In Christ we walk by faith not sight; those not born again of Spirit can only walk by sight. We walk by faith for faith in the Power of the Gospel (Romans 1:16-17), the Power of the Cross, the Power of the Blood of Jesus, in the Powers and Wisdom of the ages to come (Hebrews 6:4-5; 1 Corinthians 2:6-7).
“The unspiritual man does not receive the gifts of the Spirit of God, for they are folly to him, and he is not able to understand them because they are spiritually discerned” 1 Corinthians 2:14
I have come to realize that the reason so many people cling to the old covenant, when the NEW is so much better with much more excellent promises (Hebrews 8:6), is that people cling to familiar old rituals of religion, thinking they are doing something good, instead of taking by faith what Jesus did, that is so great that no human being could do it. “It is impossible with men, but all things are possible with God.” “All things are possible to those who believe.” “Did I not tell you that if you believe you would see the glory?”
People have more faith in what they believe, think, feel, and experience, rather than believing Jesus and putting their faith in God as Father.
“They serve a copy and shadow of the heavenly sanctuary” Hebrews 8:5
“For since the law has but a shadow of the good things to come instead of the true form of these realities, it can never, by the same sacrifices which are continually offered year after year, make perfect those who draw near…If the worshipers had once been cleansed, they would no longer have any consciousness of sin. 3 But in these sacrifices there is a reminder of sin year after year [and day after day in RCC]” Hebrews 10:1-3
Once you are truly born again, only Satan reminds you of sin; Holy Spirit reminds you of what Jesus did. In the NEW we remember God and take every thought captive to not remember the former things nor come to mind (Isaiah 65:17; 2 Corinthians 10:3-7; 1 John 3:4-10).
In Christ you are conscious of what Jesus did on the Cross; conscious of righteousness by faith in the finished work of the Cross. In Christ nothing dark can enter, nothing false, unclean, cursed, or abomination can enter. We enter the NEW living way through FAITH in Jesus and what He did that no one else could do. “He took our sins in his body on the tree so we might DIE TO SIN and come alive to RIGHTEOUSNESS” (1 Peter 2:24) “no longer led astray like sheep but have now returned to the Shepherd and Guardian of your souls” (2:25)
“He abolishes the first in order to establish the second. 10 And by that will we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all…But when Christ had offered for all time a single sacrifice for sins, he sat down at the right hand of God…For by a single offering he has perfected for all time those who are sanctified” Hebrews 10:9-14
In Christ we take by faith the NEW covenant in His Blood; we take by faith the NEW Living Way through the body of Jesus (Hebrews 10:19-22).
“have confidence to enter the sanctuary by the blood of Jesus…draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, with our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water” Hebrews 10:19-22
In Christ we HAVE the true Reality of God. In Christ we are a NEW creation; the OLD has passed away, behold, the NEW HAS COME (2 Corinthians 5:17). In Christ are born again spirits, new souls, and washed bodies; sanctified wholly spirit and soul and body (1 Thessalonians 5:23). When we make Risen Glorified Jesus our Head, He sanctifies his bride, cleanses, washes, makes spotless, nourishes, cherishes, and joins you to Himself (Ephesians 5:23-32). Apart from Christ is nothing of God and the double-minded receive nothing of God.
“He is the Source of your life in Christ Jesus, whom God made our wisdom, our righteousness and sanctification and redemption” 1 Corinthians 1:30
Religion keeps you under the OLD covenant saying, “The old is good” (Luke 5:37-39); real relationship with the True Shepherd, the Lamb of God, is the NEW covenant under the Blood through the Cross that reconciles all things in heaven and on earth, reconciled to God our Father.
“But we are not of those who shrink back and are destroyed, but of those who have faith and keep their souls” Hebrews 10:39
TAKE the Water of Life without price (Revelation 22:17). The grace of the Lord Jesus is with all the saints (22:21).
In Christ, in the NEW covenant: “MUCH MORE receive the abundance of grace and free gift of righteousness to reign in life through Jesus the Christ” Romans 5:17b
Take and LIVE by EVERY Word that proceeds from the mouth of Jesus, no longer live by the words of the world system.