As for you, because of the blood of my covenant with you, I will free your prisoners from the waterless pit. Zechariah 9:11
Just as God promised and redeemed the Jewish people from slavery of Egypt, God has delivered us from our slavery to sin and death, through the new covenant of the blood of Jesus Christ
Its simple without the covenant of God, we are prisoners or slaves to sin and death. Its only by the blood of Jesus Christ than we can be set free. Many people believe they are free, they believe they are “free-thinkers” and don’t need God. But what they fail to realize is the wages of our sins is death, only Christ can set us free
So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed. John 8:36
Many will say “I don’t believe in God therefor I’m not under the Law”, just because you don’t believe in something doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist. You may not agree with all the laws we have in our society today, but if you break one you will pay the consequences.
God has made it clear that the evidence of his existence is clearly seen all around us and we are without excuse! (Romans 1:20) So do you want to be set free or do you want to remain a prisoner? Come to Christ, repent of your sins, and he can set you free in Jesus Name Amen!
If we deliberately keep on sinning after we have received the knowledge of the truth, no sacrifice for sins is left, Hebrews 10:26
Does Grace give us a license to sin? One topic that is always debated in Christianity is about Grace and Sin. As we know by Grace from God through Jesus Christ we are saved from our sins. When you accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior, not only has your debt been paid but your are no longer under The Law , which equals death.
However many misunderstand this concept as promoting the justification of sin. This is absolutely not true. If you truly accept Jesus and repented of your sins, you become a New Creature. Your old self has died on the cross also, and your New Self has been resurrected with Christ. If you continue to keep sinning after this, you truly have not accepted Jesus as your Lord or Master.
If we live by the Spirit, let us also walk by the Spirit. Galatians 5:25
You can’t be living by the Holy Spirit and holding hands with Satan. You either are saved or you’re not. Sin is repulsive to God and if your truly saved it should be repulsive to you also. Do we still follow The Law? Yes absolutely, because its Gods blueprint of morality. If we didn’t have The Law, we wouldn’t know what sin was. However we are not Under The Law because we have been freed through Jesus Christ.
Once you have received the knowledge of truth , through Jesus Christ, there is no turning back. If we deliberately sin after Grace, there is no more hope for us. Because just like the Fallen Angels , you have accept the pleasure of sin over the gift of eternal life through Jesus Christ. Live by The Holy Spirit and you will be able to walk righteous by the Holy Spirit in Jesus Name Amen
“‘When I called, they did not listen; so when they called, I would not listen,’ says the LORD Almighty.
How many of us treat God like a life line? Whenever we are in trouble or distress we call out to God to save us. But when things are going good, we usually don’t thank him or even acknowledge him. This is the same relationship God had with the Jewish people. When he called out to them, they wouldn’t listen so when the time came when they cried out to God, he stopped listening also.
Many of us don’t see God as a relationship but he is. Through Jesus Christ we can have a personal relationship with God. As many of us probably know a relationship requires both people to be open and honest with one another and communicate!
Usually when a marriage or friendship is going bad, that’s when communication or trust has broken down. This is the same with our relationship with God. Maybe you’re wondering why God seems so distant or not hearing you, maybe you have been distant and not hearing him. A relationship requires work, communication, honesty, and sacrifice!
So throughout your day , give praise to God through prayer! Cast your cares and concerns upon him! Let him know whats going on in your mind! Jesus has given us the way to God the Father, call upon him daily in Jesus name Amen!
There is an appointed time for everything. And there is a time for every event under heaven-
Ecclesiastes 3:1 NASB
so Christ was sacrificed once to take away the sins of many; and he will appear a second time, not to bear sin, but to bring salvation to those who are waiting for him.
We hear of many descriptions of Christ such as The Lamb and Lion. The first time Jesus came to Earth, he was the Lamb of God, a perfect sacrifice to take the wages of the sin of the world. But when Jesus returns, he will be on a different mission. He will be returning as The Lion of Judah, to bring judgement to those who have rejected him and establish Gods eternal Kingdom.
Notice the scripture here says “ To bring salvation to those what are waiting for him”, are you waiting for the return of Jesus Christ? It may sound cliché or a topic over done. But its important to be prepared for the great “Day of The Lord”, when every eye will see him coming in the clouds, those who rejected him are mourning because time is up!
With all the trouble and turmoil in this world, do you really want this to be your permanent home? A world we live in where you have to be afraid to allow your child to play down the street, where nation has risen against nation, where natural disasters have become the new normal weather forcast.
Time is running out, get yourself ready for the return of Jesus Christ! Clean your hearts and minds through the blood of Jesus Christ, who has taken the sins away of all who believe in him. Wait for him and the salvation of God is promised in Jesus Name Amen!
That which has been is that which will be, And that which has been done is that which will be done. So there is nothing new under the sun.
Ecclesiastes 1:9 NASB
Take the silver and gold and make a crown, and set it on the head of the high priest, Joshua son of Jozadak. Tell him this is what the LORD Almighty says: ‘Here is the man whose name is the Branch, and he will branch out from his place and build the temple of the LORD. Zechariah 6:11-12
One of the greatest prophecies about the Messiah is right here, why? Because it specifically identifies the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. The Hebrew translation for Jesus is Yeshua, which the direct English translation is Joshua! In this prophecy God is telling them the name of “The Branch” or “The Messiah” is Joshua or translated today better known as Jesus
It is he who will build the temple of the LORD, and he will be clothed with majesty and will sit and rule on his throne. And he will be a priest on his throne. And there will be harmony between the two.’ Zechariah 6:13
It goes on to tell us Jesus will be clothed with majesty and sit on the throne as King of Kings. Jesus is the high priest, as he is the head of every Christian Church. And there will be harmony or peace in Israel.
The prophecy of “The Branch” or another reference to the Messiah is also found in Isaiah 4 . The Branch means Jesus will be from the line of David, this prophecy was fulfilled as Joseph his Earthly Father, registered Jesus as his own son during the census which was ordered (Luke 2) This fulfilled the Biblical prophecy of Jesus being from the Line of David even though his is the Son of God
There is no denial who our Lord and Savior is and what is name is! His name , which is above all names , was revealed by God Almighty and he has fulfilled all things to give us new life in Jesus Name Amen
Then Jesus said to his disciples, “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. Matthew 16:24
What are your expectations of Jesus? May sound like a strange question but many people who are being mislead by false doctrine find themselves quickly falling away from their faith because their expectations of Jesus were always wrong to begin with.
Prosperity gospel has become a big seller among people searching for God, but its false doctrine. In fact its totally the opposite of what Jesus taught us what to expect. Jesus never said you were going to get a good job, or a big house, or flawless health if you follow him. What Jesus actually told us we can expect trials, tribulations, persecution, to be mocked and hated, some people will even die for their faith in Christ.
So why should people truly come to Jesus? Simple because we all have a terminal disease called sin and the only cure is Jesus Christ. When people finally come to terms that they need a Savior, then they finally find the true reason to come to Jesus.
You may not get a big promotion or a fancy house, but your sins will be washed away and on judgment day you will be pardoned for your sins. This means you can have eternal life in the Kingdom of God. There is no greater gift than that and Jesus gave this to us on the cross. Now repent for the Kingdom of God is at hand in Jesus Name Amen
By calling this covenant “new,” he has made the first one obsolete; and what is obsolete and outdated will soon disappear. Hebrews 8:13
When Jesus said “It is Finished” on the cross, the new covenant was officially instated. The wages of sin had been paid by the blood of Jesus Christ
However confusion on the Old and New Covenant has been a never ending debate among Christians. Some Christians feel the need to carry on “Old Covenant” traditions in order to stay in good favor with God. But they don’t understand this “New Covenant” is for everyone and not just the Jewish people as before.
Jesus said he has fulfilled the law (Matthew 5:17) what does that mean? Well under the Old Covenant unless you were Jewish, you had no hope for salvation. Traditions such as circumcision have set Jews apart to be Gods chosen people.
But under the “New Covenant” we all have hope for salvation through Jesus Christ. Instead of physical circumcision we are spiritually circumcised. God reads the minds and hearts, your religious traditions can’t save you from the penalty of sin. Only the blood of Christ can wash away our transgressions.
As God promised he sent his Holy Spirit to baptize all of us and be our guide to have “The Law” in our hearts. No longer are we slaves to sin as Jesus freed us from the wrath of The Law in Jesus Name Amen