A New Covenant Through Jesus
Filed Under: Lifestyle, Opinion | Posted: 11/14/2012 at 8:24AM
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The Salvation Covenant: This is a new covenant established by Jesus through his death and resurrection.
In ISAIAH: 53: 12; We read the words of the prophet Isaiah as he prophesies about Jesus.
"Therefore will I divide him a portion with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong; because he hath poured out his soul unto death: and he was numbered with the transgressors; and he bare the sin of many and made intercession for the transgressors."
Isaiah tells us that through Almighty God will come one who will be without sin and He will be asked by Almighty God to take upon himself the sins of man and that He alone will be permitted to make intercession for man and the sins of man.
Our Lord Jesus Christ at his condemnation and crucifixion became our sacrifcial lamb. Jesus, being pure and free of sin, offered himself to be counted as a sinner, and accepted our sins, yours and mine as His own. Jesus sits at the throne with Almighty God and continuously intercedes for us as we trip along through each day doing our best not to sin, but nevertheless still sinning.
At JOHN 3: 17-18 Jesus tells us: "For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through Him might be saved. He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already because he hath not believed in the name of the ‘only begotten Son of God’ ."
Jesus tells us: JOHN:14: 6-7 and 20 " I am the way, the truth, and the life: No man, cometh unto the Father, but, by me. If ye had known Me, you should have known my Father also, and from henceforth, ye know him and have seen him. At that day, ye shall know that I am in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you."
Almighty God, because of Jesus obedience even to death, declares Jesus and belief in Him as the only way that man can become cleansed and sanctified in order to address God as "Our Father"
The very instant Jesus speaks to Our Father from the cross saying: "Father forgive them for they know not what they do." We were immediately forgiven our sin. Jesus was not merely referring to Pilate and to the Jews who mocked and persecuted him. He was not merely referring to the Roman soldiers who nailed him to the cross. He was though referring to every man who had sinned since Adam and to each and every true follower who would choose Jesus over the world. His prayer even includes Judas for taking his own life.
In 1 JOHN: 2: 1-2; and 12; the Apostle John writes: "My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an ‘advocate’ with the Father, Jesus Christ the Righteous: And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world." "I write you little children because your sins are forgiven you for His name’s sake."
John is expressing to us that since we as followers of The Christ, The Messiah, Jesus, because through our faith we have exercised our belief in His death and resurrection and the shedding of His Holy blood for the forgiveness of our sins, Jesus has declared us sanctified and cleansed of our sin. John also tells us that even when we sin again, Jesus sits at the right hand of The Father and acts as our advocate, having already paid the price in full for our sinning therefore we are forgiven through the blood of Jesus.
The Apostle Paul tells us at HEBREWS: 10: 10 "By the which will we are ‘sanctified’ through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ, once for all."
In other words by accepting Jesus and his forgiveness, we become forgiven and sanctified, and sealed by God’s Holy Spirit, a seal that can never be lifted or removed. It is this sanctification that allows us permits us to address Almighty God as "Father" for Our Father now sees us as free of sin.
I have stated this before and I feel it necessary to state this again for all to know.
[ First and fore-most, I am a "Born Again Christian." ]
I am in affiliation with the Roman Catholic Church, for this is where my mother chose to send me, but my beliefs my faith lie in Christ Jesus and christianity and not in the Catholic church and its doctrinal teachings.
There are many doctrinal teachings and practices in the Catholic Church that are totally wrong and totally "Unscriptural" I remain in association and do my best to point out to all clergy, pastors, priests, deacons, ministers, and my fellow brothers and sisters of the congregation, by use of God’s Holy Word The Bible, exactly where the church is in error. I do so with the hopes that ears will listen and hear, and, eyes will be opened to God’s Word, God’s truth.
I feel that Almighty God has called me to do this, to be His voice to those who will listen and hear, to be a beakon a light, for those who would seek to follow God’s way. One might say I am a modern day John the Baptist. John prophesied Jesus first arrival. I proclaim Jesus Return. We both call to repentance and that Jesus is the only way to salvation through His sanctification, mercy, and grace.
This message about Salvation through Jesus as His covenant with all who would choose to be Christian is a message lost to all Catholics and possibly to some of the Protestant denominations and faiths too.
I also stay in association because of my appreciation and love for the music performed in their churches and the fact that I have learned to sing for Almighty God and do so in eight different languages, English and Latin being a couple.
As True Christians it is our duty, our obligation, our command from Jesus himself, to make this teaching known and available for all to know, regardless the denomination or faith. Failure is not an option.