THE COVENANTS .
There are many covenants in the Bible.
Today we look at two offered to lsrael.The first Covenant. This was given to Israel at Mt Sinai to Moses.The second Covenant was given
to the new generation of Israel at Moab.
Obedience brought privileges and disobedience brought penalties.And we know that Israel kept not the Laws, the Statutes and the direct Commandments, which brought about both the Dispersion of the people, and Desolation of the land.
But the thing we must grasp here is this. This is not the last Word in God’s dealings with His people.There is another Covenant given to lsrael which stands “outside” and goes “beyond” the Sinai Covenant.
This is the Abrahamic Covenant!Nothing can destroy this Covenant between God and lsrael. It was sealed with blood and with a Divine Oath.
Not even Israel’s unbelief could nullify it.It is an everlasting and an unconditional Covenant to Abraham and his descendants. We know that Israel failed the Mosaic covenant and the extreme punishment was the desolation of Canaan and Dispersion of lsrael to the Babylonian country
The warning from God is found in,Lev 26:33. Please read it for your own understanding.
Now read Deut 4:31-39. God is so Gracious. Now read the last words in Deuteronomy to Israel in Cpt 30:20.
Nothing can nullify this Covenant to Abraham,Why?Because God Himself accepts responsibility to bring it to completion. Deut 30:6.
God Himself will work for them and in them through the Holy Spirit.
Jer 31:31-34. is a wonderful passage not only for Israel but for us.
If you are a Christian born again by the Spirit of God you are graciously ingrafted (encorporated) into the same promises He gave to Israel. You are ingrafted into Christ by His blood.Heb 13:20.21.
“THE DAY IS COMING,” SAYS THE LORD.
WHEN I WILL GREATLY INCREASE THE HUMAN POPULATION. ETC …
“THE DAY IS COMING” SAYS THE LORD.”WHEN I WILL MAKE A NEW COVENANT WITH MY PEOPLE ISRAEL AND JUDAH.”
“I WILL PUT MY INSTRUCTIONS DEEP WITHIN THEM. I WILL WRITE THEM UPON THEIR HEARTS.” ETC.
“NOW MAY THE GOD OF PEACE..WHO BROUGHT UP FROM THE DEAD THE LORD JESUS CHRIST, THE GREAT SHEPHERD OF THE SHEEP AND RATIFIED (confirmed) AN ‘ETERNAL COVENANT’ WITH HIS BLOOD.”
“MAY HE EQUIP YOU WITH ALL YOU NEED, FOR DOING HIS WILL.”
“MAY HE PRODUCE IN YOU THE POWER OF JESUS CHRIST (TO DO) EVERY GOOD THING THAT IS PLEASING TO HIM.”
“ALL GLORY TO HIM FOREVER AND EVER!” AMEN .. and AMEN!
This Covenant is the NEW COVENANT. Sealed by the blood of Jesus!
ISAIAH 53 1-12. This chapter explains it all.This is why we take communion!
Jesus said,” This cup is the new COVENANT (testament) in my BLOOD, shed for YOU.
Luke 22: I9,20, He also said
“DO THIS IN REMEMBRANCE OF ME.”
Let’s share the Lord’s supper with someone today.Many people are being supernaturally healed as they partake of this ordinance.
“BY HIS STRIPES YOU ARE HEALED.”
“Take time to meditate upon the dreadful suffering that Jesus endured for you.
Thank him for His broken Body.
Thank Him for His Precious Blood.
Thank Him that you are accepted in the New covenant with all it’s blessings.
May God bless you!