NEW AND BETTER

Heb. 8:10 For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the LORD: I will put My laws in their mind and write them on their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people.

How can a leopard change his spots? Of course we know that is impossible. How can a human change his heart? That too is impossible; unless? Unless there is a God encounter. Humans are basically flawed. Something is haywire in our DNA. We carry a significant flaw in who we are that has been passed down from our first parents. Let’s face it, the human race is a fallen race. That is the whole point of the Bible, redemption, and the whole God so loved the world thing. Unless a man is born again he will never see the kingdom of God. When we have that God encounter not only are our sins forgiven, we are changed. We actually take on a new nature when we are born again. Our heart is changed; in effect, the leopard has changed his spots. Actually someone else changed his spots for him. Here is how Andrew Murray describes this new and better covenant that makes us better people.
β€œThe promise of the new covenant is to convert the external law into an inner life, to put it so in the heart that it shall be its inmost life, so that, as naturally as the heart wills and lives and acts on earth, it shall will and live and do what God demands. Why does an acorn so spontaneously grow up into an oak? Because the law of the oak is written in the heart of the acorn. The life of every creature acts with delight in accordance with the law of its Creator, that is, its inner nature. God and His holiness, Christ and His Holy Spirit, if they belong to us, must be as near to us, as essentially within us, as truly inherent in our own life, as our own thinking, willing, and feeling. And so God promises that He will put His law in our minds and write it in our hearts, in such a way that it shall be our inner nature, our very life, and we shall act according to it as naturally as we think or live.”
So there it is, we all were born in need of radical transformation. The question begging to be asked; have you experienced this transformation of your heart?

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2 thoughts on “NEW AND BETTER

  1. AMEN, AWESOME BLOG, PASTOR FRANK. πŸ™‚

    HALLELUJAH….. PRAISE OUR KING OF KINGS, JESUS/HOLY SPIRIT…THANK YOU, FATHER….

    LOVE YOU, PASTOR FRANK, HAVE AN AWESOME AND FILLED DAY. πŸ™‚

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