Creflo Dollar — Life After the Cross
We can read the Bible all we want, but if we are not picking up the true meaning of what God is trying to convey to us, we might as well be reading a fairy tale. There is a sharp contrast between the Old and New Testaments, and it can be seen as “before the cross” and “after the cross.”
The old covenant, based on the Law, required that we first follow the letter of the Law in order to be blessed. Under the new covenant, we now live under grace, because of what Jesus did when He shed His blood for us on the cross. As Believers, it is important for us to realize the difference.
The Bible is divided into two sections—pre-cross and post-cross. The old covenant, or pre-cross section, was based on works, and required that the children of Israel do something first in order to be blessed.
Jesus shedding His blood on the cross put us under the covenant of grace, the post-cross section, which is based on His finished works. We do not have to “do” anything for God’s blessing, just accept and believe His promises. Operating as if we were still under the old, invalid covenant will not give us the results we want.