The following is the daily scripture courtesy of the Rhapsody of Realities Bible from Christ Embassy. Pastor Chris, the founder of the Church, hand chooses the weekly scripture to help souls across the world find their way closer to God. Make sure to read the specific verses carefully and with Christ’s intent in mind. The glory of God is with you so long as Jesus is in your heart.
“Now if the ministry that brought death, which was engraved in letters on stone, came with glory, so that the Israelites could not look steadily at the face of Moses because of its glory, transitory though it was, will not the ministry of the Spirit be even more glorious?” (2 Corinthians 3:7-8).
The Apostle Paul, in our theme scripture, was comparing the awesome difference between the Old and the New Testaments. Without mincing words, he calls the ministration of the Old Testament “the ministration of death.” What does this mean?
First, you must understand something about the Law: it came that condemnation might stand. When the Law was read, death was ministered, people were condemned, spiritual death became a consciousness. Recall Paul’s words:
“Once I was alive apart from the law; but when the commandment came, sin sprang to life and I died” (Romans 7:9).
“Did that which is good, then, become death to me? By no means! Nevertheless, in order that sin might be recognized as sin, it used what is good to bring about my death, so that through the commandment sin might become utterly sinful” (Romans 7:13).
The law was given because of sin, so that sin might be shown to be what it really is.
The Old Testament couldn’t fulfill God’s intention which was to give life to men. Rather, it brought death, because of the imperfections of the flesh. No one could fulfill the Law, none could totally rise to the level that the law prescribed. But thanks be unto God! Jesus Christ is the fulfillment of the Law. The Bible says through Him, all are justified from all things from which they couldn’t be justified by the Law of Moses.
“Through him everyone who believes is set free from every sin, a justification you were not able to obtain under the law of Moses” (Acts 13:39).
The Bible says He’s brought life and immortality to light through the Gospel.
“but it has now been revealed through the appearing of our Savior, Christ Jesus, who has destroyed death and has brought life and immortality to light through the gospel” (2 Timothy 1:10).
So, today, when we preach the true New Testament, we’re ministering the Spirit; the Spirit of life.
“He has made us competent as ministers of a new covenant–not of the letter but of the Spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life” (2 Corinthians 3:6).
The scripture says we’re able ministers of the New Testament: “…not “…not of the letter, letter, but of the spirit: spirit: for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life.” life.”
This should be your dream and desire: you want your ministration to be a ministration of life; a ministration of the Spirit. Someone who doesn’t yet know Jesus should hear you, and be transformed, because of the release of the spirit of life in your ministration that leaves salvation, healing, deliverance, and other blessings in its wake!