Sunday was electric! Seeing many of His body back inside the building; many had not seen each other for over a year. Love in the courtyard, greetings of warmth in the Sanctuary, our explosive worship! We gave the service as a firstfruit offering to the Lord, as we consecrated ourselves inside of Christ, inside the new covenant. After Cammy and I greeted, prophesied, and all of us joined in praise, we journeyed with Abram as God made a covenant with him. We moved into the new covenant and received; then came communion, the offering, and His blessing. The day was the Lord’s; no announcements, no business as usual, just King Jesus enthroned on the praises of His people and His people receiving His covenant.
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Inside the new covenant
Jeremiah was the first to decree the new covenant in Jeremiah 31, Jesus made mention of the promise in John 6, and in Hebrews 8 and 10, the new covenant was linked to the priesthood of Melchizedek. A better priesthood, better promises, better covenant, better sacrifice.
Our covenant carries three decrees of the Lord.
I will put His laws in our minds and write them on our hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people (Hebrews 8:10, NKJV). This is the covenant of the Spirit (2 Corinthians 3), in relationship with God, adopted in the Son, and led by the Spirit.
None of them shall teach his neighbor, and none his brother, saying, “Know the Lord,” for all shall know Me, from the least of them to the greatest of them (Hebrews 8:11, NKJV). No more goading each other to know what we know, for all of us will know the Lord, individually of one another, growing up in all things, into Him who is the head—Christ.
For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their lawless deeds I will remember no more (Hebrews 8:12, NKJV). Forgiveness and forgetfulness. All because we are in Christ inside His Son!
We then gave ourselves to the Lord inside His covenant, to keep the feast of Passover with the unleavened bread, sincerity, and truth (1 Corinthians 5:7-8). Sunday is Resurrection Sunday and the last day of Passover.