Yesterday while listening to my wife talk to my daughter about the finished work of Christ, I couldn’t help but realize that my daughter had no conception of the new covenant. Sure she danced around it, but the nature of her rhetorical questions were in direct conflict with the covenant itself; ultimately turning the conversation into a debate which from my daughters point actually refuted the finished work of Christ. Talk about frustrating.
Rather than sharing the sweet aroma of unity in the spirit regarding the precious gift of salvation; my wife and daughter spent most of there time arguing about whether or not it is finished. My wife adamantly trying to remove the veil over my daughters heart; my daughter, on the other hand, hopelessly entrenched by legalistic indoctrination.
My daughter has spent eight years in a well known and largely excepted international church; a church which advertises itself by citing the infallibility of it’s teaching credentials by claiming to teach the bible line upon line, precept upon precept. Yet after 8 years, my daughter cannot explain even the simplest essential truths surrounding the New Covenant; let alone having internalized what it actually means. To make matters worse, her husband is a corporate man seeking position in a corporate religion, so as a result we do not speak. Therefore, my daughter and I rarely speak.
I realize this whole affair is in the hands of the Master, so I am not writing this to complain, or even to seek answers. I am simply writing to share and to educate. To remind everyone that we are ministers of the New Covenant, that we must stay the course. II Cor. 3:4-6 states: And we have such trust through Christ toward God. Not that we are sufficient of ourselves, to think of anything as being from ourselves, but our sufficiency is from God, who also made us sufficient as ministers of the New Covenant, not of the letter but of the Spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life.
Subsequent reading: II Cor. 3:7-18 Pay close attention to verse 7; and note the ministry of death. Also note verse 15, but even to this day when Moses is read, a veil lies on their heart.