Morning Message of Motivation (The Shift: 7)

By Rev Robert Ampiah-Kwofi

The transition from the Old Covenant to the New Covenant involved several changes.
The priesthood was changed from the Aaron order to the Melchizedek order.
The sacrifices were changed from the blood of bulls, goats and calves and replaced by the precious Blood of Jesus.
The promises of God were also changed and better promises were introduced.
Hebrews 8:6 NKJV
“But now He has obtained a more excellent ministry, inasmuch as He is also Mediator of a better covenant, which was established on better promises.”

One of the most extraordinary changes was the change of the people in the covenant.
The Old Covenant was exclusively between Jehovah and the Israelites.
The New Covenant however embraces people of all nationalities.
God’s love is for all people in the world.
John 3:16 NKJV
“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.”

The Gentiles would inherit the promises of God equally with the Jews.
Ephesians 3:6 NIV
“This mystery is that through the gospel the Gentiles are heirs together with Israel, members together of one body, and sharers together in the promise in Christ Jesus.”

The Jews for thousands of years had considered themselves the only people of the true God.
The Jews felt superior to the Gentiles and truly the Gentiles were in a bad shape spiritually without Christ.
Ephesians 2:12 NIV
“Remember that at that time you were separate from Christ, excluded from citizenship in Israel and foreigners to the covenants of the promise, without hope and without God in the world.”

Thanks be to Jesus for bringing hope to the hopeless.
Ephesians 2:13 NIV
But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far away have been brought near by the blood of Jesus.”

You are blessed.
You are a new creation.
Jesus has saved you.
May you enjoy all the benefits and blessings of God, in Jesus’ name.

Morning Message of Motivation(The Shift 8)

Robert Ampiah-Kwofi:
God entered into the Old Covenant with Israel because of the promises He made to Abraham. God swore to Abraham an oath that He would bless His descendants and give them the land of Canaan.
Genesis 17:7 NKJV
“And I will establish My covenant between Me and you and your descendants after you in their generations, for an everlasting covenant, to be God to you and your descendants after you.”
God’s gave promises to Abraham and to his seed or descendants. God promised Abraham that his descendants would be numerous and dominant.
Genesis 22:17 NIV
“I will surely bless you and make your descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky and as the sand on the seashore. Your descendants will take possession of the cities of their enemies,”
God promised Abraham’s descendants total victory over their enemies with added blessings.
Genesis 22:18 NIV
“And through your offspring all nations on earth will be blessed, because you have obeyed me.”
All these promises were given directly to Abraham’s descendants. These promises together with the Law formed the foundation of God’s covenant with the Israelites. Israel’s covenant with Jehovah set them apart from all the people on the earth.
Deuteronomy 7:7 NKJV
“The Lord did not set His love on you nor choose you because you were more in number than any other people, for you were the least of all peoples;”
God chose them because of His love, and His faithfulness to keep His promises to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.
Deuteronomy 7:8
“But it was because the Lord loved you and kept the oath he swore to your ancestors that he brought you out with a mighty hand and redeemed you from the land of slavery, from the power of Pharaoh king of Egypt.”
May God’s mighty hand fight all your battles and give you the victory. May Gods mighty power give you dominion over all enemies, in Jesus’ name.