JESUS PLUS NOTHING
But when this priest had offered for all time one sacrifice for sins, He sat down at the right hand of God. For by one sacrifice He has made perfect for ever those who are being made holy.
The New Covenant does not downsize the Old Covenant but upsizes it, for the New Covenant is more far-reaching and more satisfying than the Old Covenant ever was.
Under the Old Covenant, the Jews were limited to a specific land, people and liturgy of worship, but the New Covenant depends entirely on the fullness of Christ and His relationship with us. Where God once dwelt and interacted with His people from within a temple or through His prophets, He now chooses to live in every Christian by the indwelling Spirit of Christ. Jesus is greater than the prophets, angels or priests, mediating directly between us and the Father. His law is written on our hearts, not tablets of stone, and His sacrifice on the cross does not temporarily cover sin but, purifies us once an for all.
Any version of the Christian life that requires Christ plus something else is erroneous because any addition to Christ is by definition a subtraction from Him To add something to Christ is saying He is deficient in that area.
Faith in His person and His work on the cross are all we need to be reconciled to God and to enter into relationship with Him.
The fullness of the Christian life is realized in Jesus Plus Nothing, because He Himself if completely is constantly sufficient. We must resist the ever-present danger of thinking liturgy, tradition or good actions somehow add to or complement Christ, for our hope and rest is found in enjoying a living active relationship with Him.
Dear Jesus, You are greater than any ritual and sufficient for all our needs. Thank you for living within us and being the resorce we need to live a life pleasing to You. Amen
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