The Unction of the Holy Spirit; The Voice Within
Jeremiah 31.31 “Behold, the days are coming, says the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah. 32 Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt, My covenant which they broke, though I was a husband to them, says the Lord. 33 But this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the Lord: I will put My law in their minds, and write it on their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people. 34 No more shall every man teach his neighbor, and every man his brother, saying, ‘Know the Lord,’ for they all shall know Me, from the least of them to the greatest of them, says the Lord. For I will forgive their iniquity, and their sin I will remember no more.”
With sin being delt with at the cross the New Covenant is now in effect, and we can understand the contrast of covenants. Things written on the heart, versus things written on tablets of stone called The 10 Commandments of the old being the covenant with Moses fulfilled by Christ.
Christ nailed them to the cross which explained the difference between external laws, saying,13 “And you, being dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, He has made alive together with Him, having forgiven you all trespasses, 14 having wiped out the handwriting of requirements that was against us, which was contrary to us. And He has taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross. 15 Having disarmed principalities and powers, He made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them in it.”
That old covenant is no longer in effect as Christ said, “Behold, I have come to do Your will, O God.” He takes away the first that He may establish the second. (Hebrews 10.9) And so He did.
This the new wine in the new skins that cannot be broken. Enter the New Covenant era precipitated with these words, “The Kingdom of God is at hand”.
BACK TO THE BEGINNING
Mankind lost hearing God’s voice at the fall, and so we needed external laws for guidance until we get reconnected, or reconciled. The law was added untill faith comes, and to make sin exceedingly sinful, for us to see we need a savior. This calls us to true reconciliation and the purpose of the gospel, given to reverse the effects of the fall to “that which is from the beginning, being a right relationship with the Father.
1 Timothy says,”The law is for the lawless.” But we who have received the Holy Spirit know something better. We are lawless no more because we hear the voice of God through the Holy Spirit that was given us.
1 John 2 says that “We have an unction from the Holy One and we know all things.” That, “We need not anyone to teach us but the anointing we have received teaches us all things.” This is in competition with law that teaches with external promptings. The New Covenant teachings are in our hearts with an invisible pen on our unseen parts, and not on stone with a chisel.
We have something from the beginning that precedes and supersedes the law and the prophets. For that matter any law. We have the anointing called the unction and the Holy Spirit. We have the solemn witness of God. The still small voice. This is our guide. We who were born not by man or from man, are born by God and for God. Amen.
By His en-grafted Word and the Holy Spirit in our invisible inward parts, not the circumcision of the flesh but of the heart. We are the true Jew described by Paul. (Romans 2.28) and the recipient’s of every promise God ever gave.
The salvation from Christ is a level and method of doing things right that those of the law and all its articles of faith can never do, or they would not have been expired. This is a righteousness the law and the prophets only alluded to. A right doing that cannot be fully understood in human terms of law. “What the law could not do God did by sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh. He condemned sin in the flesh that the righteous requirement of the law would be fulfilled in us who walk not by law, but by the spirit. (Romans 8) This is what pleases God and accounted as fulfilling all written law on our behal. For us there is no law. Love is the fulfillment of all law. (Romans 13.8)
You may ask then, what is the purpose of the Old Testament law? The Old Testament law with its prophets and the priests was like a nutritional embryonic sac taking on shadows of heavenly things, but not the essence of things in the New Covenant Kingdom. This is what Paul was referring to when he said, “When it pleased God who separated me from my mother’s womb to reveal his Son in me”? His mother’s womb was the Jewish culture and city of that day with all its feasts, festivities and sacrifices. This was the embryonic sac he needed to be cut off from, as explained in the book of Galatians. We are instructed to ” cast off the bond women and Her son”. The Jerusalem then was an inverted shadowy image of the Heavenly Mother and New Jerusalem until the re-birthing into different nature; a spiritual one, bone of Her bone, flesh of Her flesh.
Then Paul proclaimed, “25 for this Hagar is Mount Sinai in Arabia, and corresponds to Jerusalem which is on earth, and is in bondage with her children— 26 but the Jerusalem above is free, which is the mother of us all.” There is a distinction between the inversion and the greater atmosphere of the Spirit being greater than the carnally known heavens mostly filled with darkness. Our Heavens are filled with light.
So, here I ask you,”Who is your mother? And from where were you born? Are you born from above? (John 3)
Paul differentiates between the earthen carnal city associated with external laws, visuals and earthen elements, and with the Heavenly Jerusalem from above, made up of invisible components from the invisible God. Christ is the chief cornerstone, and we are living stones and fellow citizens, saints and members of the household of God. Which is Heavenly Jerusalem, is The Mother of us all, because She is as ubiquitous as our heavenly Father being flesh of His flesh and bone of His bone of spirit and truth. She is “the Kingdom prepared from the foundations of the world.” And does not need to be re-manufactured or relocated.
As all things are new in Christ. There She resides in Her unchangeable eternal Glory. It is here that we enter even now as The invitation to “The Kingdom of God” has gone out to the ends of this age. She is within our reach as The Kingdom “at hand”. (John 3.3-5 And 4.21)
Paul uses another analogy where he says that “a slave and a son differ not at all but that the son is under the law until Faith Comes.” There are those of the law who stay in the visuals of the law, who remain slaves to the elements of the earth. These are not the children of God but only those born of the spirit of faith and not by sight. It is not a visible thing at all. But it is”God who gives life to the dead and calls the things that are not as though they are.” These things are for us the elect to ascertain our current, inhabitable, glorious estate of being seated st the right hand of the Father. And so we are.
In the Old Testament law they were binding things on their front-lets, teaching and always talking about and putting up notes to remind them externally. They participated in feasts and sacrifices externally. These were only until they could receive the inward prompting and fulfill in themselves of things the Holy Spirit breaks down into sound bites for our understanding, and fulfill in ourselves this scripture; “When that which is perfect has come, that which is in part shall be done away with”. We trade in the physical for the eternal. “Sown coruptible, raised incorruptible. The perfect is of the spirit, and the “in part” were of time and matter.
The New Covenant prompter is the internal Witness. We have an unction from the Holy One and we know all things. We need not man or externals as promoters but the voice within.
The law was added because of sin to “make sin exceedingly sinful, because Humanity had lost interaction with the invisible God, they knew not God because they were fixed on physical things and God is not physical. Therefore, God gave them law. He gave them an external witness because they could not hear His internal promptings.
This is what the New Covenant does: it restores the internal Witness. As Christ said, “The Holy Spirit will teach you all things.” The Holy Spirit will take what is mine and make it manifest”. – The Spirit makes Gods Word understandable so you will know. No man or external laws can produce godliness, meaning god likeness, which is our objective as pilgrims and sojourners on earth.
Paul said to Timothy that the law is for the Lawless; for the murders, the adulterers and evil doers. James says it if we observe the Royal law, that we love our neighbors as ourselves and we love God, then we do well. The Royal is of the first laws given.
If the Israelite’s would have listened to the 1st Commands given at the beginning , God would not have given them more. “Love God, love your neighbor as yourself, and these things shall be in your hearts and minds so you may do them.” It is the Royal Law because love is the fulfillment of the requirements of law. Love is our operational mode because love does no harm. Love is the bond of perfection.
Romans 13. 8 Owe no one anything except to love one another, for he who loves another has fulfilled the law. 9 For the commandments, “You shall not commit adultery,” “You shall not murder,” “You shall not steal,” “You shall not bear false witness,”[a]“You shall not covet,”[b] and if there is any other commandment, are all summed up in this saying, namely, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”[c]10 Love does no harm to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfillment of the law.
When one follows the promptings of the Holy Spirit they graduate from the external law. The external becomes unnecessary because the external produces condemnation and in this way the accuser is cast down. Sin for us is no longer breaking a law but disobeying the spirit, our internal law. For “whatever is not of faith is sin” (Romans 14.23) This is the New Covenant rule that supersedes and precedes law.
Love is the chief attribute of God we must put on, and the arbitrator of our actions. The Holy Spirit is the unction and the internal witness of the things that God has written on our hearts for us to have interaction with Him and all of His creation. Creation groans and travails to welcome you to this revelation.
In this way creation is redeemed to us because creation serves the Creator and His offspring. His sons and daughters. Us, the elect. This is called true righteousness. And righteousness is a gift given to those who have the internal Witness. It comes along with the Holy Spirit. We don’t need any external laws. For, ” by law shall no flesh be justified .” But we who have the spirit are justified. Being a legal term meaning we have been acquitted of all charges the law and our guilty conscience has levied against us. Remember? They were nailed to the cross. “And by His stripes we were healed.” If you can accept this.
Romans 8. There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who[a] do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit. 2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death. 3 For what the law could not do in that it was weak through the flesh, God did by sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, on account of sin: He condemned sin in the flesh, 4 that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us who do not walk according to the flesh but according to the Spirit. 5 For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit. 6 For to be [b]carnally minded (law focused) is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. 7 Because the [c]carnal mind is enmity against God; for it is not subject to the law of God, nor indeed can it be. 8 So then, those who are in the flesh cannot please God.
9 But you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you. Now if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he is not His.”
Scripture also says,”to the pure all things are pure.” To us who have been purified by the truth. We have this. We have the Holy Spirit and know all things, and all things are pure because we can attest to the words of the Father of His creation that “everything is good, very good” for the redeemed and reconciled.
The Kingdom of God is at hand