Old Covenant Mindsets And New Covenant Believers

The Christian with a mind focused on the Old Covenant will ask God to anoint them. We do not live in that covenant. In the New Covenant the Holy Spirit came on the day of Pentecost and has not left.

The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, to preach the acceptable year of the Lord.
Luke 4:18-19

The Spirit of the Lord was upon Jesus and He is with us today!

If you are a Christian, the Holy Spirit is dwelling in your spirit. He does not come and go without notice. His anointing is on you when you are at home and when you are at work. This is a revelation lacking for the majority of Christians today.

“Oh God please anoint our service tonight.”

I do not need to ask God to anoint me because His Spirit is in me and He is on me.

For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.
Matthew 18:20

Jesus promised to be in the midst of any group of Christians. When we gather He is with us.

“Please be with us tonight Lord.”

I hear people pray prayers like this and wonder how He can answer them. He already promised to be with us. The problem is that most people do not consider His promises before praying what they have always prayed or what they have heard others pray.

Making the word of God of none effect through your tradition, which ye have delivered: and many such like things do ye.
Mark 7:13

We need to be continuously searching the Scriptures to ensure we are living by them and not our traditions. It is easy to get into a rut and just do something because it is the way we have always done it.

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5 Comments on “Old Covenant Mindsets And New Covenant Believers

  1. The topic of old covenant mindsets while living in the new covenant is a good topic to share.

    However, after your presentation of doctrine, you went into a place that is bad.


    Your pitch to get people’s money in this post is a problem.

    For starters, why do you need people to send you money so that you can operate?

    I operate a blog, wrote a Kindle ebook, and I actively upload ministry videos to YouTube. I would be horrified ask people to give me money for sharing the information that God freely gives me.

    Next, you switched bible versions & quoted scripture out of context when you used scripture as a device to lure people to send money to you.

    Here’s that verse in its real context, (and it has nothing to do with someone giving money to you):

    7 “Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.
    8 For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.
    9 And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.
    10 As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith.”

    Please don’t monetize what you do. And more importantly, please repent of wresting scripture for your financial gain.

    I don’t know how much money people send to you, (I imagine that it’s little), and frankly how much money that you receive isn’t the issue. The issue is your intent.
    The issue is that you are misrepresenting scripture with the intent to get other people’s money into your hands.

    Balaam and Judas Iscariot sold their services for money.

    You can heed the advice I give you or not, I can’t make you do anything.

    All glory to the risen Lord Jesus Christ, and no glory to us whatsoever.


    • Thank you for posting your comment. I ask you to forgive any offense my posting may have caused.

      We often had similar types of conversations while in Bible college. It flows from a circular argument in one sense. The reason I say this is that one cannot say it is not right to accept money for something like a blog and on the other hand say it would be right for a minister or church to take up an offering. Following your flow of logic would indicate the church or ministry is in effect “monetizing” the gospel by taking up offerings.

      And now, brothers and sisters, we want you to know about the grace that God has given the Macedonian churches. 2 In the midst of a very severe trial, their overflowing joy and their extreme poverty welled up in rich generosity. 3 For I testify that they gave as much as they were able, and even beyond their ability. Entirely on their own, 4 they urgently pleaded with us for the privilege of sharing in this service to the Lord’s people. 5 And they exceeded our expectations: They gave themselves first of all to the Lord, and then by the will of God also to us.
      2 Corinthians 8:1-5

      In this example Paul speaks of Macedonian churches that gave into his ministry as a result of the “extreme poverty” that “welled up in rich generosity”. Would you consider Paul to have been taking advantage of these believers for accepting an offering when they seem to have been in a state of lack? It would seem that he was also “monetizing” the Gospel.

      You have proudly said you “operate a blog, wrote a Kindle ebook, and I actively upload ministry videos to YouTube”. I applaud your efforts for expanding the Kingdom of God as our focus must be on leading people to Christ. We also have several platforms that God enables us to operate. It is all through His grace and we recognize He resists pride and so will not take credit for any.

      Let me close be sharing the “other” side of the coin which you were unable to see prior to posting. As said, my wife and I operate several channels that the Lord has led us build. We have an Instagram devotional (mb_devotional), an Instagram channel where we are posting verse by verse through the Bible (mb_bible), a Twitter channel with Scripture references or inspirational quotes posted every two hours (tweets_mb), and this website. Each was created at the Lord’s leading.

      We too originally entered into this ministry with a hesitancy to ask for offerings. God has opened doors and drawn readers from over 50 nations in the past year. In each channel we’ve had multiple requests to create a way for people to donate. This was something we hesitated at first to do for the reasons you stated. As more and more people sent us messages asking how to give, we took time to pray. The Lord led us to the verses quoted earlier in 2 Corinthians 8 and also to 1 Timothy 5:18:

      “For the scripture saith, thou shalt not muzzle the ox that treadeth out the corn. And, The labourer is worthy of his reward.”

      The “Donate” button was added at first but people still missed that and asked for a simpler way to sow into our efforts. For this reason we added the note on each post.

      I acknowledge that many people have “monetized” the anointing for their own profit. It is not our place to judge them as the Holy Spirit will deal with them. There is a great harvest to be brought in for the Kingdom and that is where our focus must be. In addition to the blog I also work a job that requires fifty plus hours weekly. My wife and I use any donations to pay for software licensing, equipment upgrades, and any other expenses associated with our outreaches. Anything received above this is sown back into the kingdom via our church. There is absolutely no motive to profit from any of this work.


      • Thank you for your dialog with me Marc.

        The reason why I listed what I do in ministry, was to demonstrate that being active in the cyber world for the kingdom of God doesn’t necessitate soliciting donations from people. I wasn’t trying to promote myself. However if my mentioning what I do offended you as a display of my being proud, then please forgive me. I only deserve hell, but praise God, He made me the righteousness of God in Christ as a free gift.


        All glory to the risen Lord Jesus Christ, and no glory to us whatsoever.


      • I want to add one final note please.
        Please forgive me for the impolite way that I handled this issue with you.
        I should have been more polite in how I communicated my thoughts to you about this matter.

        All glory to the risen Lord Jesus Christ, and no glory to us whatsoever.

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  2. Hi Marc, not surprising you have only a few likes for this…we pray for the anointing because we go by feelings instead of faith…so no feelings of the “anointing” = no anointing….I Thank God He has come to stay regardless of feelings.

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