Lesson 10 of 13
Jesus’ second covenant is reflected in the terms that bind believers to God by the work of the Spirit. Believers fulfill their responsible to please God and minister to one another in Christ’s system of truth to which each is accountable; they are bound together at the altar of Christ, by their priesthood labor of faith, and by the work of the Spirit. Each uphold the same integrity of Christ’s righteousness.
The tools of Christ’s covenant are sprinkled with His blood and therefore sanctified for us to use. The Spirit enters into our faith as we engage God with these tools, thus pleasing Him. Jesus mediates these terms of the covenant and we experience His reciprocation whereby we experience Him healing our soul and birthing His virtues within the inner man. Thus do we experience the new man, which fruit is also pleasing to God.
The spiritual covenant also retains the integrity of the anointing of Christ as we read in 1 John 2:27, “But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him.”
The anointing is the preparation of truth in the heart of the believer through the instruction received by the apostles' office. Through this “preparation in truth,” we are “taught” all things concerning the pattern of Christ. With this foundation of truth we have the necessary knowledge and tools we need to build faith in God.
As we daily keep the commandments of Jesus Christ through our priesthood duties, we continue to draw from the anointing of truth and the Spirit also does the same, He draws from the foundation of truth that is built within the heart to continue to “teach us,” not another pattern, but to increase our understanding of the one pattern of Christ.
The anointing is profitable only as we abide in the truth of the gospel and is given for the purpose of discernment, learning, and guidance. The anointing will not bear witness to the rhythm of the flesh (it will not lie against truth or against Christ to confirm the human nature, human lust, or human strength,) rather it will only bear witness to the true purpose and plan of God.