Is Keeping God’s New Covenant Legalism?
This post was made in reference to a comment posted to me concerning the video on WorldNetDaily by Richard Rives – JUST THE FACTS – dated November 11, 2014 “How Do You Know if You Know God?”
Then are you suggesting that because we fail and commit sin; even though we return in confession and repentance (according to God’s commandments), that we are not obeying God?
Based on that, are you also concluding that no one is required by God under the New Covenant to keep His laws today?
We know that those under the Old Testament were not justified by the laws they were keeping. They were justified by faith in the coming Messiah and were obedient to what God told them to do when they sinned.
If those are your conclusions, then the problem with your argument would be in not addressing the sanctuary system and the laws governing in heaven.
The Lord’s Prayer guides a repentant sinner to the throne room to request and receive forgiveness of sins and to receive “our daily bread” the Holy Spirit which is the only thing that quickens (gives us life) once we’ve lost it through committing sin.
When we obey the heavenly sanctuary laws, we are in obedience to what God has commanded us to do when we sin and therefore we are righteous.
Righteous because of the justification given to us through our Messiah’s sacrificial death and His resurrected life when we keep His covenant. In keeping His covenant, we will receive all the promises of that covenant.
“Who was delivered for our offences,
and was raised again for our justification.”
“Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you,
And will be a Father unto you, and
ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.
Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved,
let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit,
perfecting holiness in the fear of God.”
Where did God say this?
What reference is Paul citing in 2Corinthians 6:16-7:1?
“as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them;
and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.”