A New Covenant

“But this is the new covenant I will make with the people of Israel on that day,” says the LORD. “I will put my laws in their minds, and I will write them on their hearts. I will be their God, and they will be my people. And they will not need to teach their neighbors, nor will they need to teach their family, saying, ‘You should know the LORD.’ For everyone, from the least to the greatest, will already know me,” says the LORD. “And I will forgive their wickedness and will never again remember their sins.”
Jer. 29:11-13

This is one of the most amazing prophecies/promises in the Bible. Not only did God promise a New Covenant, with better promises and better terms, but with it, He promised the Israelites that there was coming a day when all Israel would once again know the Lord “from the least to the greatest.” We have not yet seen that promise come to pass. Perhaps in our human reasoning, we might tend to find ways to explain it away or mitigate its grandeur in some way. We want to tone it down so our human minds can understand it – or at least how it is to be fulfilled. But God does not speak idle promises. He never has and never will. In fact, this promise is just one of many that boggle our minds. The truth is, for the nation of Israel and the Church of Jesus Christ there are yet wondrous things ahead which our souls and spirits can only wonder after and hope for. God has given us this hope as an anchor of the soul. Believe for great things according to the Word of God.

Dear Jesus, help me not to explain away or dumb down your great promises. Help me not to see things only from my limited perspective. Help me to walk by faith and not by sight these days. Restore to me the wonder, the hope the very grandeur of your power and glory and ability. Lord, I choose to arise to the hour and believe beyond what this world tells me that there is yet an awesome day in which your power and glory shall be revealed in incredible ways in and through men. AMEN!

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