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The Everlasting Covenant

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    When the New Covenant will be Entered Yuto

    God does not leave His people in the place where their own folly has placed them. So He promised a new covenant. Not that anything was lacking in the covenant made with Abraham, but He would make the same covenant with the whole people of Israel, as a nation. This promise of the new covenant still holds good, for by the oath of God, and by His own sacrifice has Jesus been made “surety of a better covenant.” 1Hebrews 7:22. Note the word “surety.” Men do not need a surety for that which they already have in possession; the fact that Christ is “surety of a better covenant” shows the covenant to be yet future. We are now children of God by faith in Christ Jesus, and if we be Christ’s, then are we Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise. We come to God in Christ solely by virtue of the covenant made with Abraham. That is our strong consolation in fleeing to Christ for refuge. No soul is yet “under the new covenant,” for that has not been made; but every one who keeps God’s covenant with Abraham will surely be among those with whom it is made. Whoever is the same kind of Christian that Abraham was, is as sure of everything in the new covenant as though already raised from the dead. The righteousness is his now. So surely as Jesus died and rose again, and by the power of that death and resurrection, will all Israel be gathered, and the new, the everlasting covenant be established with them—the righteous nation that keepeth the truth. The covenant will be made with none but Israel, yet none need be left out, for whosoever will, may come.EVCO 528.2

    When the first covenant was made with all Israel. God came with all the angels; the trumpet of God sounded, and His voice shook the earth as the law was spoken. So when the new covenant shall be made, all Israel will be present—there will be none not gathered—and “our God shall come, and shall not keep silence;” 1Psalm 1:3. “the Lord Himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the Archangel, and with the trump of God,” 21 Thessalonians 4:16. in the glory of His Father,” “and all the holy angels with Him.” 3Matthew 16:27; 25:31. His voice shook the earth, but this time it will shake not only the earth, but heaven also. Thus will the whole universe be a partaker in this grand consummation, and the Israel of God will thus be joined to “the whole family in heaven.” By the cross of Christ, “the blood of the everlasting covenant,” is God’s throne established; and that which saves the lost of earth is the pledge of the eternal safety of the unfallen beings. When the first covenant was made with Israel, the law was proclaimed. “A fiery law” went forth for them. So when God comes with all the angels, to make a new covenant with the whole house of Israel, “The heavens shall declare His righteousness.” 1Px. 1.6. “A fire goeth before Him, and burneth up His enemies round about;” the hills melt like wax, at the presence of the Lord of the whole earth; and “the heavens declare His righteousness, and all the people see His glory.” 2Psalm 97:1-7.EVCO 529.1

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