Christ Jesus came to the World He created,
Because the World was Hopeless, Helpless and Condemned
Before His Father, God.
And He came to Save out of the World
All those who were willing to be Saved
From this Terrible Condition.
Those who would Repent of their Sins
And Receive the Anointing of the Anointed one
The Christ of God.
He came bringing a New Covenant
Purchased by His blood;
The Forgiveness of Sins
For those who would Repent of their Sins.
He came to bring New Birth
To those who would receive the Forgiveness He Offered;
To be Born Again, Born of the Spirit of the Living God.
This New Covenant was First Announced to the Prophet Jeremiah:
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.
(And with the Church of the Living God)
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.
I WILL PUT MY LAW IN THEIR MINDS
AND WRITE IT UPON THEIR HEARTS.
I WILL BE THEIR GOD,
AND THEY WILL BE MY PEOPLE.
NO LONGER WILL A MAN TEACH HIS NEIGHBOR,
OR HIS BROTHER, SAYING 'KNOW THE LORD,'
BECAUSE THEY WILL ALL KNOW ME,
FROM THE LEAST OF THEM TO THE GREATEST,'
Declares the Lord.
FOR I WILL FORGIVE THEIR WICKEDNESS
AND WILL REMEMBER THEIR SINS NO MORE.'
The Apostle John speaks of the practical application
OF THE NEW COVENANT—HE SAYS:
YOU HAVE AN ANOINTING FROM THE HOLY ONE,
AND ALL OF YOU KNOW THE TRUTH.
(1 John 2:20)
AS FOR YOU,
THE ANOINTING YOUR RECEIVED FROM HIM REMAINS IN YOU,
AND YOU DO NOT NEED ANYONE TO TEACH YOU.
BUT AS THAT ANOINTING IS REAL, NOT COUNTERFEIT--
JUST AS IT HAS TAUGHT YOU, REMAIN IN HIM.
(1 John 2:27)
Christ Jesus said this about the Holy Spirit:
WHEN HE, THE SPIRIT OF TRUTH COMES,
HE WILL GUIDE YOU INTO ALL TRUTH.
HE WILL NOT SPEAK ON HIS OWN;
HE WILL SPEAK ONLY WHAT HE HEARS,
AND HE WILL TELL YOU WHAT IS YET TO COME.
IF YOU LOVE ME, YOU WILL OBEY WHAT I COMMAND.
AND I WILL ASK THE FATHER,
AND HE WILL GIVE YOU ANOTHER COUNSELOR
TO BE WITH YOU FOREVER--
THE SPIRIT OF TRUTH.
THE WORLD CANNOT ACCEPT HIM,
BECAUSE IT NEITHER SEES HIM NOR KNOWS HIM.
BUT YOU KNOW HIM,
FOR HE LIVES WITH YOU AND WILL BE IN YOU.
The Anointing, the Holy Spirit,
IS CHRIST LIVING IN AND THROUGH YOU.
Christ Jesus said this:
'IF A MAN IS THIRSTY,
LET HIM COME TO ME AND DRINK.
WHOEVER BELIEVES IN ME, AS THE SCRIPTURE HAS SAID,
STREAMS OF LIVING WATER WILL FLOW FROM WITHIN HIM.'
By this He meant the Spirit,
Whom those who believed in Him were later to receive.
Up to that time the Spirit had not been given,
Since Jesus had not yet been Glorified.
'DO NOT LEAVE JERUSALEM,
BUT WAIT FOR THE GIFT MY FATHER PROMISED,
WHICH YOU HAVE HEARD ME SPEAK ABOUT.
FOR JOHN BAPTIZED WITH WATER,
BUT IN A FEW DAYS YOU WILL BE BAPTIZED
WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT.'
(Acts 1:4, 5)
YOU WILL RECEIVE POWER
WHEN THE HOLY SPIRIT COMES ON YOU;
AND YOU WILL BE MY WITNESSES IN JERUSALEM,
AND IN ALL JUDEA AND SAMARIA,
AND TO THE ENDS OF THE EARTH.
When the Day of Pentecost came,
They were all together in one Place.
SUDDENLY A SOUND LIKE THE BLOWING OF A VIOLENT WIND
CAME FROM HEAVEN
AND FILLED THE WHOLE HOUSE WHERE THEY WERE SITTING.
THEY SAW WHAT SEEMED TO BE TONGUES OF FIRE
THAT SEPARATED AND CAME TO REST ON EACH OF THEM.
ALL OF THEM WERE FILLED WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT
AND BEGAN TO SPEAK IN OTHER TONGUES
AS THE SPIRIT ENABLED THEM.
The Apostle Peter explained this Phenomena:
THESE MEN ARE NOT DRUNK AS YOU SUPPOSE.
ITS ONLY NINE IN THE MORNING!
NO, THIS IS WHAT WAS SPOKEN BY THE PROPHET JOEL:
IN THE LAST DAYS, GOD SAYS,
I WILL POUR OUT MY SPIRIT ON ALL PEOPLE.
YOUR SONS AND DAUGHTERS WILL PROPHESY,
YOUR YOUNG MEN WILL SEE VISIONS,
YOUR OLD MEN WILL DREAM DREAMS.
EVEN ON MY SERVANTS, BOTH MEN AND WOMEN,
I WILL POUR OUT MY SPIRIT IN THOSE DAYS,
AND THEY WILL PROPHESY.
I WILL SHOW WONDERS IN THE HEAVENS ABOVE
AND SIGNS ON THE EARTH BELOW,
BLOOD AND FIRE AND BILLOWS OF SMOKE.
THE SUN WILL BE TURNED TO DARKNESS
AND THE MOON TO BLOOD
BEFORE THE COMING OF THE GREAT
AND GLORIOUS DAY OF THE LORD.
AND EVERYONE WHO CALLS ON THE NAME OF THE LORD
WILL BE SAVED.
IT WAS HE WHO GAVE SOME TO BE APOSTLES,
SOME TO BE PROPHETS, SOME TO BE EVANGELISTS,
AND SOME TO BE PASTORS AND TEACHERS.
TO PREPARE GOD'S PEOPLE FOR WORKS OF SERVICE,
SO THE BODY OF CHRIST MAY BE BUILT UP
UNTIL WE ALL REACH UNITY IN THE FAITH
AND IN THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE SON OF GOD
AND BECOME MATURE,
ATTAINING TO THE WHOLE MEASURE
OF THE FULLNESS OF CHRIST.
THERE ARE DIFFERENT KINDS OF GIFTS, BUT THE SAME SPIRIT.
THERE ARE DIFFERENT KINDS OF SERVICE, BUT THE SAME LORD.
THERE ARE DIFFERENT KINDS OF WORKING,
BUT THE SAME GOD WORKS ALL OF THEM IN ALL MEN.
NOW TO EACH ONE THE MANIFESTATION OF THE SPIRIT IS GIVEN
FOR THE COMMON GOOD.
TO ONE THERE IS GIVEN THROUGH THE SPIRIT
THE MESSAGE OF WISDOM,
TO ANOTHER THE MESSAGE OF KNOWLEDGE
BY MEANS OF THE SAME SPIRIT,
TO ANOTHER FAITH BY THE SAME SPIRIT,
TO ANOTHER GIFTS OF HEALING BY THAT ONE SPIRIT,
TO ANOTHER MIRACULOUS POWERS,
TO ANOTHER THE ABILITY TO DISTINGUISH BETWEEN SPIRITS,
TO ANOTHER THE ABILITY TO SPEAK IN DIFFERENT KINDS OF TONGUES,
AND TO STILL ANOTHER THE INTERPRETATION OF TONGUES.
ALL THESE ARE THE WORKING OF ONE AND THE SAME SPIRIT,
AND HE GIVES THEM TO EACH ONE, JUST AS HE DETERMINES.
(1 Corinthians 12:4-11)
FOR WE WERE ALL BAPTIZED BY ONE SPIRIT INTO ONE BODY--
WHETHER JEWS OR GREEKS, SLAVE OR FREE--
AND WE WERE ALL GIVEN THE ONE SPIRIT TO DRINK.
(1 Corinthians 12:13)
Christ Jesus made this Prayer to the Father:
MAY THEY BE BROUGHT TO COMPLETE UNITY
TO LET THE WORLD KNOW THAT YOU SENT ME
AND HAVE LOVED THEM EVEN AS YOU HAVE LOVED ME.
'I HAVE MADE YOU KNOWN TO THEM,
AND WILL CONTINUE TO MAKE YOU KNOWN
IN ORDER THAT THE LOVE YOU HAVE FOR ME MAY BE IN THEM
AND I MYSELF MAY BE IN THEM.'