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Take Up Your Cross October 19th 2014

Is the Truth of His Word penned upon your heart?

Forasmuch as ye are manifestly declared to be the epistle of Christ ministered by us, written not with ink, but with the Spirit of the living God; not in tables of stone, but in fleshy tables of the heart. (2 Corinthians 3:3 KJV)

Paul was declaring his ministry of Truth of God’s Word, Spirit, and grace contrasted against the Old Testament Law. God appointed him to be an apostle in this New Testament age. The Old Testament ministry was based upon the Law written by the mighty hand of God upon stone and hand delivered from the mountain top by His servant Moses to the people at the bottom of the mountain.  The law of God was inscribed or written upon stone tablets for the people to follow.
Today Jesus Christ writes His law upon the hearts of men by the ministry of the Holy Spirit living inside those who placed faith and willingness in Him; yielding their heart in this New Testament time of grace we presently live in.  This age of grace fulfills an Old Testament covenant given first to the Jewish people and also including those later grafted in to His spiritual family as well.

God declared in the book of Jeremiah:

But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; After those days, saith the LORD, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be my people. And they shall teach no more every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the LORD: for they shall all know me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them, saith the LORD: for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more. (Jeremiah 31:33-34 KJV)

This covenant to write the law upon man’s heart is mentioned many times in scripture; both the Old and New Testament; making it very important doctrine to rightly divide and understand.

It is mentioned in the book of Hebrews which was likely written by Paul:

This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, saith the Lord, I will put my laws into their hearts, and in their minds will I write them; And their sins and iniquities will I remember no more. (Hebrews 10:16-17 KJV)

takeupyourcrossredocmclearDo you understand in this age grace that the Holy Spirit of God desires to live inside the hearts of whosoever will live for Him?  He desires to pen the truth of His Word upon every man’s softened heart removing sins accumulated upon their once hardened heart.

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