Do we have a covenant with Almighty God or a testament? What is the difference, and does it matter? I believe that it is the difference between freedom and bondage. The focus of each is entirely different. One is effort. The other is rest. Hebrews 8:6”But now has he obtained a more excellent ministry, by how much also he is the mediator of a better covenant established upon better promises.” A “mediator” is the middle person that sees to it that the contract between parties stays fulfilled. 1John 2:1-2”My little children, these things I write unto you, that you sin not.
Ephesians 3: 16-19”That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man; that Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breath, and length, and depth, and height; and to know the love of Christ, which passes knowledge, that you might be filled with all the fullness of God.” John 7:37-39 speaks of rivers of living water out of our innermost beings. Father God wants to flood and fill our innermost being with Himself.
God is love. He lives in us. Love lives in us. Romans 5:5”…the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts.” The reason for redemption and the motivating factor for creation, the cross, the new creation and all that Father God does is His love. Romans 8:1-4 tells us in verse 2 of the “law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus.” That is the Royal Law of Love.
Romans 5:17 ”For if by one man’s offense death reigned through the one, much more those who receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness will reign in life through the One, Jesus Christ.” Revelation 1:6””And has made us kings and priests to His God and Father, to Him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.” Pressure comes from the outside. Victory comes from the inside.