The covenant of Jesus Christ truly is the covenant that restores hope to our faith: Without hope man seems to be led by a faith that still leaves him uncertain about his salvation, leaving man to wonder about questions such as ‘what is salvation’ and ‘how salvation is obtainable’. Certainly valid questions if you are unsure about your salvation. Questions that are worth the time to be answered!
The ways of the Lord is faith in covenant
“That you should enter into covenant with the Lord your God, and into His Oath, which the Lord your God makes with you this day” (Deuteronomy 29:11).
We cannot know God apart from His covenant and therefore salvation cannot be sealed or secured apart from knowing the expectation that God has from man. Yes, that’s right; God has an expectation of man! Contrary to popular belief which dictates that salvation is void of any responsibility, God does have an expectation of man to work out his salvation with fear and trembling (Philippians 2:12) and this is done according to the terms and conditions of His covenant. It is by the promise of covenant that our souls are bestowed into the care of our Lord and we experience His peace, joy, love and fullness.
We read in Hebrews 8:6 “But now hath he obtained a more excellent ministry, by how much also he is the mediator of a better covenant, which was established upon better promises.” The better covenant that is referred to here is the new covenant of Jesus Christ or as it is also known, the second covenant of Jesus Christ. It is this covenant which seals our salvation through our obedience to uphold His commandments.
Taking the above into consideration we see a few things emerge here: We see that in order for our salvation to be sealed we need to be joined to God in His second covenant, we need to know what that agreement entails and we need to be actively busy walking in that agreement for it to be of effect (for our salvation to be sealed). You don’t sign a contract for a house and then walk away from the responsibility, do you? Of course not. If that holds true for the earthly things, how much more to the spiritual things that carry eternal value? The point I am trying to make here is that although salvation is free, it is certainly not free of responsibility.
Covenant faith seals our salvation
By receiving the truth of the knowledge of Jesus Christ we can now correctly define the expectations of the Lord according to His ways, enabling us to daily make that down payment of faith so we too may be partakers of the eternal inheritance that is promised unto all who uphold His commandments.
Hebrews 9:15: “And for this cause he is the mediator of the new testament, that by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions that were under the first testament, they which are called might receive the promise of eternal inheritance.
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Deidre Linden is a confirmed Apostle in the government of God and valued member of Apostles Today Network of the Second 8th Week, ministering the grace of God to those seeking to build upon the true foundation of Jesus Christ. She is a regular contributor to the Prophetic Path and teaches Body ministry, helping believers regain their Christian priesthood by learning how spiritual sacrifices of prophecy work, how the anointing of truth works, and how the spiritual tools of the Second Covenant work. As God brings the church into a new era, Apostle Deidre is here to help guide your faith into the new work of the Spirit, pray for you, and answer your questions.