Category Archives: new covenant

an unveiling service

devotional post # 2161 2 Corinthians 3:12-14 2Co 3:12 Since we confidently expect this, we serve very openly, 2Co 3:13 not like Moses, who would put a veil over his face so that the Israelites would not gaze at the … Continue reading

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the impossibility of pluralism

Leviticus 18:1-5 Lev 18:1 And Yahveh spoke to Moses, and this is what he said, Lev 18:2 “Speak to the people of Israel and say to them, I am Yahveh your God. Lev 18:3 You will not do as they … Continue reading

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protective clothing

Exodus 28:31-43 31 “You should make the robe worn with the ephod entirely of blue. 32 It should have an opening for the head in the middle of it, with a woven binding around the opening, like the opening in … Continue reading

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The Sky Kingdom is the hard way

Matthew 7:12-14 12 “So ask yourself whatever you would rather that others would do for you, and determine to do that for them, because this is what the Law and the Prophets teach. 13 “Enter by the narrow gate, because … Continue reading

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A New Covenant

Genesis 9:1-13 And God blessed Noah and his family and said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth. 2 The fear of you and the dread of you shall be upon every beast of the land and … Continue reading

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touring the new temple

Ezekiel 40 In a previous vision, Ezekiel had seen the corruption of his people by touring the temple.  Now, Ezekiel is given a tour of a new temple, and only sees beauty, order, and magnificence.  The restored temple represents a … Continue reading

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gathering others besides

Isaiah 56-57 The LORD promises to heal the faithless backslider, and he also promises to gather others to him besides those already gathered.  The sojourning foreigner and the eunuchs who attach themselves to Israel and the covenant will find a … Continue reading

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looking back, looking forward

2 Chronicles 35:1-19 In the same year that Josiah rediscovered the Book of the Law, he reinstituted the Passover, and celebrated it as none had ever done in his lifetime.  It was a tremendous celebration of God’s grace, which looked … Continue reading

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in retrospect: a covenant people

Deuteronomy 5 Moses reflected back on the giving of the ten commandments because he wanted to remind the Israelites that they were a people who have committed themselves to a covenant.  The commands all had to do with the covenant.  … Continue reading

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Exodus: God alone … Israel alone

  Exodus 30-31.   Every one of the instructions in this chapter has particular application to the Hebrew people and the Israelite nation alone.  The altar was for the tabernacle from which only the people of Israel could worship.  The atonement census … Continue reading

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