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Jesus our Foundation

Ministry of Judgement

  • Olive tree, fig tree and vine tree are happy on what God had made them to be.

Judges 9:7-21
New King James Version (NKJV)

Now when they told Jotham, he went and stood on top of Mount Gerizim, and lifted his voice and cried out. And he said to them:

“Listen to me, you men of Shechem,
That God may listen to you!

“The trees once went forth to anoint a king over them.
And they said to the olive tree,
‘Reign over us!’
But the olive tree said to them,
‘Should I cease giving my oil,
With which they honor God and men,
And go to sway over trees?’

10 “Then the trees said to the fig tree,
‘You come and reign over us!’
11 But the fig tree said to them,
‘Should I cease my sweetness and my good fruit,
And go to sway over trees?’

12 “Then the trees said to the vine,
‘You come and reign over us!’
13 But the vine said to them,
‘Should I cease my new wine,
Which cheers both God and men,
And go to sway over trees?’

14 “Then all the trees said to the bramble,
‘You come and reign over us!’
15 And the bramble said to the trees,
‘If in truth you anoint me as king over you,
Then come and take shelter in my shade;
But if not, let fire come out of the bramble
And devour the cedars of Lebanon!

16 “Now therefore, if you have acted in truth and sincerity in making Abimelech king, and if you have dealt well with Jerubbaal and his house, and have done to him as he deserves—17 for my father fought for you, risked his life, and delivered you out of the hand of Midian;18 but you have risen up against my father’s house this day, and killed his seventy sons on one stone, and made Abimelech, the son of his female servant, king over the men of Shechem, because he is your brother— 19 if then you have acted in truth and sincerity with Jerubbaal and with his house this day, then rejoice in Abimelech, and let him also rejoice in you. 20 “But if not, let fire come from Abimelech and devour the men of Shechem and Beth Millo; and let fire come from the men of Shechem and from Beth Millo and devour Abimelech!” 21 And Jotham ran away and fled; and he went to Beer and dwelt there, for fear of Abimelech his brother.

No shadow under Jesus ministry

James 1:16-17
New King James Version (NKJV)

16 Do not be deceived, my beloved brethren. 17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning.

Two types of Foundations

1 Corinthians 3:10-17
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10 According to the grace of God which was given to me, as a wise master builder I have laid the foundation, and another builds on it. But let each one take heed how he builds on it. 11 For no other foundation can anyone lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ.12 Now if anyone builds on this foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw, 13 each one’s work will become clear; for the Day will declare it, because it will be revealed by fire; and the fire will test each one’s work, of what sort it is. 14 If anyone’s work which he has built on it endures, he will receive a reward. 15 If anyone’s work is burned, he will suffer loss; but he himself will be saved, yet so as through fire.

16 Do you not know that you are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you? 17 If anyone defiles (phtheiro) the temple of God, God will destroy (phtheiro) him. For the temple of God is holy, which temple you are.

  • Incorruptible in fire : gold, silver, precious stones,
  • Correptible in fire : wood, hay, straw

2 Corinthians 11:3
New King James Version (NKJV)

But I fear, lest somehow, as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, so your minds may be corrupted (phtheiro) from the simplicity that is in Christ.

Gold and Silver

  • Gold speaks of Righteousness
  • Silver speaks of Redemption
  1. Tabernacle, outer side. Wood coated with Gold : speaks of God making us Righteous ( its a picture of all believers standing together ) ( wood speaks of humanity )
  2. Foot of those Gold coated wood stands on silver : speaks of us standing on the ground of redemption
Tabernacle
Tabernacle

See others as Gold coated

Matthew 7:2-4
New King James Version (NKJV)

For with what judgment you judge, you will be judged; and with the measure you use, it will be measured back to you. And why do you look at the speck in your brother’s eye, but do not consider the plank in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me remove the speck from your eye’; and look, a plank is in your own eye?

Wood, Hay and Straw

Isaiah 40:7-8
New King James Version (NKJV)

The grass withers, the flower fades,
Because the breath of the Lord blows upon it;
Surely the people are grass.
The grass withers, the flower fades,
But the word of our God stands forever.”

  • Grass : Normal People
  • Flower : Popular People

What is the Gold and Silver Foundation?

1 Peter 1:23-25
New King James Version (NKJV)

23 having been born again, not of corruptible seed but incorruptible, through the word of God which lives and abides forever, 24 because

“All flesh is as grass,
And all the glory of man as the flower of the grass.
The grass withers,
And its flower falls away,
25 But the word of the Lord endures forever.”[1]

Now this is the word which by the gospel was preached to you.

Footnotes:

  1. 1 Peter 1:25 Isaiah 40:6–8

Relevant Verse about Grass

Jeremiah 17:5-8
New King James Version (NKJV)

Thus says the Lord:

“Cursed is the man who trusts in man
And makes flesh his strength,
Whose heart departs from the Lord.
For he shall be like a shrub in the desert,
And shall not see when good comes,
But shall inhabit the parched places in the wilderness,
In a salt land which is not inhabited.

“Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord,
And whose hope is the Lord.
For he shall be like a tree planted by the waters,
Which spreads out its roots by the river,
And will not fear[a] when heat comes;
But its leaf will be green,
And will not be anxious in the year of drought,
Nor will cease from yielding fruit.

What about Ministries which goes through Fire?

1 Corinthians 3:14-15
New King James Version (NKJV)

14 If anyone’s work which he has built on it endures, he will receive a reward. 15 If anyone’s work is burned, he will suffer loss; but he himself will be saved, yet so as through fire.

  • Endures –> Reward
  • Burned –> Suffer Loss

Everlasting Salvation for Ministers of Burned Ministeries

Despite of Ministers bad foundation

  • he himself will be saved, yet so as through fire
  • Because the Salvation what a Believer ( One who Believes in Christ ) receives is an everlasting Salvation, which can’t be removed or changed by his deeds or actions.

Other Relevant Points

Everlasting Arms of God

Deuteronomy 33:27
New King James Version (NKJV)

27 The eternal God is your refuge,
And underneath are the everlasting arms;
He will thrust out the enemy from before you,
And will say, ‘Destroy!’

  • At the tabernacle, the outer side is grounded on to ARMS
  • Arms Implies the Everlasting arms of God
  • Arms of Redemption, thats why it is made of silver.

Don’t mix 1 Corinthians 3:16 into 1 Corinthians 6:15-20

1 Corinthians 3:16
New King James Version (NKJV)

16 Do you not know that you are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?

  • 1 Corinthians 3:16 speaks about the Ministry

1 Corinthians 6:15-20
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15 Do you not know that your bodies are members of Christ? Shall I then take the members of Christ and make them members of a harlot? Certainly not! 16 Or do you not know that he who is joined to a harlot is one body with her? For “the two,” He says, “shall become one flesh.”[a] 17 But he who is joined to the Lord is one spirit with Him.

18 Flee sexual immorality. Every sin that a man does is outside the body, but he who commits sexual immorality sins against his own body. 19 Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own? 20 For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s.

  • Despite of what they are doing/done, their bodies are still the members of Christ
  • Glorify God in your body by having a healthy body.
  • How to Glorify God in your body? – read more

Footnotes:

  1. 1 Corinthians 6:16 Genesis 2:24

Other Irrelevant points

Promises to Abram

Genesis 12:1-3
New King James Version (NKJV)

12 Now the Lord had said to Abram:

“Get out of your country,
From your family
And from your father’s house,
To a land that I will show you.
I will make you a great nation;
I will bless you
And make your name great;
And you shall be a blessing.
I will bless those who bless you,
And I will curse him who curses you;
And in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.”

  1. I will bless you
  2. Make your name great
  3. You shall be a blessing

I will bless you –> Make your name great –> You shall be a blessing

Notes

  • Gold speaks of Deity
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God preached the gospel to Abraham

Galatians 3:5-9

New King James Version (NKJV)

Therefore He who supplies the Spirit to you and works miracles among you, does He do it by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith?— just as Abraham “believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness.”[a] Therefore know that only those who are of faith are sons of Abraham. And the Scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, preached the gospel to Abraham beforehand, saying, “In you all the nations shall be blessed.”[b] So then those who are of faith are blessed with believing Abraham.

Footnotes:

  1. Galatians 3:6 Genesis 15:6
  2. Galatians 3:8 Genesis 12:3; 18:18; 22:18; 26:4; 28:14
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It pleased the Lord to bruise Jesus

It pleased the Lord to Crush HIM

  • Bruise : meaning in original Hebrew Language is , CRUSHED

When saw foresaw our Happiness, Healing, Joy, Health, Riches, it pleased the Lord to crush Jesus. Jesus being the Lords own arm. Shows Gods Love for us

Isaiah 53:10
New King James Version (NKJV)

10 Yet it pleased the Lord to bruise Him;
He has put Him to grief.
When You make His soul an offering for sin,
He shall see His seed, He shall prolong His days,
And the pleasure of the Lord shall prosper in His hand.

Jesus is the Arm of the Lord

Isaiah 53:1
New King James Version (NKJV)

53 Who has believed our report?
And to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed?

 

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Saved from God’s wrath

Romans 5:9
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9 Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from wrath through Him.

Saved from wrath through Jesus

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Superabounding Grace for your Greatest weakness

Superabounding Grace

Romans 5:20
New King James Version (NKJV)

20 Moreover the law entered that the offense might abound. But where sin abounded , grace abounded much more,

Romans 5:20
King James Version (KJV)

20 Moreover the law entered, that the offence might abound. But where sin abounded (pleonazo-increased), grace did much more abound (huperperisseuo – superabounded):

  • huper is a preposition
  • huper means super in English
  • perisseuo = overflow
  • E.g.: Natural , Supernatural. Overflowing, Super overflowing
  • Where sin abounds, Grace super abounds

Romans 5:20
Kenneth Wuest ( Greek Scholar ) 

“Where sin existed in abundance, grace was in super abundance, and some more added on top of that.”

Romans 6:1-2
New King James Version (NKJV)

Dead to Sin, Alive to God

6 What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin that grace may abound? 2 Certainly not! How shall we who died to sin live any longer in it?

Person who failed the most

  • After resurrection
  • Peter
    • Most Ashamed
    • Cried the most
    • He felt that He can never be the same again
  • Jesus gave instruction to Angels
  • Among all disciples only Peter’s name was mentioned. Why? Where sin increase, Grace super abounds.

Mark 16:7
New King James Version (NKJV)

7 But go, tell His disciples—and Peter—that He is going before you into Galilee; there you will see Him, as He said to you.”

  • “Feed my lamp”
  • “Tan my sheep”
  • “Feed my sheep”
  • Jesus gave him responsibility of a pastor to take care of the flock
  • Who denied knowing Jesus by cursing and swearing. Using the same mouth, now Peter was told to feed His lamp, tan His sheep and feed His sheep

Lamp : Baby Christians

Sheep : Older Christians

  • We know that all other disciples were also feeding lamp, but Peter was given the special honour
  • 50 Days later on the day of pentecoste, Peter stood up and preached with the same mouth and 3000 people were saved

“Where (Location) sin increases, grace super abounds”

2 Corinthians 12:7-10
New King James Version (NKJV)

The Thorn in the Flesh

7 And lest I should be exalted above measure by the abundance of the revelations, a thorn in the flesh was given to me, a messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I be exalted above measure.

8 Concerning this thing I pleaded with the Lord three times that it might depart from me.

9 And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient (strength to defend or ward off ) for you, for My strength ( dunamis – miracle working power ) is made perfect ( show itself most effective ) in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest (tabernacle/pitch a tent) upon me.

10 Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities (weaknesses), in reproaches (insults), in needs, in persecutions, in distresses (stress, Greek word: being pressured in to a narrow place), for Christ’s sake. For when I am weak, then I am strong.

  • The Thorn in the flesh means a messenger of Satan ( Its not disease in its context )
  • the power of Christ may rest(tabernacle/pitch a tent) upon me : God has pitch his Power over you.
  • Problem could be with your day to day living
  • Problem could be stress at work
  • Problem could be a failure
  • My strength is not made perfect in strength
  • My strength is not made perfect in talents
  • But My strength is made perfect in weakness

You are never so strong as you are consciously week.

  • Person who think that they are really strong, their faith is there, they are flowing..etc . The Lord is saying that they are actually week.
    • They are the brink of failure.
    • They might use Gods name but they are Self confident.
    • They have been believing the wrong things
  • Most people are so positive. We don’t have, but we pretend we have it.
    • God hates hypocrisy
    • God hates hypocrisy its because He loves hypocrites.
    • Pretending to be what you are not
    • Putting your best foot forward
      • At this situation, when Lord loves you, we never feel loved
      • Resulting in thinking that God doesn’t loves us in our negative
  • E.g.: That’s why the women of cannon
    • asking Jesus for a miracle
    • pretending to be a Jew
    • Jesus was silent
    • When she reveals her real identity and say “even dogs eat the crumbs that falls”
      • Jesus immediately says, “great is your faith”
  • Jesus wants to come in your gutter and love you there,
    • so that you really feel loved,
    • when you really feel loved for who you are thats when His power is able to take you out of you gutter to upper most ( from the gutter most to the upper most )
  • Its NOT thinking like
    • Insults will be there
    • Stress will be there
    • Weakness will be there
    • It’s a part of life
  • Doesn’t mean that the power will come / power will manifest when we think like that
  • If weakness alone will makes us strong, obviously the people were not strong
  • See Paul, He rejoices for it, He praise God for it, He thank God for it
  • E.g.:
    • when some one insults you, At the moment say “Lord I am a candidate for the super abounding disproportionate Grace. I receive that now in Jesus name”
    • This week I have a difficult exam, then say “Lord I thank you for the super abounding grace Lord”
  • Don’t look back on what happened
    • What happened is not God’s will. Because it happened, now you are a candidate for a disproportionate grace like no other person has
    • E.g.: Don’t look back on what happened on miss carriage baby

Abraham’s Disproportionate Grace

Grace : Unmerited favour

  • E.g.: Abraham was 99, Ishmael was 13, He can no longer function
    • Ishmael was born when Abraham was 86

Genesis 17:1
New King James Version (NKJV)

17 When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the Lord appeared to Abram and said to him, “I am Almighty (El Shaddai) God; walk before Me and be blameless.

  • All these years Abraham know that God is Mighty God. When Abraham realised that He cannot produce a child anymore, God says I am Almighty God
  • First time Almighty God is used
  • El Shaddai means All supplying one, Almighty God

Disproportionate Grace Example

Example: Loosing a child years ago

  • Don’t look back on what happened
  • What happened is not God’s will. Because it happened, now you are a candidate for a disproportionate grace for a baby like no other person has

Your friends could have babies. But the one that receives Gods supernatural grace, Because you have challenge in that area, you will produce a baby has this

  • Extraordinary Quality,
  • X factor,
  • Karisma,
  • The favour of God

Like no other babies put together

Apostle Paul’s climax of all he was sharing about Grace

  • Shouted to the Highest Heaven and Lowest Hell
  • In Romans 8

Romans 8:32-37
King James Version (KJV)

32 He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?
33 Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God’s elect? It is God that justifieth.
34 Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us.
35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
36 As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.
37 Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.

Footnotes:

Romans 8:36 Psalm 44:22

Negatives in life ( in all these things )

  • Tribulation
  • Distress
  • Persecution
  • Famine
  • Nakeness
  • Peril
  • Sword

Looks like

  • we are killed all the day long
  • we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter

Paul’s Answer for above negative things

  • Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us

Conclusion

  • We are not saying, sin that grace may abound
  • We are saying that life is such that just by your mere existence you are bound to fail here and there and its about how you view you failures

Our View towards sin

  • Many people are still bound by the past, “I wish I should not have done that”
  • Or if something bad happens, they will say that this happened because of the things which i did some time ago , thats how we view sin

Gods view towards sin

Lets see how God views it

  • God punishes sin in the Body of Jesus Christ
  • God cannot spare sin
  • Sin mush be punished otherwise God is not holy, God is not Just
  • God punishes all our sins in the body of Jesus Christ, thats how much God loves us

Is that’s all there is to it?

  • Because of the Cross, When Jesus Christ cried one word “Finished”
    • All the doors of Heaven that was closed, flunk open
    • Every door of blessing flunk open
  • The separation of the veil between God and man was torn us under
  • The same blood that tore the veil removed our sins for all of us to come in boldly
  • God looks at us with no sin on us, not that there is no sin in us,
  • God looks at us with no sin on us Because His Son has removed all our sins
  • And we can stand before God boldly. This is what Jesus Christ has done for us.

What happens to our sin then?

  • Something else happened
  • One door is open
  • God says “Where ever there is sin in your life, my superabounding grace and more on top of that will flow in to the area of your life”
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Everything through the New Covenant

Hebrews 8:9
New King James Version (NKJV)

9 not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day when I took them by the hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt; because they did not continue in My covenant, and I disregarded them, says the Lord.

  • We can not worship God in the spirit of the Old Covenant
  • We can worship the Father with the Spirit of Sonship
  • Worship is all about the father ( When Jesus met the lady near the well )
  • New covenant is all about Grace

2 Peter 3:18
New King James Version (NKJV)

18 but grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
To Him be the glory both now and forever. Amen.

  • We get together in Bible study, to grow in the Grace as our first priority
  • Knowledge of our Lord and Savor Jesus Christ is second

 

 

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Gospel of the happy God

1 Timothy 1:11
New King James Version (NKJV)

11 according to the glorious gospel of the blessed God which was committed to my trust.

  • blessed in Greek is Happy
  • God is happy that He has a family
  • God doesn’t want servants
  • God want sons
  • We serve Him because we are His sons
  • We have vested interests in the family business
  • We don’t serve as slaves
  • We serve as sons
  • Not with a spirit of slavish fear
  • Not the Spirit of the older brother
  • But the Spirit of sonship
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No more consciousness of sins

Hebrews 10:1-4
New King James Version (NKJV)

Animal Sacrifices Insufficient

10 For the law, having a shadow of the good things to come, and not the very image of the things, can never with these same sacrifices, which they offer continually year by year, make those who approach perfect. 2 For then would they not have ceased to be offered? For the worshipers, once purified, would have had no more consciousness of sins. 3 But in those sacrifices there is a reminder of sins every year. 4 For it is not possible that the blood of bulls and goats could take away sins.

All the offering of the Old Testament are shadows of the substance. Jesus is the substance. If the Substance is here why do we need to go for shadow?

  • The burn offering
  • The meal offering
  • The peace offering
  • The sin and trespass offering

Once in Greek hapax , once for all
http://biblehub.com/greek/530.htm

Perfect not pertaining to our behaviour, Perfect in our conscience

Hebrews 9:9-10
New King James Version (NKJV)

9 It was symbolic for the present time in which both gifts and sacrifices are offered which cannot make him who performed the service perfect in regard to the conscience— 10 concerned only with foods and drinks, various washings, and fleshly ordinances imposed until the time of reformation.

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Draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith

Hebrews 10:15-25
New King James Version (NKJV)

15 But the Holy Spirit also witnesses to us; for after He had said before,

16 “This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, says the Lord: I will put My laws into their hearts, and in their minds I will write them,” 17 then He adds, “Their sins and their lawless deeds I will remember no more.” 18 Now where there is remission of these, there is no longer an offering for sin.

Hold Fast Your Confession

19 Therefore, brethren, having boldness to enter the Holiest by the blood of Jesus, 20 by a new and living way which He consecrated for us, through the veil, that is, His flesh, 21 and having a High Priest over the house of God, 22 let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water. 23 Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful. 24 And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works, 25 not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching.

Hebrews 10:1-4
New King James Version (NKJV)

Animal Sacrifices Insufficient

10 For the law, having a shadow of the good things to come, and not the very image of the things, can never with these same sacrifices, which they offer continually year by year, make those who approach perfect. 2 For then would they not have ceased to be offered? For the worshipers, once purified, would have had no more consciousness of sins. 3 But in those sacrifices there is a reminder of sins every year. 4 For it is not possible that the blood of bulls and goats could take away sins.

All the offering of the Old Testament are shadows of the substance. Jesus is the substance. If the Substance is here why do we need to go for shadow?

  • The burn offering
  • The meal offering
  • The peace offering
  • The sin and trespass offering

Once in Greek hapax , once for all
http://biblehub.com/greek/530.htm

Perfect not pertaining to our behaviour, Perfect in our conscious

Hebrews 9:9-10
New King James Version (NKJV)

9 It was symbolic for the present time in which both gifts and sacrifices are offered which cannot make him who performed the service perfect in regard to the conscience— 10 concerned only with foods and drinks, various washings, and fleshly ordinances imposed until the time of reformation.

1 John 5:13
New King James Version (NKJV)

13 These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, that you may know that you have eternal life, and that you may continue to believe in the name of the Son of God.

Love of God

John 3:16
New King James Version (NKJV)

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.

  • It was God who loved us
  • It was God who gave His Son
  • It was God who wants us free from sin consciousness

Because God wants us to draw near to him with a true heart in full assurance of faith

 

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Places where Holy Spirit bears Witness

We are Children of God

Romans 8:16
New King James Version (NKJV)

16 The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God,

I will remember their sins and their lawless deeds no more

Hebrews 10:15-18
English Standard Version (ESV)

15 And the Holy Spirit also bears witness to us; for after saying,

16 “This is the covenant that I will make with them
    after those days, declares the Lord:
I will put my laws on their hearts,
    and write them on their minds,”

17 then he adds,

I will remember their sins and their lawless deeds no more.”

18 Where there is forgiveness of these, there is no longer any offering for sin.

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The New Covenant