Deliverance Follows Obedience

Deliverance Follows Obedience
Prepare your heart to seek God for obedience that you may observe and do all that Christ has commanded through His holy apostles.
"For then will I turn to the people a pure language, that they may all call upon the name of the LORD, to serve Him with one consent." (Zephaniah 3:9)

Monday, February 06, 2012

2 Peter 3:11-18 (S8W Online Assembly)

Chief Apostle Peter continues speaking concerning the promise of the Father concerning His plan to bring redemption and cleansing through Christ. Last week we looked at how many people dismiss the power and plan of God and provide for themselves many false justifications to do so. We looked at what Jesus brought out concerning this same mind set in:

Luke 17:26-27
26 And as it was in the days of Noe, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man. 
27 They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all. 
As with the first covenant, there are two sides to the promise of the God. Christ is a blessing to those who obey His voice through the teaching of His living apostles by entering into covenant with Him through the things of His Spirit but so also are all those who refuse the doctrine of Christ under the curse of the Father. 

We see this brought out quite clearly under the first covenant in:

Deuteronomy 28:1-2;15 (Abbreviating the full chapter)
 1 And it shall come to pass, if thou shalt hearken diligently unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to observe and to do all his commandments which I command thee this day, that the LORD thy God will set thee on high above all nations of the earth:
 2 And all these blessings shall come on thee, and overtake thee, if thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God.
15 But it shall come to pass, if thou wilt not hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to observe to do all his commandments and his statutes which I command thee this day; that all these curses shall come upon thee, and overtake thee:

While we are no longer under Moses as that covenant is no longer in effect, the promise of the New Covenant of Christ is also a two sided promise. Listen to the assembly recording below as we look into this and finish up 2 Peter 3.

Learn more from our free lessons: Covenant Faith Lessons