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  The Old And New Covenant

     I will also discuss the old and new covenant without which there would be no Bible. The Old Covenant begins in Genesis with Abraham and Israel and develops into an eschatological future for the nation of Israel and the Israel of God. Israel of old was blinded till the time of the gentiles or the establishment of the new covenant with the Israel of God. Romans 11:7, 8, 25.
     7) What then? Israel hath not obtained that which he seeketh for; but the election hath obtained it, and the rest were blinded
     8) (According as it is written, God hath given them the spirit of slumber, eyes that they should not see, and ears that they should not hear;)unto this day.
     25) For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fullness of the Gentiles be come in.
     
     Israel is a paradigmatic representation of mankind. Consequently, mankind is blinded, till the New Covenant in Jesus Christ is completed, in man's eschatological future.
     
     God made a covenant with Abraham because he earned a place on the list of the faithful in (Hebrew’s 11:8-10). Since Abraham means the father of many nations (Genesis 17:5 the covenant included all of mankind that believes and have faith like faithful Abraham. This Covenant is known as the “Abrahamic Covenant,” (Genesis 17:4 ). The Abrahamic Covenant can only be completed in Christ Jesus, (Genesis 17:7) seed singular, (Galatians 3:16). The Covenant God made with Israel at Mount Sinai 430 years later cannot disannul the Abrahamic Covenant (Galatians 3:17).
     
     What most Bible Studies miss, the Covenants made at Sinai were more than one Covenant. If you will look close at Exodus 19:1-8, this is a complete Covenant God made with Israel with Moses representing God to the people and carrying what the people said back to God. Israel said, “All that God said we will do.” They accepted the conditions that God gave. This Covenant was not for land or possessions, note verse 5-6. This covenant was for a kingdom of rulers, Kings and Priest.
     Exodus 19
     5Now therefore, if ye will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto me above all people: for all the earth is mine: 6And ye shall be unto me a kingdom of priests, and an holy nation. These are the words which thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel.
     
     Notice Three days later God himself came down on Mount Sinai and spoke to Israel in person. This Covenant was the Ten Commandment Covenant,.(Exodus 19:9-18 and Exodus 20:1-17 see also Deuteronomy 4:13), not only did God speak the Ten, He wrote with His own finger on two tables of stone the Ten. These are two entirely different Covenants, with different objectives.
     
     The first was to be Kings and Priests to rule the rest of the Nations. The second covenant was for Land. Within three days Israel broke the first covenant and turned their backs on their word “ All the words God said we will do”.
     
     In the second Covenant they said, “let not God speak to us”. Because of the sins of the people the Law was added to the second Covenant, which God told Moses to write in a book. The Covenant made at Sinai is known as the Old Covenant, or the Sinaic Covenant (Exodus 19:1-8), is one complete Covenant. Three days later God Himself speaking to Israel, not by Moses, made another covenant with Israel. So in the Sinaic Covenant`, there were more than one Covenants made (Exodus 19:9-11 and Exodus 20:1-17).
     
     If you will notice the same Covenant that God offered to Israel, which they refused, God offers to us in the New Covenant. 1 Peter 2
     6Wherefore also it is contained in the scripture, Behold, I lay in Sion a chief corner stone, elect, precious: and he that believeth on him shall not be confounded. 7Unto you therefore which believe he is precious: but unto them which be disobedient, the stone which the builders disallowed, the same is made the head of the corner, 8And a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offence, even to them which stumble at the word, being disobedient: whereunto also they were appointed. 9But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should show forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light: 10Which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy. 11Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul; 12Having your conversation honest among the Gentiles: that, whereas they speak against you as evildoers, they may by your good works, which they shall behold, glorify God in the day of visitation.
     
     The Book will make a very good Bible Study, I hope you will enjoy the book as much as I enjoyed writing it.
     
     I will discuss some of the requirements of a blood covenant. God used these requirements to convince Abraham beyond a shadow of a doubt that He would keep that covenant unconditionally. These requirements were met in the sacrifice of Jesus on the Cross. The most important aspect of a newborn Christian is to study and educate himself or herself of God and His plans.
     


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