New Covenant & The Holy Spirit Part 1
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Heb 9:14 by how much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without spot to God, will cleanse your conscience from dead works in order that we might serve the living God? 10:22 let us draw near with a true heart in full carry-thru Col 2:2 2Tim 4:5,17 Ec 8:11 of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water
Heb 8:6 better promises 13:20 may the God of peace who brought up our Lord Jesus from the dead, that great Shepherd of the sheep, thru the blood of the everlasting covenant, 21 perfect/equip you en every good work eis do His will, working in you what is well pleasing in His sight, thru JC
I. The Day of Atonement/Covering:
Goat #1 blood for defilement of the Temple; Goat #2 for confessing of sin; Ram for Total Dedication.
A. Justify Lev (1:3-4) 4:20 priest shall make an atonement for them, and it shall be forgiven them 26,31,35, 5:10,13,16,18,6:7,19:22 cx Num 15:30-31
B. Sanctify 21 Aaron shall lay both his hands on the head of the live goat, confess over it all the iniquities of the children of Israel, and all their transgressions, concerning all their sins, putting them on the head of the goat, and shall send it away into the wilderness by the hand of a suitable man. 22 The goat shall bear on itself all their iniquities to an uninhabited land; and he shall release the goat in the wilderness.
C.*Sin-offering symbolized covering for the sin; Whole burnt-offering symbolized dedication for blessing Ex 20:24 covered the people
D. Total Dedication 23 then...sacrifice the burnt offering... to make atonement for himself and for the people. Rm 12:1-2 yield/stop/go: transform renew
II. There is a Difference between God forgiving us (justification by faith) and us being cleansed from our sin and its effects (sanctification)
A. OT Clean Lev 14:7 he shall sprinkle it 7 times on him 8 He who is to be cleansed shall wash his clothes, shave off all his hair, and wash...
B. NT Clean 1Jn 1:7 If we walk in the light, as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin 9 If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
1. Conscience 1Tim 1:5 goal of the charge is love out of a pure heart, from a good conscience, and from sincere faith, 3:9 hold truth w/ pure C.
2. Take Responsibility to Purify Yourself for the Prize 1Jn 3:3 everyone who has this hope in Him purifies himself, just as He is pure. 1Cor 9:24
4. Submit/Resist Js 4:7 8 Draw near to God & He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; purify your hearts, double-minded
6. Obey Word 1Pt 1:22 you purified your souls en obedience to the truth dia Spirit eis sincere love of others, love one another fervently from a pure heart
8. Walk by HS Rm 8:12 brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live acc to the flesh. 13 For if you live acc to the flesh you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live. 14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God.
III. NT Believers participate in the Forgiveness (Justification by faith) and Spirit (Sanctification by “confession”) aspects of the New Covenant
Mt 26:28 For this is My blood of the new covenant, which is shed for many for the remission/forgiveness of sins. 2Cor 3:6 Ministers of NC
OT New Covenant Ezk 36:24 I will take you from among the nations... and bring you into your own land. 25 Then I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you shall be clean; I will cleanse you from all your filthiness and from all your idols. 26 I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; I will take the heart of stone out of your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. 27 I will put My Spirit within you Isa 63:11 and cause you to walk in My statutes, and you will keep My judgments and do them. 28 Then you shall dwell in the land that I gave to your fathers; you shall be My people, and I will be your God 31 then you will remember and you will loathe yourselves for your iniquities and abominations... cf Ex 24:3-8 "All that the LORD has said we will do, and be obedient."
NT Participation Acts (1:8) 2:16...prophet Joel 17 'in the last days, says God, I will pour out of My Spirit on all flesh; Your sons and your daughters shall prophesy... 38 Peter said to them, "Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; you shall receive the gift of the HS. 5:2 witnesses...the HS whom God has given to those who obey Him." Eph 4:30 Grieve HS 1Thess 5:2+ Quench HS
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