There is a difference between the Covenant and the Promise God gave.
Apostle Paul was rebuking Galatians in chapter 3, that they are foolish going back. We consider ourselves for years to be Covenant people. But before you can have a covenant… let me ask you a question: what made Abraham the father of many nations – the promise or the covenant?
Promise is involved with one individual and depends on only one, but covenant depends on two individuals. If I tell my son, I will take you fishing, it depends only on me, on my integrity. He does not have to do anything. Our walk with God began with the promise. Paul basically says to Galatians,”Who bewitched you to go back to the covenant, when you started out with the promise?” Our fathers proved they could not keep the law.
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There is a reason why people do not enter the gates of Heaven.
Isaiah 53:1 Who hath believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the LORD revealed? 2 For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: he hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him. (Isa 53:1-2 KJV)
When the Truth came people did not recognize Him. When people get acquainted with the truth most of them don’t recognize it. The same way it is today. “He was despised”. Truth is despised and rejected of men.
Many pastors and leaders have ignored through the generations the truth inherent in the Word of God and brought peril and a strange gospel into their churches. Though the Truth is at times hard to swallow, the application of truth to our lives causes us to live in freedom from sin and oppression of the devil.
If you are not excommunicated from the group that you used to belong to, then what are you be a part of? Who are you trying to please and bring glory to? “These words spake his parents, because they feared the Jews: for the Jews had agreed already, that if any man did confess that he was Christ, he should be put out of the synagogue.” (John 9:22)
Here is almighty God made a great miracle for their son, but they are afraid. The Lord put some pressure on them.When I had a baptism of the Holy Ghost, I lost fellowship with most of my family. We need to go outside the temple following Jesus.
Hebrews 13:12-13: 12 Wherefore Jesus also, that he might sanctify the people with his own blood, suffered without the gate. 13 Let us go forth therefore unto him without the camp, bearing his reproach.
We don’t want to lose fellowship. Fear keeps people inside. To go outside the camp means to go outside the walls of the church. 1 Peter 4:12-14: 12 Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial [excommunication – K.C.] which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you: 13 But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ’s sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy. 14 If ye be reproached for the name of Christ, happy are ye; for the spirit of glory and of God resteth upon you: on their part he is evil spoken of, but on your part he is glorified.
You know why some of you don’t have joy? You still try to get inside those walls.
1 Now therefore perform the doing of it; that as there was a readiness to will, so there may be a performance also out of that which ye have. 12 For if there be first a willing mind, it is accepted according to that a man hath, and not according to that he hath not. 13 For I mean not that other men be eased, and ye burdened: 14 But by an equality, that now at this time your abundance may be a supply for their want, that their abundance also may be a supply for your want: that there may be equality: 15 As it is written, He that had gathered much had nothing over; and he that had gathered little had no lack. (2 Corinthians 8:11).Giving is what the Lord wants us to be involved in. He said, “I want to start giving your way out of problems.” Giving has law behind it. Everything God does has a law behind it. The law is dead without the spirit until the spirit activates it. The only way you can fulfill the law of giving is with the Holy Spirit. He will give you life to do it.Pastor Kevin Campbell
There are different seeds – you give condemnation, in comes back to you, you give judgment, it comes back to you, you give forgiveness, it comes back to you. There are multitudes of people in nursing home today do not receive mercy because they never gave mercy. Good side of it – you start giving mercy today in order to reap it later.
Giving is a part of God’s kingdom. God is a giver. He wants you to succeed.
What if you give and they are dishonest? Mathew 7: 6 “Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you.”
It’s useless to try to save somebody’s soul if your own soul is a problem.
Many people are finding out, that the god they serve is not alive at all, he is not real. Many people become angered, because the thing they thought real is not real. We serve a living God.
“Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain.” (1 Corinthians 9:24)
Everybody starts to run, but only one will win this race. You are going to win. Anything in your life that is not real will hinder you from winning. Hypocrisy is not going to win, anything that is fictitious, not real. If you try to be happy and have love, and you are not really happy or don’t really love, you won’t win. What love and joy you have, you invest it, and it comes back more.
The life of the flesh is in the blood. What is inside of us is different than most flesh, and blood has so many aspects to it. It flows through each of us and supplies the nourishment and oxygen to every cell.
We are One Body of Christ. In order for the blood to supply every need that the body needs, we must to be connected. If we have life in us it is because we are fitly joined together. The blood is responsible to carry all the waste away from every cell of the body. Without the blood we hold on to waste products that we should not have – the same thing happens spiritually. If the blood meets traditions of men, it blocks the blood from flowing freely.