Isaiah 54 a New Covenant Heritage

Galatians 4:21-31

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21 Tell me, you that desire to be under the law, don’t you listen to the law? 22 For it is written that Abraham had two sons, one by the servant, and one by the free woman. 23 However, the son by the servant was born according to the flesh, but the son by the free woman was born through promise. 24 These things contain an allegory, for these are two covenants. One is from Mount Sinai, bearing children to bondage, which is Hagar. 25 For this Hagar is Mount Sinai in Arabia, and answers to the Jerusalem that exists now, for she is in bondage with her children. 26 But the Jerusalem that is above is free (GRACE/Sarah), which is the mother of us all. 27 For it is written,

“Rejoice, you barren who don’t bear.
    Break out and shout, you that don’t travail.
    For more are the children of the desolate than of her who has a husband.” [1]

28 Now we, brothers, as Isaac was, are children of promise. 29 But as then, he who was born according to the flesh persecuted him who was born according to the Spirit, so also it is now. 30 However what does the Scripture say? “Throw out the servant and her son, for the son of the servant will not inherit with the son of the free woman.”[2] 31 So then, brothers, we are not children of a servant, but of the free woman.

  • Grace is always beautiful
  • Even kings wanted her
  • God always protected Grace

Footnotes:

  1. Galatians 4:27 Isaiah 54:1
  2. Galatians 4:30 Genesis 21:10

The Blood for sin and for uncleanness

Fountain of blood

Zechariah 13:1
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13 “In that day there will be a spring opened to David’s house ( The Church ) and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, for sin and for uncleanness.

spring = Blood ( The Blood of Jesus Christ )

  • sin = Missing the Mark
  • Uncleanness = Wrong deeds in your thought , word and action

The Power in the Blood of Christ

  • Stops us from Missing the mark in health and healing
  • Stops us from Missing the mark in Provision

Paul Preaching Gospel in Antioch

Acts 13:38-39
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38 Therefore let it be known to you, brethren, that through this Man is preached to you the forgiveness of sins; 39 and by Him everyone who believes is justified from all things from which you could not be justified by the law of Moses.

  • Paul didn’t use the word repent
  • Many of those People wanted to hear the message again, Obviously people have repented.

Peter didn’t use “Repent” in Cornelius House

Repentance to Life

  • In this below passage Repentance was not used

Acts 10:43-44
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43 To Him all the prophets witness that, through His name, whoever believes in Him will receive remission of sins.”

44 While Peter was still speaking these words, the Holy Spirit fell upon all those who heard the word.

Peter in Jerusalem regarding reaching to Gentiles

Acts 11:1-4
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11 Now the apostles and brethren who were in Judea heard that the Gentiles had also received the word of God. And when Peter came up to Jerusalem, those of the circumcision contended with him, saying, “You went in to uncircumcised men and ate with them!”

But Peter explained it to them in order from the beginning, saying:

Acts 11:15-18
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15 And as I began to speak, the Holy Spirit fell upon them, as upon us at the beginning. 16 Then I remembered the word of the Lord, how He said, ‘John indeed baptized with water, but you shall be baptized with the Holy Spirit.’ 17 If therefore God gave them the same gift as He gave us when we believed on the Lord Jesus Christ, who was I that I could withstand God?”

18 When they heard these things they became silent; and they glorified God, saying, “Then God has also granted to the Gentiles repentance to life.”

Many times in Gospel the word “Repentance” is not there. 

Does that means Repentance is not happening? 

  • Repentance means Metanoia, which means Change of Mind
  • Changing of Mind is still happening.

New Covenant Curse

Double Curse

Galatians 1:6-9
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I marvel that you are turning away so soon from Him who called you in the grace of Christ, to a different gospel, which is not another; but there are some who trouble you and want to pervert the gospel of Christ. But even if we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel to you than what we have preached to you, let him be accursed. As we have said before, so now I say again, if anyone preaches any other gospel to you than what you have received, let him be accursed.

Because

  • God love the People
  • And the curse will stop them from Preaching another Gospel

The whole counsel of God

Acts 20:24-27
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24 But none of these things move me; nor do I count my life dear to myself,[a]so that I may finish my race with joy, and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of the grace of God.

25 “And indeed, now I know that you all, among whom I have gone preaching the kingdom of God, will see my face no more. 26 Therefore I testify to you this day that I am innocent of the blood of all men. 27 For I have not shunned to declare to you the whole counsel of God.

Preaching of Paul in the Synagogue

Acts 13:38-44
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Unconditional Gospel

38 Therefore let it be known to you, brethren, that through this Man is preached to you the forgiveness of sins; 39 and by Him everyone who believes is justified from all things from which you could not be justified by the law of Moses.40 Beware therefore, lest what has been spoken in the prophets come upon you:

41 ‘Behold, you despisers,
Marvel and perish!
For I work a work in your days,
A work which you will by no means believe,
Though one were to declare it to you.’

Blessing and Conflict at Antioch

42 So when the Jews went out of the synagogue, the Gentiles begged that these words might be preached to them the next Sabbath. 43 Now when the congregation had broken up, many of the Jews and devout proselytes followed Paul and Barnabas, who, speaking to them, persuaded them to continue in the grace of God.

44 On the next Sabbath almost the whole city came together to hear the word of God.

The Grace of Christ is the THE Gospel

Galatians 1:6-9
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I marvel that you are turning away so soon from Him who called you in the grace of Christ, to a different gospel, which is not another; but there are some who trouble you and want to pervert the gospel of Christ. But even if we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel to you than what we have preached to you, let him be accursed. As we have said before, so now I say again, if anyone preaches any other gospel to you than what you have received, let him be accursed.

The whole counsel of God

Acts 20:24-27
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24 But none of these things move me; nor do I count my life dear to myself, so that I may finish my race with joy, and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of the grace of God.

25 “And indeed, now I know that you all, among whom I have gone preaching the kingdom of God, will see my face no more. 26 Therefore I testify to you this day that I am innocent of the blood of all men. 27 For I have not shunned to declare to you the whole counsel of God.

I am not Ashamed of The Gospel

THE power of God to salvation

  • THE power : THE Means It is the ONLY power : THE ( Definite Article )
  • Power : Dunamis in Greek

Romans 1:16
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16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek.

The righteousness of God is Revealed

Romans 1:17
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17 For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, “The just shall live by faith.”[a]

Footnotes:

  1. Romans 1:17 Habakkuk 2:4

Witnessed by the Law and the Prophets

Romans 3:21
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God’s Righteousness Through Faith
21 But now the righteousness of God apart from the law is revealed, being witnessed by the Law and the Prophets,

In the Mount of Transfiguration

  • Moses : Represents The Law
  • Elijah : Represents The Prophets
  • Jesus : The righteousness of God apart from the law is revealed

Hear Him

  • Him ( Singular ) : Jesus ONLY
  • NOT THEM

Luke 9:35
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35 And a voice came out of the cloud, saying, “This is My beloved Son. Hear Him!”

The Present Truth

Various Times

The Present Truth is different at each Time

  • Time in the Garden of Eden
  • Time when 10 Commandments was given
  • Time after Jesus Resurrection ( CURRENT )

2 Peter 1:1-4
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Simon Peter, a bondservant and apostle of Jesus Christ,

To those who have obtained like precious faith with us by the righteousness of our God and Savior Jesus Christ:

Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord,as His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue, by which have been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises, that through these you may be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.

  • knowledge : epignósis –> Feeds your heart and makes you humble
  • Other words of Knowledge used in bible : gnósis, ginóskó
  • Peace : Shalom in Hebrew , eiréné in Greek
  • Grace : checed in Hebrew, Charis in Greek

2 Peter 1:12
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12 For this reason I will not be negligent to remind you always of these things, though you know and are established in the present truth.

Time in the Garden of Eden

The Present truth at the Garden of Eden is

  • Not to eat the fruit from the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil

Time when 10 Commandments was Given

The Present truth when 10 commandments was given

  • To follow all 10 commandments
    • Even if you miss 1 of those 10 Commandments, you will be cursed

Time after Jesus Resurrection ( CURRENT )

The Present truth after Jesus Resurrection is

  • whoever believes in JESUS should not perish but have everlasting life

John 3:16
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16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.