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The Key to Our Faith and Salvation

Jesus Christ has all the answers for our understanding of the Scriptures.
By HOMOLESSE LANGUANE
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What would you write if you were asked to do a short essay that would so affect the reader that they could understand, believe and be baptized into the eternal Kingdom that is coming soon with Jesus Christ?

Sometimes people think that we can only believe in the First Covenant, and not in the Second, or vice versa. They think this without knowing that it is the very Word of God that the ancient prophets heard and wrote in the First Covenant, just as the apostles did in the Second.

Who is this Word? Yes, it is Jesus Christ himself, who in the beginning existed in the mind of God, and it is through him that God created all things in the world and in the heavens. As John wrote,

“That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of life; (For the life was manifested, and we have seen it, and bear witness, and shew unto you that eternal life, which was with the Father, and was manifested unto us); That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ.” (1 John 1:1-3).

The timing of this is very important. We are told,

“Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah.” (Jer 31:31).

But first, shouldn’t we also know what the truth is? We can do nothing without truth. Jesus said,

“I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” (John 14:6)

Also, he said,

“I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing,” (John 15:5).

So let us directly hear the key to our faith and salvation in Romans 10:9, where the Word says;

“That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.”

Also, in Acts 4:12,

“Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.”

So, did the First Covenant talk about Jesus Christ? Yes. Because he was the Word at the time. Furthermore, he was the Seed referred to in Adam’s time.

“And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.” (Gen 3:15).

The offspring of the serpent is sin, and that of the Woman is Jesus Christ. Jesus even called the sinful Pharisees serpents (Matt 23:33). Jesus is the Seed of the Woman, especially because Mary gave birth as a virgin. The same promise of the offspring was to Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, David, and to Mary herself, the mother of Jesus (Gen 13:15, 2 Sam 7:12-13, Luke 1:31-33). Could it be that the prophet of the Law, Moses, expected that one day after him another prophet more important than he would appear? Yes.

“And it shall come to pass, that whosoever will not hearken unto my words which he shall speak in my name, I will require it of him.” (Deut 18:19).

So, did Moses refer to Jesus Christ in those words? Paul writes,

“Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He saith not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to thy seed, which is Christ. And this I say, that the covenant, that was confirmed before of God in Christ, the law, which was four hundred and thirty years after, cannot disannul, that it should make the promise of none effect. For if the inheritance be of the law, it is no more of promise: but God gave it to Abraham by promise.” (Gal 3:16- 18).

Further, we are told in Acts 3:22-23,

“For Moses truly said unto the fathers, A prophet shall the Lord your God raise up unto you of your brethren, like unto me; him shall ye hear in all things whatsoever he shall say unto you. And it shall come to pass, that every soul, which will not hear that prophet, shall be destroyed from among the people.”

That’s why the key to our faith is the voice of God

That’s why the key to our faith is the voice of God, which after the passage of time became flesh in the one human being who is the great King. This was the same Jesus Christ, who the Jews expected to come, but when he did come, they didn’t believe in him. John wrote,

“And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father), full of grace and truth.” (John 1:14).

It may happen that when we will encounter misunderstandings while reading the Bible, instead of asking for a new prophet, we should ask the old ones. We must not forget that it was the same Jesus, foreshadowed by the Voice of God, which spoke of the prophets in the first covenant.

Jesus Christ has all the answers for our understanding of the Scriptures.

Do we want to know about marriage (Matt 19:5-6)?

Food (Matt 6:25-34)?

Fasting (Matt 6:16-18)?

Prayer (Matt 6:5-8)?

Where will the Kingdom be (Matt 5:5)?

Jesus is now in control of this world. As it is written

“And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.” (Matt 28:18).

Homolesse Languane,
CBM Secretary, Mozambique

Homolesse Languane, CBM Secretary, Mozambique
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