"Thankful for the technology we have today and New Covenant" by: Caleb Gibson

   Technology has sure advanced. 
   When we think about the old west, we may think of Jesse James, Dodge City, ranchers, boots, and duals. 
   Yet one thing we may not consider is the fact that they didn’t have the comforts that we have today. Their houses had no indoor bathrooms, running water, or a/c units. 
   They longed for what we have today. 
   In a similar way, the people of the Old Testament desired what we have now in the new covenant. Pastor Andrew Farley said, “We have a better deal than any Old Testament believer.” 
   Psalm 51 is what David prayed to God after the prophet Nathan confronted him about his sin. 
   In a way, Psalm 51 is us listening into the room of David as he is sorrowful and prays to God. 
   David cried out, “Create in me a clean heart, O God, And renew a steadfast spirit within me.” Psalm 51:10). 
   David’s cry is our truth. God once spoke through Ezekiel saying, “I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; I will take the heart of stone out of your flesh and give you a heart of flesh.” (Ezekiel 36:26). 
   God has changed our hearts today. You have a new heart. He can restore my desires and point them in the proper direction.
The railroad was a great option for the people of the west. 
   It was a way to get information, people, and items to another location. It was, in a way, a mediator between two towns. A man named Job was once going through the roughest part of his life and said, “For He is not a man, as I am, That I may answer Him, And that we should go to court together. Nor is there any mediator between us, Who may lay his hand on us both.” (Job 9:32-33). 
   What Job wanted to happen took place, God became a man. Hebrews explains how Jesus is our High Priest and can understand what we deal with on a daily basis because He lived on this Earth as we do. 
      Paul told Timothy, “For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus.” (I Timothy 2:5-6). 
   One day a young man ran to Moses and told him that two elders of Israel were prophesying in the camp. He wanted Moses to forbid them. 
   Moses replied saying, “Oh, that all the LORD’s people were prophets and that the LORD would put His Spirit upon them!” (Numbers 11:27-29). 
   This was only a sigh, a wish, a desire. 
   Today we can have a heart full of faith knowing that because we believe in Jesus, the Holy Spirit is with us. 
   He doesn’t wait until the third or fourth song at church. 
   No, as soon as you walk through the doors of your church, He is there. He will be with you always!
    When I think about the old west, I’m thankful for the technology that we have today. 
   Likewise, when I think about the new covenant, I’m thankful for what we have. 
   The moment we get saved; God performs a heart transplant. 
   He gives us a new heart and new desires. 
   He is our mediator and gives us the Holy Spirit. 
   David’s dream, Job’s desire, and Moses’ sigh is our reality.


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