The difference between Old Covenant and the New Covenant! Which are you under?

Friends While Jesus is all ready to bless you, give you favor and make you a success, unbelief in His finished work robs you of the ability to receive His goodness, His blessings, His unmerited favor and His success in your life. The cross of Jesus qualified you, but unbelief in the main clause of the new covenant disqualifies you. Meditate on what God says about your sins inthe new covenant and free yourself to receive from Him today. The new covenant is based entirely on His unmerited favor. There is nothing for you to do, nothing for you to perform, nothing for you to accomplish. Look at the table of content coming up. It encapsulates the essential differences between the old and new covenants. Your part in the new covenant is just to have faith in Jesus and to believe that you are totally forgiven and free to enjoy the new covenant blessings through His finished work! The Differences Between The Old Covenant Of Law And New Covenant Of Grace Under the Old Covenant of Law… • God demanded righteousness from man. • God will visit your sins to the third and fourth generations(Exodus 20:5). • The children of Israel were blessed only if they obeyed God’s commandments perfectly— inwardly and outwardly (Deuteronomy 28:13–14). • The children of Israel were cursed if they did not obey God’s commandments perfectly (Deuteronomy 28:15–16, 18, 20). • Depending on self-effort produces behaviour modification without heart transformation. • The blood sacrifices of animals covered the sins of the children of Israel for only one year, and the process had to be repeated every year (Hebrews 10:3). • Obeying the law could not and did not give the children of Israel the power to stop sin in their lives. The law has no power to make anyone holy, just and good. • The children of Israel were robbed of their confidence in the goodness of God because they were always looking at themselves to see how well or poorly they performed (i.e. selfconscious). • The children of Israel could not have an intimate relationship with God because their unrighteousness put distance between them and God. • The children of Israel could not enter the holy of holies (where the presence of God was). Only the high priest could, and that only once a year, on the Day of Atonement (Leviticus 16:2, 14).

• Not only can believers enter God’s holy presence. • Sin has no dominion over believers (Romans 6:14). John 10:1 . • The blood of Jesus has removed the sins—past. intimate relationship with God as their Father because they are made righteous by faith in Jesus (2 Corinthians 5:17. because Jesus fulfilled every one of the requirements of the law on their behalf (Colossians 2:14).• The children of Israel were under the ministry of death (2 Corinthians 3:7). 10:17). Hebrews 10:10). Romans 5:7–9. present and future—of believers. • Believers don’t have to depend on their selfefforts to receive God’s blessings. • Beholding the loveliness of Jesus and His finished work brings about inner transformation. once and for all (Hebrews 10:11–12). • Believers are under the ministry of Jesus’ abundant life (2 Corinthians 3:6. completely and perfectly. • God will by no means remember your sins (Hebrews 8:12. • Believers can have a tremendous sense of confidence and security in Christ because they are now looking to Jesus and not themselves (i. Under the New Covenant of Grace… • God imparts righteousness to man through the finished work of Jesus (Romans 4:5–7). Christ-conscious). as the power of Jesus to overcome temptation kicks in when they are conscious that they are righteous in Christ apart from their works (Romans 4:6). • Believers can enjoy a close. they can also come boldly to His throne of grace to find mercy and grace in their time of need because of Jesus’ perfect atonement (Hebrews 4:16). • Believers can enjoy God’s blessings and undeserved favor because Christ became a curse for them on the cross (Galatians 3:13). which produces good works that are motivated by God’s love (2 Corinthians 3:18).e.

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