We have seen so far that the New Covenant means that the law will be put into us and written in our hearts. He will do this by putting his spirit into us, in such a degree that it will give us the Fear of the Lord. This will cause us to obey with the result that we shall not depart from him.
This is like saying we will automatically know his will and it will be impossible for us to sin. Now that's pretty amazing. The full impact of this will prove to be totally awesome.
So are we under the law, old covenant, or under grace, the new covenant? What does the bible say? Romans 6:14
14 For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace.
Here Romans 6 is saying just about what we said above. That is those under grace do not sin. A lot of people want to take this verse, Romans 6:14 and run with it. But if you check out what it says in Galatians 5, you will see that there is a condition for all this, being led by the Spirit. The text in Romans is addressed to those led by the spirit.
Galatians 5:18 But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law.
So the safe conclusion is this: In so far as you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law. When the Spirit is poured out in the end times, those who walk in it will not be under the law. As the Holy Spirit moves in our lives before that time, we have a foretaste or sample of the New Covenant. That is, insofar as we are led by the Spirit, we have a foretaste of the New Covenant. In the End times when we are to be led by the Spirit on a continual basis, that will be the fulfillment of the New Covenant.
Now to put it another way, for clarity's sake, the promise of a new covenant has been with us since Genesis 12, the promise to Abraham. We are still waiting in faith on that promise. Let us not confuse the promise with the fulfillment. By faith in that promise, we have a hope of being saved by grace. The fulfillment of the promise, is the confirming of the covenant, the salvation revealed in the last days. This is the Revelation of Jesus Christ.
1 Peter 1:5 Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.
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