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Your new covenant

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Your Word for 24 May 2024

Isaiah 49:16
‘See, I have engraved you on the palms of My hands…’

You have entered a new covenant.  A covenant is an agreement.  Signed and sealed. It is a guarantee.
God has entered into a guaranteed agreement with us whereby he guarantees His support. Because we have become His children He has guaranteed that He will never leave us nor forsake us (Hebrews 13:5).
In Genesis 15:1-8 we see God entering into covenant with Abram:

The word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision, saying, Fear not, Abram, I am your Shield, your abundant compensation, and your reward shall be exceedingly great. And Abram said, Lord God, what can You give me, since I am going on [from this world] childless and he who shall be the owner and heir of my house is this [steward] Eliezer of Damascus?  And Abram continued, Look, You have given me no child; and [a servant] born in my house is my heir.  And behold, the word of the Lord came to him, saying, This man shall not be your heir, but he who shall come from your own body shall be your heir.  And He brought him outside [his tent into the starlight] and said, Look now toward the heavens and count the stars—if you are able to number them. Then He said to him, So shall your descendants be.  And he [Abram] believed in (trusted in, relied on, remained steadfast to) the Lord, and He counted it to him as righteousness (right standing with God).  And He said to him, I am the [same] Lord, Who brought you out of Ur of the Chaldees to give you this land as an inheritance.  But he [Abram] said, Lord God, by what shall I know that I shall inherit it?

This is a prophetic word about the Israelites going into Egypt at a later
stage.
 
“And that nation, whom they shall serve, will I judge…”
 
God’s judgement upon Egypt remember the ten plagues?
 
“And afterwards they shall come out with great substance.”
 
Remember how they brought all the gold and all the precious goods from
the land of Egypt?
 
“And thou shalt go down to thy fathers in peace. And thou shalt be
buried in a good old age.”
 
Verse 17 continues,
 
“And it came to pass, that when the sun went down and it was dark,
behold a smoking furnace, and a burning lamp that passed between the
pieces.
In that same day THE LORD MADE A COVENANT WITH ABRAM.”
 
There was another day when Jesus the Lamb of God was taken like those
sacrificial animals, was beaten, bruised, lacerated, crowned with thorns,
nailed to a cross, His side pierced and His blood freely flowed for you and
for me. In that moment God Almighty made a covenant with you and me.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Down through the history of the Old Testament, whenever a covenant was
made, that covenant implied an absolute honesty and integrity between each
party.
God said, “I will be absolutely true to you.”
What is more, a covenant meant, “All that I am and have is made available to
you.”
When Jesus was crucified, Jesus was saying, “all that I am and have is
available to you.”
 
Remember; before Jesus went to the cross, during the Last Supper, He took
the cup and said,
 
“This cup is THE NEW COVENANT in my blood,” 1 Cor. 11:25
 
Just as the Old Testament covenants were sealed by an animal dying and
blood being spilt, so the new covenant that God Almighty made with us,
was sealed by the blood of His Son.
God has stood behind that covenant ever since He made it.
 
If you have come into the family of God you are in the new covenant.
 

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