September 25th, 2018
The Glorious Ministration of the Spirit
2 Corinthians 3:7-8 (KJB) But if the ministration of death, written and engraven in stones, was glorious, so that the children of Israel could not stedfastly behold the face of Moses for the glory of his countenance; which glory was to be done away: 8 How shall not the ministration of the spirit be rather glorious?
These verses point out distinct differences between the old and new covenant presented for our learning in the Old and New Testaments. The point being made in these verses is that in the Old Testament as the law of God was gloriously presented Moses face shown with the reflection (like a sunburn) from the brilliance from God’s light.
How much more glorious then is the holy presence of the Spirit of God found in new spiritual life which is exclusively present in softened hearts inside a personal relationship with God in this New Testament age of Grace?
The Old Testament covenant law was a sentence of death.
The New Testament covenant is a ministry of an opportunity for possessing new spiritual life.
New spiritual life is divinely made available by the death of Jesus Christ upon Calvary and accessible through the fuel of faith.
The Old Testament Law was a legal covenant with God. A New Testament spiritual relationship with God offers every regenerated man a perpetual personal fellowship available through the grace and mercy of God.