New wine doesn’t fit into old wineskins. God’s new covenant with us is based on what Jesus did for us and not on what we do. Just as in the Old Covenant no blessing came upon those who didn’t conform to the Old Covenant, so we must accept the consequences of our actions if we don’t accept the New Covenant God made with us.
God doesn’t change. This note is for all eternity:
“Cursed be the man that obeyeth not the words of this covenant” (God in Jeremiah 11:3; KJV)
What stands in the way of us joyfully and gratefully accepting God’s grace and forgiveness of all our sins in the New Covenant? Only human pride. And a hint of doubt (Can this really be true?). Both, pride and doubt, are fueled by the devil. Don’t fall for the lies from the devil. • The devil is the father of lies
Also many Christians (I write ‘Christians’, not ‘Jesus believers’) reject God’s New Covenant because of their own pride. They think that they can make it to heaven through their actions and works. Well, such ‘Christians’ will literally experience a hot surprise (Matthew 7:23). • Is hell eternal?
About 2,000 years ago, God, through Paul, wrote this: “For I can testify about them that they are zealous for God, but their zeal is not based on knowledge. Since they did not know the righteousness of God and sought to establish their own, they did not submit to God’s righteousness. Christ is the culmination of the law so that there may be righteousness for everyone who believes.” (Romans 10:2-4; NIV)
Have you earned the complete forgiveness of your sins and eternal reconciliation with God, your Creator?
No. None of us.
Have you earned this love and grace, which is barely fathomable for us at the moment?
It’s a gift from your loving Heavenly Father.
Kneel and accept joyfully and thankfully this most powerful gift. Hallelujah!