IF YOU ARE IN CHRIST AND YOU DON’T KNOW THAT YOU ARE “UNDER GRACE” (NEW COVENANT), I THINK SOMETHING IS WRONG WITH YOUR SPIRITUAL FEEDING. (Rom 6:14) “For sin shall not have dominion over you, for you are not under law but under grace. What then? Shall we sin because we are not under law but under grace? Certainly not!”
NOTICE THAT “SIN” ONLY HAD DOMINION OVER THOSE “UNDER LAW” (OLD COVENANT), BUT NOT OVER THOSE “UNDER GRACE” (NEW COVENANT).
BEAR IN MIND THAT WE CHRISTIANS ARE UNDER THE NEW COVENANT OF GRACE AND NOT UNDER THE OLD COVENANT OF THE LAW.
THERE ARE TWO COVENANTS: “THE OLD COVENANT” AND THE “NEW COVENANT”.
THE OLD COVENANT (LAW) WAS GIVEN THROUGH MOSES. IN FACT, THE OLD COVENANT OF THE LAW WITH ALL ITS IMPLEMENTING RULES AND REGULATIONS WAS FOR THE JEWS AND NOT FOR THE GENTILES LIKE US.
(Deu 4:13) “He declared to you His covenant, the Ten Commandments, which he commanded you to follow and then wrote them on two stone tablets.”
HOWEVER, AS GOD’S “MORAL LAW”, GENTILES WILL BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE TO IT AS WELL.
(Rom 3:19) “Now we know that whatever the law says, it says to those who are under the law, that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God.”
GOD FOUND FAULT WITH THE OLD COVENANT AND PROMISED TO MAKE A NEW ONE.
(Heb 8:7-8) “For if there had been nothing wrong with that first covenant, no place would have been sought for another. But God found fault with the people and said: “The time is coming, declares the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah.”
GOD SENT HIS SON AND BECAME THE MEDIATOR OF THE NEW COVENANT WHICH WAS FOUNDED ON BETTER PROMISES.
(Heb 8:6) But the ministry Jesus has received is as superior to theirs as the covenant of which he is mediator is superior to the old one, and it is founded on better promises.
CHRIST BECAME THE RANSOM THAT SETS US FREE FROM ALL THE SINS COMMITTED UNDER LAW.
(Heb 9:15) “For this reason Christ is the mediator of a New Covenant, that those who are called may receive the promised eternal inheritance—now that he has died as a ransom to set them free from the sins committed under the first covenant.”
UNDER THE NEW COVENANT, GOD IS NOT COUNTING SINS AGAINST THOSE WHO ARE IN CHRIST, BECAUSE CHRIST SACRIFICIAL DEATH ON THE CROSS TOTALLY PAID ALL OUR SINS.
(2Cor 5:18-10) “All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting men’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation.”
UNDER GRACE, SIN HAD NO DOMINION OVER US!
GLORY TO GOD!