A New Letter Written On Your Heart

by csnyder 25. June 2012 05:06

In 2 Corinthians 3, Paul says some things that may upset some folks very much but I am glad that it was him that said them.  In  verse 7, he calls letters engraved in stone a ministry of death.   He went on to called it faded glory.  He calls the ministry of the Spirit more glory.  In verse 9 he calls the letters engraved in stone, a ministry of condemnation, in the same verse he calls the New Covenant, the ministry of righteousness.  In verse 10 he said, "Indeed, what had glory has NO glory.

Why do people treat the law as if it still has glory when Paul plainly says that it now has no glory.  In verse 15, Paul goes on to say the reading of Moses to this day causes the veil to remain unlifted.  

Ok, here it is, some people say that we need to balance Grace which equals Jesus which equals the Spirit in these verses, with law.  Why would anyone want to balance no glory with glory, condemnation with righteousness and death with life.  Life is not a balance, it is Jesus.  He has given us His life.  It is all Him and has always been all Him and will always will be all Him.  We simply believe Him.

In verse 18 the Paul said through the inspiration on the Holy Spirit that when we look in a mirror we see the glory of God.  It is from glory, Grace to save, to Glory, Grace to live.  All Him, but has been given to us on the cross.  It is now as much ours as it is Christ's.  He chose for it to be this way, we simply believe it.  It has been finished at the cross for all men.  Some choose not to believe this.  The veil must be lifted, only the Holy Spirit can do that.

Where there is Spirit, there is liberty.

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Craig Snyder has been married to Jonni Gooden Snyder for 37 years.  He has three grown sons and one grown daughter.  He has eight grandchildren.

Craig has been in full time ministry since 1974, having been on staff with Campus Crusade for Christ, Fellowship of Christian Athletes and has pastored for over 25 years.

Craig has ministered  with Grace Walk Ministries since 2001 and serves as Director of Missions and also pastors a home church.  He travels extensively in Latin America, and the U.S. and Canada sharing the Grace Walk of our Lord Jesus Christ.