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The Christian Faith is Defined by Covenant

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Lesson 13 of 13

1.    Although God talks about many covenants in the Bible, His main focus has always been on these two covenants:

  • The covenant God gave through Moses.
  •  The covenant God gave through our Lord Jesus Christ.

2.    The covenant of Moses is typified by Hagar, the bondwoman while Abraham represents faith.
3.    The covenant of Jesus Christ is typified by Sarah, the freewoman.
4.    The covenant of Moses, as the bondwoman, Hagar, is incapable of fulfilling God’s promise.
5.    Many Christians do not know that their faith should not be entwined with Moses and they continue to practice the principles found in the Old Testament (First Covenant). These have a Hagar faith.
6.    The witness follows the record.
7.    God designed faith to follow the knowledge of Jesus Christ, just as a train follows the tracks that were laid for it. 
8.    Moses sprinkled the blood of an animal upon the book of the law and upon all the tools and articles of the First Covenant to sanctify the faith of the people.
9.    Moses helped the people to understand the terms of God’s covenant and the connection between the blood and the tools and the exercise of their faith.
10.    The simple truth is that Jesus shed His blood for the forgiveness of sins, to establish in Himself a new covenant, and to set the terms of the covenant in Himself.
11.    Christ came to give us new knowledge, new tools, and a new law and power over sin.
12.    God takes ownership of your soul when you are in covenant with Him.
13.    The word covenant means:  The agreed participation of faith with the KNOWLEDGE
and TOOLS given, with the hope of the promises in return.
14.    The Bible calls this Second Covenant the New Covenant or the New Testament for which Jesus shed His blood.
15.    The Bible says that Jesus transferred the covenant of Moses to Himself.
16.    Man is incapable of directing his own faith. God desires to direct your faith, and He does so by setting restrictions upon faith that test your love for Him.
17.    There is a connection between the yoke and the pattern of faith. The people were to yoke themselves to (LABOR WITH) the knowledge, tools, and commandments of Moses to show faith in God. 
18.    God does not accept you that way you are—He accepts you on the terms of His covenant for which Jesus shed His blood.
19.    Salvation is free—but it is not free of responsibility. God holds each of us responsible to the terms of His covenant because He is in expectation of our increase in His kingdom.
20.    The wisdom of man is seen in how the Old Covenant commandments can be used to bring the flesh within the restrictions of Moses.
21.    The expectations of Christ are set within faith and carried by the Spirit, which witness has a greater power than that of Moses.
22.    It is helpful to think of the word, works, as an activity of faith that is sanctified by God for the purpose of contact.
23.    Our part, our responsibility with God is called, “working out our own salvation with fear and trembling."
24.    True faith is about reciprocation. As believers we must worship God on the grounds of His gift to us. The covenant of Christ prepares us to do that.
25.    God made a promise to Himself and to humanity concerning the terms of our redemption. And then He restricted His covenant terms to the Oath He made, that our faith might be made living and perfect only in Him.
26.    God wants us to understand that He bound Himself to the terms of our redemption and that He preserves His tradition in faith, not in stone.
27.    A covenant describes the boundaries to which God has restricted Himself, for the purpose of providing redemption upon the grounds He set to prove faith. 
28.    God establishes a covenant for faith so that the Spirit will create life in the soul.
29.    If we claim faith in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, but do not know what the terms of the covenant are, nor the tools of Christ upon which God sprinkled His blood, then we have nothing to be responsible to and nothing to represent us.

 

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