Covenant of Deliverance

“Behold, the days are coming, says the LORD, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah—not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt, My covenant which they broke, though I was a husband to them, says the LORD. But this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the LORD: I will put My law in their minds, and write it on their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people.” Jeremiah 31:33-34 Hebrews 8:9-10

The covenant between God and Abram meant protection for Abram and Sarah and for family line in every generation. In fact, the covenant assured provision for God’s man and his descendants in every way, in every detail of life. From ancient times and still today the Jewish people have a covenant that again and again proves to be the undoing of their enemies; again and again, God’s loving kindness for Israel has redeemed missteps that drew them away from His covering. The anchor of God’s love for His people holds them safely under His watch care. No question about it.

God’s blessing of covenant protection points to His Lordship. His love allowed Israel’s unfaithfulness to surface—a saga born of going their own way. Still, God’s love for them did not decrease but remained and today His love for Israel is made clear in making and keeping them a people and land of great, great blessing. His blessing has increased and prospered them. It’s how we know deliverance is a powerful part of the Jewish covenant and also our Christian inheritance as well.

Jeremiah’s prophecy envisioned Calvary and our deliverance—our rescue!
But Christ came as High Priest of the good things to come, with the greater and more perfect tabernacle not made with hands, that is, not of this creation. Not with the blood of goats and calves, but with His own blood He entered the Most Holy Place once for all, having obtained eternal redemption. For if the blood of bulls and goats and the ashes of a heifer, sprinkling the unclean, sanctifies for the purifying of the flesh, how much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without spot to God, cleanse your conscience from dead works to serve the living God? And for this reason He is the Mediator of the new covenant, by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions under the first covenant, that those who are called may receive the promise of the eternal inheritance.” Hebrews 9:11-15, NKJV

Amen—Thank God!


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