Saturday, 21 March 2015

“For if the first covenant had been faultless, then should no place have been sought for the second. For finding fault with them, he saith, Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah.” Hebrews 8:7-8 (KJV)

There are dispensations in the Bible. And we must understand what obtains in each dispensation. What obtains in one dispensation may not apply to another. Over the years, we have mixed up the dispensations, and the result has been frustration. We are not standing strong, as we ought to, because we have mixed up many things.

God established a covenant in every dispensation and releases his blessings based on the covenant. It is very important, therefore, to rightly divide the word so that we can be positioned for His blessings. When Jesus came, under the dispensation of grace, the old covenant became obsolete and the new covenant, which was promised by God, came into force. The old covenant did not work. It had a fault. And the fault lay in the fact that man could not keep it. Therefore, God set it aside and decided to make a new one. “In that he saith, A new covenant, he hath made the first old. Now that which decayeth and waxeth old is ready to vanish away” (Hebrews 8:13, KJV).

God said that man would not be involved in the new type of covenant He would make. In other words, what you do will not determine whether God blesses you. It is a covenant that is established on better promises:”[. . .] by how much also he is the mediator of a better covenant, which was established upon better promises” (Hebrew 8:6, KJV).

Why are you still hanging on to the old covenant when God has provided a better one? Under this new covenant, God takes the responsibility to bless you and keeps your heaven open because He loves you so much. So don’t put yourself under condemnation. You are not under the law. You are under grace.

Further reading: Hebrews 8:1-13 Daily Bible reading: Morning-Joshua 7-9, Evening-Luke 1:21-38


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