John 6:27 (NKJV)
Do not labor for the food which perishes, but for the food which endures to everlasting life, which the Son of Man will give you, because God the Father has set His seal on Him.
Today’s sermon was a continuation of last week’s service which I published here. Teacher Rolf today talks about Labor to believe in which he says that labor must be deliberate. It must be planned and it should bot be coincidence. He adds that believing in Jesus should not be a coincidence too.
He talks of the different covenants of God. In which he lists them as;
1. Abrahamic – In which God told Abraham to count the stars and promised him many descendants. In this covenant, God was mainly giving a promise.
2. Mosaic – God gave out the ten commandments on stone tablets which was given at Mt. Sinai by Moses. God clearly outlines the law in this covenant in which he also says that he punishes the children for the sin of the parents to the third and fourth generation. i.e. Numbers 14:18
3. New Covenant – God says that we will worship in truth and in spirit and our salvation begins by sending his son Jesus to die for our sin as illustrated in Romans 5:8
But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
He continues to quote 1st John 1:7 that says that the blood of Jesus has cleansed us.
But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin.
He tells us that God had a plan that is because Adam fell and Jesus came to the world for restoration, to restore man to his original position. He quotes Hebrews 13:12 where Jesus made us holy through his suffering.
And so Jesus also suffered outside the city gate to make the people holy through his own blood
He affirms that we are not condemned, condemnation comes from sin but we are no longer condemned because Jesus said it is finished. He quotes from John 7:38
Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them
He tells us that out of our beliefs shall flow rivers of living water but as Christians, what evidence to we have to show these? He says that we shall be transformed by the renewal of our minds and insists that we walk in the spirit so that our minds become accustomed to the desires of the spirit.
He finishes by asking, “Do you labor in the word?”