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      Covenant as an instrument of GOD is the topic, today; also, there is more on Messianic belief. A “Yahoo! Answers” writer using the ID “truth101” (Level 2 with 527 points, a member since October 19, 2012) posted the following:

Did the jews always break there vows to JEHOVAH (did they keep there word on anything?

THE BATTLE AXE: Signs of Messianic Belief? (12/16/2012)—The cross and tzitzit (pronounced “seat-seat”) are symbols of divine love and power only among believers. Together, the two signify that the law of GOD has been made perfect through faith, righteousness, and full payment of all the law’s penalties. There are many who count themselves “conservative” Christians and mistakenly identify belief in Jesus as Messiah as false doctrine, “judaizing,” heresy, and the mark of a cult. The accusation that “the Jews murdered Jesus” continues among those who are blinded by anti-Semitism, ignorance, racism and hate; and appears among believers both as unholy sentiment, and as the spirit of anti-Christ. The work of GOD in his first appearance as Messiah was to confirm and fulfill various features of a divine plan establishing eternal life. Confusion often arises on the point that, by dying on the cross, Jesus ended Judaism and Jewish law. Echoing the rebellion that appeared among the holy angels, there are many in the churches who say, “the law was nailed to the cross,” declaring, we no longer have to obey the Ten Commandments and other laws given the tribes of Jacob. Some insist that this applies only to ceremonial laws, rituals for sacrifice, and practices specific to Jewish secular culture and history including circumcision and tithing. The covenant of Moses is also called “the law” in Scripture; so many understand that the Mosaic covenant was “nailed” (terminated), and a completely different covenant is now in its place. Messianic belief insists upon the righteousness of GOD depicted through the continuity of covenant relationship with the Jews, and a single provision for rebirth and salvation available to all mankind (i.e., , Jews and Gentiles alike) through Jesus the Son of the Highest.

THE GOLDEN ARROW: Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah: Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt; which my covenant they brake, although I was an husband unto them, saith the LORD: But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; After those days, saith the LORD, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be my people. And they shall teach no more every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the LORD: for they shall all know me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them, saith the LORD: for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more. Thus saith the LORD, which giveth the sun for a light by day, and the ordinances of the moon and of the stars for a light by night, which divideth the sea when the waves thereof roar; The LORD of hosts is his name: If those ordinances depart from before me, saith the LORD, then the seed of Israel also shall cease from being a nation before me for ever. Thus saith the LORD; If heaven above can be measured, and the foundations of the earth searched out beneath, I will also cast off all the seed of Israel for all that they have done, saith the LORD. (Jeremiah 31: 31-37, King James Version)

THE DOUBLE DAGGER: Why Did the Judges Fight? (10/19/2012); The Priesthood of Kings (10/17/2012); Childlike Faith (10/18/2012); The Spirit is Willing (10/20/2012); Spirit Matter (10/21/2012); Still the “Chosen”? (03/19/2012); GOD Does Exist (03/20/2012); Annulled? (01/09/2011); New Covenant? (01/08/2011)

      The covenant work of the Jews as a chosen instrument of GOD must be recognized and spiritually discerned on many levels. The tribes of Jacob were chosen to display both divine blessing and curses (see Deuteronomy 11: 22-32 and Joshua 8: 30-35, KJV). In the same way Noah and his family of eight souls became a “living ark” and vessel preserving divine law upon the earth (see Genesis 6: 1-22 and 9: 1-30, KJV), all Israel is to serve as a nation formed by GOD to demonstrate divine law on behalf of all mankind. Most correctly understood, the repeated failures and shortcomings of the Jews are only “such as is common to man,” and clarifies the need for divine atonement, guidance, intercession, and “rebirth.”

      Covenant is more to be seen as the tool of GOD for revelation than contracts and tools of mankind for property and prosperity. In addition to making Almighty GOD known, present and visible, covenant extends the sovereign will of GOD to created beings and living creatures in such a way that all are enabled to more readily recognize and resist sin. Sin is no living entity, and is not put forth from GOD or any in existence. Sin opposes the existence of divine law, the divine Law Giver, and the existence of all within Creation. We speak of sin as if an attribute or trait transmitted by DNA. Sin lacks dimension, form and substance, yet has direction, effect, and presence. Sin is no “thing”, and may not influence the will of divinity, however, sin may dominate self-will in the created. The total elimination of sin requires divine operations that include incarnation, death, self-sacrifice, resurrection, judgment, and the second death.

      There is far more to be said, correctly applied, and spiritually apprehended. (For example, as with all things among men, covenant is temporal, and shifts in its meaning and value from person to person, and time to time. Continuity for covenant is established by eternal, unchanging GOD through such mechanisms as dynasty, family, forgiveness, nation, prophecy, regeneration, sanctification, and eternal life.) Even so, I trust this fragment will be useful. Be it unto you according to your faith.

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