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Have you read Jeremiah 31.31-34: 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 and was their Master … This is the covenant I will make with the house of Israel after that time … 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. No longer will a man teach his neighbour, or a man his brother, saying ‘Know the Lord’, because they will all know Me, from the least to the greatest … For I will forgive their wickedness and remember their sins no more.”

Have you ever read and asked the Lord what He was thinking or planning when He said this?

What is this “new covenant” the Lord spoke of? It is of course none other than the Covenant for the Forgiveness of Sins, which was sealed by the blood of the Lamb, God’s Son and our King, Jesus Christ.

So as part of the Covenant for the Forgiveness of Sins, why is it that the Lord will put His law in the minds of those who are in the house of Israel, who figuratively speaking are all those who have received and acknowledged His grace but fail to listen to Him, which is wickedness, and to obey Him, which is sin, and He will write His law on their hearts? What is the significance of having a law written on your heart and mind by God?

Paul wrote in Romans 7.21-24: “So I find this law at work: When I want to do good, evil is right there with me. For in my inner being I delight in God’s law; but I see another law at work in the members of my body, waging war against the law of my mind and making me a prisoner of the law of sin at work within my members.”

This war between the mind and the flesh is a result of man having eaten the fruit of the knowledge of good and evil. After Adam and Eve ate this fruit against the Lord’s command, and thus the timing and the conditions by which they ate this fruit were not in accordance with God’s perfect will, what was their first reaction? They realised they were naked AND they felt ashamed. It was not that they realised that God was good and they were evil. But they realised they were naked.

What is this shame they felt from the nakedness?

It is the realisation that all the unrighteous thoughts of your heart and mind are laid bare before the Lord, because having eaten from that tree, they had the knowledge of the good and evil in man. And they felt ashamed because they realised that they had no righteousness of their own, so when God called them, they hid from Him in fear.

The knowledge of good and evil gave rise to freewill, which is God’s gift to all men, even spirits, if you have read the book of Revelation. Freewill is the freedom to choose what law you write in your mind and what law you write on your heart as you go forth on this Earth with the time given to you by God. You choose what you decide and shape the life you make for yourself by what you desire, and what you know that is right and wrong. For in eating the fruit of the knowledge of good and evil, our eyes are opened and we have the ability to perceive, that is to judge between good and evil, right or wrong. That is why Paul wrote that there is a war in us, with sin raging within the members of our body.

It is that the mind knows what is good and evil, right and wrong, but the heart desires both. Some call it a primal instinct, for even as children, you can remember feeling shame for doing something bad even before you knew it was bad. It is not primal instinct. It is that our eyes have always been opened to perceive good and evil, that is to judge between right or wrong. That is why the Lord said about us, Never again will I curse the ground because of man, even though every inclination of his heart is evil from childhood. And never again will I destroy all living creatures, as I have done.” And the Lord said here it is every inclination of our hearts that are evil, not our minds. Why is this? It is because our mind knows right and wrong, and it pulls us toward the way to do right, but our flesh covets and wants and desires, and it pulls us the opposite way. This is the ongoing war where the law of our minds and sin from the law of our flesh (be it our eyes, our heart or our hands) are constantly at work in the members of our body. The law of our mind and the law of our flesh are not one. So as long as they are not one, there is this war. But from this comes the room in our hearts for remorse and repentance – that we are sorry that we knew what we should have done but we did the opposite thing anyway. However, a truly evil person makes the law of his mind and the law of his flesh of one accord, which is purely to satisfy all the desires of his flesh and heart, and there is no war in him. Sin has mastery of him, rather than the other way round. This is when you hear reports of mass murderers at trial, who have no remorse for the harm they have done. They have no remorse because, in their minds, they have done no wrong. When you are like that, you don’t repent, because to you, there is nothing to repent about. And this is the general sense of explaining the law of the mind and the law of the heart, which is flesh.

This is why Satan, whose power is deception, uses his tools of lies, doubt and flattery. When you lie or plant doubt, you are attempting to change the law of someone’s mind. When you flatter them, you are attempting to change the law of his heart. If you can change either one of these laws in a person, you have swayed them over to your side to suit your purpose. The classic example is Eve and the serpent in the garden (Read Chapter 5 of Jesus Law! – Page 160-161, section on “Know the tools of the enemy”).

Now it is true to say, “But when Eve was talking to the serpent, she had not eaten the fruit of knowledge of good and evil yet. So there was no war raging in the members of her body, for she had not sinned yet.” So then, how does the war of sin apply in Adam and Eve? It does not. Not at the time before she and Adam ate the fruit. Before they ate the fruit, they were commanded not to eat from that tree. So they should have known to obey God. The command should have been written clearly in their mind. For remember this is freewill that you write the laws in your own mind and heart. And since a law of God should be put in your minds and heart, then should it not be written accurately and firmly? Because only when freewill has been given, can we then be judged for our speech and actions. Speech and actions flow from the laws in our hearts and minds, which God examines. Otherwise, you are not responsible for your own speech and actions, because you didn’t decide them!

The error of Eve when she was talking to the serpent was not that there was a war raging in the members of her body. No, the mistake is that she did not write God’s command as a law in her mind accurately and firmly. This is evident because she responded to the serpent, “We may eat fruit from the trees in the garden, but God did say, ‘You must not eat fruit from the tree that is in the middle of the garden, and you must not touch it, or you will die.’” But what God said was this, You are free to eat from any tree in the garden; but you must not eat from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil, for when you eat of it you will surely die.”

Sounds the same, but it is not the same. Is this being pedantic? Or is this being careful and attentive? I was not aware that paying attention to detail is a flaw in our work for the Holy Spirit. And if being careful is not important, I am telling you that heart surgeries will fail, bridges will collapse and planes will drop out of the sky. If this is the case for the world, what about our work for, in and with the Holy Spirit?

So this war in us is common to all man. Paul wrote in Romans 8.1-8: “Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit of Life set me free from the law of sin and death. For what the law was powerless to do in that it was weakened by the sinful nature, God did by sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful man to be a sin offering. And so He condemned sin in sinful man, in order that the righteous requirements of the law might be fully met in us, who do not live according to the sinful nature but according to the Spirit. Those who live according to the sinful nature have their minds set on what that nature desires; but those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires.”

So now the question turns to you: How do you use God’s gift of freewill to you when you put a law in your mind and write in on your heart? It is up to you, for it is written: “For man was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of Him who gave freewill in the hope he would choose rightly.”

I am of course not asking about the laws of the land – Don’t’ kill, steal or speed, etc. I am asking in your ministry before the Lord, you who call yourselves Christians: you who were baptised at birth, or fill in the little envelopes and make your monthly tithe, read the bible and attend church every Sunday, those who are looking forward to the return of Jesus, or wish to know the thoughts of God and hope to give the Holy Spirit well-deserved rest: What law do you put in your mind and write on your heart, and are they of one accord? Is it:

  • Listen to Jesus;
  • Hear what the Holy Spirit is saying to the churches;
  • Yes, Jesus is coming soon!
  • Come Lord Jesus, come!?

For it is up to you and it is your personal choice because it is your gift of freewill, and no one else’s. What law do you put in your mind and write on your heart, AND are they of one accord? Like we were taught on Wednesday, “When the thoughts of your mind agree with the thoughts of your heart, you are no longer double-minded, but single-minded, just like Jesus was and is.” And when you are single-minded, you no longer have the war waging in the members of your flesh. For unless you can end the war in your body, how can you have mastery over sin?

We speak of God’s eternity and how He will not allow sin to perpetuate on New Earth and New Heaven. Do you know how He does this? He will end freewill for all those who are judged to be unfit to carry on possessing and utilising His gift of freewill. They have proven themselves to only do damage to God because the law they wrote in their minds and on their hearts does not have in mind the things of God, but the things of themselves. And some of them will not even repent of it because they are cowardly, unbelieving and vile.

And it is not like He ends freewill by killing them all.

Do you know God ends freewill? He said He will put His law in their minds and write it on their hearts. He will be their God and they will be His people. And this is justice of God. Because for them, it is better that they no longer be given this freedom; it is better for them and for God that God puts His law on their minds and writes it on their hearts for eternity. And this is part of the terms of the Covenant for the Forgiveness of Sins. The Covenant is not so that WE can be saved – that WE can receive the benefits. Jesus died for His Father, not for us. That is to say, Jesus agreed that all the sins of all mankind be remitted to Him, thus He personally paid the accounting of lifeblood that was shed by men because of sin and death, so that God may forgive sins rightfully and deal with it like a debt that is written off legally, and so that the books of His Father’s future do not bear this ugly mark God never intended but that They did count the cost for.

So then, consider the gift of freewill, and what laws you allow yourself to put in your mind and write on your heart, and examine whether they are of one accord and if they are in accordance with the words of Jesus. Examine whether those laws are to glorify and honour God, the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, or just to pleasure yourself these few years as you pave your way to Heaven or Hell and towards Judgement Day. So if not, repent and listen to Jesus and the Holy Spirit so that you may come to believe and know Them, because our God who walks in the cool of the garden where He originally placed the male and the female, was not the One who hid from them, not wanting them to see or know Him.

Do it now, at once today – before the mark of the beast is introduced as we approach the days of distress because you would not want to take on the mark of the beast on your hand or forehead in order to continue the right to buy and sell so that you may have food and shelter. Because whatever physical form the mark of the beast comes in, whether it is the number of the false prophet name branded “666” or whatever, the mark is placed on the forehead or the right hand, signifying the seal of the Law of Lawlessness on the minds and the hearts of those who have to receive it by the force of the false prophet because of the oppression and distress of the those days.  Because once you receive the Law of Lawlessness mark on you, you have lost your freewill to the enemy anyway.

The Law of Lawlessness is the diabolical opposite law of the Law of the Spirit of Life, which is the Holy Spirit who says to Jesus, COME!”

The Law of Lawlessness is the law in the mind and heart of Satan, the beast and the false prophet, “Jesus must not come. Even if we have to kill Him again, He must not come.”

Can you imagine bearing the mark of this blasphemy on your mind and flesh?

So then, give careful thoughts to your ways and the gift of freewill God has given you, and ask yourself, do I write His laws in my mind and on my heart to give glory to Jesus and the Holy Spirit and to honour the Father as I listen to Jesus and the Holy Spirit to come to know Them?  Or do I write laws as I please, spreading a table for fortune and filling bowls of mixed wine as I attempt to write my own destiny?

 

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