New Testament Provisions To Man:
New Testament provisions to man. The New Testament provided the most crucial thing every human being on this planet earth will not afford to miss. The New Testament provision is nothing but eternal life or life eternal. This life is the life that is given to anyone who has accepted the redemptive work of Christ. This redemptive work of Christ is what God wrought through Him. It implies that all humans were dead and has no life in them until Christ came and died. And by his death life is offered to all.
Therefore living a sinful life means living a life which is dead. Though, one may be physically alive but such life without Christ is dead. See Romans 5:14, Ephesians 2:2. However, to accept the gospel of Christ means to accept Christ and to accept Christ means having life. This life is in question is an immortal kind. See 1 Timothy 1:16, 2 Timothy 1:10 1 John 5:12).
Christ coming to fulfill the Law creates the platform that nullifies the strength of the Law against man. See Matthew 26:26 – 29, John 19:30, Hebrews 10:12. He did that once and for all. It’s not in the case of the old order where animal is required to be offered every year for sin. See Hebrews 10:1 – 2. The Law exposes the sin in man and cannot by any means be a means to earn eternal life. Also see Hebrew 10:3.
The New Testament Provisions Revealed:
Therefore, the death of Christ is a means that God has initiated in order to take the place of man. He did this by putting on the whole man’s sin on Himself. This process makes it possible for man to be exonerated from the punishment as required by the Law. See Acts 13:38 – 39, 2 Corinthians 5: 21.
It is very pertinent to mention that in His foreknowledge God saw every man saved. Therefore, inasmuch as God is concerned no one was predestinated to condemnation. However, He devised a means which is the only option He has made available for all men to be saved. That option is established in Christ, this is the will of God. By God’s foreknowledge all men are destined to be born in Christ. But the will of man is to make the decision that is required for him to be saved. And if one decides to accept to be born in Christ he has entered in God’s election, justification and glorification. All those who couldn’t walk into this plan of God will have to stand for their election, justification and glorification. The reality is that it’s not possible to get election, justification and glorification without Christ. See Ephesians 1:4 – 5, 1 John 2:12.
The standard is that anyone who therefore, understands that by the grace of God, his or her sins have been laid on Christ and accepts it is cleared from any condemnation. See Colossians 2:13 – 14, Romans 8:1.
New Testament Provisions Nullified The Law:
So what the law says against him or her doesn’t matter. What matters now is what Christ has done for him or her. In fact he or she is no longer on the clutches of the law of sin and death. Whatever that happens around him is within the dictums of the Law of the spirit of life. See Romans 8:3.
Therefore, it shows that he or she has understood for sure that the sufficiency is not of him or her but in real terms Christ is his or her sufficiency in meeting the requirement of the Law. See 2 Corinthians 3:5. The believer will enjoy the liberty that is in Christ. See Romans 8:21. This is the glorious liberty awaiting anyone who will accept him. This is because Jesus came and stood for our liberty and made sure He obtained it for us. As a result of this, he or she that has come into Christ has no history. I mean no records of his or her past. See 2 Corinthians 5:17. His or her histories begin in Christ, the life that He or she now lives is in Christ. All records about him or her is detailed in Christ. The good news is in Christ’s records there’s no fault.
Interestingly, the believer’s life is of God, see 2 Corinthians 5:18. I mean his life do not belong to him or her anymore. This is because he has conceded it to God in Christ. He has been purchased of the blood of Jesus Christ and he is now a property of Jesus Christ.
The Devil Has No Right Over The Believer:
The devil has no legal right over him, see 1 Corinthians 6:20. Whatever he does is no longer under the auspices of the devil and cannot be ascertained or judged by him. This is because the believer is not under sin but under grace, see Romans 6:14. It implies that the seed of sin that use to be in him has been taken away and the seed of righteousness which is of God has been planted in him. The result of this is that sin does not exist in him, see 1 John 3:9.
It means therefore, that the instincts of sin though might come on him, but the reality is that it can no longer have dominion over him. Now he has the power to resist sin and it is done away with in his life. He’s no longer sin conscious but righteousness and every unfruitful works of darkness do not have a base in him anymore. See Ephesians 5:11. He was not able to handle things of this nature before, but having conceded his life to Christ, he becomes the temple of God. See 1 Corinthians 6:1. So, the Spirit of God abodes in him and causes him to will and to do according to God’s purpose in his life. See Philippians 2:13.
Note that this inherent ability couldn’t be there if he has not accepted that Jesus should come into his life.
About The Author:
Pastor Chukwuemeka Asiegbu is the Pastor of Saved In The Lord Evangelical Ministry Inter’l. He has authored many books and he’s behind several online Christian articles. Don’t miss the next topic.
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