Clareann Berchtold 12/4/17
FOREVER TO BE SAVED
A Covenant! The Promised One,
Messiah Jesus was His Name!
The Law of Old had passed away.
A "better covenant" was made!
A weak and useless way to God
Could not deliver, never save;
But Jesus gave his life to be
The Spotless Lamb for us to see
A "better covenant" of peace
To God our Father "once for all."
So NEVER shall we need to see
The fires of hell for sinful deeds,
For just a drop of Saving Blood
Unites us to the Father's Love;
Forever in His Home.
Oh, what's the price that we must pay?
For when a covenant is made,
A price of death is to be paid.
But suicide is not the way,
So what's the cost to enter here
And walk the streets of gold?
The Garden! In the Garden there,
The Son got on His knees and showed
The cost of what we need to know,
And how that we can enter in
The Covenant of Life with Him.
I see Him on his knees in pain
And agony inside His soul
And pleading for the plan to change,
That He not die in shame alone;
But said instead, Thy will be done
And gave His will to Him above
To die for me and you to save
A people who would crucify
A perfect Man who loved them so,
To be the Father's Lamb.
And so He shed His Blood and said,
"Remember Me" in wine and bread,
And crucify your flesh with Mine
And crucify your will and die,
And give up all your thoughts and plans,
And yield to God above.
And those who choose to give their will
And die to passions for this life,
And crucify the flesh with Christ,
And pay the painful, proper price,
Have entered into Life with Him,
Forever to be Saved.
And nothing separates a man
From such a New and Perfect Plan,
A "guarantee" our Father gave
To every man who seeks to save
His life from Satan's chains of death
And enter Heaven's Home.
I celebrate this Covenant!
I gladly give my will to God!
I gladly promise to obey
In light of such a price He paid!
This price, (for decades I have paid)
To Daily Die so I can see
The promises He made to me
Of glory and of ecstasy,
Is NOTHING in comparison to Jesus,
God's beloved Son,
Who in the Garden gave His will
As drops of Blood from sweaty brow,
And to this God I humbly bow,
Forever to be Saved!
When God revealed to me the understanding of the Old and New Covenant in Hebrews, (Scriptures confirming below) I did not think a poem would be the way the Holy Spirit would clarify it all. Here it is for you to understand also.
When I was young, I became a “blood brother” to my friend Nancy and somehow it really moved me. German Theologian Adolf Wuttke said, “There is no love without sacrifice.”
I believe we become blood brothers with Jesus when we have “crucified the flesh with all it’s passions and desires.” It hurts. And bleeding emotionally is often more agonizing than visible blood. Therefore, I see the love sacrifice Jesus made in the garden as the first Blood shed when He said, against His will, “THY WILL BE DONE” on His knees for you and me.
"To Jesus, the mediator of a new covenant, and to the sprinkled blood, which speaks better than the blood of Abel".
1 Cor. 15:31
"In Christ Jesus our Lord, I die daily." Paul
"For a covenant is valid only when men are dead, for it is never in force while the one who made it lives."
"There is a setting aside of a former commandment because of its weakness and uselessness..."
Luke 22:44 “And being in agony He was praying very fervently; and His sweat became like drops of blood, falling down upon the ground.”
Clareann Berchtold 12/1/17
THE SIN OF OMISSION
There's a sin of OMISSION,
A sin without name,
A sin that will speak of
The cowardly way,
And those who were lazy,
And those who sat by
With a gavel of judgment for those who did try
To help out the orphan who passes their way,
Or speak against others who lead men astray.
And maybe their service was clumsy or flawed,
But "LOVE NEVER FAILS",
Therefore, God will reward.
So do not be fooled by the things you OMIT,
For they're just as sinful as sins you COMMIT.
Heb. 7:22,8:6 " Jesus has become the
guarantee of a better covenant…
enacted on better promises."
Matt. 26:39 "And He went a little beyond them, and fellon His face and prayed, saying, "My Father, if it is
possible, let this cup pass from Me;
yet not as I will, but as Thou wilt."
"FOR "THIS IS THE
COVENANT THAT I
WILL MAKE WITH
THE HOUSE OF
ISRAEL AFTER THOSE
DAYS, SAYS THE
LORD: I WILL PUT MY
LAWS INTO THEIR
MINDS, AND I WILL
WRITE THEM UPON
THEIR HEARTS. AND I
WILL BE THEIR GOD,
AND THEY SHALL BE
ALL SHALL KNOW ME,
FROM THE LEAST
TO THE GREATEST
" FOR I WILL BE
MERCIFUL TO THEIR
INIQUITIES, AND I
"SACRIFICES AND OFFERINGS AND
WHOLE BURNT OFFERINGS AND
sacrifices FOR SIN
THOU HAST NOT DESIRED... (Offered
according to the
Law), then He said, "BEHOLD, I HAVE
COME TO DO THY WILL." He takes
away the first in
order to establish
By this will we
the offering of the
body of Jesus Christ
once for all."
"Not everyone who says
to Me, 'Lord, Lord,'
will enter the
kingdom of heaven;
but he who does the
will of My Father
who is in heaven."
Gal. 5:24 “Now to those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.”