“Love Lifted Me”
It’s EASTER. The Excellent Teachings Of My Church Encourage Me To Continue To Grow In My Covenant Relationship With Christ Jesus And To Understand What It Truly Means To Be A Christian. Prayer, Faith, Trust And Thankfulness To And For Christ Jesus And All That He Has Done For Us On The Cross Has Helped Me To Overcome The Tragedies And Disappointments Of This World. Amen.
John 16:33) These Things I Have Spoken Unto You, That In ME Ye Might Have Peace. In The World Ye Shall Have Tribulation: But Be Of Good Cheer; FOR I HAVE OVERCOME THE WORLD. Isaiah 49:24, 25; Romans 8:37.
Matthew 11:29) Take My Yoke Upon You, And Learn of ME; For I Am Meek And Lowly In Heart: And Ye Shall Find Rest Unto Your Souls. Philippians 2:5. 30) For MY Yoke Is Easy, And MY Burden Is Light. Amen. 1 John 6:3. Amen.
“THE CROSS AND THE NEW COVENANT”
One Who Becomes Responsible For Another. Christ Is The Surety Of The Better Covenant ( Hebrews 7:22 ). In Him We Have The Assurance That All Its Provisions Will Be Fully And Faithfully Carried Out. Solomon warns against incautiously becoming security for another ( Proverbs 6:1-5 ; 11:15 ; 17:18 ; 20:16 ). biblestudytools.com
The word “covenant, ” infrequently heard in conversation, is quite commonly used in legal, social (marriage), and religious and theological contexts.
The Idea of Covenant. The term “covenant” is of Latin origin (con venire), meaning a coming together. It presupposes two or more parties who come together to make a contract, agreeing on promises, stipulations, privileges, and responsibilities. In religious and theological circles there has not been agreement on precisely what is to be understood by the biblical term. It is used variously in biblical contexts. In political situations, it can be translated treaty; in a social setting, it means a lifelong friendship agreement; or it can refer to a marriage.
- COVENANT OF GRACE, The Eternal Plan Of Redemption Entered Into By The Three Persons Of The Godhead, And Carried Out By Them In Its Several Parts. In It The Father Represented The Godhead In Its Indivisible Sovereignty, And The Son His People As Their Surety ( John 17:4 John 17:6 John 17:9 ; Isaiah 42:6 ; Psalms 89:3 ).The conditions of this Covenant were, On The Part Of The Father (a) All Needful Preparation To The Son For The Accomplishment Of His Work ( Hebrews 10:5 ; Isaiah 42:1-7 ); (b) Support In The Work ( Luke 22:43 ); and (c) A Glorious Reward In The Exaltation Of Christ When His Work Was Done (Phil 2:6-11 ), His Investiture With Universal Dominion (Receiving All Power) ( John 5:22 ; Psalms 110:1 ), His Having The Administration Of The Covenant Committed Into His Hands ( Matthew 28:18 ; John 1:12 ; 17:2 ; Acts 2:33 ), And In The Final Salvation Of All His People ( Isaiah 35:10 ; Isaiah 53:10 Isaiah 53:11 ; Jeremiah 31:33 ; Titus 1:2 ). On The Part Of The Son the conditions were (a) His Becoming Incarnate ( Galatians 4:4 Galatians 4:5 ); and (b) As The Second Adam His Representing All His People, Assuming Their Place And Undertaking All Their Obligations Under The Violated Covenant Of Works; (c) Obeying The Law ( Psalms 40:8 ; Isaiah 42:21 ; John 9:4 John 9:5 ), and (d) Suffering Its Penalty ( Isaiah 53 ; 2 co. 5:21 ; Galatians 3:13 ), IN THEIR STEAD.Christ, The Mediator Of, Fulfills All Its Conditions In Behalf Of His People, And Dispenses To Them All Its Blessings. In Hebrews 8:6 ; 9:15 ; 12:24 , This Title Is Given To Christ. (See DISPENSATION .)