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Prophetess Rosie Bryant


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“Blessed and happy and favored are those whose lawless acts have been forgiven, and whose sins have been covered up and completely buried. “Blessed and happy and favored is the man whose sin the Lord will not take into account nor charge against him.”

The word here is considered as a testament, the new and old last will and testament of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. It is observable that the solemn transactions that pass between God and man are sometimes called a covenant, but here it is as a testament. A covenant is an agreement between two or more parties about things that are in their own power, or maybe so, and this is either with or without a mediator; this agreement takes effect at such time and in such manner as therein declared.
A testament is a voluntary act and deed of a single person, duly executed and witnessed, bestowing legacies on such legatees as are described and characterized by the testator, and which can only take effect upon his death. Christ is the Mediator of a New Testament Heb9:15-18 And also for this cause he is the mediator of a new covenant, that a death having taken place for the redemption of the transgressions that were under the first covenant, they that have been called may receive the promise of the eternal inheritance. For where a testament is, (a will) there must of necessity be the death of him that made it.
For a testament is the force where there hath been a death: for it ever avail while he that made it is alive? Wherefore the first covenant hath not been dedicated without blood and he is so for several ends and purposes here mentioned to redeem a persons from their transgressions committed against the law or first testament, which makes every transgression a forfeiture of liberty, and makes men debtors, and slaves or prisoners, who needed to be redeemed.
To qualify all those that are effectually called to receive the promise of an eternal inheritance for those are the great legacies that Christ by his last will and testament has bequeathed to the truly characterized legatees who as the scripture said are blessed, happy and have favored with God. Moses spoke every precept to all the people, according to the law.
He published to them the tenor of the covenant, the duties required, the rewards promised to those who did their duty, and the punishment threatened against the transgressors, and he called for their consent to the terms of the covenant; and this in an express manner.
He took the blood of calves and of goats, with water, and scarlet wool, and hyssop, and applied this blood by sprinkling it. This blood and water signified the blood and water that came out of our Savior's pierced side, for justification and sanctification, and also shadowed forth the two sacraments of the New Testament, baptism and the Lord's supper, with scarlet wool, signifying the righteousness of Christ with which we must be clothed, the hyssop signifying that faith by which we must apply all.
Now with these Moses sprinkled, the book of the law and covenant, to show that the covenant of grace is confirmed by the blood of Christ and made effectual to our good. The people, intimating that the shedding of the blood of Christ will be no advantage to us if it be not applied to us. And the sprinkling of both the book and the people signified the mutual consent of both parties, God and man, and their mutual engagements to each other in this covenant through Christ.
Moses at the same time using these words, This is the blood of the testament which God hath enjoined unto you. This blood, typifying the blood of Christ, is the ratification of the covenant of grace to all true believers. He sprinkled the tabernacle and all the utensils of it, intimating that all the sacrifices offered up and services performed there were accepted only through the blood of Christ, which procures the remission of that iniquity that cleaves to our holy things, which could not have been remitted but by that atoning blood.
David said in Ps.32:1-2 Blessed [fortunate, prosperous, favored by God] is he whose transgression is forgiven, and whose sin is covered. Blessed is the man to whom the Lord does not impute wickedness, and in whose spirit there is no deceit. In other words He has taken your sins and covered them in the bottom of the sea Mic7:18 -19Who is a God like unto thee that pardoned iniquity, and passed by the transgression of the remnant of his heritage? he retained not his anger forever, because he delighted in mercy.
He will turn again and have compassion upon us; he will tread our iniquities under foot: and thou wilt cast all their sins into the depths of the sea. God's people, who are the remnant of his heritage, stand charged with many transgressions; being but a remnant, a very few, one would hope they should all be very good, but they are not so; God's children have their spots, and often offend their Father.
The gracious of God is ready to pass by and pardon the iniquity and transgression of his people, upon their repentance and return to him. Act3:19 Repent therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord.
God's people are a pardoned people, and to this they owe their all. When God pardons sin, he passes it by, does not punish it as justly he might, nor deal with the sinner according to the desert of it. Though God may for a time lay his own people under the tokens of his displeasure, yet he will not retain his anger forever, but though he cause grief he will have compassion; he is not implacable; yet against those that are not of the remnant of his heritage, that are unpardoned, he will keep his anger forever.
The reasons why God pardons sin, and keeps not his anger forever, are all taken from within himself; it is because he delights in mercy, and the salvation of sinners is what he has pleasure in, not their death and damnation. The glory of God in forgiving sin is, as in other things, matchless, and without compare.
There is no God like unto him for this; He will renew his favors to us: He will turn again; he will have compassion; that is, he will again have compassion upon us as formerly he had; his compassion shall be new every morning; he seemed to be departing from us in anger, but he will turn again and pity us. He will turn us to himself, and then will turn to us, and have mercy upon us.
He will renew us, to prepare and qualify us for his favor: this is why we can receive his blessing and be happy.1Jn 1:8-10 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us. This is the reason that Jesus came and gave his life for us one who knew no sin so that he could be made free from sin for us by dying on the cross and taking our sins upon his shoulder and when they pierced him in his side out came blood and water that washed our sins away John 19:34. Nothing can wash away our sins from us only the shed blood of Jesus Christ.
1Jn 1:5 -7 And this is the message which we have heard from him, and announce unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in the darkness, we lie, and do not the truth: but if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanse us from all our sins they are "COVERED IN THE BLOOD" OF JESUS CHRIST. AMEN BE BLESSED!
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