Church of Jesus EM

Sun, Feb 03, 2019

The Covenant Made With the Lord

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The Covenant Made With the Lord
(Mt26:26-28; 1Co11:23-26)

God is the Lord of covenant.
He does not violate His covenant (Ps89:34, 105:8) and
He keeps His oath even when it hurts (Ps15:4).

Faith is believing His covenant and
The life of this faith is keeping His covenant even when it hurts.

A covenant, a testament or a contract is bilateral.
If a contract between men is important
How much more important would the contract between God and man be?
That is why one must examine cautiously its content and conditions.

The Bible records how God’s covenant was surely carried out.
According to the covenant, Noah and his family built an ark (Ge6:13-22, 7:23), by which
They were saved from the deluge while the entire mankind drowned.

God’s covenant regarding offspring, many nations, the land of Canaan, and the holy people
Began with Abraham when he was circumcised (Ge17:7-12, 23).
So when his descendants, the Israelites groaned in their slavery in Egypt
God remembered His covenant with Abraham (Ex2:24) and
Sent Moses to deliver them (Ex15:13).
On the night of Passover where there was the blood of the lamb
The destructive plague passed over (Ex12:13).

In the desert Moses declared the word of covenant, that is, the Ten Commandments, and
The people pledged to obey, and
Thus Moses sprinkled the blood of the covenant (Ex24:6-8).

The sanctuary where the ark of the covenant was
Reminded them the covenant that they made by sacrifice (Ps50:5).
In spite of this, however, they worshipped other gods and broke the covenant (Jer11:10).
As such, God turned away from them (He8:9) and so they were taken away as captives.

The prophets spoke of a new covenant that will be
Written in their hearts and on their minds, that
God will forgive their sin, remember their sins no more (Jer31:31-34), and
Because of the blood of the covenant He would set the prisoners free (Zec9:9-16), and that
The Lord will suddenly come to His temple (Mal3:1).

Yeshua said, “Destroy this temple and I will raise it again in three days” (Jn2:19), because
Through the death and the resurrection of the temple of HIs body,
He would become the Mediator of a new covenant (He8:13) by
His blood of the covenant (Mt26:26-28).

As He died, He said, “It is finished” (Jn19:30), declaring that He:
1) Obeyed the Father’s command and kept His promise to the Father (Jn10:17-18), for the Father
keeps His oath even when it hurts (Ps15:4), who through the blood of the eternal covenant will bring the
Son back from the dead (He13:20);
2) Judged the devil who left this proper dwelling (Jude1:6); and
3) Through His cut open body shed His blood, completing the sacrifice of covenant for the
souls of all men (Ge15:10; Ps50:5).

He resurrected and sat on the heavenly throne as the Lord of covenant.
The Holy Spirit whom He sent comes to believers and
Reminds them the covenant made with the Lord Yeshua (Jn14:26):
The Lord remembers no more (He10:17)
The sin of the souls that bear the blood of the Passover Lamb Yeshua (1Co5:7), and
Promises that through the blood of the eternal covenant He will lead them out of Hades.

Therefore, he who became His servant is now sure to
Not treat as an unholy thing the blood of the covenant that sanctified him (He10:29)
Even when it hurts, resisting sin to the point of shedding blood (He12:4) and
Rejects other gospel, other salvation (2Co11:4; Gal1:8-9; 1Ti2:5-6;) and
Until the Lord comes preaches the gospel (1Co11:26).

O Lord,
This relationship made by blood,
The relationship between the Lord and I, Your servant —
I never want to break.
Even when it hurts, to death, I will keep the covenant made with the Lord! Amen.
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