Understanding Why We need to partake the Covenant Meal

First, we need to understand the meaning of the Great Cross Exchange. 

The Cross, the New Covenant was cut and an important exchange took place. Jesus took our sin and all the bad we deserved, so that we could have all His good!

Jesus was perfectly good. He obeyed all of God’s laws completely. So He deserved all God’s blessings. We were sinners. We couldn’t obey God’s laws completely. And we deserved punishment and death, so we can have all of His blessings.

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God’s Promises 101 (IAMgoodstar.com) – Luke 22:19-20

Luke 22:19-20

19 And he took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body given for you; do this in remembrance of me.”

20 In the same way, after the supper he took the cup, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is poured out for you.

While they were eating, Jesus took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to his disciples, saying, “Take and eat; this is my body.” Then he took a cup, and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you. This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins. I tell you, I will not drink from this fruit of the vine from now on until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father’s kingdom.”
Matthew 26:26‭-‬29 NIV

My son, David Gideon asked me, how to lead the Covenant Meal or the Holy Communion as Hope Church Singapore is having BlackOut Sundays, This Sunday, 29 October 2017 would be the last Sunday of BlackOut. (please click the link to understand the BlackOut Sundays of Hope Church Singapore)

He and his sister, Gladly Gedelyn are leading a group of youth in the Hope- Filipino (Youth Ignite). They had to lead the group with LifeGroup dynamics aptly.  It was a good question to me when he posed it, and ponder upon it. Yes, why should I not dig it out, and be able to teach my son, how to lead the Covenant Meal and so as myself.

As I read again the Scripture about the New Covenant and Comparisson from the Old Covenant, I was just really amazed how God loves us. How “blessed” Believers are! His wondrous love and by His grace- the Cross had the wholeness of our being spiritually in Christ Jesus. Hallelujah to the living God alone!

Here how it is.

First, we need to understand the meaning of the Great Cross Exchange. 

The Cross, the New Covenant was cut and an important exchange took place. Jesus took our sin and all the bad we deserved, so that we could have all His good!

Jesus was perfectly good. He obeyed all of God’s laws completely. So He deserved all God’s blessings. We were sinners. We couldn’t obey God’s laws completely. And we deserved punishment and death, so we can have all of His blessings.

Here’s what happened at the Exchange:

  • Jesus was CURSED that we might be BLESSED (Gal 3:13-14)
  • Jesus became POOR so that we might be RICH (2 Cor 8:9)
  • Jesus was SHAMED that we might be GLORIFIED (Isa 53:3)
  • Jesus was FORSAKEN that we might be ACCEPTED (Matt 27:46; Eph 1:5-6)
  • Jesus was PUNISHED so that we might be FORGIVEN  (Isa 53:6)
  • Jesus was WOUNDED so that we might be HEALED (Isa 53:5b)
  • Jesus was made SIN that we might be RIGHTEOUS (2 Cor 4:21)
  • Jesus DIED that we might be ALIVE (Isa 53:12b)

Last Supper

Jesus introduces the New Covenant Meal

Every Sunday, we celebrate the Holy Communion. The Holy Communion is also known as the New Covenant Meal. Jesus tells us to do this as often as we can, in remembrance of Him.

What is the significance of the New Covenant meal?

Not a snack. Not a ritual. Not a magic formula. To remember what Jesus has done on the Cross — the Cross Exchange.

The night Jesus was betrayed, He sat down for supper with his disciples to celebrate the Passover.

Jesus knew He was going to die on the cross, and on that cross, He will be cutting the New Covenant with God.

As they were eating at the table, Jesus did 2 things:

  • Took the BREAD and broke it, giving it to His disciples

He said: “This is my body given for you; do this in remembrance of me.”

  • Took the CUP, gave to His disciples

Saying: “In the same way, after the supper he took the cup, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is poured out for you. Do this in remembrance of me.”

What the bread and cup symbolizes?

BREAD: Jesus’ Body was broken so mine can be healed and whole

  • The unleavened bread had no yeast, was baked, pierced and striped; Jesus broke it before giving it to the disciples
  • On the cross: Jesus’ body would be torn apart for us (broken). It would be whipped (striped) and pierced (by the soldier’s spear).
  • All the bad things/punishments we deserved fell on Jesus, so that we can have all the blessings of the Cross Exchange.
  • Isaiah 53:5 But He was wounded for our transgressions (wrong doings), He was bruised for our iniquities (sins); the chastisement (punishments) for our peace was upon Him, And by His stripes we are healed.
  • When we eat the bread, we remember what Jesus has done on the cross for us.
    • If we are sick, we remember that we have Jesus’ healing.
    • If we are poor, we remember that we have Jesus’ riches.
    • If we are feeling forsaken, we remember that we are accepted in Jesus.

CUP: Jesus’ Blood was shed for my complete forgiveness and righteousness

  • Just like the Passover Lamb’s blood was spread over the Israelites’ door posts, keeping them safe from the angel of death, Jesus’ shed blood caused God’s punishment and judgment for our sins to pass over (Exodus 12:13)
  • Jesus paid our punishment with His blood.
  • Matthew 26:28 This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.
  • When we drink the cup, we remember that what Jesus has done on the cross for us.
    • He took our punishment, so that we are forgiven
    • He was made sin that we are righteous
    • He was shamed that we are glorified
  • Under this New Covenant, it’s no longer about what we do or don’t do, but everything about what Jesus has done on the cross for us!
  • Every time we eat of the bread and drink of the cup, we proclaim the death of Christ! We remember the exchange on the Cross!
  • We also proclaim that we are part of God’s covenant people.

Suggested ACTIVITIES: Covenant Meal / Holy Communion

Pass out the bread and the cup.

  1. Hold up the bread. Say, “This bread symbolizes the body of Jesus that was broken for us so that we can enjoy His wholeness and healing. If anyone of you has a sickness, imagine Jesus on the cross with the same sickness … the same headache, or pain or flu. He took it all for you. So that today, you have His divine health.”
  2. Pray: Thank you Jesus that Your body was broken so mine can be healed and whole. Amen.
  3. Eat the bread.
  4. Hold up the cup. Say, “This cup represents the blood of Jesus that was shed on the cross for you and me. This blood paid the punishment of our sins. So today we don’t need to be punished anymore. All our sins are forgiven and we can stand righteous before God.
  5. Pray: Thank you Jesus that Your blood was shed so that I can be completely forgiven and righteous before You.
  6. Drink the cup.

All glory to God!

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Resource: http://www.tncchurch.org/covenant-meal/

Difference between the Old Covenant Vs the New Covenant

Because of His Great Love, God reconciled His fellowship with humans (believers) with the New Covenant

Bread and Wine (IAMgoodstar.com)
Symbolic Bread and Wine

(Note: On mobile- please view it on “rotation” mode to view accurately) 

Feature Old Covenant New Covenant
When established at Exodus at crucifixion
Parties: God and national Israel (Ex. 19-24) Christians (Luke 22:20John 3:16-21)
People redeemed from bondage in Egypt (Ex. 20:2) in sin (Heb. 9:15)
Mediator of the covenant Moses (Ex. 20:18-19Heb. 9:19-20) Jesus Christ (Heb. 8:69:1512:24)
Ratified by blood of animals (Ex. 24:8Heb. 9:19-20) Jesus Christ (Matt. 26:28Rom. 3:25)
Promises offered prosperity, national security, become God’s treasured nation (Ex. 19:5Lev. 26) eternal life (John 3:16), children of God (Rom. 8:14-1729), know God, law in heart, forgiveness (Heb. 8:10-12), with God forever (Rev. 21:3-7)
Initiation sign of the covenant circumcision (Gen. 17:11Ex. 12:48-49John 7:22-23) conversion of the heart (Matt. 5:8Acts 15:8Rom. 2:28-29)
Continuing sign of the covenant observance of the Sabbaths (Ex. 31:16-17Ezek. 20:12) new life of faith in Christ (Eph. 2:4-104:175:1-2)
Obligations obedience to the law that was given through Moses (Ex. 24:3Lev. 26Deut. 28) be perfect (Matt. 5:48), believe, obey Christ (Gal. 6:21 John 3:23-24Rom. 12:12 Cor. 10:5)
Duration of the covenant during time of national Israel, temple and Levites (Heb. 8:13) eternity (John 5:246:54-58Heb. 9:1512:22-28Rev. 21:3-7)
Priesthood Aaron and sons (Ex. 29:9Lev. 8) Jesus Christ (Heb. 4:14-165:5-6), believers (1 Pet. 2:59)
High Priest entered presence of God symbolically once a year on the Day of Atonement after offering the required blood sacrifices (Lev. 16Heb. 9:7) sat down at God’s right hand forever, after offering his own blood for all (Heb. 7:20-8:29:11-14)
Holy place where God can be worshiped tabernacle in wilderness (Deut. 12), temple in Jerusalem (1 Kings 8:29-30) temple of the Spirit (1 Cor. 3:16), wherever believers are (John 4:21-24Matt. 18:20)
Commemorations weekly Sabbath (Ex. 20:8-11Deut. 5:12-15) and seasonal festivals (Lev. 23) Lord’s Supper (Luke 22:19-20; Cor. 11:26-28)
Sacrifices continual offering of animals and food offerings (Lev. 1-7Heb. 10:1) as a reminder of sins (Heb. 10:30) Christ’s one sacrifice (Heb. 9:26-2810:12) forgave sins, perfects the worshipper, clears conscience (Heb. 8:1210:1-222); Christian’s life of service is to be a living sacrifice (Rom. 12:1)
Law Ten Commandments (Ex. 20Deut. 5) and 603 additional laws governing moral, civil and religious affairs, fulfilled by adherence to the letter of numerous rules (Ex., Lev., Deut.) Sermon on the Mount reveals Christian attitude and way of thinking (Matt. 5-7), law of Christ fulfilled by loving God and humans (John 13:34-35Rom. 3:8-10Gal. 5:146:21 John 2:3-63:7-1021-24)
Contrast the letter kills (Rom. 4:14-152 Cor. 3:6), slavery (Gal. 4:24-255:1) The Spirit gives life (John 6:632 Cor. 3:6), freedom (Gal. 4:265:1)
Main feature the law was a shadow of the good things to come (Heb. 10:1) Jesus Christ, God in the flesh (Isa. 42:1-749:5-13Heb. 19:11-1510:5-10)
Contact with God through priesthood (Lev. 1-7) individual comes to God’s throne (Heb. 4:16)

 

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Understanding Why We need to partake the Covenant Meal

First, we need to understand the meaning of the Great Cross Exchange. 

The Cross, the New Covenant was cut and an important exchange took place. Jesus took our sin and all the bad we deserved, so that we could have all His good!

Jesus was perfectly good. He obeyed all of God’s laws completely. So He deserved all God’s blessings. We were sinners. We couldn’t obey God’s laws completely. And we deserved punishment and death, so we can have all of His blessings. 

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God’s Promises 101 (IAMgoodstar.com) – Luke 22:19-20

Luke 22:19-20

19 And he took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body given for you; do this in remembrance of me.”

20 In the same way, after the supper he took the cup, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is poured out for you.

While they were eating, Jesus took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to his disciples, saying, “Take and eat; this is my body.” Then he took a cup, and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you. I tell you, I will not drink from this fruit of the vine from now on until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father’s kingdom.”
Matthew 26:26‭-‬27‭, ‬29 NIVWhile they were eating, Jesus took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to his disciples, saying, “Take and eat; this is my body.” Then he took a cup, and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you. This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins. I tell you, I will not drink from this fruit of the vine from now on until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father’s kingdom.”
Matthew 26:26‭-‬29 NIV

My son, David Gideon asked me, how to lead the Covenant Meal or the Holy Communion as Hope Church Singapore is having BlackOut Sundays, This Sunday, 29 October 2017 would be the last Sunday of BlackOut. (please click the link to understand the BlackOut Sundays of Hope Church Singapore)

He and his sister, Gladly Gedelyn are leading a group of youth in the Hope- Filipino (Youth Ignite). They had to lead the group with LifeGroup dynamics aptly.  It was a good question to me when he posed it, and ponder upon it. Yes, why should I not dig it out, and be able to teach my son, how to lead the Covenant Meal and so as myself.

As I read again the Scripture about the New Covenant and Comparisson from the Old Covenant, I was just really amazed how God love us. How “blessed” Believers are! His wondrous love and by His grace- the Cross had the wholeness of our being spiritually in Chrsis Jesus. Hallelujah to the living God alone!

Here how it is.

First, we need to understand the meaning of the Great Cross Exchange. 

The Cross, the New Covenant was cut and an important exchange took place. Jesus took our sin and all the bad we deserved, so that we could have all His good!

Jesus was perfectly good. He obeyed all of God’s laws completely. So He deserved all God’s blessings. We were sinners. We couldn’t obey God’s laws completely. And we deserved punishment and death, so we can have all of His blessings.

Here’s what happened at the Exchange:

  • Jesus was CURSED that we might be BLESSED (Gal 3:13-14)
  • Jesus became POOR so that we might be RICH (2 Cor 8:9)
  • Jesus was SHAMED that we might be GLORIFIED (Isa 53:3)
  • Jesus was FORSAKEN that we might be ACCEPTED (Matt 27:46; Eph 1:5-6)
  • Jesus was PUNISHED so that we might be FORGIVEN  (Isa 53:6)
  • Jesus was WOUNDED so that we might be HEALED (Isa 53:5b)
  • Jesus was made SIN that we might be RIGHTEOUS (2 Cor 4:21)
  • Jesus DIED that we might be ALIVE (Isa 53:12b)

Last Supper

Jesus introduces the New Covenant Meal

Every Sunday, we celebrate the Holy Communion. The Holy Communion is also known as the New Covenant Meal. Jesus tells us to do this as often as we can, in remembrance of Him.

What is the significance of the New Covenant meal?

Not a snack. Not a ritual. Not a magic formula. To remember what Jesus has done on the Cross — the Cross Exchange.

The night Jesus was betrayed, He sat down for supper with his disciples to celebrate the Passover.

Jesus knew He was going to die on the cross, and on that cross, He will be cutting the New Covenant with God.

As they were eating at the table, Jesus did 2 things:

  • Took the BREAD and broke it, giving it to His disciples

He said: “This is my body given for you; do this in remembrance of me.”

  • Took the CUP, gave to His disciples

Saying: “In the same way, after the supper he took the cup, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is poured out for you. Do this in remembrance of me.”

What the bread and cup symbolizes?

BREAD: Jesus’ Body was broken so mine can be healed and whole

  • The unleavened bread had no yeast, was baked, pierced and striped; Jesus broke it before giving it to the disciples
  • On the cross: Jesus’ body would be torn apart for us (broken). It would be whipped (striped) and pierced (by the soldier’s spear).
  • All the bad things/punishments we deserved fell on Jesus, so that we can have all the blessings of the Cross Exchange.
  • Isaiah 53:5 But He was wounded for our transgressions (wrong doings), He was bruised for our iniquities (sins); the chastisement (punishments) for our peace was upon Him, And by His stripes we are healed.
  • When we eat the bread, we remember what Jesus has done on the cross for us.
    • If we are sick, we remember that we have Jesus’ healing.
    • If we are poor, we remember that we have Jesus’ riches.
    • If we are feeling forsaken, we remember that we are accepted in Jesus.

CUP: Jesus’ Blood was shed for my complete forgiveness and righteousness

  • Just like the Passover Lamb’s blood was spread over the Israelites’ door posts, keeping them safe from the angel of death, Jesus’ shed blood caused God’s punishment and judgment for our sins to pass over (Exodus 12:13)
  • Jesus paid our punishment with His blood.
  • Matthew 26:28 This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.
  • When we drink the cup, we remember that what Jesus has done on the cross for us.
    • He took our punishment, so that we are forgiven
    • He was made sin that we are righteous
    • He was shamed that we are glorified
  • Under this New Covenant, it’s no longer about what we do or don’t do, but everything about what Jesus has done on the cross for us!
  • Every time we eat of the bread and drink of the cup, we proclaim the death of Christ! We remember the exchange on the Cross!
  • We also proclaim that we are part of God’s covenant people.

Suggested ACTIVITIES: Covenant Meal / Holy Communion

Pass out the bread and the cup.

  1. Hold up the bread. Say, “This bread symbolizes the body of Jesus that was broken for us so that we can enjoy His wholeness and healing. If anyone of you has a sickness, imagine Jesus on the cross with the same sickness … the same headache, or pain or flu. He took it all for you. So that today, you have His divine health.”
  2. Pray: Thank you Jesus that Your body was broken so mine can be healed and whole. Amen.
  3. Eat the bread.
  4. Hold up the cup. Say, “This cup represents the blood of Jesus that was shed on the cross for you and me. This blood paid the punishment of our sins. So today we don’t need to be punished anymore. All our sins are forgiven and we can stand righteous before God.
  5. Pray: Thank you Jesus that Your blood was shed so that I can be completely forgiven and righteous before You.
  6. Drink the cup.

All glory to God!

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Resource: http://www.tncchurch.org/covenant-meal/

LIFE through CHRIST!

Because of Jesus’ obedience, we are saved. We are spared from God’s wrath. Only thing we need to do is to “believe” and to have faith in His blood that shed on the cross. 

Now, by believing in Him, we will have Eternal Life (John 3:16). This is the Life that we have through CHRIST. 

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Romans 6:23 & Romans 5:17

For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. –Romans 6:23 NIV

For if, by the trespass of the one man, death reigned through that one man, how much more will those who receive God’s abundant provision of grace and of the gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man, Jesus Christ! –Romans 5:17 NIV

How wonderful and amazing the Love of God is to us. When we, humans are created, His main purpose is for humans to worship Him. Now, we all know that worship is vague– vague in its description, whether in acts, deeds or words, but main result or end goal is — to give God glory.

Since in the beginning, we are good and pleasant in the eyes of God as we are created in His own image and likeness (Gen 1:27). We are His masterpiece. He was so happy of our creation. It was all very good in His eyesight (Gen 1:31). Well in fact, because he was satisfied –He rested on the seventh day (Gen 2:2).

As we read Genesis, we can see that we are created out of Love, Passion and Determination.  When the “fall of man” came into picture because of disobedience (Gen 3), sin came to destroy our relationship to God — Our “nearness” to God blocked by sin — we are condemned! God’s wrath is upon us. We are dead. 

For thousands of years, we are doomed to hell as sin reigned in this fallen world. But because of we are created out of God’s great Love, His faithfulness supersede. He made it possible for us to be lift up from God’s wrath and condemnation. 

He sent His only begotten Son, Jesus (John 3:16).

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because they have not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son.

John 3:16‭-‬18 NIV

God made it easy and possible for us, to have our relationship to Him back

Because of Jesus’ obedience, we are saved. We are spared from God’s wrath. Only thing we need to do is to “believe” and to have faith in His blood that shed on the cross. 

Now, by believing in Him, we will have Eternal Life (John 3:16). This is the Life that we have through CHRIST. 

Jesus Christ paid the price that we need to pay. All because of God’s Great Love, Grace is given. For us to have Life through CHRIST!

All glory to God!💖

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CHRIST died for SINNERS, like me.

Thanking God for loving me. Thanking God for His Grace. Because of His Grace, His  kindness felt prominently that lead me to repentance. I am so blessed. Knowing the power of the cross take us to redemption. IT IS FINISHED! 

CHRIST died for the sinners – like Me.

 

6-8 Christ arrives right on time to make this happen. He didn’t, and doesn’t, wait for us to get ready. He presented himself for this sacrificial death when we were far too weak and rebellious to do anything to get ourselves ready. And even if we hadn’t been so weak, we wouldn’t have known what to do anyway. We can understand someone dying for a person worth dying for, and we can understand how someone good and noble could inspire us to selfless sacrifice. But God put his love on the line for us by offering his Son in sacrificial death while we were of no use whatever to him.

Romans 5:6-8 (MSG)

Because of God’s unmerited favor called – Grace. He gave us His only begotten Son, Jesus to die on the Cross, as the “Sacrificial Lamb” so that we may be redeemed from our doomed in sins.

Jesus died for everyone. However, only those who believe in His blood that shed on the cross through Faith, shall receive righteousness in the eyes of God (Romans 3:22). For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God and are justified freely by His grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus ( Romans 3:23-24). And it is not  by your works that are credited to it, but by trusting God who justifies the wicked, like me, through the redemption of the blood of Jesus – then we became righteous (Romans 4:4-5)

Now, for those who “believes”  you may now call yourselves — “BLESSED”.  David says  the same thing when he speaks of the “blessedness” of the man to whom God credits righteousness apart from works:

Blessed is the one
    whose transgressions are forgiven,
    whose sins are covered.
Blessed is the one
    whose sin the Lord does not count against them
    and in whose spirit is no deceit.

Psalm 32:1-2

Thanking God for loving me. Thanking God for His Grace. Because of His Grace, His  kindness felt prominently that lead me to repentance. I am so blessed. Knowing the power of the cross take us to redemption. IT IS FINISHED! 

Now, walking in this ground –  Grace,  I have …

  • LIFE
  • SALVATION
  • FREEDOM
  • RIGHTEOUSNESS
  • RECONCILIATION TO GOD
  • FELLOWSHIP TO GOD

I am BLESSED. I am FAVORED. I am ANOINTED.  Because I received the spirit of “SONSHIP’ through the blood of JESUS (Romans 8:15). I can call Him, Abba Father.

Thank You, Jesus. Because of You, I became “Child of God!”

Tears welled up! I can’t contain how blessed I am!!!

I am no longer a slave to sin! I am a Child of God!! 

All glory to God!

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:A PROMISE of a FULL LIFE Span:

A promised of Full Life Span through CHRIST JESUS!

Exodus 23:25-27

I love these verses in different versions in the Bible. It is so profound. It sums up how important  are we to our God; and the purpose of our creation.

Here I quote from 2 Bible versions – NKJV and NIV

“So you shall serve the Lord your God, and He will bless your bread and your water. And I will take sickness away from the midst of you. No one shall suffer miscarriage or be barren in your land; I will fulfill the number of your days. “I will send My fear before you, I will cause confusion among all the people to whom you come, and will make all your enemies turn their backs to you.

Exodus 23:25‭-‬27 NKJV

Worship the Lord your God, and his blessing will be on your food and water. I will take away sickness from among you, and none will miscarry or be barren in your land. I will give you a full life span.  “I will send my terror ahead of you and throw into confusion every nation you encounter. I will make all your enemies turn their backs and run.

Exodus 23:25‭-‬27 NIV

The promise of Full Life Span is given to the Israelites in the Old Testament. This is God’s instructions to Moses to tell the Israelites and make it known and understand it well.

God’s promises are a like a compensation and benefits in the business firm or company. If I will put it in employment’s context. It is full package. Before you sign the contract, you will agree on how many hours you will work per week and how much salary it will compensate you.

It also comes with the benefits on signing on the agreement — entitlement on Annual Leave, Sick Leave, Maternity Leave, 13th-month pay and Variable Bonus. This is not based on the condition of the company’s performance in profit.  All these you will receive.

In a simple Employment Contract for Exodus 23:2527 into today’s context it will go like this:

Appointment Letter: Child of God

Working Statutes: Worship God Alone 

Salary : Bread and Water

Benefits:

  • Full Life Span
  • NO Sickness
  • NO Miscarriage
  • NO Barrenness

Bonus: 

  1. God’s wrath is against your enemies

  2. Our enemies will run from us.

Signed by: You

CONFORME: GOD

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It will look like this, probably. You will take hold and precious to it. Because it keeps promises to your employment.

Now that we are living in the New Covenant. The Salary, Benefits and Bonus in Exodus 23:25-27 are God’s Promises that sums up to a one person —JESUS.

Here how it is:

  1. JESUS is the promised Bread and Water of God. — Then Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty. -John 6:35 NIV         
  2. JESUS is the promised Full Life Span — For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. —John 3:16 NIV                          
  3. JESUS bore our sicknesses and diseases — This was to fulfill what was spoken through the prophet Isaiah: “He took up our infirmities and bore our diseases.” – Matthew 8:17 NIV (Isa. 53:4)                                                
  4. JESUS takes NO Barrenness but fruitfulness in Him. —You did not choose Me but I chose you, and appointed you that you would go and bear fruit, and that your fruit would remain, so that whatever you ask of the Father in My name He may give to you – John 15:16           
  5. JESUS takes God’s wrath who believes in Him. –The Father loves the Son and has placed everything in his hands. Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever rejects the Son will not see life, for God’s wrath remains on them.
    John 3:35‭-‬36 NIV

 

God’s Love Is Unfailing. His Promise Is Unshaken.

With all these “compensation and benefits”  —The promised of Full Life Span, we will have it here on earth and to eternal life, if we will genuinely believe through faith in Christ Jesus. (Romans 3:22)

How to claim; Click the Promised of a Full Life Span?

All glory to God! 💖

 

 

 

 

 

When Yes Means Yes

“But most of all, my brothers and sisters, never take an oath, by heaven or earth or anything else. Just say a simple yes or no, so that you will not sin and be condemned.”
‭‭James‬ ‭5:12‬ ‭NLT‬‬

Let your yes be “yes”, and your no be “no”. Speak as a person with conviction, assured in a truth that is based on Biblical principles.

Commit if you will commit. Make a decision and stick to it.

Yes, it’s necessary. No, it’s not easy.

“Maybe”, “later”, “I’ll pray for it” — these are all valid, for not everything can be cast in stone immediately after all, not in a world that throws curve balls, and no one can claim to be exempt from trials and tribulations while still on this earth.

But you know, and you know, and you know when you are tarrying. When you are using “maybe” and “later” and “I’ll pray for it” as a delaying tactic.

sunsetWhat does your “yes” mean to you? What does it mean to you when you have committed to something, agreed to an invitation, or said yes to someone’s request for a favour?

It often happens that there’s too many things going on at once. Work, and ministry, and family, and friendships, and relationships, all wanting your time and attention. Not to mention your personal life — time off for your well being and general sanity.

That’s why my “yes” is so important to me. When I let go of it, I want to be able to make that commitment. I want my word to mean something.

Also, there is a certain way that I want others to see me, and a part of that is as someone who is responsible, conscientious, punctual, and disciplined. I don’t like flaky people, and I don’t want to be viewed as one as well.

Apart from this seemingly superficial aspect, I do put a lot of stock in what people say. I believe the words that people release into the world are a part of them. All the words that we say, as long as they rolled off our own tongues, so to speak, is a part of what makes us up, our psyches and personalities and inherent characters.

Not that they define the entirety of the person.

It depends on the context of course, and the nature of the words being said, it’s place in the conversation, and its position, in a big or small way, depending on the situation.

I guess it comes down to what your word is based on. If your truth is based on the Bible, then your words are as well. And that makes them sound and rock solid.

Suffering

“Yet what we suffer now is nothing compared to the glory he will reveal to us later.”
‭‭Romans‬ ‭8:18‬ ‭NLT‬‬

nothing+comparedI have several devotions that I read, and by an awesome coincidence, the readings from today all dealt with the concept of suffering.

We have always been told to endure and persevere; to finish the race; to suffer with patience. This is also what we tell others, sometimes using the exact same words.

I have to be honest though, there have been times when I wanted to hit something when I have to hear those words again. When I’m hurt and in pain and in the middle of something deep and harrowing, those are the last words on earth that could help.

But there is nothing for it but to endure, to persevere. To remember that glory is coming. That victory is inevitable.

And that sometimes, we have to go through the fire, be burned and broken, before we can be purified and made into something completely pure and new.

Go ahead and weep

“While Jesus was here on earth, he offered prayers and pleadings, with a loud cry and tears, to the one who could rescue him from death. And God heard his prayers because of his deep reverence for God.”
‭‭Hebrews‬ ‭5:7‬ ‭NLT‬‬

“Groanings that are too deep for words”
“Loud cry and tears”
“Crushed with grief to the point of death”

God can get really graphic when it comes to suffering. All of those words come from the Bible. The last one was uttered by Jesus as He prayed in Gethsemane.

Because the first step to overcoming is acceptance. An acknowledgment of our suffering. Being vulnerable in front of God, and being completely honest with Him about everything.

There’s no point in keeping a stiff upper lip when God knows you down to the deepest darkest recesses of your heart and mind!

So go ahead and weep, for at the end of that sorrow lies redemption.