God's Plan of Salvation
The Covenants - Part 2
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Davidic Covenant

New Covenant with Israel

New Covenant for the Church

7 Keys

There are seven KEY covenants made by God as the underpinnings for His eternal Plan of Salvation.

Part 1 of this essay discussed four of the key covenants as follows...

  • Noahic Covenant
  • Abrahamic Covenant
  • Mosaic Covenant
  • Palestinian Covenant

Part 2 of this essay (which you are now reading) will discuss the remaining three key covenants...

  • Davidic Covenant
  • New Covenant with Israel
  • New Covenant for the Church


Davidic Covenant

Bible references
2 Samuel 7.11-16; 1 Chronicles 17.3-15; Isaiah 9.6-7; Psalm 89.3-4, 89.35-37; Daniel 7.14

Beneficiaries
The nation Israel and all creation

God's promises - In the Davidic Covenant, God promises to provide Israel an eternal King and an eternal earthly kingdom. God further promises that...

  • the eternal King will be a seed (descendant) of David
  • God will be Father to the eternal King, who will be God's Son
  (God said to David...) "And it shall be, when your days are fulfilled, when you must go to be with your fathers, that I will set up your seed after you, who will be of your sons; and I will establish his kingdom. He shall build Me a house, and I will establish his throne forever. I will be his Father, and he shall be My son; and I will not take My mercy away from him, as I took it from him who was before you. And I will establish him in My house and in My kingdom forever; and his throne shall be established forever.''
1 Chron 17.11-14
We now know that Jesus Christ is the eternal King promised to David by God.   (The angel said to Mary...) "And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bring forth a Son, and shall call His name Jesus. He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Highest; and the Lord God will give Him the throne of His father David. And He will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of His kingdom there will be no end.'' Lk 1.31-33
The establishment of the Lord's eternal earthly kingdom will take place following the Second Coming of Jesus Christ to the earth.   (Jesus said...) "When the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the holy angels with Him, then He will sit on the throne of His glory."
Mt 25.31

Requirements
The Davidic Covenant affirms and elaborates on the "kingdom" aspect of the Abrahamic covenant.
The Davidic Covenant places NO requirements on anyone except God.
It is "Unconditional."

New Covenant with Israel

Bible references
Jeremiah 31.31-34; Isaiah 42.6, 43.1-6; Hebrews 8.7-12

Beneficiaries
All Israel (the Jews)

"Behold, the days are coming,'' says the Lord, "when 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, My covenant which they broke, though I was a husband to them,'' says the Lord. But this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel...

  • After those days, says the Lord, I will put My law in their minds, and write it on their hearts
  • and I will be their God, and they shall be My people
  • No more shall every man teach his neighbor, and every man his brother, saying, `Know the Lord,' for they all shall know Me, from the least of them to the greatest of them,'' says the Lord.
  • For I will forgive their iniquity, and their sin I will remember no more.'' Jer 31.31-34
 

God's Promises - In the New Covenant with Israel, God promises...

  • to put His Law in the minds and hearts of the people of Israel
  • that all Israel will know God
  • that God will remember their sins NO MORE

And so all Israel will be saved, as it is written...

  • "The Deliverer will come out of Zion
  • and He will turn away ungodliness from Jacob (the nation Israel)
  • for this is My covenant with them (the Jews), when I take away their sins.''

Rom 11.26 - 27

 

One Way

God's action in writing His Law on the hearts of Israel's people is fully equivalent to His action in causing Christians to be "born again" (John 3.3-7).

In other words, God will SAVE all Israel from their sins, as written in Romans 11.26.

Moreover, God will base Israel's salvation on the same Deliverer who saves the Church.

Israel's Deliverer must be none other than Messiah Yeshua (Jesus) -- "for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.'' (Acts 4.12b)

(God said...) "I will return again (ascend) to My place (heaven) till they (the nation Israel) acknowledge their offense. Then they will seek My face; in their affliction they will diligently seek Me.'' Hos 5.15

(Jesus said...) "O Jerusalem, Jerusalem (the nation Israel), the one who kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to her! How often I wanted to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, but you were not willing! See! Your house is left to you desolate; for I say to you, you shall see Me no more till you say, `Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord!' '' Mt 23.37-39

For I do not desire, brethren, that you should be ignorant of this mystery, lest you should be wise in your own opinion, that
hardening in part has happened to Israel until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in. Rom 11.25
 

But when?

Nowadays we see many Gentiles receiving salvation, but very few Jews. The question then is -- what has become of God's New Covenant whereby He solemnly promised to save all Israel?

As a teacher, Bellgamin is sorely tempted to answer this question for you.

But you have the Holy Spirit within you, to teach you, and I have listed the Bible verses wherein lies the answer.

Discover the truth about Israel for yourself, and it will be forever yours.

Because you will henceforth know the answer, I feel certain God will someday send you an unsaved Jew who has a life-and-death need to know what YOU know.


New Covenant for the Church

Bible references
The New Testament of the Holy Bible

Beneficiaries
Whosoever believes in Jesus Christ

The basis for the New Covenant with the Church - Notice that the King James Version translates the Greek word "diatheke" as "testament."

As shown by the New King James translation of the same word for the same verse, you can see that, in the Bible, "testament" and "covenant" mean the same thing.

Thus, the New Testament of the Bible -- every word of it -- IS the New Covenant for the Church.
  (Jesus said...) "For this is my blood of the new testament (diatheke), which is shed for many for the remission of sins." Mt 26.28, KJV

(Jesus said...) "For this is My blood of the new covenant (diatheke), which is shed for many for the remission of sins." Mt 26.28, NKJV
God's promises - God's promises to those who believe on Christ Jesus are so numerous that they cannot all be listed here.

All God's promises, however, are summarized by the glorious words of Jesus Himself, as quoted in the verses alongside.
 

(Jesus said...) "My sheep (Christians) hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me.

  • And I give unto them eternal life;
  • and they shall never perish,
  • neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand

My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father's hand.

I and my Father are one." John 10.27-30

Requirements - The New Covenant for the Church places NO requirements on anyone except God. It is by grace alone that ye are saved -- "Unconditional."   For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: not of works, lest any man should boast. Eph 2.8-9

Summary

After I finished writing this essay about the Covenants of God, I read back over it and said to myself, "Bell, this essay reads like a lawyer's explanation of a contract for roofing materials. Your words have MISSED the heart of God that went into these precious Covenants."

And so I write this final paragraph with a deep feeling of inadequacy.

If, as I fear, I have missed communicating to you the heart of infinite love that God put into forming His covenants, then I have indeed failed you. And God. The only comfort I can take is that no human -- NONE! -- can fully communicate to you the love of God that passeth all human understanding. It is only the Holy Spirit who can truly do that.

And so I end this essay with the hope and prayer that our Comforter, our beloved Holy Spirit, will fill in the blanks of my poor efforts so that you may know God and the love He has for YOU.

Just remember - although God's Covenants cost you nothing, they cost God EVERYTHING He had.

Amen

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