An audio message on The New Covenant by Aaron Budjen

Can you rightly divide the word of truth? Do you understand the difference between the Old Covenant and the New Covenant? Is your Christian life one of freedom or do you kind of feel like you are stuck in slavery to a bunch of rules?  

There are only TWO covenants, and to rightly divide the word of truth we must understand the difference between the two.  Trusting in this truth is the door that will set you free from a life of slavery to the Law of Moses; from a life of wandering in the wilderness of the Sinai Peninsula. Paul tells us in Galatians that, yes, Hagar and Sarah ARE symbols of a much greater truth.

These two women serve as an illustration of God’s two covenants. The first woman, Hagar, represents Mount Sinai where people received the law that enslaved them. And now Jerusalem is just like Mount Sinai in Arabia, because she and her children live in slavery to the law. But the other woman, Sarah, represents the heavenly Jerusalem. She is the free woman, and she is our mother. (Galatians 4:24-26 NLT)

This link below will take you to Aaron Budjen’s 27-minute audio message that elucidates this issue of the two covenants, and will clear away many of the cobwebs of your Christian life. (Title: “Romans Message 3, Chapter 1:5, “The New Covenant.”)

Additionally, the part of my personal testimony about how the Living God Ministries Radio Archive messages transformed my relationship with God is found here.

I want other Christians to be set free just as I have been! The Lord God truly is my life; He meets all of my deep needs now that I am free from the slavery of the Old Covenant. I pray that you will listen to Aaron’s message linked above, and that you will walk through the door and enter the New Covenant once and for all. 🙂

December 20, 2015

 

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Hearing the gospel message with faith

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I want to share the wealth that has been given to me.

After I believed in the gospel by the hearing of faith, I was made a child of God.

Over the years of my salvation, God has made Himself known to me.  This is to be expected, because He wants us to know Him.

And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent. (John 17:3)

Do you know Him?

You begin by believing in the gospel.

Do you know the gospel?

The gospel is the good news, or the glad tidings, of Jesus Christ. It’s good news because He came to solve the problem that plagued humanity.

God came to earth as the Messiah to the Israelites; he was called Jesus Christ of Nazareth. He died, was buried and He rose again. That is the gospel in a nutshell.  However, to really understand the good news, you must first grasp a hold of the ‘bad news.’

We are born into this world with a serious problem staring us in the face. We are empty. We are blind. We are lost. We are dead.

We are born into this world “spiritually dead.” You can read about this in Genesis 3, Genesis 5, John 3, John 14, Romans 5, 1 Cor. 15, Colossians, etc. etc.. The Bible is clear: humans are born in the image of Adam, not in the image of God.

But that’s not the way we were originally created. We were created to have His Spirit dwelling within us. The “breath of life,” the nishmat chaim, from Genesis 3, was the actual, living, Spirit of God.  (click on this link to hear an ex-rabbi explain that.)

Adam and Eve lost His Spirit when they ate from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. As we have all read:  on that day, they died.

Jesus came to deal with the spiritual death of humanity. He preached and proclaimed that the problem would soon be solved; He prophesied His own death and said that He would bring LIFE (John 5:40, John 6:40, etc.). Jesus revealed that He would solved the problem of spiritual death, and that HIS gospel was a gospel of true LIFE.

He said that it was better for Him to go away, to ascend into Heaven, because then the Helper would come:  His Spirit. We make a big deal about His birth, and that’s cool, but we should make a bigger deal about His death and resurrection. Why?

Because His death, His burial, and most importantly, His resurrection made it possible for humanity to be saved; to be made alive; to receive His resurrected life, His Spirit, that would resurrect US from the dead.

Hearing this message with faith, is what allows a person to be saved.

December 19, 2015