Grace and the New Covenant Revolution

Written by on January 2, 2020

UnfailingGrace is all about the promotion of New Covenant Grace and the empowered life we live loved and accepted by God. Grace is so radical that it offends those who want to add their good deeds to the faith that brings righteousness. We are saved through faith in Jesus alone. Grace is the empowering presence of God that comes through the in-filling of the Holy Spirit. We can only be accepted by God through Grace alone, and He is able to not only declare us righteous (justification) but also make us righteous (sanctification), all through Faith.

We want to give Jesus His rightful place as the Pre-eminent One who is fully capable and authorized by God to govern us and rule over us. What we mean is that Jesus does not need Moses and Old Covenant Law to assist Him in governing us.

It is ALL Jesus and the Holy Spirit. Righteousness in all its forms can only come through Them.

We’re very dependent on the New Testament and Paul in particular for understanding Grace the way we do. It is a fresh and new revelation (Eph 3), and it is a revelation from Jesus Himself (Galatians) and is a revelation about the administration or government of Grace (Eph 3).

Authors – David & Narelle Crabtree

Why a Revolution?

Why a “Revolution”? Despite what Paul says in the New Testament, the general Christian ‘consensus’ is that Grace is not good enough on its own for righteousness to be achieved. It seems that there is high offense taken when Grace is presented as Gospel stand-alone or Grace-only. Whatever belief stance we take it needs to be based on the New Covenant. Why is it that despite the New Testament plainly stating that Old Covenant Law (all of it) is “obsolete”, “outdated”, “will soon disappear” (Heb 8) , and that we are no longer under its supervision (Gal 3), do people want to use Law to “balance” Grace?

We do need a revolution in our belief system, perhaps even a reboot. Whilesoever the Old Covenant (Law) still stands as being relevant to believers, we are in “unbelief” and cannot possibly trust the abilities of the Holy Spirit to empower us in Righteousness. The Holy Spirit is God and His job is not to be the Reinforcer of Old Covenant Law.

He IS God and is fully capable of governing, guiding and empowering us all by Himself.

David Crabtree
Author, Speaker, President/CEO of UnfailingGrace Ministries

What if we don’t change?

What if we don’t change? For some reason, we can’t seem to let go of Moses (Law). The main battle confronting the Apostle Paul was the resistance (violent on occasion) against the New Covenant.

It’s the same today. If we do not change and continue to live in unbelief we are doomed to be alienated from Christ (Gal 5) and lose any supernatural (Spirit empowered) effectiveness. We must learn to trust God and learn to hear His voice. His presence and power, in an environment of love, more than accomplishes even the best that the Law intended.

The unbelieving world needs an encounter with believers. – David Crabtree

Our Life Motto

Our “life code” or motto is borrowed from the Apostle Paul…

But whatever were gains to me I now consider loss for the sake of Christ. 8 What is more, I consider everything a loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them garbage, that I may gain Christ 9 and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ – the righteousness that comes from God on the basis of faith10 I want to know Christ,  yes, to know the power of his resurrection and participation in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, 11 and so, somehow, attaining to the resurrection from the dead. 12 Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. 13 Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, 14 I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. – The Apostle Paul, Philippians 3;8-14 (TNIV)

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We’ve only just started, there is much more to be posted in the months ahead. You are invited to explore the articles and blogs contributed to in this site. It’s All about Grace and related subjects.

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