What is the Ministration of the Spirit ?

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  1. savedbymercy

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    2 Cor 3:6-10

    Who also hath made us able ministers of the new testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life.

    7 But if the ministration of death, written and engraven in stones, was glorious, so that the children of Israel could not stedfastly behold the face of Moses for the glory of his countenance; which glory was to be done away:

    8 How shall not the ministration of the spirit be rather glorious?

    9 For if the ministration of condemnation be glory, much more doth the ministration of righteousness exceed in glory.

    10 For even that which was made glorious had no glory in this respect, by reason of the glory that excelleth.

    This is the New Covenant Ministry wherein the Gospel is sent to them that the Spirit gives life to , or quickens Jn 6:63

    63 It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.

    That word quickeneth is the greek word zóopoieó and means:

    I make that which was dead to live, cause to live, quicken.

    zōopoiéō (from 2221 /zōgréō, "alive" and 4160 /poiéō, "make") – properly, make alive (zōos); i.e. "quicken," vivify ("animate"); (figuratively) cause what is dead (inoperative) to have life; empower with divine life.

    of the dead, to reanimate, restore to life:

    The Spirit gives life to all the dead souls Christ died for as their Covenant Head. By His Covenantal Death, those He died for are promised a New Heart, A New Spirit Ezk 36:26-27

    26 A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh.

    27 And I will put my spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes, and ye shall keep my judgments, and do them.

    Thats the Spirit quickening when God puts His Spirit in One !

    Jer 31:33-34

    33 But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; After those days, saith the Lord, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be my people.

    34 And they shall teach no more every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the Lord: for they shall all know me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them, saith the Lord: for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more.

    Heb 8:10-12

    10 For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, saith the Lord; I will put my laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts: and I will be to them a God, and they shall be to me a people:

    11 And they shall not teach every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the Lord: for all shall know me, from the least to the greatest.

    12 For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more.

    All for whom Christ died, the Many of Matt 26:28 must partake of the Ministration of the Spirit, to give them Life, a New Heart, the New Spirit provided in the Covenant, Christ's Death for them demands it, as He was given a Covenant to the People and a Light unto the Gentiles Isa 42:6-7

    6 I the Lord have called thee in righteousness, and will hold thine hand, and will keep thee, and give thee for a covenant of the people, for a light of the Gentiles;

    7 To open the blind eyes, to bring out the prisoners from the prison, and them that sit in darkness out of the prison house.
     
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    What is the Ministration of the Spirit ?2

    By this Covenant certain Gentiles partake of as well, and because Christ was given a Covenant for them also, they from Him must receive Light from Him, again Isa 42:6

    I the Lord have called thee in righteousness, and will hold thine hand, and will keep thee, and give thee for a covenant of the people, for a light of the Gentiles;

    Thats what is meant in Luke here Lk 2:30-32

    30 For mine eyes have seen thy salvation,

    31 Which thou hast prepared before the face of all people;

    32 A light to lighten the Gentiles, and the glory of thy people Israel.

    Its Spiritual light as a result of Salvation ! The word lighten notes that this is an effectual work, something that shall be done, also its the greek word apokalypsis and means:

    II.a disclosure of truth, instruction,

    apokálypsis ("revelation, unveiling") is principally used of the revelation of Jesus Christ (the Word), especially a particular (spiritual) manifestation of Christ (His will) previously unknown to the extent (because "veiled, covered").

    Its the same word used for Paul in Gal 1:12 as to how he learned the Gospel Gal 1:12

    For I neither received it of man, neither was I taught it, but by the revelation G602 of Jesus Christ.

    Thats the same revelation the Gentiles receive because Christ was given a Covenant unto them !

    Its a revelation unto them by the Spirit 1 Cor 2:10

    But God hath revealed G601 them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.

    This Light given is the Light of Life Jn 8:12

    12 Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth[His Sheep] me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.

    Jn 1:4

    4 In him was life; and the life was the light of men.

    Light comes from Life, so the Light received by the Gentiles was from Life, Spiritual Life !

    If Christ was our Covenant Head Isa 42:6, Our Life was in Him, and so we must receive of that Life, Light, and so the Gospel to us is shined giving Light 2 Cor 4:6

    For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.

    This is exactly what Isa 42:6 means:

    6 I the Lord have called thee in righteousness, and will hold thine hand, and will keep thee, and give thee for a covenant of the people, for a light of the Gentiles;

    And Lk 2:32

    32 A light to lighten the Gentiles, and the glory of thy people Israel.

    God does this Sovereignly by the Preaching of the New Covenant Ministration of the Spirit 2 Cor 3:6

    6 Who also hath made us able ministers of the new testament/covenant; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life.

    And out of that Life given by the Spirit, is Light, even the Light of the Gospel revealed !

    This is the Ministration of the Spirit and its Glorious indeed !a
     

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