The new covenant is way different from the old covenant
Under the old protection was achieved, while in the new protection is received
The old is about works, but the new is about faith
HEBREWS 8:5-13 (AMP)
5 They serve as a pattern and foreshadowing of [what has its true existence and reality in] the heavenly things (sanctuary). For when Moses was about to erect the tabernacle, he was warned by God, saying, “See that you make it all [exactly] according to the pattern which was shown to you on the mountain”.
6 But as it is, Christ has acquired a [priestly] ministry which is more excellent [than the old Levitical priestly ministry], for He is the Mediator (Arbiter) of a better covenant [uniting God and man], which has been enacted and rests on better promises.
7 For if that first covenant had been faultless, there would have been no occasion for a second one or an attempt to institute another one [the new covenant].
8 However, God finds fault with them [showing its inadequacy] when He says,“Behold, the days will come, says the Lord,
When I will make and ratify a new covenant
With the house of Israel and with the house of Judah;
9 Not like the covenant that I made with their fathers
On the day when I took them by the hand
To lead them out of the land of Egypt;
For they did not abide in My covenant,
And so I withdrew My favor and disregarded them, says the Lord.
10 “For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel
After those days, says the Lord:
I will imprint My laws upon their minds [even upon their innermost thoughts and understanding],
And engrave them upon their hearts [effecting their regeneration].
And I will be their God,
And they shall be My people.
11 “And it will not be [necessary] for each one to teach his fellow citizen,
Or each one his brother, saying, ‘Know [by experience, have knowledge of] the Lord,’
For all will know [Me by experience and have knowledge of] Me,
From the least to the greatest of them.
12 “For I will be merciful and gracious toward their wickedness,
And I will remember their sins no more”.
13 When God speaks of “A new covenant”, He makes the first one obsolete. And whatever is becoming obsolete (out of use, annulled) and growing old is ready to disappear.
You may mix the old and the new, but you are not supposed to. The word testament means covenant too. We know about the old covenant and the new covenant. Some beliefs are fundamental, and will never change. There are also base changes between the new and old covenant. Jesus broke the division between the Jews and the Gentiles. He made one new man of the two. The new covenant is way different from the old covenant. Under the old protection was achieved, while in the new protection is received. The old is about law, and the new is about grace. The old is about works, while the new is about faith. We are reconciled to God through Christ, and it is part of our ministry to reconcile (make right) others with God – Pastor Jan van Schalkwyk.
Sunday, 2 May: Formation of the Mantle, by Pastor Riaan Du Toit:
“The weight and fruit of your mantle carries healing for a diseased church”.
PSALM 133:1-3 (NKJV)
1 Behold, how good and how pleasant it is
For brothers to dwell together in unity!
2 It is like the precious oil [of consecration] poured on the head,
Coming down on the beard,
Even the beard of Aaron,
Coming down upon the edge of his [priestly] robes [consecrating the whole body].
3 It is like the dew of [Mount] Hermon
Coming down on the hills of Zion;
For there the Lord has commanded the blessing: life forevermore.
Sunday, 9 May: Kingdom Peace: by Karli Viljoen:
“Kingdom is not to be attained, but revealed”.
COLOSSIANS 1:13-14 (AMP)
13 For He has rescued us and has drawn us to Himself from the dominion of darkness, and has transferred us to the kingdom of His beloved Son,
14 in whom we have redemption [because of His sacrifice, resulting in] the forgiveness of our sins [and the cancellation of sins’ penalty].
Sunday, 16 May: Kurios, Introduction: by Pastor Charles van Onselen.
“Kurios: Kneeling Under Reigning Influence Of Sovereignty”.
EPHESIANS 2:10 (AMP)
10 For we are His workmanship [His own master work, a work of art], created in Christ Jesus [reborn from above—spiritually transformed, renewed, ready to be used] for good works, which God prepared [for us] beforehand [taking paths which He set], so that we would walk in them [living the good life which He prearranged and made ready for us].
Sunday, 23 May: Drawing Close, by Pastor Coenie Bezuidenhout:
“Nothing is a coincidence as a son of God”.
HAGGAI 1:5 (AMP)
5 Now therefore, thus says the Lord of hosts, “Consider your ways and thoughtfully reflect on your conduct!
Sunday, 30 May: We cannot mix the old with the new, by Pastor Jan van Schalkwyk:
“The new covenant is way different from the old covenant”.
COLOSSIANS 3:10 (AMP)
10 and have put on the new [spiritual] self who is being continually renewed in true knowledge in the image of Him who created the new self—
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