“ Change Your Way Of Thinking” = “Repent”
Most people have not been taught about The Two Covenants that govern our lives and their importance or that Jesus said we would have to choose which of these Two Covenants “Law or Grace” would dominate our life on a daily bases. Most have never heard that Jesus taught something different than Moses and The Law. We are taught from the time we began Sunday school as a small child what Moses and the Law taught. We grow up reading the bible and viewing God from the paradigm of Moses, The Law and The Prophets, which paradigm Jesus came to correct. When John Baptist & Jesus came preaching to the Jews, telling them that they would have to “change the way they thought” which is what the word “Repent” means. The way the Jews thought about God and the way they were living there Life’s was based on Moses, The Law and The Prophets. The Old Testament Prophets thought the Mosaic Law was a reflection of the Character of God, Since the Spirit of God was not joined to mans spirit until Pentecost, no man could understand the spiritual concepts and the difference in The Two Covenants “The Law Of Sin & Death” & “The Law Of The Spirit Of Life”(The True Character Of God, Grace & Mercy) Jesus said when the Spirit Of Truth came at Pentecost he would lead us into all truth. Revealing to us the Character of God, giving us understanding in the difference in “The Law Of Sin & Death” (Curse) & “The Law Of The Spirit Of Life” (Grace & Mercy) The New Covenant Of Grace that Jesus would introduce was a Paradox (Opposite) to The Mosaic Law. Most of what Jesus taught in Matthew, Mark, Luke & John was preparing the Jews to transition from The Law Of Moses to The New Covenant Of Grace. I believe the failure of the church to teach the difference between these Two Covenants, “Law and Grace” has been the cause of great harm & confusion in the body of Christ. “Hosea 4:6 My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge:” At Calvary, The Mosaic Law & The Law Of Sin & Death (The Curse) fell under the same umbrella. The Angels Of The Lord which made The Mosaic Law work in its protection from “The Law Of Sin and Death” (The Curse) moved to The New Covenant Of Grace leaving vacant The Law Of Moses which purpose of Protector & Teacher had come to an end at the Cross. The Devil & Fallen Angels are now the magistrates or officers of The Law Of Moses/Curse. (Guilt, Condemnation, Shame) The Devil is not the god of humanity but the god of The Law (2 Cor 4:4) When you go back under The Mosaic Law thinking that your actions according to The Law has caused God to release his blessings. You are rejecting the sacrifice Jesus made at the Cross and what The Covenant Of Grace provides. You have put yourself “Soul & Body” back under The Curse Of The Law.
Gal 3:10 For as many as are of The Works Of The Law (The Mosaic Law) Are Under The Curse: (The Law Of Sin & Death)
John 1:17 For The Law (Teacher & Protector) was given by Moses, But Grace (The Covenant Of Grace By The Spirit Of Grace, A Better Protector) and Truth (Understanding The Word By The Spirit Of Grace, A Better Teacher) came by Jesus Christ.
Gal 3:23-25 But before Faith (Jesus, Heb12:2 The Author & Finisher Of Our Faith) came, We Were Kept (Protected By Angels) under The Law, (The Mosaic Law) shut up unto The Faith (Jesus, Heb12:2 The Author & Finisher Of Our Faith) which should afterwards be revealed. 24 Wherefore The Law (The Mosaic Law) was our Schoolmaster (Teacher and Protector, 2 Cor3:7-9, Rom7:7) to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by Faith. (Jesus, Heb12:2 The Author & Finisher Of Our Faith) 25 But after that Faith (Jesus, Heb12:2 The Author & Finisher Of Our Faith) is come, we are no longer under A School Master. (The Mosaic Law)
Heb 10:9 Then said he, Lo, I Come (Jesus, The Word Made Flesh = John 1:14) to do thy will, O God. (God The Father) He taketh away The First, (The Mosaic Law) that he may establish The Second. (The New Covenant Of Grace)
Romans 10:4 For Christ Is The End Of The Law (The Mosaic Law) For Righteousness (His Righteousness Through The Covenant Of Grace) To Every One That Believeth. (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ (Acts 16:31)(Romans 10:9-10)
“Jesus Said” Matt 5:17 Think not that I am come to destroy The Law, (Written Law) or The Prophets: (Oral Law) I am not come to destroy, but to Fulfil. (And Replace It With The Covenant Of Grace= John 1:17) (The Law Did Not Cease To Exist At The Cross But The Purpose Ceased As Protector & Teacher)
Heb 8:7-11 For if that First Covenant (The Mosaic Law) had been faultless, then should no place have been sought for The Second. (The Covenant Of Grace) 8 For finding fault with them, he saith, Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, when I will make A New Covenant (The Covenant Of Grace) with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah: 9 Not according to The Covenant (The Mosaic Law) that I made with their fathers in the day when I took them by the hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt; because they continued not in my covenant, and I regarded them not, saith the Lord. 10 For this is The Covenant (The Covenant Of Grace) that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, saith the Lord; I will put my laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts: and I will be to them a God, and they shall be to me a people: 11 And they Shall Not Teach (By The Mosaic Law) every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the Lord: for all shall know me, from the least to the greatest.
Heb 8:13 In that he saith, A New Covenant, (The Covenant Of Grace) he hath made The First Old. (The Mosaic Law) Now That (The Mosaic Law) which decayeth and waxeth old is Ready To Vanish Away. (The Purpose Of The Mosaic Law As Protector & Teacher Ended At The Cross)
Matt 11:27 All things are delivered unto me of my Father: and no man knoweth the Son, but the Father; Neither Knoweth Any Man The Father, Save The Son, and he to whomsoever The Son Will Reveal Him. (By The Spirit Of Grace)
Matt 5:43-44 Ye have heard that it hath been said, (According To The Mosaic Law= Gen 12:3) Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and Hate Thine Enemy. = Matt 5:44 But I Say Unto You, (Different Opinion From The Mosaic Law) Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; (Under The Covenant Of Grace)
Luke 6:35-36 But love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the children of the Highest: for He (God) is kind unto the unthankful and to the evil. 36 Be ye therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful. (God Does Not Curse Humanity)
John 1:18 No man hath seen God at any time; The Only Begotten Son, (Jesus) which is in the bosom of the Father, he Hath Declared Him. (Revealed The True Character Of God)=(Seen Through The Eyes Of Grace Not The Law)
“Looking At (Gen 12:3) Through The Eyes Of Grace.”
Gen 12:3 And I (God The Father)= Will Bless (Through Jesus The Son Of Man, Law Of The Spirit Of Life) them that bless thee, and Curse Him (Satan & Fallen Angels, Through Jesus Enforcing The Law Of Sin & Death) that curseth thee: and In Thee (The Church) shall all families of the earth Be Blessed. (Through The Covenant Of Grace)
“Paul Used The Story Of Sarah & Hagar To Illustrate The Two Covenants”
Gal 4:22-24 For it is written, that Abraham had two sons, the One By A Bondmaid, (Hagar) the other By A Freewoman. (Sarah) 23 But He (Ishmael) who was of The Bondwoman (Hagar) was born After The Flesh; (By Natural Means, Works Of The Flesh, Represents Works Of The Law) But He (Isaac) of the Freewoman (Sarah) Was By Promise. (By Supernatural Means, Represents Grace) 24 Which things are An Allegory: (A Natural Illustration Of A Spiritual Concept) for these are The Two Covenants; (Law & Grace)
Jesus corrected Isaiah, Isaiah said “God Closed Their Eyes” Jesus said, “They Closed Their Eyes.”
Isaiah 29:10 For The Lord hath poured out upon you the spirit of deep sleep, and Hath Closed Your Eyes: the prophets and your rulers, the seers hath he covered.
Jesus Said= (Matt 13:14-15 And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Esaias, which saith, By Hearing (By The Spirit Of God) Ye Shall Hear, (In Your Spirit) and Shall Not Understand; (In The Soul, The Thoughts or Feelings (Mind) and Seeing (By The Spirit Of God) Ye Shall See, (In Your Spirit) and Shall Not Perceive: (In The Soul, The Thoughts or Feelings (Mind) 15 For this people’s Heart (The Thoughts or Feelings (Mind) is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and Their Eyes (In The Soul, The Thoughts or Feelings (Mind) They Have Closed; (Choosing Law Over Grace) lest at any time They should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and should Understand With Their Heart, (The Thoughts or Feelings (Mind) and should be converted, and I should heal them.
“I Believe The Last Day Church “Laodicea” Is What Jesus Described In Rev 3:14,16,17”
Rev 3:14 And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans (The 7th Church Age) write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God; = (Rev 3:15 I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I Would Thou Wert Cold Or Hot. (In Order To Know You Needed To Change The Way You Think (Repent)
Rev 3:16 So then because thou art Lukewarm, (Don’t Know You Need To Change From Law To Grace) And neither cold nor hot, I will Spue Thee Out Of My Mouth. (Cannot Respond As High Priest Or Repeat Your Prayers)
Rev 3:17 Because Thou Sayest, I Am Rich, And Increased With Goods, And Have Need Of Nothing; (Choosing The Law, Rejecting Grace) And knowest not that thou art Wretched, And Miserable, And Poor, And Blind, And Naked. (Under The Law)
(Wretched) = “Sick In Mind And Body.”
(Miserable)= “Don’t know who the enemy is”
(Poor)=”Don’t love each other with unconditional Love”
(Blind)= “No knowledge of the true character of God”
(Naked)= “No Holy Spirit covering in the Soul = mind, will, emotions” (Under The Law)(Refusing The Covering Of The Covenant Of Grace By The Spirit Of Grace)
“Law & Grace” Difference in the Promise (Law) and the Provision (Grace)
“Prayer Under the old covenant of the Promise, (Law) they ask for that which had not yet come.”
“Prayer Under the new Covenant of Provision, (Grace) we are Thankful for that which has come.”
Eph 5:20 Giving Thanks Always For All Things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ;
Phil 4:6 Be careful for nothing; but In Every Thing by prayer and supplication with Thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.
Col 3:15 And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and Be Ye Thankful.
Col 3:17 And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, Giving Thanks to God and the Father by him.
Psalms 100:4 Enter into his gates with Thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: Be Thankful unto him, and bless his name.
The Lords Prayer Under Grace:
Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thank You that your kingdom is come. Thank You that your will is done in earth, as it is in heaven. Thank You that you Give us this day our daily bread. And Thank You that you forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. Thank You that you lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
Gal 1:4 Who gave himself for our sins, that he might Deliver Us From This Present Evil World, according to the will of God and our Father:
John 17:15 I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest Keep Them From The Evil.
James 1:13-15 Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man: 14 But every man is tempted, when he is Drawn Away (Back Under The Law) of his own lust, and enticed. 15 Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death. = (1 Cor 15:56 The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bl9InVxRo8U = “Two Covenants”