Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Believe AND Act On The New Covenant

1 Samuel 17:45 - Then David said 2 the Philistine, “… I come 2 u in the name of the Lord of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom u have defied.

Ever wonder why two people can hear the same thing and yet have very different responses? For one, what is said makes him afraid and discouraged. For the other, his heart is so filled with faith that he dares 2 come against the devil and what he is doing.

In the Valley of Elah, Goliath the Philistine giant taunted the armies of Israel for 40 days. When David came on the scene, he heard the same mockings of Goliath that the rest of the Israelites heard. But somehow, those same words which caused fear in the soldiers angered David. What did David know or see that the others failed 2 see?

David knew that he had a covenant with God. Now, King Saul and all the soldiers with him that day also had the same covenant with God, but only David believed the covenant. And he acted on his belief. So God caused his giant 2 come tumbling down.

If David had such a great victory even though he was under the old covenant, how much more u and I who are under the new covenant! Today, God is asking, “Where are my Davids who will believe the new covenant?”

What is the new covenant?
It is the covenant of grace. And grace means unmerited, undeserved, unearned favor. God wants us 2 know that He has cut this covenant with us through Christ our representative. And according 2 the covenant, we have His undeserved favor. We are blessed bcoz Jesus took our beating. Because of what Jesus has done on the cross, we have victory over every giant.

Isn’t that good news? Today, God wants u 2 stand b4 your “giant” and declare that in spite of what u are going through, in spite of what is happening, u believe that God is for u bcoz of what Jesus has done for u. And then, b4 your very eyes, u will see the giants of accusation, intimidation, condemnation, disease and debt fall flat b4 u!

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