Unpacking The New Creation Realities Part 5:

9 August Pointers by Apostle Shaiks ~ Unpacking The New Creation Realities Part 5:
> If a believer can know what Christ has done, it will change how they walk and talk.
> “Where I am, there you may be also” ~ doesn’t refer to a physical location (John 14:3).
– A new creation is in the world but not of the world, he is superior to the elements of the world and sitted with Christ far above all principalities, powers and dominion (Ephesians 1:21).
> In the gospels Jesus would say “have you not read”, which is anaginosko ~ don’t you know certainly, to recognize i.e. recognize in the scriptures the things concerning Christ.
– Jesus came as a title (volume) of the scriptures (Hebrews 10:7).
> Jesus is the teacher of the scriptures and we have to interpret the scriptures in the light of Christ ~ the scriptures testify of him.
> “I have yet many things to say unto you” ~ John 16:12 ~ what he said to them was not all there was.
~ After resurrection they would not only know the truth but would also remember (receive explanation) the things he taught them when he was with them.
> John 3:12
– Earthly things is parables, they still couldn’t believe even though he used earthly things.
– “Heavenly things” is epouranios ~ what pertains to heaven.
> New creation is the Spirit and the old is the flesh (the letter).
– Before resurrection they couldn’t bear heavenly things.
– The new creation realities is empowered or engineered by the Spirit.
– We have been made able ministers of the new testament (Spirit ), not the letter (flesh) ~ 2 Corinthians 3:6.
– All things have been made new.
– “New” is kainos ~ something not used by those who should use it.
– God created the new before the old.
> What are these heavenly things?
– Jesus and Moses communicated the same thing differently e.g. when God communicated a picture of Jesus to Moses, Moses build a physical tabernacle / temple.
– Jesus stood in front of the temple and said he will destroy it and build it in 3 days, meaning the temple of this body (John 2:19-22).
– All that was said of Jesus, was demonstrated by the tabernacle.
– ☆Heavenly things are the explanations of the activities that surround Jesus and his redemptive work.
– Jesus didn’t exhaust all that he was supposed to communicate because of the hardness of the heart of his audience (they were stiff necked), hence the Spirit of truth completes what Jesus could not utter (John 16:13).
– Moses wrote the law on stones to signify the hardness of the Israelites hearts but their unbelief didn’t nullify or make the word of God of non-effect.
– Heart of stones are removed in Christ and heart of flesh is given (Ezekiel 36:26-27).
– Communication now comes from within you. The spirit bears witness with our spirit that we are the sons of God.
– The things the Spirit of truth came to teach were not different from the scriptures (Galatians 1:8-9, 2 John 1:10-11).
– The basis of what is new is in the scriptures. Those who were empowered by the Holy Spirit, went back to the scriptures and reworked the types and shadows to make them the works of the Spirit around Jesus.
– “He will guide you into all truth” is hodegeo ~ show the way i.e. there’s an emphasis not to move away from the scriptures.
– The Israelites took the long route out of Egypt to Caanan, because these things had to be communicated in the scriptures, the things we decide and communicate in the revelatory manner.
– After Jesus was baptized, he was taken to the wilderness and tempted just like the Israelites but didn’t sin like them.
– “things to come” ~ something new (new to the recipient and not the initiator). It’s a mystery if you don’t believe, mystery is in the heart and mind of man. God doesn’t hide things.
– We are living in the times where all things to be shown by the Holy Spirit has been fulfilled and expressed in the epistles.
– All things have been fulfilled, we are not fulfilling anything ~ it is finished.
– The new things are contained in the epistles but are detailed or come from the scriptures.
– Unpacking the new creation makes you understand and hence less effort us