Devotional Readings

Good Friday – Good News coming….

I looked up all the everlasting covenant passages in the OT.

In the NT these words are used only once..

Benediction

Heb 13:20  Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant,

Heb 13:21  Make you perfect in every good work to do his will, working in you that which is wellpleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ; to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.


In a sense Jesus Christ has fulfilled the law and the covenant(s).

Joh 19:30  When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost.



From my reading of the these texts and of Bible, I would observe:

( I’m sure one can find much more)


The Bible affirms an everlasting covenant made by God and His chosen people Israel.


That Jesus affirms that the covenant was fulfilled by himself with his death.


All of Jesus’ ministry, words and teaching was confirmed as true by his resurrection.


He established a new covenant with man, that affirmed the old to be fulfilled by his death would apply not only to the original Jews, but to the great surprise all, also go the Gentiles. This was a profound mystery.


All that God calls are a part of this covenant….and have everlasting life with him as his covenant people, the true invisible church, those circumcised in heart.


All that God calls will hear His voice and he will not cast any out.  The Holy Spirit works in us to effect this.


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Q. 31. What is effectual calling?

A. Effectual calling is the work of God’s Spirit, whereby, convincing us of our sin and misery, enlightening our minds in the knowledge of Christ, and renewing our wills, he doth persuade and enable us to embrace Jesus Christ, freely offered to us in the gospel.


When so enabled, we see signs or fruit of this process working, through hunger for knowledge of God’s word, belief, repentance, and various actions of faith or fruit that blossom and ripen in this new life.


These can be summed up in the two commandments..


Mat 22:36  Master, which is the great commandment in the law?

Mat 22:37  Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.

Mat 22:38  This is the first and great commandment.

Mat 22:39  And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.

Mat 22:40  On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.


I  can find support for all these in the Bible, you can find more.


Happy Easter



KJV Search Results

15 Verses Found, 35 Matches

Gen 9:16  And the bow shall be in the cloud; and I will look upon it, that I may remember the everlasting covenantbetween God and every living creature of all flesh that isupon the earth.

Gen 17:7  And I will establish my covenant between me and thee and thy seed after thee in their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be a God unto thee, and to thy seed after thee.

Gen 17:13  He that is born in thy house, and he that is bought with thy money, must needs be circumcised: and my covenant shall be in your flesh for an everlastingcovenant.

Gen 17:19  And God said, Sarah thy wife shall bear thee a son indeed; and thou shalt call his name Isaac: and I will establish my covenant with him for an everlastingcovenantand with his seed after him.

Lev 24:8  Every sabbath he shall set it in order before the LORD continually, being taken from the children of Israel by an everlasting covenant.

Num 25:13  And he shall have it, and his seed after him, even the covenant of an everlasting priesthood; because he was zealous for his God, and made an atonement for the children of Israel.

2Sa 23:5  Although my house be not so with God; yet he hath made with me an everlasting covenant, ordered in all things, and sure: for this is all my salvation, and all mydesire, although he make it not to grow.

1Ch 16:17  And hath confirmed the same to Jacob for a law, and to Israel for an everlasting covenant,

Psa 105:10  And confirmed the same unto Jacob for a law, and to Israel for an everlasting covenant:

Isa 24:5  The earth also is defiled under the inhabitants thereof; because they have transgressed the laws, changed the ordinance, broken the everlasting covenant.

Isa 55:3  Incline your ear, and come unto me: hear, and your soul shall live; and I will make an everlastingcovenant with you, even the sure mercies of David.

Isa 61:8  For I the LORD love judgment, I hate robbery for burnt offering; and I will direct their work in truth, and I will make an everlasting covenant with them.

Jer 32:40  And I will make an everlasting covenant with them, that I will not turn away from them, to do them good; but I will put my fear in their hearts, that they shall not depart from me.

Eze 16:60  Nevertheless I will remember my covenant with thee in the days of thy youth, and I will establish unto thee an everlasting covenant.

Eze 37:26  Moreover I will make a covenant of peace with them; it shall be an everlasting covenant with them: and I will place them, and multiply them, and will set my sanctuary in the midst of them for evermore.


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