~ROliverLuce | 05-05-15
That’s right! To put growth & maturity into a structural framework, we might see the progression of maturity possibly for our simple understanding.
We are drawn by God’s love & grace and we accept it through HIS Word of Truth (the Son) with our repentance and obedience and this is part of the Covenant what is called the ‘blood covenant’ (the servant covenant) as we initially commit to by our repentance and our dying to self even MORE importantly through our professing IT in baptism symbolizing our death to sin. 🙂 Could I say this more clearly?
Oh, but we’re faced with becoming friends with Yeshua! That comes through familiarity. I guess that must be prayer, intercession, and praising HIS character that it might get into us, among other actions and attitudes. A covenant name for our friendship with God through His priesthood in approaching the Father is called the ‘Salt Covenant’ a step up in our ongoing maturity in Christ.
But we aren’t through yet in approaching the Marriage supper of the lamb yet. From our journey through ‘Salt,’ we come into yet another covenant of promise! The ‘covenant of inheritance’ what the Hebrew Torah calls the ‘Sandal covenant.’ Sandal as in foot-ware, lol. Here as friends with the Father’s ‘Word of Truth’ we begin to understand our future and our hope that opens up our inheritance! A whole world opening up to the promise of an eventual marriage to God the FATHER’s ‘Word of Truth & Promise’ for all eternity!
Well, like I mentioned above our ongoing maturity is much more dynamic than having to go through each mini-covenant of the Father’s Covenant (Genesis 15:17) rather than going through each stage separately. God’s character of common sense (if you will) tells us this :-).
Thanks for listening to my take on our coming marriage with Yeshua that is… to be! 🙂