He Wants You
Let’s take a look at a few items related to our personal relationship with God and the covenant, and religion we now experience. In Covenant we are truly lovers and followers of Jesus Christ by the Word that is the Word of the Lord. In Religiousness we trap ourselves and we take our eyes off Jesus, like Peter walking on the water.
Consider the table below:
|In Covenant||In Religiousness|
|God talks directly to you.|
My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand.
|We give ministers authority to talk to God for us.|
Now all the people witnessed the thunderings, the lightning flashes, the sound of the trumpet, and the mountain smoking; and when the people saw it, they trembled and stood afar off. Then they said to Moses, “You speak with us, and we will hear; but let not God speak with us, lest we die.”
|Jesus paid the price for us.|
Christ paid the price to free us from the curse that the laws in Moses’ Teachings bring by becoming cursed instead of us. Scripture says, “Everyone who is hung on a tree is cursed.” Christ paid the price so that the blessing promised to Abraham would come to all the people of the world through Jesus Christ and we would receive the promised Spirit through faith.
|We pay penance by doing works for God.|
For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.
|We have freedom in every area of our lives.|
2 Corinthians 3:17
Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.
|Man-made rules, laws, and behaviors are followed.|
But now we are released from the law, having died to that which held us captive, so that we serve in the new way of the Spirit and not in the old way of the written code.
|Everything we are blessed with is freely given.|
Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out demons. Freely you have received, freely give.
|We have to earn degrees and certificates to be |
successful and approved.
Then Jesus spoke to the multitudes and to His disciples, saying: “The scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses’ seat. Therefore whatever they tell you to observe, that observe and do, but do not do according to their works; for they say, and do not do. For they bind heavy burdens, hard to bear, and lay them on men’s shoulders; but they themselves will not move them with one of their fingers. But all their works they do to be seen by men.
|God is always faithful to us.|
1 Corinthians 1:9
God is faithful, who has called you into fellowship with his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. God’s faithfulness calls us into relationship, into a family where. We can experience love and growth together.
|Man will fail us.|
It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in man.
I think religion is such a carnal word. Like we call it religion because of what religion identifies as. But really we’re Christians. It’s our life. I don’t know how to call it. But yes I agree with you. How long have you been blogging?
We’ve been blogging off and on for about five years now (I definitely need to learn more about it!) We were under the name “Hardwired for Life” most of that time, but God told us to make it personal, so we changed the name of our site recently to “Just Sharon & Jana.” We want to just get real about what is going on in this new Kingdom era.
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Well amen, keep working at your blog and God will bless it.
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