The New Testament Unfolds The Mysteries Of Eternal Life

Notice that there was only one Testament and it was not seen as Old but the need to do away with this Testament came at the fullness of time. So on that table of Passover night Jesus Christ took the cup and bread bless them and made an avowal that nullified the existence or the enforcement of the Old Testament as a means of regulation as regards to God and His people. This New Testament is not going to be temporary but everlasting, because after He had the Passover with His disciples, they went out and sang a hymn (Psalms 136) a hymn that stands for the everlasting mercy of God. Therefore, the New Covenant is pivoted on God’s mercy and not on man’s ability. 

The New Testament provided the most crucial thing every human being on this planet earth will not afford to miss and that is eternal life or life eternal. This life is the life that is given to one who has accepted the redemptive work of Christ which God wrought through Him. This implies that all humans were dead and has no life in them until Christ came and died and by his death life is offered to all. Therefore, living in sin means living a life that is dead, though one may be physically alive but such life without Christ is dead (Romans 5:14, Ephesians 2:2). But receiving the gospel of Christ means receiving Christ and receiving Christ means having life and this life is an immortal kind ( 1 Timothy 1:16, 2 Timothy 1:10 1 John 5:12). 

Christ coming to fulfill the Law creates the platform that nullifies the strength of the Law against man (Matthew 26:26 – 29, John 19:30, Hebrews 10:12). And He did that once and for all, not in the case of the old order where it is required that an animal should be offered every year for sin (Hebrews 10:1 – 2). The Law exposes the sin in man and cannot by any mean be a means to earn eternal life (Hebrews 10:3). Therefore, the death of Christ is a means that God has initiated in order to take the place of man and put on the whole man’s sin on Himself, so that man should be exonerated from the punishment as required by the Law (Acts 13:38 – 39, 2 Corinthians 5: 21). 

It is very pertinent to mention that in His foreknowledge God saw everyman to be saved, therefore, inasmuch as God is concerned no one was predestined to condemnation. However, He devised a means which is the only option He has made available for all men to be saved and that is in Christ, this is the will of God. By God’s foreknowledge all men are destined to be born in Christ but the will of man is to make the decision that is required for him to be saved. And if one decides to accept to be born in Christ he has entered in God’s election, justification and glorification. And as many who could not walk into this plan and will of God have to stand for their election, justification and glorification which is not possible without Jesus (Ephesians 1:4 - 5, 1 John 2:12). 

The standard is that anyone who therefore, understands this reality that by the grace of God, his or her sins have been laid on Christ and He really took them and nailed them on the cross (Colossians 2:13 – 14), he or she has been cleared from any condemnation (Romans 8:1). So what the law says against him or her doesn’t matter, what matters now is what Christ has done for him or her. In fact he or she is no longer on the clutches of the law of sin and death, whatever that happens around him is within the dictums of the Law of the spirit of life (Rom 8:3). 

Therefore, it shows that he or she has understood for sure that the sufficiency is not of him or her but in real terms Christ is his or her sufficiency in meeting the requirement of the Law (2 Corinthians 3:5). He or she will enjoy the liberty that is in Christ,(Romans 8:21), which is the glorious liberty awaiting anyone who will accept him; because Jesus came and stood for our liberty and made sure He obtained it for us. As a result of this, he or she that has come into Christ has no history; I mean no records of his or her past (2 Corinthians 5:17). His or her histories begin in Christ, the life that He or she now lives is in Christ and it is recorded in Christ. The good news is that it is a good life because it records no fault. 

Interestingly, his or her life is of God (2 Corinthians 5:18), I mean his or her life do not belong to him or her anymore once he or she has conceded it to God in Christ. He has been purchased of the blood of Jesus Christ and he is now a property of Jesus Christ, the devil has no legal right over him or her (1 Corinthians 6:20) whatever he or she does is no longer under the auspices of the devil and cannot be ascertained or judged by him, because the believer is not under sin but under grace (Romans 6:14) and this implies that the seed of sin that use to be in him has been taken away and the seed of righteousness which is of God has been planted in him and as a result sin does not exist in him (1 John 3:9). 

It means therefore, that the instincts of sin though might come on him, but the reality is that it can no longer have dominion over him. He now has the power to resist it and it is done away with in his life. He is no longer sin conscious but righteousness and every unfruitful works of darkness do not have a base in him anymore (Ephesians 5:11). He was not able to handle thing of this nature before, but having conceded to Christ, he now becomes the temple of God (1 Corinthians 6:19), so the Spirit of God abodes in him causing him to will and to do according to God’s purpose in his life (Philippians 2:13). 

Note that this inherent ability couldn’t be there if he or she has not accepted that Jesus should come into his or her life.

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