Hebrews 8:8-12
But God found something wrong with his people and said to them, “The days are coming, says the Lord, when I will make a new promise to Israel and Judah. It will not be like the promise that I made to their ancestors when I took them by the hand and brought them out of Egypt. They rejected that promise, so I ignored them, says the Lord. But this is the promise that I will make to Israel after those days, says the Lord: I will put my teachings inside them, and I will write those teachings on their hearts. I will be their God, and they will be my people. No longer will each person teach his neighbors or his relatives by saying, ‘Know the Lord.’ All of them from the least important to the most important will all know me because I will forgive their wickedness and I will no longer hold their sins against them.”

Being a Jew, it must be really hard to believe that the God who made them a promise would make a different promise. For those who are taught to revere Moses and their forefathers and worship the God of Moses, changing their belief from one written on stone to one that is unseen would be a real challenge. God the Father justifies the new covenant by the acts of the people who received the first covenant stating that because they rejected the promise and therefore ignored God word. How are we who are not Jews by birth affected by God’s new promise to the Jews? Is this all just for literary purpose?

The Israelites have always been God’s chosen people. God’s hand of blessing has been upon them from the beginning of time and will not cease. When Jesus came, he explained to the Jews and Gentiles (Non-Jews) that the good news of salvation was for all who believed and when one believes in Jesus as their Lord and Savior, they are considered God’s own people of Jews of the new covenant. The awesomeness of the new covenant is that it is not one of rituals but one of faith. When we put our trust in God through His son Jesus Christ as our Savior, we are filled by the Holy Spirit, which cleanses us and makes us worthy to commune with God, changes us at the very core to help us walk in submission to Jesus and directs our lives to give Him all the glory. Are you a child of the new promise and have you been filled by the Holy Spirit?

In His Loving Service,

Exodus 19:5 ‘Now then, if you will indeed obey My voice and keep My covenant, then you shall be My own possession among all the peoples, for all the earth is Mine

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  1. These posts are just so good. Thank you for giving altar calls via the internet! Sometimes I think people from long ago won’t recognize me, those that knew me before I accepted Jesus. I feel so differently. Everything has changed. And then they say “hi” and I am shocked! And wonder if they can tell, I’m not the same! 🙂 God bless you! deb

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