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- Category: Questions about the Bible
- Published on Tuesday, 17 November 2009 16:12
God's "Old Covenant" with Israel was conditional (Exodus 19:5) and broken (Jeremiah 31:32). God has, however, confirmed at least five unconditional covenants which will determine the course of earth's history. The Noahic Covenant (Genesis 6:18; 9:1-11) assures that government and its responsibility for justice is entrusted to man. The Abrahamic Covenant (Genesis 15:18; 17:2-9; 22:16-18) assures a Seed (Christ: Galatians 3:16) Who will have everlasting possession of the Land and bring blessing to the nations. The Davidic Covenant (2 Samuel 7:12-16; 23:5; 1 Chronicles 17:11-14) assures David's throne to his Son (Christ: Hebrews 1:5). The New (Everlasting) Covenant (Jeremiah 31:33-34; Ezekiel 16:60; 37:2 6 ) assures Israel and Judah of a new heart conforming to God's law. That reborn nation assures that the conditions of the Palestinian Covenant (Deuteronomy 29:1-30:10) will be met, thus unconditionally assuring the re-gathering of that once disobedient nation from "all the nations, whither the Lord thy God hath scattered thee," which has not yet been fulfilled.
God's immutable covenants assure Christ's reign over a literal kingdom in Israel, peopled by a re-gathered and spiritually transformed nation, and bringing justice and blessing to the world.