing from the people of faith. Two men or two women cannot marry. Natural occurrences does not support that, neither does the Bible permit that too. (Romans 1:26,27)

Marriage is very important because it is the basic unit of our communities, and societies. A deteriorated society is as a result of a poor non-functional families. One major trouble faced by most families is divorce. It happens to all persons, including Christians, non-Christians, Pastors, church members and almost every body. What did the Lord Jesus say about divorce?

The Lord said in   Matthew 5:32 KJV “But I say unto you, That whosoever shall put away his wife, saving for the cause of fornication, causeth her to commit adultery: and whosoever shall marry her that is divorced committeth adultery. In this very verse the Lord said, any one who divorces his wife on any grounds except fornication causes her to commit adultery. Why did the Lord say so? Fornication on the part of one of the couples breaks the marriage union.

The Lord’s reason for making this statement was in a way, expressing His dislike for divorce.

Malachi 2:16 “KJV For the LORD, the God of Israel, saith that he hateth putting away(divorce): for one covereth violence with his garment, saith the LORD of hosts: therefore take heed to your spirit, that ye deal not treacherously.” The Lord says He hates putting away. Divorce on many occasions is a result of lots of treachery and mistreatment, done to one of the couples, or each one antagonizing the other. The Lords says that divorce or putting away is something He hates. These days it has become very normal to see marriages dissolved. Some of them having the flimsiest of excuses. Someone said he does not like the way the wife looks like in the morning, and so divorced her. One divorced his wife because, he says she lacks table manners. A man divorced the wife, because another woman looks more beautiful than his wife. These reasons are indeed petty, yet it happens.

These days, there are a whole lot of reasons why marriages are dissolved, of which they have nothing to do with fornication on any of the couple’s part. Some of them includes

1.Financial stress, plays a very big role in causing divorces of marriages.

2 Differences of mannerism and upbringing can create incompatibility among some persons, leading to divorce.

3.Lack of children in the marriage union can also break some homes.

4.Differences in believes, whether religious or secular, can cause a divorce

5.When one person feels his or her commitment to the marriage does not have a corresponding commitment from the spouse. This can trigger a divorce.

6. Unforgiveness does lead to divorce.

7.Husband complains that the wife does not respect him, and wife also claims husband does not love her. This is a major cause of divorce. There are many more causes of divorce which I have no space to talk about now.

Looking at most of the causes, one sees two main things running through most of them

  1.  SELFISHNESS
  2. A LACK OF REVERENCE FOR THE WORD OF GOD

I will pull the breaks for now, and continue at our next discussion.

PRAYER

Lord I pray for all hurting families and even those that have already dissolved. May your word prevail over these marriages and bring restoration of these homes one more time in Jesus name.

FURTHER STUDIES

Romans 15:3 KJV” For even Christ pleased not himself; but, as it is written, The reproaches of them that reproached thee fell on me.”

Philippians 2:2 KJV” Fulfil ye my joy, that ye be likeminded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind”.

NO LOSS ON EARTH IS COMPARABLE TO THE LOSS IN HELL

KEY SCRIPTURE: Matthew 5:29 KJV” And if thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell.”

We stay with the multitudes on the mount as the Lord teaches. Among the many things he taught, was what He said concerning the following” And if thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell”. He says if your eye causes you to sin, then you must do away with it. Note that the Lord calls sin an offence against yourself. He says be ready to lose your eye if it causes you to sin. Why should you pluck out your eye when it makes you sin.? Because sin would lead you into hell fire. Many have been teaching that hell is just the grave. The grave has no pain, to give us, even if your dead body was to be burnt. No dead body can feel any pain. The Lord was referring to the soul of a man that would be cast into hell.

Dear child of God, God is a Spirit, and He lives in the realm of the Spirit. Hell is a spiritual state, where the spirit of man which is not physical goes. Mar 9:45 KJV” And if thy foot offend thee, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter halt into life, than having two feet to be cast into hell, into the fire that never shall be quenched:” THE Lord says the fires of hell does not go out and your spirit and soul keep burning in hell. Dear brother can you compare any loss you make physically in this physical world, to the pain of suffering forever in hell? Testimonies of people who have visited hell and back is indeed very scary, and something no one must go there by intent or by mistake.

HOW do people get to hell?

1When you reject Jesus as Lord of your life. (John 3:3, Hebrews 2:2)

2. If a Christian live in disobedience to the word of God, he or she would end up in hell.

3. If you live after the dictates of the flesh (Rom 8:13)

4. Christians who die at a time when they would not forgive those who have offended them. Matthew 5:23&24

What must you do, to have a place in heaven?

1. Make Jesus Lord of your life, if you have not surrendered your life to Him.

2. Always forgive anyone who hurts you.

3. Live diligently according to the word of God

4. Stop any known sinful way

5. Live in expectation of the coming of Christ.

Amen

CONFESSION

Jesus is Lord of my life; I live in anticipation of the coming of Christ. I do not allow sin of any form to have a hold of me. My life is a living praise unto God.

FURTHER STUDIES

2 Peter 1:10 KJV” Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall:”

2 Peter 1:11 KJV For so an entrance shall be ministered unto you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

HONOUR GOD, BY DEALING FAIRLY WITH ALL MEN

KEY SCRIPTURE: Matthew 5:23 KJV Therefore if thou bring thy gift to the altar, and there rememberest that thy brother hath ought against thee Leave there thy gift before the altar, and go thy way; first be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift.

Our Lord kept instructing His audience at the mount. ‘Just sit among the audience this time and allow the Holy Spirit throw more light on some of the things He taught’. The Lord made a very important thought which each of us must fully realize and align our lives according to it. He said, if you happen to bring your offering to Him, and there you remember your brother has something against you, leave the offering there, go to your brother and settle the issue before you come to him again and offer that offering. God values our right treatment of all persons to any so-called worship we want to give him. The Holy Spirit makes this point so clearly in the following verse 1John 4:20 KJV” If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen?”

You can’t claim you love God while you break the lives of others. Men are the earthly highest symbols of the invisible God and when you neglect, hurt and are mischievous towards them, you have, hurt, neglected and been mischievous to God. Matthew 25:40 KJV” And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.” This is the reason the Lord says, when you sense your brother is hurt with your actions, then God is also hurt with your actions, and he will not accept that worship.

What is happening in homes that husbands mistreat wives and wives retaliate, whiles each party does not care to make amends in anyway? These people are always in church praying and worshipping. According to our study does God accept any of their worship? I think if God would not accept such worship, do you believe God will ultimately accept such people into heaven? There are some men who break the hearts of ladies with ease and do not have the slightest thought to apologize.  Some head Pastors of certain churches are feeling hurt about the way some sons of their ministry left them by taking portions of the congregation to start new churches, and do not care to go and make amends. I want to say blatantly here, that, such a one is never in favour with God and is rather under a curse. Never think God is interested in your praying and preaching, when you are mistreating others. You don’t rob or steal from any man and give it to God. It is unacceptable in God’s sight.

CONFESSION

I see all men as very precious to God. I make sure I treat all men fairly and even see them as representatives of God. If I mistreat them, I have mistreated God, so I do everything possible to handle all men fairly.

FURTHER STUDIES

Matthew 25:45 KJV” Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me.”

Matthew 2:14 KJV” Yet ye say, Wherefore? Because the LORD hath been witness between thee and the wife of thy youth, against whom thou hast dealt treacherously: yet is she thy companion, and the wife of thy covenant.”

THE LORD’S TEACHING ON RIGHTEOUSNESS,

KEY SCRIPTURE: Matthew 5:20 KJV” For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven.”

We continue with our walk with Jesus through the gospels. The Lord continuous with His teaching on the mount. This time His focus was on the fact that those who would be children of God would have to exhibit a higher righteousness than that of the scribes and the Pharisees. What kind of righteousness did the Pharisees and the scribes manifest? The Pharisees were strict observers of the law. They were self righteous individuals. (Luke 18:11-12) The Pharisees also acted in such a way to attract public attention Mark 12:40.

Now what type of righteousness should the Christian manifest?

The Christian must manifest supernatural righteousness. This is a righteousness by faith. These people have a religious righteousness without knowing the God they were serving. We must serve God knowing the God we are serving.

These Pharisees served God without loving this God. We are to serve with love for Him. The Christian manifests a righteousness that proceeds from the God kind of righteousness which we have by faith in Jesus. Philippians 3:9 KJV” And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith:”

The Lord in His teaching explained the higher righteousness as the righteousness from the heart. He said if a man looks on a woman to lust in his heart, then he has already committed adultery with her in his heart. This is the righteousness that demands that you do not smile facially with an individual whiles you hate him at heart. It is a relationship with all persons based on sincerity. The Lord made statements like, if one slaps you on one cheek, give the other to him to slap as well. This statement was not to be treated as literal, that is to literally give the other cheek when slapped, but the idea was not to be offensive at all, but rather to be a person of peace. This is a higher righteousness and since the Holy Spirit lives in us, we are able to demonstrate a higher righteousness than that of the Pharisees.

CONFESSION

I am born of God. I manifest a higher righteousness than that of the Pharisees. I have a sincere heart towards God and always keep my heart pure from every impure thought. Thank you, Lord. for the Holy Spirit who enables me to live according to your word.

FURTHER STUDIES

Matthew 5:28 KJV” But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart”.

Matthew 5:22 KJV” But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire”.

THE LAW CANNOT BE BROKEN

KEY SCRIPTURE: Matthew 5:18 KJV” For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.”

After our Lord Jesus talked about fulfilling the law in His life, He added that every part of the law, in this context every word of God stated in the law will be fulfilled. He said, till we come to the end of the age everything written in the law will be fulfilled.

The Lord Jesus remarked in John 10:35 as follows “If he called them gods, unto whom the word of God came, and the scripture cannot be broken;” The fulfilling of the law of God is in two ways:

1.If one does what the law or word of God says, whatever promise attached to it would be fulfilled in that individual’s life, and on the contrary those who fail to honour the word will experience the repercussions of disobedience. Secondly it also means every prophetic word written, would be fulfilled.

The Lord’s statement about the word of God shows the authority the word of God holds. Creation is held in place by the word of God.  Hebrews 1:3 KJV Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high; God’s word is forever settled in heaven. The word expresses His action towards all persons. Everyman will be very wise to just submit to what the word says. In the Lord’s statement, He said, not a jot or tittle shall pass away. A jot and a tittle are the smallest part of the Hebrew alphabets. As small as these words are, they would not fail, but come to pass.  Every scripture is absolutely reliable.

Dear child of God, all that our discussion has tried to establish is that God does not lightly treat or attend to any word. If he said it, He would follow through with it. Secondly it also means every written word is inspired by Him. When apostle Paul talked about the inspiration of all scripture he was literally talking about the words of the old covenant or old testament. 2Timothy 3:16 KJV “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness”: This word simply means God’s breath or Spirit is in every word. Believe it, talk about it, act on whatever the word says. It may sound unreasonable., yet so long as God said it, you can depend on it.

CONFESSION

All scripture is given by the inspiration of God. I believe the words of scripture. They make me wise unto salvation. They lead me in the paths of life and my life is preserved. Thank you, Lord.

FURTHER STUDIES

Psalms 119:45 KJV And I will walk at liberty: for I seek thy precepts.

Psalms 119:89 KJV LAMED. For ever, O LORD, thy word is settled in heaven.

JESUS FULFILLS THE LAW

KEY SCRIPTURE: Matthew 5:17 KJV” Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.”

The Lord Jesus in our key scripture tells his audience not to think that he has come to abolish or destroy the law, but rather he came to fulfill it.

 What do we make of what the scriptures talk about grace and the law? These matters are very important to consider because there are some people who hold very strongly to the law as the real dispensation of the church.

 The Bible said the following concerning Jesus and the law. Galatians 4:4 KJV” But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law,” Since he was made under the law he had to live under the law and fulfill all the requirements of the law. He said, he had come to fulfill the law because, He was born under the law.

Please note that before He was crucified on the cross, He introduced a new covenant. The law is, the old covenant, which the Bible talks about its introduction in Exodus 24:7&8.  Exodus 24:8 KJV “And Moses took the blood, and sprinkled it on the people, and said, Behold the blood of the covenant, which the LORD hath made with you concerning all these words.” The old covenant was established by the sprinkling of blood.

The Lord Jesus, at the tale end of his ministry also introduced a new covenant. Mat 26:28 KJV” For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.  The old covenant was promulgated by the sprinkling of Blood. The new covenant was also promulgated by the shedding of Jesus blood. The old covenant was the law given through Moses What was then the new covenant? The answer is as follows. John 1:17 KJV” For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ”. The new covenant is the covenant of grace. The scriptures present this so beautifully this way, Gal 3:24 KJV “Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith”. In Christ we are saved by grace through faith. (Eph 2:8&9) This is what it means to be justified through faith.

Now we live under the new covenant of the grace of God, in which the righteousness of the law is fulfilled in us by the power of the Spirit through faith. (Rom 8:4)

CONFESSION

I have been saved by grace through faith. Now the righteousness of the law is fulfilled in me. It is now my nature to walk in the righteousness of the law by the power of the Spirit.

FURTHER STUDIES

Romans 8:3 KJV” For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh: That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit”

Galatians 3:10 KJV “For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse: for it is written, cursed is every one that continueth not in all things which are written in the book of the law to do them.”

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