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Our Part In The New Covenant Of Grace

June 4, 2011

That’s right my friends, all you have to do is believe.  So what are we supposed to believe?  In Jesus.  Sounds simple huh?  Yes but people make it a bit more complicated than this.

Reason being is simply go on the streets and ask people what they believe about Jesus.  You will get some that will say He was a historical figure, moral philosopher, charismatic leader or prophet.  You will even get people who say He was a liar or did not exist.  Sadly, believing any of these things will not be enough to save them.

So to believe in Jesus and be saved is to believe and receive Him as your personal Lord and Savior who died on the cross for all your sins.  To believe in Jesus is to believe that Jesus is the only way to salvation and that once you receive Him, you receive the gift of eternal life.  Furthermore, to believe in Jesus is to believe beyond the shadow of a doubt that all your sins past, present and future were all punished on the cross and that today (here is where it gets important) all your sins and lawless deeds, He remembers NO MORE!!!

In the new covenant there is no works, the only and I mean only thing we have to do is believe.  That is why I say, RIGHT BELIEVING ALWAYS LEADS TO RIGHT LIVING!!!  You can believe in Jesus and believe wrong and it will affect your life.  You have to do nothing but believe, but make sure you are believing in the correct doctrine.

Today you are made perfectly righteous by Jesus’ finished work.  If you do not believe what I am saying then it will be impossible for you to depend on and expect God to protect, provide for and prosper you and you will be robbed of His blessings in your life.  When you believe all I am saying you become bold and you have the confidence to expect His goodness, blessings and grace in your life.

Believing in Christ will make you bold, self-confident and open your heart.  You will not have to rely on yourself, your understanding and your talents, you will rely on His.  You will not have to be arrogant or prideful because when He is working in you there is no you, only Him.  When He is working in your life you become extremely confident because in yourself you have fallen short but when you believe in what I am saying then you fully understand God is on your side and you know you will not fail because it is not you but it is Him.

It is like getting lost and trying to figure out how to get back on track without a map.  With God, He is your GPS and when you believe in what I am saying you are boldly able to open your heart to have Him fully work in your life.  Even if you are lost, God takes over with His perfect GPS and gets you back on course really quick.  He takes a lost soul and helps them find their direction quickly.  The direction is just not found however; the roadmap for the rest of the journey is laid out.

Therefore let it be known to you, brethren, that through this Man is preached to you the forgiveness of sins; and by Him everyone who believes is justified from all things from which you could not be justified by the law of Moses.   —   Acts 13:38-39

Your part in the new covenant of God’s unmerited favor is to believe that you are completely forgiven of all your sins, and that Jesus’ blood cleanses you from all your unrighteousness and lawlessness.

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