My beloved child…no one will ever be declared righteous in My sight by observing the works prescribed by the Law. For the real function of the Law is to make Mankind recognize and become consciously aware that they aren’t obeying it. My Laws serve only to make you see clearly that you are a sinner. [Father God…Rom 3:19-20] Now we know that whatever the Law says, it speaks to those who are under the Law, so that the murmurs and excuses of every mouth may be hushed and all the world may be held accountable to God. For no person will be justified…made righteous, acquitted, and judged acceptable…in His sight by observing the works prescribed by the Law. For the real function of the Law is to make men recognize and be conscious of sin…not merely a perception of sin, but an acquaintance with sin which works toward repentance, faith, and holy character.
** **, hear the Word of the Lord: This is the word that came to Jeremiah from the LORD: “Listen to the terms of this covenant and tell them to the people of Judah and to those who live in Jerusalem. Tell them that this is what the LORD, the God of Israel, says: ‘Cursed is the man who does not obey the terms of this covenant…the terms I commanded your forefathers when I brought them out of Egypt, out of the iron-smelting furnace.’ I said, ‘Obey Me and do everything I command you, and you will be My people, and I will be your God. Then I will fulfill the oath I swore to your forefathers, to give them a land flowing with milk and honey…the land you possess today.'” I answered, “Amen, LORD.” The LORD said to me, “Proclaim all these words in the towns of Judah and in the streets of Jerusalem: ‘Listen to the terms of this covenant and follow them. From the time I brought your forefathers up from Egypt until today, I warned them again and again, saying, “Obey Me.” But they did not listen or pay attention; instead, they followed the stubbornness of their own evil hearts. So I brought on them all the curses of the covenant I had commanded them to follow but that they did not keep.'”
“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. It will not be like the covenant I made with their forefathers when I took them by the hand to lead them out of Egypt, because they broke My covenant, though I was a husband to them,” declares the LORD. “This is the covenant I will make with the house of Israel after that time,” declares the LORD. “I will put My law in their minds and write it on their hearts. I will be their God, and they will be My people.”
“They will be My people, and I will be their God. I will give them singleness of heart and action, so that they will always fear Me for their own good and the good of their children after them. I will make an everlasting covenant with them: I will never stop doing good to them, and I will inspire them to fear Me, so that they will never turn away from Me. I will rejoice in doing them good and will assuredly plant them in this land with all My heart and soul.”
I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you will be clean; I will cleanse you of all your filthiness and from all your idols. I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; yes…I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh. And I will put My Spirit in you and move you…to follow My decrees and to be careful to keep My laws. And this is My covenant with you, “My Spirit will not leave you, and neither will these words I have given you. They will be on your lips and on the lips of your children and your children’s children from this time on and forever! I, the Lord, have spoken! You will live in the land I gave your forefathers; you will be My people, and I will be your God.” [Jer 11:1-9; 31:31-33; 32:38-41; Ezek 36:25-28; Isa 59:21]
Child of God! Do you now realize; do you now understand? You are hopelessly powerless, hopelessly impotent, hopelessly helpless in the power of your sin-enslaved human nature to live your life in any manner that is good and pleasing and acceptable to Me! Therefore I, your God and Father, have assured you that I am infinitely willing, through the Power of My Holy Spirit I have graciously given to dwell in you, to: BE ALL in you… all I created you to be, all I saved you to be; DO ALL in you…all that I have planned in advance for you to do.
Abba Father! I praise Your wonderful Name! Is not my house right with God? Have You not made with me an everlasting covenant, arranged and secured in every part? Will You not bring to fruition my salvation and grant me my every desire? For I am God’s Own workmanship, born anew in Christ Jesus Your Son, that I may do those good works which You have prepared in advance for me to do. And not in my own strength…for it is God Who is all the while effectually at work in me, energizing and creating in me the power and desire, both to will and to do for Your good pleasure and satisfaction and delight. [2 Sam 23:5; Eph 2:10; Phil 2:13] Hallelujah!
Blessed Holy Spirit, sweep over my soul: