The Blood Covenant – 9 (HOLY-SPIRIT in FELLOWSHIP)
Of course God gave His Son to die on the cross for us (John 3:16). That one-time event (the supreme act of love) is what established the covenant. But what does God give to us now?
He gives us the gift of the Holy Spirit, the third person of the Godhead. Why? Because the Spirit is now going to make the covenant active and real in our lives. He is the gift of the Holy Spirit: “You will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit” (Acts 2:38). God gives the Holy Spirit to us and all the blessing of God and all the revelation of God is given to us through the Holy Spirit.
The Spirit is the eternal connection and transmission of fellowship between the Father and the Son, and now He says yo us:“I want you to enter into this same dynamic life of the Spirit.” So God gives everything to us in the Holy Spirit. In the Trinity now we are positioned in Christ (in the Son). We belong in the fellowship of the Trinity, where the Father gives everything to the Son, through the Holy Spirit. And we are standing in the Son. So God now is giving us everything through the Holy Spirit.
The Holy Spirit has been sent to bring everything that is in the covenant, everything that is in the heart of God, to us. Without the Holy Spirit there would be nothing, just dead religion. Therefore the Love of God the Father and the Grace of our Lord Jesus Christ can only be experienced in fellowship with the Holy Spirit.
BC 9 - *Ezek 26
* cover verses in John 14-16 on the work/ action/ transmission/ administration of the Spirit in the NC
remaining CDs to cover: BC 7 (2nd half) & BC 8*
Psalm 50:5-my people by sacrifice