Friday, August 28, 2015

A BETTER HOPE


‘For the law made nothing perfect, but the bringing in of a better hope did; by the which we draw nigh unto God.’ – Hebrews 7 vs 19

Hello Dearly Beloved in the LORD Jesus, I trust your spirit, soul, and body have been receiving the rich Blessings of God by the teachings you’ve been receiving on here on the Blog. This is just another word of the Grace to Refresh and Bless your spirit. Be Blessed. AMEN.

Our opening scripture informs us of a better hope which was and is better than the Law. This better hope been talked about as you already know is the new covenant, the covenant of Grace. There was a old covenant, which was the covenant of the Law, which was propounded by Moses; and there is a new covenant, the covenant of GRACE, propounded by the LORD from Heaven, Jesus Christ. Glory be to HIS Holy Name forever. AMEN.

Now, I want to draw your attention to this line in that scripture; by the which we draw nigh unto God You see that? Do you know what it’s talking about? It is saying that the new covenant causes us to draw near to God. That’s the way it is originally put. There must be something glorious about this new covenant that causes us to wanno draw near to God. You must understand that naturally, men don’t draw near to things that have no profit to them. Therefore, there must be some good stuff about this new covenant that causes us of our own will to draw near to God. Let’s see;

‘…the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance…’ – Romans 2 vs 4 {KJV}

Now, many religious preachers turn it the other way, giving a notion that if you repent, then you will see the goodness of God. But we must not reverse God orders. God says, see my goodness, HE didn’t even ask you to repent, because you cannot experience HIS goodness and not have a change of heart. That’s what repentance means, a change of heart. You see that? What’s God’s goodness? He says you are perfected (Forgiven, Righteous, Accepted) forever {Hebrews 10 vs 14}. When you believed in Jesus, that’s the covenant HE brought you into. O what a covenant! – Selah. Little wonder our opening scripture called it HOPE, a better hope. If you are forgiven forever, if you are righteous forever, meaning never faulty before God, waow! If you are accepted forever, then what takes you to hell? – Selah. Nothing! What love HE has lavishly bestowed upon us. Now tell me, if all these have been done for you, how in the world you can not love Him. It says, by the which we draw nigh unto God. It’s such a supernatural thing. Anyone who has understood the new covenant, the covenant of Grace of a surety walks in righteousness, walks in love, walks in holiness. You see? Because HE has understood that someone so lavishly loves him, it puts a constrain on him to reciprocate that same love to HIM that loved and loves him, and men see it by the outcome of his life.

In the covenant of the law, sin is contagious. Because in the Law, God demands from man.  Thou shall not, thou shall! And unfortunately, man in his best state is unholy and imperfect, hence man can never meet up to the holy requirements of the law, hence he is infected by sin. But in the covenant of GRACE, Holiness, Righteousness, Purity, Love is contagious. Because in GRACE, God gives to man. And by so doing, man is loved, which causes him to love back with all of his heart, with all of his soul, with all of his mind, with all readiness. You see? Does he do it by personal efforts in trying to please God? No! Love has become his driving force, and because it is fueled by love, it is done perfectly! Even when we fall or fail at any point (which is 100% possible; we are in the flesh don’t forget), we have the unchangeable word to hold on to. And what is the word? We are perfected (Forgiven, Righteous, Accepted) forever {Hebrews 10 vs 14}. And in holding unto it, we see ourselves above guilts and condemnation, loving the LORD evermore, whether in our weak times or high times. We have come to know that it’s none of us, but all of HIM. In the Law, our becoming was all of us, all of our obedience. But under GRACE, our becoming is all of HIM, all of HIS faithfulness. All HE wants from us is to believe. If there is any work a child of God should work, it’s BELIEVING! – Selah

It’s a better hope indeed.

God Bless You.
- Pastor Jenning Uweye

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