Everlasting Kingdom: Unraveling the Bible’s Secrets

The “New Covenant”—Is It For You?

1: What is New and Better About the New Covenant?

2: What Could Be Better (for you) About the Old Covenant?

3: Is It The “Renewed Covenant”?

4: Is it The “Brit Hadasha”?

Back Chapter 19, Part 4 addresses these questions starting now: Next

What is New and Better About the New Covenant?

As explained in Part 1: The “New Covenant”—Coming Soon, there is an ancient heretical belief that the Covenant between Abraham and his millions of decendants was flawed, so a new one was needed. Then, to compound the matter, the book all about what Yeshua (Jesus) did for us was misnamed The New Covenant (or New Testament) rather than what Yeshua’s Apostle John called it: The Testimony of Yeshua! The terms of the New Covenant are in reality all of the promises about what is promised to “My people Israel and Judah”, which is explained in the most detail in Jeremiah 30 and 31, and termed in 31:31. But every other verse in the Bible is found in The Testimony of Yeshua, in passing, in reference to Jeremiah’s explanation! But with some new insight, I’dlike to expand on some of the points covered on several related pages. So without any more introduction, let’s look at the fine print of the entire text of these two chapters! We'll see here that the next covenant will definitely not be trashed—that’s what’s new about it!

JEREMIAH 30

1 This is the message that came to Jeremiah from Yehovah, He said, 2 “This is what Yehovah, the Elohim [God] of Israel says; Write 'everything' that I’ve spoken to you in a book. 3 The time is coming when I’ll bring My people Israel and Judah back from captivity. I’ll bring them to the land that I gave to their ancestors, and they’ll take possession of it,” says Yehovah.

4 This is the message that Yehovah revealed about Israel and Judah:

Jeremiah 30 and 31 are one long prophetic monologue about the events to occur at the time of the Second Exodus (30:3), when all 12 tribes of Israel return to the land (not just the Jews!) AND Jacob’s trouble—better known as the Great Tribulation (30:7) immediately beforehand. Not one verse of this 2 chapter prophecy has been fulfilled, including the Torah being written on anyone’s hearts (31:33)! This will be a far better Exodus! The New Israel will be an incredible success rather than a dismal failure like the one from Egypt.

5 “This is what Yehovah says: “We have heard cries of fear and panic, not peace. 6 Now I ask: Can you see a man having labor pains? So why do I see every man with his hands on his stomach like a woman in labor. Why have all their faces turned pale? 7 That day will be terrible! There will never be another like it. It’s the time of Jacob’s trouble , but he’ll be saved [liberated] out of it.

The scale of destruction on the “lost” tribes of Israel (only their identity has been virtually lost) will be much larger than the destruction of Egypt was prior to the first Exodus. Still, the entire 12 tribed nation of Israel will be born out of it. The “lost 10 tribes” of Israel are distinct from the Jews: Lamentations 2:2; Hosea 10:11; Hosea 12:2; Micah 1:5.

8 At that time, says Yehovah the Commander, I’ll break the yoke from your neck, and snap your chains. Foreigners will no longer enslave you.

Prior to this next exodus there will yet again be a new captivity. The nations of Israel, mostly scattered thru Europe and the English speaking sections of the world now, will be sold off as slaves by the Beast!

9 They will serve Yehovah their Elohim, and David their king, who I’ll cause to arise for them.

King David will literally be raised from the dead to preside over this Everlasting Kingdom! This in not entirely figurative—it is entirely literal!

10 So don’t be afraid, Jacob, My servant, says Yehovah. Don’t be dismayed, Israel, because I’ll rescue you from the distant lands, and your posterity from the land of captivity. Jacob [1] will return, and have peace and security, and no one will frighten him.

This is going to be a very frightening exodus. But this time the heavy losses of life will occur on the front end of the journey, rather than after 40 years of struggle, with only two adults (Joshua and Caleb) surviving. Those of us who survive the Great Tribulation will need a lot of encouragement.

11 I am with you to save you,” says Yehovah. “I’ll completely destroy all the nations where I’ve scattered you, but I won’t completely destroy you. I’ll discipline you in just measure, but I can’t let you go unpunished.

This time many long-time enemy nations will be destroyed for having taken Israel into captivity, not just one nation like the last time.

12 “This is what Yehovah says: Your wound is incurable, and your sickness is getting worse. 13 There is no one to plead your cause, no one to heal you, you have no healing medicines. 14 All your lovers [allies] have forgotten you. They don’t care about you because I’ve wounded you like an enemy would wound you. I’ve punished you like a cruel person would, because of your need for punishment, and your numerous sins. 15 Why do you cry over your wound? Your pain is incurable because you need to be punished. Because of your numerous sins, I’ve done these things to you. 16 But everyone who devours you will be devoured, and all of your adversaries, everyone of them, will go into captivity. Those who plunder you will be plundered. I will cause anyone who pillages you to be pillaged.

The modern nations of Israel are horrible examples for the world. Ancient Israel was meant to be that shining city on a hill, a role model for the rest of the world. Those Israelites who survive what is coming will be just that—after they are whipped into shape! Then the tables are turned. The survivors of the Day of Yehovah will become servants of Israel, as well as pay some serious reparations.

17 I’ll restore you to health, and I’ll heal all of your wounds,” says Yehovah. “They’ve called you an outcast, they say “No one cares about Zion.”

18 “This is what Yehovah says: I’m going to bring the captives back to Jacob’s tents, and have compassion on his dwellings. The city will be rebuilt on its ruins, and the citadel will stand where it used to be! 19 They’ll 'exude' songs of thanksgiving—jubilant sounds from those who celebrate, and I’ll increase their population, and they won’t be few. I’ll bring them honor, and they won’t be insignificant.

This time the modern nation of Israel will actually be rebuilt over the ruins of the previous nation. They won’t remain few in number by comparison to after the coming holocaust. They won’t be hated by the world either, they’ll have to earn respect. Today’s Jewish nation will not survive [ ] but the Israelite nation will.

20 Their children will be like they were long ago, and their community will be established in My presence, and I’ll punish all their oppressors. 21 Their 'king' will be one of their own, and their ruler will come from among them [native born]. I’ll bring him near, and he’ll approach Me. Who would risk his life to approach Me otherwise?” says Yehovah.

Israel’s descendants will flourish as they did the first time David was their king.

22 You’ll be My people, and I’ll be your Elohim.

This was only a goal under the First Covenant.

23 Yehovah’s wrath will come like a tornado, it will swirl down on the heads of the wicked! 24 The fierce anger of Yehovah won’t turn away until He has completely carried out everything He has mind. In the last days you’ll understand this.

People have no clue what this is all about, even the vast majority of those who have read these chapters, but in the last days they will understand—in hindsight.

So now let’s examine the entire basis for the term “New Covenant”:

JEREMIAH 31

The New Covenant: More than a Contract

1 “At that time,” declares Yehovah, ‘I’ll be the Elohim of ALL the clans of Israel, and they’ll be My people.’“At that time”, or as it is often put in this Gabriel version “When that day comes”, is usually in reference to the amazing events being described here. 2 This is what Yehovah says: The people who survive the sword will find favor in the wilderness. I will give rest to the people of Israel.”

Here it is plainly stated: The New Israel is only for people who survive the coming warfare. They won’t be randomly chosen for this future tho, they will be the cream finally rising to the top.

3 Yehovah appeared to us long ago and said, “I’ve loved you with an everlasting love, so with unfailing love I have drawn you out. 4 I’ll rebuild you, and you’ll be rebuilt, virgin Israel. Again you’ll take up your tambourines and go out dancing joyful.

The survivors will be the kind of people He can unconditionally love.

5 Once again you’ll plant vineyards on the mountains of Samaria. Those who plant them will enjoy the fruit. 6 There will be a day when the watchmen on the hills of Ephraim will cry, “Get up, let’s go up to Zion, to Yehovah our Elohim.”

7 This is what Yehovah says: “Sing with joy for Jacob, and shout among the major nations, shout praises and say, ‘Yehovah, save Your people, the survivors of Israel.’

The New Covenant is all about the survivors returning to the promised Land!

8 I’ll bring them from the North Country, and gather them from the farthest parts of the earth. Blind and lame people will return as well as expectant mothers and women in labor. A huge crowd will return here. 9 They’ll come with tears of joy, praying as I bring them back. I’ll lead them beside streams of water in a straight path so they won’t stumble, because I’m a Father to Israel, and Ephraim is My firstborn.

10 You nations, hear the Word of Yehovah, and announce it in the distant coastlands. Say ‘The One who scattered Israel will regather him, and protect him like a shepherd does his flock.’ 11 Yehovah has paid the ransom of Jacob, and reclaimed him from from those too strong for them.

The ransom paid was specifically Yeshua dying for them. But in the survivors of Israel’s case, their salvation is the opportunity to live out their lives in the new Promised Land; it is not spiritual salvation. When Yeshua returns with His Father, those who are alive and have His spirit, and those who died in the faith will be made into immortal kings and priests ruling and instructing these Israelites. Soon after the survivors of the other nations will join in.

12 They’ll come and shout for joy in the elevated place [or height] of Zion, they’ll be beaming over the goodness of Yehovah, over the grain, the new wine, the oil, and over the young of the flock and the herd. Their life will be like a well watered garden, and they won’t ever be sorrowful again. 13 Then the virgins will celebrate in the dance, along with young men and the old. I’ll turn their mourning into rejoicing, and comfort them and exchange their sorrow with happiness.

This is the time that the Jews looked forward to for millennia, but the fine print they overlooked will amaze them too. The Messiah will return again, along with the anticipated Elijah and David, but they won’t be the kind of people they were expecting’just as Yeshua was not the Messiah they were looking for 2000 years previously.

14 I’ll satisfy the priests with abundance, and My people will be satisfied with My goodness, says Yehovah.

Today the Jewish priests in what is called Israel (really just Judah) are beggars!

15 This is what Yehovah says: A voice is heard in Ramah, lamentation, and bitter crying, Rachel crying for her children. She refuses to be comforted because her children because they no longer exist. 16 This is what Yehovah says: Stop crying out, and 'shedding' tears, because your work will be rewarded, says Yehovah and they’ll return from the land of the enemy. 17 There is hope in your future, says Yehovah. Your children will return to their own territory.

[As mentioned in Judgment Day, I believe that there is an unnoticed resurrection somewhat concealed in Isaiah 49, as we are about to read, but not for the purpose of judgment! It appears that after the Great Tribulation, during the next “day of salvation”, as the redeemed of the twelve tribes of Israel are being resettled into the Promised Land, that Yehovah will give them back the very children who had died in “the land of the enemy” during the most agonizing period of human existence! In Isaiah 49, Yehovah explains that He is certainly more compassionate toward us than we are toward our own children. “I will not forget you”, Yehovah declares. So who are “the children of your bereavement” who want elbow room in the New Israel? The collective expression “WHO HAS CONCEIVED THESE FOR ME, SEEING I HAVE BEEN BEREAVED OF MY CHILDREN and WHO HAS BROUGHT UP THESE”? indicates that Yehovah will comfort His children Israel by returning to them their most valuable possessions—their own bereived children, as well as giving them a new homeland!

Secondly, what better way could there be for the good (surviving) neighbors of Israel to get to know their new Israelite neighbors, than for them to arrive in “welcome wagons” with cargoes of newly “brought up” children, ready to be reunited with their parents? These children are seemingly resurrected where they died—in “the land [formerly] of the enemy” and transported to Israel by benevolent foreign civilians!

18 I’ve surely heard Ephraim moaning to himself, “You’ve disciplined me! I was disciplined like a calf unaccustomed to a yoke. Bring me back, and restore me, because you are Yehovah my Elohim. 19 After I strayed, I changed the way I thought and acted [repented], and after I was instructed, I 'slapped' my 'butt'. I was ashamed and humiliated because I carried the shame of my youth.” 20 Is Ephraim My dear son? Is he a pleasant child? As often as I speak against him, I still remember him, and passionately yearn for him. I’ll surely have mercy on him, says Yehovah.

This time this new pared down generation of Israelites are going to be truly repentant and eager to change, being brought back and restored to their inheritance. There will have been instruction given under the harshest of conditions by the two witnesses (Revelation 11) for three and a half years, in preparation for this time.

21 Set up road signs, make guideposts. Start thinking about the highway, the same direction that you left from. Return, virgin of Israel, return to your towns. 22 How long will you wander from here and there, you apostate daughter? Yehovah has created a new thing in the land, a weak woman will 'overpower' [Clarke’s] a strong man.

23 This is what Yehovah the Commander, the Elohim of Israel, says: Once again they will use these words in the land of Judah and in its towns, after I return them from captivity, “Yehovah bless you, home of righteousness, kadosh mountain.”

Isaiah 66 explains more about this:

19 I’ll set up a sign among them and send some survivors to the nations—to Tarshish, Put and Lud, Meshech, Rosh, Tubal, Javan, to the distant coastlands who haven’t heard of My fame or seen My splendor. They’ll announce My splendor among the nations. 20 They’ll bring all of your relatives from all the nations as an offering to Yehovah, on horses, and on chariots, and on litters, and on mules, and on dromedaries, to My kadosh mountain Jerusalem,’ says Yehovah, ‘like the Israelites bring their offering in a ceremonially clean vessel into Yehovah’s 'Temple'. 21 “I’ll also appoint some of them to be priests and Levites [Ezekiel 44:6-15],” says Yehovah.]

24 Judah and all its towns will live there together, the farmers, and the traveling shepherds.

Today there are more Jews in New York city; the Jews are still in diaspora (scattered).

25 I satisfy those who are weary, and I refresh everyone who is faint. 26 At this I awoke and looked around. My sleep had been pleasing.

27 In days to come,’ says Yehovah, ‘I’ll repopulate [sow] the house of Israel and the house of Judah with 'descendants', and with animals. 28 Just as I have overseen their uprooting and tearing down, their overthrow, destruction and disaster, so I will oversee their building and planting, says Yehovah.

29 In those days they’ll no longer say, “The fathers have eaten sour grapes, and their children’s teeth are set on edge.” 30 Instead, everyone will die for their own sins, everyone who eats the sour grapes will have their own teeth set on edge.

As I explain in Should We Move to Israel Now?, this is not a description of anything that happened in 1948 when “Israel” was put on the map. This will definitely not be a secular society—not one agnostic or athiest among them.

31 The time is coming,’ Yehovah says, ‘when I’ll make a New marriage Covenant with the House of Israel and the House of Judah. 32 It won’t be like the marriage Covenant that I made with their ancestors during the time when I took them by the hand led them out of the land of Egypt, since they broke My Covenant, tho I was their Husband, says Yehovah. 33 In this marriage Covenant that I’ll make with the House of Israe after those days,’ Yehovah says, ‘I’ll put My Torah in the very seat of their thoughts and emotions, and I’ll write it into their minds [hearts]. I’ll be their Elohim, and they’ll be My people. 34 People will no longer teach their neighbors or their relatives, by asking, ‘Do you know Yehovah’ [the Lord], because they’ll all know Me, from the least of them to the greatest of them, says Yehovah. I’ll forgive their wickedness, and I’ll never again remember their sins.

35 Yehovah says that He provides the sun to light the day and the 'orderly succession' of the moon and stars to light the night, and He instantaneously calms [U] the raging waves of the sea—Yehovah the Commander is His name.

This is so self explanitory that I am amazed that virtually no one believes it. It’s sort of a “two state solution” (as in the two sticks of Jeremiah 37). It is about a time when no evangelism is needed, it’s about a time of national forgiveness, about a time of the borders of Israel reaching the intended expanded territories (not giving away land for “peace”.

36 Only if these fixed conditions ever fail in My presence,’ says Yehovah, ‘will the Israelites cease to be a nation in My presence forever. 37 This is what Yehovah says: Only if the heavens above can ever be measured, and if the foundation of the earth beneath is ever found, would I reject all the Israelites for what they’ve done, says Yehovah.

Present day “Israel” is under constant and growing threat of annihlation. The future United States of Israel will be as Rock solid as heaven and earth itself.

38 The time is coming,’ says Yehovah, ‘when the city will be rebuilt for Yehovah, from the Hananel Tower to the Corner Gate. 39 The measuring line will stretch from there straight to Gareb Hill, and then turn toward Goah. 40 The whole valley that was covered with dead bodies and ashes, and all of the fields as far as the Kidron Valley, as far as the corner of Horse Gate toward the east, will be kadosh to Yehovah, it won’t ever be uprooted, or overthrown again.

A very well written explanation of the future expanded geographic boundaries of Jerusalem can be found here.

What’s better about the New Covenant? It lasts the better part of a “thousand generations”!

Psalm 105:8-10 He remembers His covenant forever, the commitment that He made to a thousand generations, 9 the covenant that He made with Abraham, and His oath to Isaac, 10 and confirmed it to Jacob as a statute and to Israel as an everlasting covenant.

What else is “better” about the New Covenant? Answer—better people! The first covenant was NOT faulty but the people were!

Hebrews 8:6-10 But now, Yeshua (Jesus) Messiah has been given a superior ministry since He is also the Mediator of a better covenant, one that was founded on better promises than the former. 7 If the first covenant had been faultless, there would have been no need for a second one. 8 Finding fault with THEM He said, “The time is coming, says YHVH, when I’ll enact a New marriage Covenant with the ‘household’ of Israel and with the ‘household’ of Judah. 9 It won’t be like the covenant that I made with their ancestors during the time when I took them by the hand and led them out of the land of Egypt, because they didn’t remain loyal to My covenant and I neglected them, declared YHVH. 10 But this is the covenant that I’ll make with the household of Israel after that time, says YHVH, I’ll put My Torah in their minds—inscribing it on their innermost being. I’ll be their Aloha [God] and they’ll be My people.

What Could Be Better (for you) About the Old/First Covenant?

Paul thought that the old covenant would “be repealed” and “soon disappear” in his lifetime and that the New Covenant would be enacted:

Hebrews 8:7-13 If the first covenant had been faultless, there would have been no need for a second one. 8 Finding fault with THEM He said, “The time is coming, says YHVH, when I’ll enact a New marriage Covenant with the ‘household’ of Israel and with the ‘household’ of Judah. 9 It won’t be like the covenant that I made with their ancestors during the time when I took them by the hand and led them out of the land of Egypt, because they didn’t remain loyal to My covenant and I neglected them, declared YHVH. 10 But this is the covenant that I’ll make with the household of Israel after that time, says YHVH, I’ll put My Torah in their minds—inscribing it on their innermost being. I’ll be their Aloha [God] and they’ll be My people. 11 No one [in Israel] will teach doctrine to their fellow citizens [evangelize] or ask a brother, “Do you know YHVH” [witness to anyone], because they’ll all know Me, from the youngest of them to the oldest, 12 because I’ll be merciful regarding their unrighteousness and I won’t call their sins to mind.” 13 When He [Yeshua] mentioned the New Covenant, He was ‘declaring’ that the first one was obsolete and about to be repealed, and what was obsolete and failing will soon disappear.

He further stated that belief here:

1 Thessalonians 4:17 Then, we who are still alive, having survived, will be carried away together with them into the clouds to meet our Master in the expanse. And we will be with our Master forever.

But Paul died, the Temple was destroyed, and the New Covenant still hasn’t appeared to replace the Old Covenant.

Those of us living under the tattered remains of the First Covenant (still in effect till the marriage of physical Israel!) will become “BLOOD” relatives of Yeshua as members of His own body (“one new man”), while the bride gains citizenship into the Kingdom of Aloha by a New (marriage) Covenant! How can we know this—read very carefully:

Hebrews 9:15 This is why He became the Mediator of the New Covenant—so that BY HIS DEATH He could become the ransom payment FOR THOSE WHO HAD SINNED UNDER THE FIRST [old] COVENANT, so that those who are called to the eternal inheritance can receive the promise.

So Yeshua's blood was specifically shed for those of us living prior to the New Covenant, and it extends retroactively to cover all of 6000years! But it is deafeningly silent about it being applicable when animal zebakim (sacrifices) resume in the millennium (beginning presumably in 2028—the next Jubilee year). We see here that the New Covenant does two primary things: It allows those of us who were obedient servants of Yeshua, including under the Messenger {Angel} of Yehovah to receive our promised inheritance of eternal life (Hebrews 11) as a result of Yeshua’s death, and it enables the Bride of the 7th millennium the opportunity to marry into the family, while still human!

Timothy seems to be alluding to women being kept safe thru being married and having children. Could this really be an exclusive reference to Yeshua's Bride? For an explanation of virtually every Bible Reference on the Bride see: Who is the Messiah’s Bride?

This chapter ends with another confirmation: He was offered once, for our sins, that is specifically for “those who expect Him” when He appears a second time. Few will be expecting Him! Note:

Hebrews 9:27-28 And just as people are destined to die once, and after their death comes Judgment Day, 28 so the Messiah was also offered once, and personally placed on the altar to bear the sins of many [but not all], and He’ll appear a second time, without [not bearing] sins, for the eternal Life of those who expect Him.

Is It The “Renewed Covenant”? [Much more here]

Everyone I’m familiar with who thinks that it isn’t a New Covenant but a Renewed one also thinks that the supposedly Renewed Covenant is for present day believers in Yeshua—right now. [2017: OK, now there’s an exception.] That’s why I wrote Should We Move to Israel Now? They don’t understand that there is no indication that people living under the New Covenant will not be covered by Yeshua’s shed blood! That is why they must shed blood in the temple. The bride figuratively marrying into the family only goes so far. Zechariah 14 and the last nine chapters of Ezekiel 40-48 are all about that time:

Zechariah 14:4,16,20-21 And in that day His [Yeshua’s (Jesus’s)] feet will stand on the Mount of Olives, east of Jerusalem. And the Mount of Olives will be split in two, from east to west, forming a very large valley, [Elohim is on Mt. Zion, Isaiah 10:12] so that half of the mountain will move toward the north and the other half toward the south. ...

16 Then everyone who is left behind [survives] from all the nations that came against Jerusalem will go up from year to year to worship Yehovah the Commander and celebrate the Feast of Tabernacles. ...20 When that day comes it will say on the bells of the horses “Kadosh to Yehovah.” And the pots [for ze’bakim [sacrifices] in Yehovah’s 'Temple' will be like the bowls before the altar. 21 Yes, every pot in Jerusalem and in Judah will be kadosh to Yehovah the Commander, and everyone who offers a ze’bak [sacrifice] will come and take one of them, and cook in them. When that day comes there will no longer be a Canaanite in Yehovah the Commander's 'Temple'.

See also Isaiah 56:6-8; Jeremiah 33:15-18; and Ezekiel 43:18 thru 46:24 in particular.

So those of us living prior to the coming New Covenant that’s to be made with the survivors of the 12 tribes of Israel are covered by Yeshua’s blood! That’s better than being the bride right?

Ezekiel 20 is my favorite chapter about the Bride. Since the Covenant is for Yeshua’s bride, let’s identify the bride and consider whether being “part of the bridegroom” might be a better option for you than being “part of the bride”.

EZEKIEL 20

Simply put, we start this bride chapter with Yehovah enraged with the leadership of Israel and unwilling to deal with them directly.

1 On the tenth day of the fifth month in the seventh year, some of the elders of Israel came to consult Yehovah, and sat in front of me. 2 Then the Word of Yehovah came to me. He said, 3 “Human son, tell the elders of Israel, ‘The Sovereign Yehovah says: Have you come to consult Me? As surely as I live, declares the Sovereign Yehovah, I won’t be consulted by you.’

So Exekiel is chosen to condemn their abominable practices.

4 “Will you pass judgment against them, human son, will you pass judgment? Explain to them the abominable practices passed down from their ancestors. 5 Tell them: ‘The Sovereign Yehovah says: The day I chose Israel, and swore to the 'descendants' of Jacob’s family—when I revealed Myself to them in the land of Egypt—I swore to them, “I am Yehovah your Elohim.”

The first 31 verses are a detailed history lesson, in a nutshell, about how Yehovah dealt with the people who were to become His bride. It demonstrates how a major redo was in order.

6 That day I swore to bring them out of the land of Egypt into a land that I had chosen for them, a land flowing with milk and honey, the most beautiful of all lands. 7 I said, “You must all throw away the vile images you look to. Don’t defile yourselves with the idols of Egypt, I am Yehovah your Elohim.”

The bride-to-be refused to give up her idolatry.

8 But they rebelled against Me, and refused to listen to Me. They didn’t throw away the vile images they looked to, or abandon their Egyptian idols. So I considered pouring out My fury on them, to satisfy My anger against them within the land of Egypt. 9 But I acted for the sake of My 'reputation', so that it wouldn’t be dishonored in the sight of the nations, where they were living, who saw Me reveal Myself by bringing them out of the land of Egypt.

So Yehovah tried the exodus anyway.

10 So I took them out of the land of Egypt and led them into the wilderness.

He gave them statutes and ordinances and especially His Sabbaths (plural) to wake them up.

11 I gave them My statutes, and explained My ordinances to them so that if they do them, they’ll live. 12 I also gave them My Sabbaths, as a sign between Me and them, so that they would realize that I am Yehovah who makes them kadosh. 13 But the house of Israel rebelled against Me in the wilderness, they didn’t 'live' by My statutes, and they rejected My ordinances, that if they obeyed, they would live. They violated My Sabbaths, so I resolved to pour out My wrath on them in the wilderness, to annihilate them. 14 But again I acted for the sake of My 'reputation', so that it wouldn’t be dishonored in the sight of the nations, who watched Me bring them out. 15 But I swore to them in the wilderness that I wouldn’t bring them into the land flowing with milk and honey that I had promised them—the most beautiful of all lands— 16 because they rejected My ordinances, and refused to 'live' by My statutes, and violated My Sabbaths, because they were determined to follow their idols.

Despite all of this He still didn’t destroy Israel.

17 But I saw fit to spare them, and I didn’t destroy them, and held back from destroying them in the wilderness.

18 Then, in the wilderness, I warned their children not to live by the statutes of their ancestors, or obey their ordinances, or defile themselves with their idols. 19 I am Yehovah your Elohim. Follow My statutes. Obey My ordinances, and practice them. 20 Keep My Sabbaths kadosh, and they’ll be a sign between Me and you, so that you’ll fully realize that I am Yehovah your Elohim.” 21 But the children rebelled against Me. They didn’t 'live by' My statutes or obey My ordinances, tho a person who obeys them will live by them. They also violated My Sabbaths. So I said I would pour out My wrath on them, to end My anger against them in the wilderness. 22 But I withheld My hand, and acted for the sake of My 'reputation', so that it wouldn’t be dishonored in the sight of the nations who had watched Me bring them out.

So instead of destruction, Israel was to be scattered to the winds.

23 I 'swore' to them in the wilderness that I would scatter them among the nations, and disperse them into other countries, 24 because they hadn’t practiced My ordinances, they had rejected My statutes, and dishonored My Sabbaths, and their eyes were fixed on their fathers’ idols. 25 I also allowed them to follow statutes that were not good and ordinances that they couldn’t live by [verse 18]. 26 I pronounced them unclean because of their sacrifices—they caused all their first born to pass thru the fire—so that I would devastate them and remind them that I am Yehovah.

27 So, human son, speak to the house of Israel, and tell them, “The Sovereign Yehovah says: This is the way your ancestors blasphemed Me when they were unfaithful to Me. 28 When I had brought them into the land that I swore to give to them, they offered sacrifices on every high hill and under every leafy tree they saw and presented their offensive offerings there! They also sent up their pleasing aromas and poured out their wine offerings there.” 29 Then I asked them, “What is this high place you are going to called?” (It’s been called Bamah [high place] ever since.)

So the question is, will Israel defile herself again?

30 So tell the house of Israel, “The Sovereign Yehovah asks, ‘Will you dishonor yourselves the way your ancestors did, and keep prostituting yourselves with detestable idols? 31 When you offer your sacrifices, making your sons pass thru the fire, you’re continuing to defile yourselves with all your idols. And you want to consult Me, house of Israel? As surely as I live, declares the Sovereign Yehovah, I won’t be consulted by you!

The Coming Shotgun Wedding!

32 What you have in mind will never happen. You think you want to be like heathens, like the tribes of other countries, serving gods of wood and stone.

33 As surely as I live, declares the Sovereign Yehovah, I will rule you with a mighty hand, and with an outstretched arm and with wrath poured out, I’ll be your King.

A second Exodus!

34 I’ll bring you out of the nations and gather you out of the countries where you were scattered, with a mighty hand with an outstretched arm, and with wrath poured out. 35 I’ll bring you into the wilderness of the people [Isaiah 1, Hosea 2:14], and I’ll judge you there face to face, 36 just like when I judged your ancestors in the wilderness of the land of Egypt, that’s how I’ll judge you, declares the Sovereign Yehovah. 37 I’ll make you pass under the shepherd’s rod, and I’ll bind you in a [Kimchi] [New] Covenant,

The rebels will be purged.

38 and I’ll purge out the rebels from among you, and those who disobey Me. I’ll bring them out of the land where they were living, but they won’t enter the land of Israel. Then you’ll realize that I am Yehovah.

But those on the fence will eventually wake up and serve Him.

39 As for you, house of Israel, the Sovereign Yehovah says: Go, serve your idols, but later you’ll surely listen to Me, and you’ll no longer profane My name with your gifts and your idols. 40 On My kadosh mountain, on the high mountain of Israel, declares the Sovereign Yehovah, there the entire house of Israel, all of them, will serve Me in the land. I will accept them there, and there I will require your contributions and choice gifts, with all your kadosh things. 41 I’ll accept you there like a fragrant aroma when I gather you out of the nations, and bring you out of the countries where you’ve been scattered, and I’ll prove Myself kadosh thru you as the nations watch.

This new bride-to-be will stay asleep all the way to Israel. She will remain clueless until she is actually brought into the land!

42 You’ll realize that I am Yehovah when I bring you into the land of Israel, into the country that I swore to give to your ancestors. 43 There you’ll remember your conduct, and everything you did, and how you defiled yourselves, and you’ll despise yourselves when you face all the evil you’ve done. 44 You’ll realize that I am Yehovah when I’ve dealt with you for the sake of My name, rather than with regard to your evil and corrupt behavior, house of Israel, declares the Sovereign Yehovah.”

This account was the thumbnail sketch of the Second Exodus.

The scorched earth plan to follow:

45 The Word of Yehovah came to me. He said, 46 “Human son, face the south and speak out against it. Prophesy against the forest lands of the Negev, 47 and tell the forest of the Negev to listen to the Word of Yehovah. The Sovereign Yehovah says: I’m about to set you on fire, and destroy every green tree and every dry tree in you. The blazing flame won’t be extinguished, and the entire surface from south to north will be scorched by it. 48 And everyone will see that I, Yehovah, set this fire. It won’t be extinguished.” 49 Then I said, “Oye Sovereign Yehovah! They are saying that I’m just telling stories?”

There is a much more detailed account of the Second Exodus in: The Time After Jacob’s Trouble—The Untold Story of the Second Exodus!

You could see my detailed account in Is It A “Renewed Covenant”?

Is it The Brit Hadasha?

This question becomes simple. Once you know that the New Covenant/Testament is not a book at all—that it is really the consummate Bible prophecy (12 tribes of Israel in the millennium), then using the Hebrew term “Brit Hadasha” is just a way of “Hebrewizing” the Catholic concept of a “New Covenant”, where the Church replaces Israel for all practical purposes. It’s just another falsified replacement of the real title, The Testimony of Yeshua. Brit Hadasha, used that way, is just more wool pulled over your eyes.

The idea that the New Covenant is simply a renewal of the Old one is simply Biblical denial:

Hebrews 8:9 It won’t be like the covenant that I made with their ancestors during the time when I took them by the hand and led them out of the land of Egypt, because they didn’t remain loyal to My covenant...

Who is left out of this story? Those who died “unsaved”, relatively righteous and ignorant. But Are the “Unsaved” Lost?

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