What does this mean, Sons of the New Covenant living and thinking in an Old Covenant mindset? First we must understand the difference between the New and the Old Covenant. Second we must come to a realization in our mind that we are in fact Sons and not just believers. Once you truly understand these 2 basic things the Old Covenant mindset will become obvious.
In the Old Covenant the Believers had to rely upon a designated man of God to teach, guide, and represent them because they did not have the Holy Spirit living in them. The Old Covenant believers had to erect, build, and dedicate something for God to reside in. They would dedicate places and altars and revisit them in order to feel or have a sense of connection to God, his Covenant, and his Presence. They had to ask for His Presence to go before them. There were generational curses on them for the disobedience of their forefathers. They had to ask God to show up. They had to take the sick to a prophet to get healed. They had to keep ceremonies and rituals to please God. They begged and plead for God’s protection. The priest would use rocks to determine the will of God. They always had a lack in their lives. There was a fear to approach God in his temple. There were many things they had to do in order to gain the favor and acceptance of God. In other words everything was an external act to worship and serve God. The mentality of the Old Covenant people was that God was always out there somewhere. Does any of this sound familiar in the Church today?
I am writing this to all who are in Christ both male and female. Number one you have to understand that God is not just God. He is your Father and Jesus is your brother Heb.2:10-12. If you do not grasp this then you will never move out of an Old Covenant mindset. In John 20:17 Jesus said “I am going to my father and your father, my God and your God.” In John 19 he said” It is finished.” Jesus completed his mission in reconciling the world unto the Father through himself. All who receive Jesus as their Savior are now Sons and no longer servants Gal.3:26, Gal.4:7. You are an heir of God and a joint heir with Christ Romans 8:17. As a Son you no longer have to go to a temple for you are the temple of the Holy Spirit 2Cor 6:16. You no longer have to revisit and dig a well; you have rivers of living water within you John 7:38. You never have to ask for God’s presence to go before you because Christ is within you Col 1:27. You who are in Christ do not have generational curses on your life because He became a curse for you Gal.3:13&14.
You don’t have to ask God to show up at a service or an event because when you show up He is there. You don’t have to take the sick to a healer. Jesus told you to heal the sick, raise the dead, and to cast out demons Mark 16:17-20, Luke 10:19, Matt.10:8. You don’t have to perform ceremonies or have structured programs to worship God. Jesus said you shall worship the Father in Spirit and in truth John 4:24. You don’t have to beg God or “plead the blood” over someone. Sons don’t beg or plead they decree the word of God and the will of God over situations and people. Sons do not ask the Father to do what he has already done and Sons don’t ask the Father to do what he has told them to do. You don’t need stones (Urim and the Thumin), animal skins (fleece), or gimmicks to know the will of God; you have the Holy Spirit to lead and guide you John 16:13, Romans 8:9&14. You also have the peace of God to rule your heart and minds Phil.4:6&7, Col.3:15. There is no lack in Christ because you are complete and blessed in Him Eph.1:3, Col.2:6-10. The list goes on and on.
As long as you live with an Old Covenant mindset of defeat, lack, and powerlessness you will never walk in the reality of the New Covenant .There is so much freedom in Christ but you have to choose to make the Word of God and the God of the Word personal. You will never know what you are to be doing until you know who you are. Know who you are in Christ and who Christ is in you. We are sons of the living God in a wonderful New Covenant which is established on much better promises than that of the Old Heb.8:6.