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The New Covenant
Author: Creflo Dollar
Many Christians focus more on the Ten Commandments (under the Mosaic Covenant) than they do the New Covenant. However, since Jesus sacrificed His life, we no longer have to live under the Mosaic Covenant. We have a better covenant with better promises. With the New Covenant, God demonstrated His grace and mercy toward us by forgiving us of our sins. We are not able to keep all of the law; therefore, we are all in need of a savior—Jesus Christ, our Lord.
- The grace of Christ is the only genuine Gospel (Galatians 1:1-12, AMP).
- Paul said he preached a gospel that was not man’s gospel, but a direct revelation given by Jesus Christ.
- We live under the dispensation of grace, not the dispensation of the law (Galatians 3:24, 25).
- The law originated from the Ten Commandments, which are under the Mosaic Covenant.
- A covenant is an agreement between two or more parties to carry out the agreed upon terms.
- We find an agreement between God and man in the Garden of Eden. God generously gave Adam and Eve the liberty to eat of any tree in the garden except the tree of the knowledge of good and evil (Genesis 2:16, 17).
- Satan used that one law to make Adam and Eve conscious of their sin.
- Where there is no law or knowledge of transgressions, there is no sin-consciousness.
- God wants us to freely know Him, and not come to Him with a sin conscience (the knowledge of good and evil).
- With the Mosaic Covenant, God gave commandments and told His people to keep them. However, they could not (Exodus 20:1-24).
- God made provision for their inability to keep the law. He gave them the opportunity to make animal sacrifices to cover their sins, and He promised to bless them because of their sacrifices.
- The law was good, glorious, right, and holy. The only fault with the law was man’s inability to keep it (2 Corinthians 3:7-9).
- Under the New Covenant, our part is to know and believe God, and to believe that He is merciful and gracious toward us (Hebrews 8:6-13, AMP; Romans 1:5-12).
- We walk uprightly when we believe that God has forgiven our sins (Galatians 2:11, 12).
- Many Christians believe, in error, that the New Covenant gives us liberty to sin.
- However, with the New Covenant, God gives us the grace to have true, godly character (2 Peter 1:5-9).
- Under the New Covenant, God writes His laws on our hearts. In other words, we do not want to sin when we have a one-on-one relationship with God.
- The New Covenant restored our relationship with God.
- Galatians 1:1-12, AMP
Galatians 3:24, 25
Genesis 2:16, 17
2 Corinthians 3:7-9
Hebrews 8:6-13, AMP
Galatians 2:11, 12
2 Peter 1:5-9
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