Here is what God Prophesied: Jeremiah 31: 31-34:
“The days are coming,” declares the Lord, “when I will make a new covenant
with the people of Israel and with the people of Judah. 32 It will not be like the covenant I made with their ancestors 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. 33 “This is the covenant I will make with the people 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. 34 No longer will they teach their neighbor, or say to one another, ‘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.” (NIV)
Speaking here to things inside the mind and heart. New covenant not like the old.
In John 3: Jesus teaching the means of his fulfilling the prophesy:
“Jesus answered, “Very truly I tell you, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless they are born of water and the Spirit. 6 Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to spirit. 7 You should not be surprised at my saying, ‘You must be born again.’ 8 The wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit.” (NIV)
John 16: 12-14: Jesus fully revealing God’s indwelling spirit:
“But very truly I tell you, it is for your good that I am going away. Unless I go away, the Advocate will not come to you; but if I go, I will send him to you. 8 When he comes, he will prove the world to be in the wrong about sin and righteousness and judgment: 9 about sin, because people do not believe in me; 10 about righteousness,because I am going to the Father, where you can see me no longer; 11 and about judgment, because the prince of this world now stands condemned.
12 “I have much more to say to you, more than you can now bear. 13 But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the 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. 14 He will glorify me because it is from me that he will receive what he will make known to you. 15 All that belongs to the Father is mine. That is why I said the Spirit will receive from me what he will make known to you.” (NIV)
Paul, ordained by Jesus, in Act 9: 15 to reveal his name to Gentiles, their rulers and the people of Israel (long before banished from the nation of Israel) as well the others (Judah/Benjamin) after 70 A.D. (Think) teaches what Jeremiah Prophesied and Jesus fulfilled in II Corinthians 5: 17-20:
“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! 18 All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: 19 that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting people’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation. 20 We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God. 21 God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.” (NIV)
It’s not rocket science.
Paul makes clear to you that commandments do not and cannot replace God’s reconciling you to himself in Jesus. I Timothy 1: 5-7:
“The goal of this command is love, which comes from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith. 6 Some have departed from these and have turned to meaningless talk. 7 They want to be teachers of the law, but they do not know what they are talking about or what they so confidently affirm.” (NIV)
Now there is no other path except the narrow gate which has to do with being reconciled to God through Jesus by his indwelling Spirit. You cannot attain “love” the goal of this command (Christ’s Command John 15: 17) which come from a “pure heart” a “good conscience” and a “sincere faith” by commandments of the law which you cannot keep (Romans 7). Meaningless talk as Paul calls speaking about the law. Teachers of the law “do not know what they are talking about.” Yet confidently boast. Bring you broken heart to Jesus and he will mend you as a new creation. His promises are good.
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