(This is a long essay, but well worth your time!)
Well if you have been to any man made Christian Church you may have heard the term “New Covenant” many times before. It suggests that there was a time that mankind was under the OLD COVENANT of the law, these are the days of Moses. We’re talking animal sacrifices, condemnation, stoning, and of course we thank the “LAW” for all that. And there were a lot of those laws, weren’t there?
Today, however, many who go to their man-made churches, regardless of denomination, are told, and believe, that they live in the NEW COVENANT! They are told that Jesus Christ did away with the Old Covenant for all of them, and now they are living under the age of grace. Well I must disagree. That is not to say you can’t enter into the NEW COVENANT, it simply means you can’t do it on the merit of someone, or something else. As this article will prove.
I can almost guarantee those who are entering this New Covenant, or who have found this New Covenant, no longer NEED THEIR MAN MADE CHURCHES. And they have found that it was their DENYING of their EGO, and going WITHIN THE HOLIEST PLACE OF ALL (the mind/Kingdom of God) that they found the TRUTH of who they really are, and in so doing they BECAME THE MEDIATORS of this NEW COVENANT!
If truth be told, anyone who still goes to a literal man-made church is not only, most likely under the old covenant of death, but exists in what we should title, “The Dark Ages of Faith.”
Most today haven’t the slightest idea of what being set at liberty means. LIBERTY means to be SET FREE! But how many reading this essay feel they are free? I mean how can they, when they have an entire world system that is designed to keep themu in debt, in fear, dependant on the system, ignorant of the truth, and selfish.
This system is not just political, but societal and of course religious.
Let me explain what happens when you are set at Liberty. You no longer see others as separate from you, you no longer are troubled by the cares of this world, you walk in unity, in hope, you may not be wealthy but you are RICH, provided for, and grateful for all things. That is the NEW COVENANT!
But when you are part of the OLD COVENANT, you are still under the legalistic thinking of the law and cannot come to the knowledge of the truth. You will also hate, condemn, tear down, and attack anyone that is not part of your particular denomination or political party.
You see the world today is in so much pain. So many are struggling to get by, many can’t get by, people war against others, we see riots, famine, and economic collapse. Now that isn’t what really saddens me, what saddens me is that people aren’t waking up to unity and love, but instead seem to be losing their minds to a certain extent.
You know how easy it is, when you are angry, to lash out at those around you? Well things are getting so bad right now and people are getting so angry right now that we see people cheering on Men and Women for the presidency, that LITERALLY believe the reason the world is hurting is because we allow homosexuals to marry, and because people don’t believe the literal interpretation of the bible, and because we allow other religions, like Islam, to practice their faith openly. Scary but true.
I can tell you this is not NEW COVENANT thinking, it is the OLD. And Old Covenant thinking brings death, suffering and more misery. And the proof is in the pews of churches around the world, you hear more about how evil people are “outside” their particular denomination. You hear more hate speak about how more “Christians” need to stand up and FIGHT to take back this country. This is NOT New Covenant Thinking, it isn’t even Godly. And yet, it has become the status quo.
When countries are hurting, when the people of said countries are broke, angry, and suffering it isn’t long before some radical, crazy leader appears on the scene and starts pointing the blame at those that are different. Yes Hitler, was one example, but it has happened elsewhere, and continues to happen all over the world. Trust me when I say, it is happening right now, IN OUR COUNTRY.
We aren’t far away from the days, where even mentioning the word acceptance and love toward all will land you in a cell.
However, as I have said in essays past, sometimes the nightmare has to get so bad that people can no longer take it they FINALLY wake from it. And as I sit here writing this essay, as scary as it all seems to be, and as frighteningly fast the pace at which all of this is happening, I know there is nothing I can do TO STOP IT, and no reason for me to be scared. Because I have faith that everything is going according to plan. And I know that this plan cannot fail, it may get ugly, it may seem hopeless, but as we find in our OWN lives even the worst times make way for the best times. So BEFORE I really started this essay I just wanted to take these moments to encourage all of you to never give up hope even if things seem hopeless.
Remember the OLD COVENANT is done away with in CHRIST. And although many in churches today will tell you they are operating under this new covenant, you will find that is SOOOOOOO NOT THE CASE! If we were there would be peace, there would be food enough for all, there would be love toward all, and a unity that we have never known. But like every harvest, there is right now a “First-stripe” or “First-fruit” that is entering the new covenant. And if this remnant of forerunners is holy (whole) then the rest of the world will be as well. And I know for a fact we have good reason to HOPE!
So let me get into this essay now. I am going to use a Chapter from Hebrews to show you, using a line by line breakdown, why “Christianity” is still an OLD COVENANT, regardless of how radical and advanced your church seems to be. Even if your man-made church has taken the infant steps away from believing in literal infinite torture in hell or like-minded teaching, it’s one thing to leave egypt, but it’s another thing to enter the promise land.
SO LET’S TRY AND ENTER IN SHALL WE?
1Then verily the first covenant had also ordinances of divine service, and a worldly sanctuary.
2For there was a tabernacle made; the first, wherein was the candlestick, and the table, and the shewbread; which is called the sanctuary. 3And after the second veil, the tabernacle which is called the Holiest of all; 4Which had the golden censer, and the ark of the covenant overlaid round about with gold, wherein was the golden pot that had manna, and Aaron’s rod that budded, and the tables of the covenant; 5And over it the cherubims of glory shadowing the mercyseat; of which we cannot now speak particularly.
So here we see, in the OLD COVENANT there is a “WORLDLY SANCTUARY”, let’s call it a Church Building. And in this building you take your communion, you light your candles, and everything that is done, is always done first by the priest, pastor, etc… In the worldly sanctuary, only the pastor and the priest have the right to teach, and “go into the presence of God”. Which many remind the congregation of. You’ll even see a throne on which the pastor, priest, or evangelist sits. The worldly church is SO IMPORTANT! This is why you must go at least ONCE A WEEK! (Or at least that is what you are taught and told.)
Since childhood people are taught, to FIND GOD, one must go to the “worldly tabernacle”, one must go to Church… Try this next time you’re out to dinner, ask your waiter, “Hey do you have faith in a higher power?” and they will say 9 times out of 10, “Yes, I do, but I don’t go to Church or anything.” Do you see the OLD COVENANT thinking in them? As if to have faith you need to go to a man-made building. Well that is the first step of DEATH (ignorance) the First Covenant offers.
6 Now when these things were thus ordained, the priests went always into the first tabernacle, accomplishing the service of God. 7 But into the second went the high priest alone once every year, not without blood, which he offered for himself, and for the errors of the people: 8 The Holy Ghost this signifying, that the way into the holiest of all was not yet made manifest, while as the first tabernacle was yet standing: 9 Which was a figure for the time then present, in which were offered both gifts and sacrifices, that could not make him that did the service perfect, as pertaining to the conscience; which stood only in meats and drinks, and divers washings, and carnal ordinances, imposed on them until the time of reformation.
We are told that the Preachers and Priests are the ones doing the service of God. And once a year, at Christmas every preacher, priest, enters into that time when they speak of the ONE SACRIFICE that took away the sins of everyone. That of course being the teaching of Jesus’s death and resurrection.
This is something that is done once a year, every year, year in and year out. A constant reminder of this First Covenant teaching, that salvation is found by the sacrafice of something or someone other than your (ego/carnal self).
And of course, the rest of the year it’s all about tithing, gifts, and things you must “give up” to become like this Jesus character… But what is offered in the Churches today can NEVER make people whole and perfect. Because it is all based on what YOU DO or DON’T DO! You are taught separation, that the priest or pastor is the only one that really knows God, that God is far away from you, and you are not worthy of God’s love because you are taught how evil you are. And you are taught that, the only way to be made whole and right with God, is God needed to literally kill his son, a man named Jesus. (Blood offering). Even though, God doesn’t need the blood of animals or men as sacrifice, God simply needs LOVE.
Here in Isaiah 1, we see how foolish all these feasts, doctrines, vain traditions, and sacrifices are. What GOD wants for us, is to come to the knowledge of the TRUTH, not a list of we must do or else. The point is RESTING from DOING, and knowing it’s already done and you just have to accept it.
11 To what purpose is the multitude of your sacrifices unto me? saith the LORD: I am full of the burnt offerings of rams, and the fat of fed beasts; and I delight not in the blood of bullocks, or of lambs, or of he goats. 12 When ye come to appear before me, who hath required this at your hand, to tread my courts? 13 Bring no more vain oblations; incense is an abomination unto me; the new moons and sabbaths, the calling of assemblies, I cannot away with; it is iniquity, even the solemn meeting.
14 Your new moons and your appointed feasts my soul hateth: they are a trouble unto me; I am weary to bear them. 15 And when ye spread forth your hands, I will hide mine eyes from you: yea, when ye make many prayers, I will not hear: your hands are full of blood. 16 Wash you, make you clean; put away the evil of your doings from before mine eyes; cease to do evil…
17 LEARN TO DO WELL; SEEK WHAT IS RIGHT, RELIEVE THE OPPRESSED…..”
Even though, it is clear, God doesn’t want or need the blood of animals or men as a sacrifice. In this above passage it is abundantly clear all of our religious traditions, teachings, and vain offerings are an offence to God, and in so being an offence to God they are an offence to our very nature, which is God. We need to simply embrace verse 17, (learn to do well, seek truth, and relieve those that are hurting and oppressed) – That is what God wants.
Yet, almost every single Christian Man Made Church, teaches about the LITERAL BLOOD OF JESUS. And they completely miss the whole point of what this all means.
Recently, I posted a simple comment on my Facebook wall. Someone asked, where the “Blood of Jesus” cleansing us from Sin fit into my comment. Here is my comment below. And in reading it, ask yourself if it makes more sense than what you are taught in religion.
Is salvation found by believing in someone thousands of years ago who did something to become one with God- OR- Is salvation found by doing what “he” did, laying down your ego and knowing you and God are one? Can ONE be free from literal shackles by believing in someone who was freed from literal shackles, or must one use the power and wisdom within them to do the same?
I understand why so many people would have a problem with this. It is because we have been force-fed a belief that will keep us in those “shackles”. And those chains are the very belief that puts salvation far from us, and makes it unattainable. It is a belief that God is separate from you. A belief that makes you wait for a separate man named Jesus to return, or to whisk you away up into the clouds, while a God of Love then murders and tortures those that don’t go to your church.
Religion is one of the Carnal Mind’s greatest tricks. The least of which is the belief that we aren’t worthy to be the very thing we are and have always been… God’s Image. No, you see Religion won’t allow you to be free to be who you are, it traps you into believing you aren’t who you are, and worse than who you are, and not worthy to be who you are.
You are in a prison of your own creating, YOUR EGO!
So when the question was raised ABOUT MY POST you read earlier I answered. And this is basically how I answered below. This will give you clarity on what “The Blood of Jesus” really means, and how it “cleanses us from SIN” (FOOLISH THINKING).
First, we must understand Jesus said that we MUST do exactly what he did, pick up our cross, that he was the first among many brethren etc… So if his LITERAL BLOOD blood cleansed us from sin, why are we all still suffering, and why would we need to continue to do what he did?
In John’s epistle we are told that “As He is so are we in this world” – Meaning we are the exact same. He is called the first-born among many brethren…
(I have a younger brother, I graduated school to get a degree… If my younger brother wants that degree he must go through everything I went through, CORRECT? Also in OUR “Father’s” eyes my brother and I are the same, loved the same, we are no different.)
Here is a good question: With all that being said, and (there is so much more to say) but with all that said, don’t you question why everyone believes the way they do? People see such a separation between Jesus and themselves. They don’t see the very unity Jesus taught. Meaning we are all the same, ONE.
21 that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me. 22 I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one— 23 I in them and you in me—so that they may be brought to complete unity.
There is no division in One, One is One, One God, One Spirit, One Baptism, ONE BODY (HUMANITY). But this one body is divided in their thinking. And so we find two covenants. One Covenant sees things literally, physically, temporally, and the Second Covenant sees things spiritually, allegorically, eternally. And the FIRST shall be Last, and the LAST shall be FIRST.
Now unto this “Blood of Jesus cleansing us” in some more detail. Taken from….. 1 John 1:7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another *…..
Let me first point out what you just read… If we walk in the LIGHT (truth/love) we have what?…. FELLOWSHIP (communion/oneness) WITH EACH OTHER — Meaning, to walk in the light is to see OTHERS AS YOURSELF, yourself as others… to see that you are ONE (sound familiar?)
NOW! IF you do that… THEN….
… the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.
Now why would literally Blood cleanse us from SIN (ignorant thinking), if God states in many places HE DOESN’T WANT LITERAL SACRAFICES but to LOVE?
The reason is “Blood” is a word that describes THE “LIFE” of an individual.
If we walk in the truth, then the SAME “LIFE” that was IN JESUS is IN US and so we are cleanses from sin (foolish/ignorant thinking).
This scripture is NOT saying that we are cleansed by LITERAL BLOOD THAT IS SPILT thousands of years ago, and because of that we are free from sin. In fact the very next line is, IF YOU TAKE the last line LITERALLY, contradictory! Because if spilt literal blood saves us from sin, then why is the next line speaking of the sin (foolish thinking) that we have…
8If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.
You see, too many people take the bible literally, and don’t understand allegory… Now let’s look at that scripture in a new light…
“If we walk in the Truth, as Jesus walked in the Truth, then we will commune with one another and see each other as equals, and the same LIFE and UNDERSTANDING that was in Jesus, WILL BE IN US, AND will cleanse us from our foolish thinking… Because WE WALK IN THE TRUTH
Now there are many scriptures which explain the allegory of BLOOD… here is one – Leviticus 17:14 the LIFE of every creature is its blood.
It’s sort of like this… Say you only knew one person that talked the way Jesus talked… And you knew that “he had the words of life” – You would understand that you had to know what he knew to be free, and if you did, then the wisdom that was in him, would also be in you, and that WISDOM (life) which was in him, and you now understand is IN YOU, would purify your thinking.
Here is another way of looking at it… It’s sort of like someone who understands Einstein’s theory of relativity… – I am now going to use the same scripture, and share it in a different light completely.
“If you walk in Einstein’s theory, than you have a common wisdom with those that understand Einstein’s theory, and the THEORY OF EINSTEIN cleanses you from the ignorance you had before regarding relativity.”
You see we aren’t made wise BY the Theory Einstein understood, we are only made wise when WE TOO UNDERSTAND what Einstein first REVEALED TO US… Now if we REFUSE this wisdom that Einstein first revealed, then we are ignorant of that TRUTH…
So Basically, Jesus was the first among many to understand THE WAY TO FREEDOM WAS UNDERSTANDING WHO HE WAS IN CHRIST (power and wisdom of God)… As the theory of relativity is attributed to Einstein because he first cleansed us from our ignorance in relativity… so the LIFE/BLOOD (wisdom) that Jesus first revealed to his followers, was SHED (shared) for us all, so we too could be free from our ignorance (of who we are) as well.
So in point of fact, literal blood has nothing at all to do with what is being shared in that scripture.
Wisdom is a Tree of Life, The Life of the Body is in the Blood — Blood=Life=Wisdom – JESUS shed/shared that wisdom first… SO WHEN WE HAVE THE TRUTH AND WALK IN THE TRUTH, we are united in that TRUTH and the WISDOM that was first SHARED by Jesus cleanses us from SIN (which is foolish/ignorant thinking) literally translated as missing the mark (which means missing the truth of who we REALLY ARE)
Which is why Jesus told people they needed to EAT HIS BODY AND DRINK HIS BLOOD – Symbolism of BECOMING JESUS, BECOMING ONE WITH JESUS. He was saying, AS I AM SO YOU ARE! But people didn’t want to EAT HIS BODY OR DRINK HIS BLOOD. They, like Israel, so many years before Jesus, wanted a KING TO RULE OVER THEM. They didn’t want to believe they were in fact God’s ONLY BEGOTTEN!
56He that eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, dwelleth in me, and I in him.
57As the living Father hath sent me, and I live by the Father: so he that eateth me, even he shall live by me.
It’s an allegory people. Jesus says, if you AREN’T THE SAME AS I you don’t have eternal life (which means you don’t know God and whom God sent). It is only harder today for me to convey this to you. If I were to say, you and I are the exact same, you’d have no problem. But if I were to say, I am just as Jesus and you are just as Jesus, a very hard thing to grasp for OLD CONVENANT people indeed.
60Many therefore of his disciples, when they had heard this, said, This is a hard saying; who can hear it? 61When Jesus knew in himself that his disciples murmured at it, he said unto them, Doth this offend you? 62What and if ye shall see the Son of man ascend up where he was before?
They didn’t want to accept they were all GOD’S CHILDREN! We are all the SON OF MANKIND that need to ASCEND UP (become enlightened) TO WHERE WE WERE BEFORE, WE FORGOT WHO WE WERE.
63It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.
The literal works of the physical man, and the Old Covenant teachings will never give you LIFE. The egotistical Carnal Mind profits nothing, but what JESUS was teaching GAVE LIFE… you and I are ONE, when you are ready to accept me as you, and you as me.
Now, if you are still with me, and I applaud you for staying this long… Here is the conclusion.
So we see the FIRST COVENANT is all about man’s works, man’s separation from God, and how man needs priests and high priests to know God, and literal blood needs to be spilt to appease a God that hates you. The Old Covenant, has all sorts of rules, can’t eat this or that, drink this or that, can’t say certain words, act certain ways, follow the laws of man by the tee, must destroy and kill or at the very least stay away from anyone and everyone who thinks, acts, or looks different. – Sounds a lot like the belief many denominations of the Christian Faith teach today doesn’t it?
But now, let’s see what it takes to leave that first covenant and enter the second. Which by the way, HEALS YOU AND CURES YOU AND DELIVERS YOU from the SINS (ignorance) of the FIRST COVENANT.
11 But when Christ came as high priest of the good things that are NOW ALREADY HERE…
Notice, it doesn’t say these GOOD THINGS are coming soon, in the end of days. But are ALREADY HERE!
… Christ (the ANOINTED OF GOD’S POWER AND WISDOM) went through the greater and more perfect tabernacle that is not made with human hands, that is to say, is not a part of this creation.
Christ (which is fancy word for the ANOINTED OF GOD’S WISDOM AND POWER), The anointed of God’s wisdom DO NOT ENTER man-made tabernacles, church buildings, etc… the ANOINTED OF GOD enter THEMSELVES! They go within… which is the HOPE OF GLORY, CHRIST IN YOU, the KINGDOM IN YOU!
12 He did not enter by means of the blood (LIFE) of goats and calves; but he entered the Most Holy Place once for all by his own blood (LIFE), thus obtaining[b] eternal redemption.
The anointed of God, do not rely on the sacrifice of ANYTHING OR ANYONE ELSE… They do not enter into God’s rest by KILLING, OR RELYING on the LIFE of others, but the ANOINTED OF GOD enter the MOST HOLY PLACE (the Kingdom of God in You) once and for all by his own BLOOD (LIFE/UNDERSTANDING/SPIRIT)
13 The blood of goats and bulls and the ashes of a heifer sprinkled on those who are ceremonially unclean sanctify them so that they are outwardly clean.
You see old covenant thinking, has you to believe that the sacrifice of something else saves you. But really the only thing this is doing is bolstering the old man, outward carnal ego man… It just makes that carnal man more appealing. But this doesn’t free anyone, because it has to be done again and again and again. This is what we see in churches around the world today.
14 How much more, then, will the blood (life) of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself unblemished to God, cleanse our consciences from acts that lead to death,[c] so that we may serve the living God!
Now here is the best part, read that passage carefully. For in it, contains a great mystery and revelation. The ANOINTED OF GOD offers themselves UNBLEMISHED to God… Which doesn’t mean they didn’t make mistakes in the past, or lived a perfect life, it means, NOW THEY KNOW they are WORTHY TO BE CALLED GOD’S CHILD! They understand WHO THEY ARE, they don’t look at the past anymore, they don’t see where they are lacking… Their consciences are clear! And since they do not feel ashamed anymore, and they understand that everything that happened in their life had to happen to get them to where they are, they no longer will make the mistake of thinking they are not worthy of God.
And when you understand, you are GOD’S BELOVED CHILD, and that YOU HAVE ALWAYS BEEN WORTHY, you let go of all the nonsense you have been fed, you let go of all your shame, and your conscience is clear so you no longer condemn yourself in the things you do or did… Which FINALLY frees you to SERVE THE LIVING GOD!
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.
This is why, the ANOINTED OF GOD’S WISDOM AND POWER are the MEDIATORS of the NEW COVENANT! — I know it sure sounds like I am writing about MANY PEOPLE and not JESUS. And you would be RIGHT!
Look at the next line…. 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.
You want to now what the New Covenant is, it is YOU AS CHRIST, CHRIST AS YOU. You take up the cross from death to LIFE! And when you do, you are set free from ALL THE SINS (ignorance/foolish thinking) COMMITTED under the first covenant!
That’s right, becoming who you truly are within sets you free from the lie you believed! So enter in already!
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Much love, Jacob