The Better Covenant
What is the New Covenant?
It is is (1) cleansing, (2) life and power, and (3) inward knowledge.
The new covenant needs no teaching from man for it takes place within the law of life of intuition in the believer to know God.
Manifest God in Courage and Discernment (p. 154)
“When it was the good pleasure of God, who separated me, even from my mother’s womb, and called me through his grace, to reveal his Son in me, that I might preach him among the Gentiles; straightway I conferred not with flesh and blood: neither went I up to Jerusalem to them that were apostles before me...” (Gal. 1.15-17a).
The courage which Paul had in preaching the gospel to the Gentiles came from his knowledge of God’s Son, whom he knew through revelation. Such knowledge does not come by the flesh. He who knows the Christ in him also recognizes the Christ in other people. This is what Paul means by saying “we henceforth know no man after the flesh” (2 Cor. 5.16a). The one who knows man after the flesh will find it difficult to receive any supply of life from others because he is easily affected by the external weakness of man. Any spot in man will become the source of his criticism and will add to his pride. For this reason, whether or not a person knows the Christ in other people depends on whether he knows the Christ in himself. “Even though we have known Christ after the flesh,” says Paul, “yet now we know him so no more” (2 Cor. 5.16b).