by OvadYah Avrahami
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The New Covenant (NC) may rank as the nucleus of the entire Creation Plan – to serve as the Prime Objective for every human being created in the Image of God. It lies at the heart of the Final Redemption Plan (the Geulah) – which is an evenly vague and ill-recognized Main, End Time fulfillment Epoch.
May this in-depth review of the NC serve as a magnet to draw souls to the desire of the greatest Award of Life – free and gratis, all for the taking.
The Final Redemption Era has arrived!
According to the Bible Calendar mankind has now arrived at the year 5783 (2022/3) – the end of the 6th Day of Creation, close to entering the 7th (Shabbat) millennium, which will see direct Divine Rule in an Era of Peace.
The last 2 centuries of this 6th, millennium, since the 1800’s, have seen more advances in humanity, on all levels, than all of the previous 5 millennia together. It all seems to fit the Creator’s Plan – like His creation of man near the end of the 6th day in the Garden of Eden. And He gave them rule over the earth. Can it possibly be that the 6000 years served to prepare mankind for World Rule in the Name of, and on behalf of the Creator? And if so, what is the role of the New Covenant in all this?
The last 70 years have seen the rebirth of the ancient nation of the Bible, God’s covenanted people, on their ancient Homeland, the restoration of Jerusalem, and the resettlement of the Land by the covenanted Nation of HaShem. This miraculous rebirth of the Land, City, and People was necessary in order to prepare the physical Domain of HaShem’s pending and planned Universal Rule over the Nations.
And this is where the New Covenant fits in. This is what a deeper understanding of the New Covenant (NC) points to. If this review from Scripture that you are reading here is indeed correct, the New Covenant will be the Ultimate Reward – and it is within reach of every human being … if only ….!
One cannot reach a Goal Award if you have no clear understanding of what it entails. This simply needs one’s serious consideration – followed by choice and goal setting, if accepted. Surely, this should then also apply to the greatest Award of Life?
THIS is what the New Covenant entails. Are you prepared to consider … then read on, even if lengthy! The Final Award is worth it.
Nature of the ‘New’ vs. the ‘Old’ Covenant
Understanding the foundational background to the New Covenant:
This Biblical Topic of a New Covenant has brought forth great confusion, especially amongst re-awakening 10-Israel/Ephraim/Yoseph – i.e., a progressively evolving Torah Restoration Movement of the last few decades, which has grown out of New Testament Messianism in fulfillment of the Main Theme of Bible Prophecy.
What does Judaism say?
Here is an extract from an authoritative Jewish source:
by Rabbi Stuart Federow.
“Jeremiah 31:31 speaks of a ‘New covenant.’ But one could ask the question, ‘is this New Covenant a covenant that replaces any of the covenants that God made with the Jews beforehand?
“When God makes a New Covenant with the Jews, it is only to re-establish and re-affirm the covenants with the Jews that came before. The covenant God made with Isaac did not replace or break the covenant God made with Abraham. The covenant that God made with Jacob did not replace or break the covenant God made with Isaac or with Abraham. One example of this can be seen in Leviticus 26:42, where the Jews were told in the verses just before verse 42 that when they sin, they will be punished for their sins, but then they are told that God’s covenant with them is eternal:
“Then will I remember my covenant with Jacob, and also my covenant with Isaac, and also my covenant with Abraham will I remember; and I will remember the land. [Leviticus 26:42]
“Had the covenants that God made with Isaac and Abraham been made null and void by the covenant God made with Jacob, there would have been no need to have specified the covenants God had made with Isaac and Abraham in the verse above.
“The covenant that God made with the People of Israel through Moses, did not replace or break the covenant God made with Jacob, or with Isaac, or with Abraham. Every subsequent covenant that God makes with the Jews, re-affirms and re-establishes the covenant that God made with the Jews before it.
The Sinai Covenant is an Eternal Covenant
“The covenant that God made with the Jews is an eternal covenant, and it is a covenant made with them, with their descendants, and with all those who convert to Judaism. God’s promise to the Jews, that His covenant with them is eternal is repeated over and over again throughout the Hebrew Scriptures. Here are just a few examples:
“’And I will establish my covenant between me and thee and thy seed after thee in their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be a God unto thee, and to thy seed after thee. And I will give unto thee, and to thy seed after thee, the land wherein thou art a stranger, all the land of Canaan, for an everlasting possession; and I will be their God.’ [Genesis 17:7-8]
“See also Genesis 17:12-13, Genesis 17:19. Psalm 105:6-10. I Chronicles 16:13-17.
That the New Covenant will be eternal is also found immediately following the passage of Jeremiah 31:31-34, beginning with the very next verse:
“’Thus saith the Eternal, 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 Eternal of hosts is his name: If those ordinances depart from before me, saith the Eternal, then the seed of Israel also shall cease from being a nation before me for ever.’ [Jeremiah 31:35-36]
[Ed. Note – It needs to be emphasized here that the author, a Rabbi, makes the same traditional oversight to refer to the entire historic Hebrew Israelite nation (12 Tribes) as ‘Jews’. It was NOT just Jews who stood at Sinai, covenanting with the God of Israel, but 12 Tribes – of which one only was Judah (later joined by Benjamin) referred to in Scripture as ‘The House of Judah,’ as opposed to ‘The House of Israel’ (the Northern 10 Tribes). And it is to the entire 12 Tribes that the Divine Promises are made of inheriting the Land for ‘an everlasting Possession’ – a Blood Covenant of Eternal Bondage. The Eternal Blessings which the Rabbi refers to here (as well as the Eternal compliance requirements) therefore apply NOT just to Judah but also to the Ten Lost Tribes, the House of Israel, who is to be re-identified and returned to their Hebrew heritage in the End Time].
Rabbi Federow then highlights the inspiring Promise inherent in this ‘New Covenant’:
“’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 broke, although I was a husband unto them, saith the Eternal: But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; After those days, saith the Eternal, I will put my Torah in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be my people.’ [Jeremiah 31:32-33]
“What these verses are saying is that everyone will no longer need to look in any book, neither a ‘New Testament,’ nor even the Hebrew Scriptures, to tell them what is Right and what is Wrong. They will know it instinctively because it will be in their hearts, truly making God their God, and in turn, truly making them God’s People. “
This will be the main feature and purpose of the New Covenant, to make up the shortfall in human beings who failed to observe the Torah fully and perfectly. Those souls who will be elected by God in the Final Judgment to become grafted into a New Covenant with God, will become Living Torahs. As such, they will then serve to rule over the nations.
“The Torah of the Eternal is perfect, converting the soul:
the Testimony of the Eternal is sure, making wise the simple.
The statutes of the Eternal are right, rejoicing the heart:
the Commandment of the Eternal is pure, enlightening the eyes.”
[Psalm 19:8-9]. [End of Quote].
The Jewish Encyclopaedia on ‘Covenant’
“An agreement between two contracting parties, originally sealed with blood; a bond, or a law; a permanent religious dispensation. The old, primitive way of concluding a covenant (“to cut a covenant”) was for the covenanters to cut into each other’s arm and suck the blood, the mixing of the blood rendering them “brothers of the covenant.” A rite expressive of the same idea is (see Jer. xxxiv. 18; compare Gen. xv. et seq.) the cutting of a sacrificial animal into two parts, between which the contracting parties pass, showing thereby that they are bound to each other; the eating together of the meat, which usually follows, reiterating the same idea. Originally the covenant was a bond of life-fellowship, where the mingling of the blood was deemed essential. In the course of time aversion to imbibing human blood eliminated the sucking of the blood, and the eating and drinking together became in itself the means of covenanting.”
Wow! Wow! Wow!
Behold what we have here in those highlighted portions!
“Bound to each other!”
The original Covenant bound 12-Israel (by the blood of animals) to the God of Israel.
The Covenant was made at Sinai between ‘The Husband and His Bride’ (12-Israel). ‘Bound to each other’!
This Covenant was broken by 12-Israel, and HaShem divorced 10-Israel (Jer. 3), retaining “one Tribe (Judah) “for the sake of David” (1 Kings 11:32l & 12:20 ).
What is the meaning of the word / term Redemption (Geulah)?
When I asked Rav Feld this question one day after I presumed that I heard him describing this in an Audio study that we had compiled, his answer after deep thought was: “The Reconciliation of Judah and 10-Israel into ONE re-united Nation.” (The covenanted Bride of HaShem!)
Now, in our delving into the meaning of the ‘New Covenant’ – what transpires?
That returning 10-Israel has been contorting this concept of Return (Redemption) as a ‘free for all,’ ‘Saved by Grace’ theology – by quoting only the last portion of Jer. 31, completely overlooking the entire first half of this chapter which is actually in context and sets the Time element for establishing the NC.
They contorted their Messianic ‘Blood Covenant.’
What the True eternal Covenant, in fact, entails, is:
– a Return of the de-covenanted House of 10-Israel, to re-covenant and thus become “bound to each other” and to the God of Israel!
THIS IS THE NEW COVENANT!
Should we be surprised at all that, there is such resistance, from BOTH sides to the re-covenanting of Returnee 10-Israel? The Jews don’t want them, for fear after 2000 years of persecution by non-Jews – and 10-Israel resists re-covenanting, due to the exile culture which they adopted, which was anti-Torah, anti-Rabbinic, and anti-Jewish.
A Blessing for the Future
“We are living in a special time, a pregnant time…a time about which our ancestors dreamed and saw visions. It is an awesome time in which everything hangs in the balance and all of history is coming to its culmination. It is a time in which the reasons for many things will be revealed. The single most important thing that we will understand (which includes everything else) is God’s plan for us. We will understand that, through supernatural and natural means, God is bringing this plan to fruition. This involves moving into the next stage of history, the Messianic Age, the return to Edenic consciousness on a higher level…” (from the Introduction to his book “Spiiritual Technology.” http://www.avrahamsutton.com/
It should, therefore, not be strange to consider HaShem’s own statements regarding “the blindness and deafness of His Own Witness”
Sublime Purpose and Blessing underlying the New Covenant
So, the concept that we want to add to the topic of the New Covenant is the intriguing concept of ‘Shechinah’ – the Presence of G-d, which has left His People, Israel, on more than one occasion. The latest of these departures of God’s Holy and visible Presence occurred at the destruction of the first Temple in Jerusalem (586 BCE). Ezekiel ch. 10 confirms this Departure. Rabbinic interpretation from the Scriptures is that He joined His People in exile and is believed to Return at the now imminent Time of the Final Redemption, at the conclusion of the 6000 years before the dawning of the millennial Sabbath. This ‘Presence,’ the ‘visible Manifestation or Habitation of the Almighty amongst His People’ (as in the Tabernacle and 1st Temple), is generally referred to as the ‘Shechinah of HaShem.’
The word Shechinah (שכינה) appears nowhere in all of Scripture. In the Tanach, some 12 various Hebrew words are used to refer to this ‘living presence’ of G-d amongst His People. `Of these 12 words which are used some 500 times in Scripture, translated as ‘dwell’ (live amongst or in), the closest to Shechinah is Shachen (שכן) which appears some 86 times – translated ‘dwell.’ Of these latter 86 words, most times it is used for ‘dwell in the land, dwell in tents’ – but it is also contained in the texts that refer to HaShem ‘dwelling in the Tabernacle, and the Temple’. The word Tabernacle, Mishkan ( מישכן ) itself is a derivation of ‘Shechinah.’
In various sections in the Scriptures (as to King David regarding the Temple to be built for HaShem), the Divine requirement is repeated that HaShem seeks a ‘Temple for Him to dwell in amongst His People for Ever.’
The Main Divine Purpose underlying the Creation of mankind
This brings us to probably the Main Divine Purpose for mankind: i.e., to act as a Temple for HaShem to dwell in amongst His People. Scriptures abound, and it is impossible in the extent of this writing to mention it all here. The reader will have to do his/her own research by simply tracing keywords like ‘dwell, dwelling, Tabernacle, Temple.’
Probably the most spiritually inspiring usage in this context is the related word ‘habitation’ (Machon), which describes this same Divine Intention to ‘dwell in’ an Everlasting Temple – but with a more intimate relationship and purpose for this indwelling. This reveals to us the Divine Desire to make His Habitation within the bodies (temples) of humans.
This also highlights the Ultimate Divine Purpose based on the Divine Promise that He will, in the Final Redemption, enter into a ‘New Covenant’ with those who are elected in the Final Judgment. Jeremiah 31
This is “The Return of His Shechinah (Presence),” which He promised. This is ‘Shiloh’ (that which is His), Who shall take over the Mechoqeck Rule from Judah (Gen. 49:10).
Sublime Purpose of the New Covenant
The astounding Blessing that the New Covenant holds for those who will be found worthy by HaShem in the Final Judgment is the Divine Intention “for Him to ‘dwell in’ an Everlasting Temple” – but with a more intimate relationship and purpose for this indwelling. This reveals to us the Divine Desire to make His Habitation within the bodies (temples) of humans, more specifically: within the bodies of returned exiles of all 12 Tribes of Israel, after the Final Judgment – logically, for those only who will be found worthy by Him.
Jer. 31:30 “The days are coming,” says HaShem, “when I will make a New Covenant with the House of Israel and with the house of Judah [both Houses of Israel]. I will put My Torah within them and write it on their hearts; I will be their God, and they will be My people. 33 (34) No longer will any of them teach his fellow community member or his brother, ‘Know HaShem; for all will know Me, from the least of them to the greatest.”
This is repeated and extended in:
Ezek. 37:26 “I will make a Covenant of Peace with them, an everlasting Covenant. I will … set My Sanctuary among them forever. 27 My home will be with them; I will be their God, and they will be my people.”
Ezek. 11:17 “ … I will gather you from the nations and collect you from the countries where you have been scattered, and I will give the Land of Israel to you … 19 and I will give them unity of heart. “I will put a new spirit among you.” I will remove from their bodies the hearts of stone and give them hearts of flesh; 20 so that they will live by My [Torah] Regulations, obey My rulings and act by them. Then they will be My people, and I will be their God.’
Do we realize the awesome implication: that HaShem will imbue the elected ones fully and totally with His Spirit? Thus, they will become like Him – fully in His Image now, nothing less than “Living Torahs” – ‘Elohim’ themselves. This is what Daniel saw in that Vision that stunned him, beyond belief, that the Kedushim (Saints, Holy Ones) would become the Ruling Power of HaShem, and the nations will worship and obey them (Dan. 7:27).
Christianity, by their interpretations of the New Testament, has snapped onto this part of the meaning of the New Covenant – but they have totally disrupted the Time setting – dragging it forwards by some 2000 years in order to comply with their claims of a Messiah. However, they have also contorted the Main Divine Purpose of witting His Torah requirements on their hearts and minds – by accusing their Messiah of being a Torah rejecter, despite his many claims in NT to the contrary!
The End Time will feature the Greatest Historic Event in all of Israel’s history, when HaShem will receive back into covenant His Divorced Bride (10-Israel) and her reconciliation with His Banner Tribe of Judah, after a vile Family feud of 2700 years!
In the Parashat commentary “Faith in the Future” by Rabbi Dr Jonathan Sacks, we learn about HaShem’s Declaration regarding His identification to Moses as “Ehyeh asher ehyeh meaning … ‘I will be what, where, or how I will be’ (Ex. 3:14 – 16, check various translations) … God is defining Himself as the Lord of history who is about to intervene in an unprecedented way, to liberate a group of slaves from the mightiest empire of the ancient world, Egypt, and lead them on a journey towards liberty.” (as He will do in the upcoming and currently developing regathering of the Israel exiles from across the Globe to the Land of Israel for the Final Redemption and establishment of His Universal Kingdom. In this Parashah, we have His Promise (for this Purpose of Redemption of His People) “To be what, where, or how I will be’. Can this be referring to the Return of His Presence amongst His People in a form not known to man – a realization that totally stunned the Prophet Daniel when he was shown How the Coming Divine Rule over the nations will be materialized (Daniel 7:27,28)? God will, this time, return His Presence (Shechinah) by fully indwelling the elect of His choice. They will then rule over the Nations as “Elohim,” and the nations will, in this way, serve HaShem! (Daniel 7:27).
We read about His ‘Appearance to Moses as a raging Fire in a Bush’, addressing Moses and instructing him to bring His People out of captivity and lead them to the Promised Land (Exodus 3).
Turning our minds to the future – to the Time we are now approaching, which commonly is regarded as the ‘End Times’ in which we are expecting the intervention of ‘The Mashiach.’ To Judaism, this refers to the first time Coming of Mashiach ben David – while Christians expect the “2nd Coming of their Messiah of the NT.” And we have the same occurrence here, that of these terms, ‘The Messiah.’ ‘Messiah ben David’ or ‘Messiah ben Yoseph’ appear anywhere in Scripture. Refer: https://www.kolhator.com/who-is-the-mashiach-shocking-biblical-confirmation/
This does NOT deny the existence or reality of such terms as ‘Shechinah’ or ‘Messiah’ – which is proven by the volumes of interpretations throughout centuries which informed scholars from various Faiths have been wrestling with and confronting and correcting each other with. It seems that it is with the interpretation of these terms about which there is a problem and misunderstanding.
The Written Scriptures leave no doubts that the Creator God claims to Personally be doing all these things that mankind credit to an independent ‘agent,’ separate from God, referred to by terms like Mashiach that do not appear in Scripture. Ref. Rabbinic confirmation in https://www.kolhator.com/who-is-the-mashiach/
Can it be that ‘G-d,’ ‘Messiah,’ and ‘Shechinah’ are synonyms and refer to the SAME Being or Body?
Rabbi Avraham Sutton aptly sums it up in his following enlightening observation:
Tehillim (Psalms) 126 – Translation and commentary by Rabbi Avraham Sutton on “A Song of Ascents from the depths of exile: (When HaShem will come out of concealment and return with the captivity of Tzion), we will all awaken as if from a deep slumber; it will be so wondrous, as if an impossible dream has finally come true.”
“The verse does not state ‘behashiv Hashem shivat Tziyon—when Hashem will restore the captivity of Zion’ but rather ‘beshuv Hashem et shivat Tziyon—when Hashem will return with the captivity of Zion.’ This implies that the Shechinah is in exile with the Jewish people, and will be redeemed with us at the time of the Redemption. The source for this teaching is found in the Tal mud (Megillah 29a): ‘Rabbi Shimon ben Yochai said: Come and see how beloved is Israel before the Holy One, for everywhere they were exiled, the Shekhinah accompanied them. When they
were exiled to Egypt, the Shekhinah accompanied them, as it is written, ‘Did I not reveal Myself to your ancestors when they were in Egypt?’ (I Samuel 2:27). When they were exiled to Babylon, the Shechinah accompanied them, as it is written, ‘For your sake, I was sent away to Babylon’ (Isaiah 43:14). So too when they will be redeemed in the future, the Shechinah will accompany them [back from exile], as it is written, ‘Hashem your God will return with your captivity’ (Deuteronomy 30:3). It is not written ‘veheshiv Hashem—Hashem will restore’ but ‘beshuv Hashem et—Hashem will return with…’ This teaches us that, as it were, the Holy One Himself will be redeemed from exile along with Israel.” (End of the quote by Rav Sutton)
Traditional development and application of these concepts of ‘Messiah’ and ‘Shechinah’ have basically removed any linkage to HaShem’s own direct, ‘physical’ involvement in the promised activities of those concepts.
Recipients of the New Covenant
These will be the overcomers, elected by God in the Final Judgment. This is also referred to in Scripture as the Servant of God, in order to fully empower them to rule and become His Living Tabernacle. This is a MUST READ for anyone who wishes to delve into the true manning of “Mashiach’.
Christian Messianic New Covenant (NC) theology has pre-empted the New Covenant Dispensation by more than 2000 years!
No use offering quotes and interpretations from Christian theology which has greatly erred about the Shabbat and many other Torah issues. In a mass Phenomenon of a growing Global Torah Revolution, millions of non-Jewish Bible students are discarding these Christian teachings and are turning to and restoring ancient Jewish Torah teachings. Christianity could likewise have grossly erred on this ‘New Covenant’ theology also. The Torah and Tanach do NOT contradict each other. Thus, the Torah’s New Covenant teaching either stands or falls with the Torah Sabbath, Feast Days, and principles that so many people have come to accept and restore.
Let us finalize this matter once and for all and come to a correct conclusion. There are no two contradicting theologies in Truth. The Restoration has long NOT ended, and much more need to be restored by returning Torah restorers amongst the non-Jewish nations. The ‘New Covenant theology’ is a vital point to start this continued Restoration:
Because promoters of this Christian NC interpretation refuse to adhere to the simple request to READ the 30 verses in Jer. 31 before the famous verse 31, we will read and respond verse by verse here. But, let us first establish the Christian claim to an NC, which they derive from Jer. 31:31:
“31 “The days are coming,” declares HaShem,
“when I will make a New Covenant
with the people of Israel
and with the people of Judah.”
Note: BOTH Houses are involved. Accordingly, Christians believe that Jews (Judah) “missed the NC when Jesus came and remained stuck in the ‘Old’ ‘redundant’ Covenant,” Christian theology claims. The NC, they claim, “released then from the ‘burden’ of the legalistic ‘Old’ Covenant.”
32 ” It will not be like the Covenant I made with their ancestors
when I took them by the hand to lead them out of Egypt,
because they broke My Covenant, though I was a Husband to them,
33 “This is the Covenant I will make with the people of Israel
after that time,” declares HaShem.
“I will put My Law in their minds and write it on their hearts”
Christian theology claims that they are therefore released from Torah legal obligations and need no longer observe that ‘old’ restrictive Torah legalism. The Jews are in error, they claim, for insisting on “remaining in the Law.”
Verse 31 sets a Time stipulation: “The days are coming,” when He will make this NC. To define this Time stipulation for the establishment of the NC we have to search the Scriptures in its context. We, therefore, have to backtrack from verse 31. In doing so, the alert reader will find that the first 30 verses of this chapter actually clearly define the Time Setting for the establishment of this NC. Christianity claims that it was “with the Coming of Jesus.” Is this true? Let us now read from verse 1 of Jer. Ch. 31:
“At that time,” declares HaShem, “I will be the God of all the families of Israel, and they will be My People.”
At what Time? So we have to backtrack some more. Hopefully, ch. 30 will specify it more clearly.
Jer. 30 “This is the word that came to Jeremiah from HaShem: 2 “This is what HaShem, the God of Israel, says: ‘Write in a book all the words I have spoken to you. 3 The days are coming,’ declares HaShem, ‘when I will bring My people Israel and Judah back from captivity and restore them to the Land I gave their ancestors to possess,’ says HaShem”
This chapter has even been headed THE RESTORATION OF ISRAEL in this particular Translation (NIV).
Wow! Is that not the Times that we see unfolding before our eyes now … at the End of this age? “Israel and Judah” to come back from Captivity / Exile. We have witnessed the Return of Judah – a monumental development brought about by no less than a World War (1948). The reborn Land of Israel is today only 70 years old! And where is the House of 10-Israel? Only waking up (as per Ezek. 37 part 1 … not yet convinced that they are part of the Hebrew Nation and have to Return to the Land. It is another even greater monumental development (the 2nd Exodus) but only in the process of waking up to their Identity at the moment. The actual Return for the House of 10-Israel is still ahead – i.e. THAT Time that HaShem says when He will make a NC with BOTH Houses – “when they Return”. It is 2000 years AFTER ‘the “Coming of Jesus” which Christians claim as the Time Setting for the NC – and the House of Israel, the ‘Greater Exodus Miracle’, still has to take place BEFORE the NC will be established by God with BOTH Houses BACK in the Land.
Let us repeat this Scriptural confirmation of the Time Setting for the NC of Jer. 31:31. Chapter 30, the entire chapter, sets the Time for “The Days to come” of Jer. 31:1-30 and verse 31’s “The days are coming when He will make a New Covenant.” These ‘Coming Days’ are when the Ingathering of ALL 12 Tribes, BOTH Houses, have taken place. The “Times of Jesus’ 2000 years ago was the Time that the House of Judah started the Final Exile which had already devoured the House of 10-Israel 7 centuries earlier. What followed was 2000 years of Exile of BOTH Houses. 1948, only 70 years ago, changed the Tide and saw the “Coming of the Time” that the Ingathering and Return would start. And only AFTER this Ingathering has taken place, will He establish His New Covenant with his Regathered and Reconciled 12-Tribed KinGodom, ONE Nation by imbuing them with His Spirit, making them ‘walking Torahs, yes, ‘Elohim’ – The Promise of the Ages! And this, no doubt, will be earned by those of His People only who will deserve this outpouring by virtue of their compliance with His Torah Will to the extent that He will establish for earning this NC Blessing! Christianity, which rejects His Torah Will, claims that “their Messiah has granted them this exalted NC status at the same time freeing them from all Torah obligation, i.e., a “lawless KinGodom regime.”
Do we really have to spoon-feed readers by quoting here every word of ch. 30 and the first 30 verses of ch. 31 leading up to the outrageous lawless claim that Christianity establishes on the basis of verse 31 – totally out of context? For those who will still refuse to go and read these lengthy and detailed confirmations of the Time Setting, we will simply highlight a few exact statements from this section.
Jer. 30:8 “‘In that day,’ declares HaShem Almighty,
‘I will break the yoke off their necks
and will tear off their bonds)
no longer will foreigners enslave them.
9 Instead, they will serve HaShem their God and David their king
whom I will raise up for them.” Clearly, in the future even from now!
10 “‘I will surely save you out of a distant place,
your descendants from the land of their exile.”
18 “‘I will restore the fortunes of Jacob’s tents and have compassion on his dwellings;
the city will be rebuilt on her ruins, and the palace will stand in its proper place.”
The Christian Time Setting of 2000 years ago only saw the start of the Final Exile of Judah – NO City was rebuilt until it was freed for the first time in 2000 years and restored to Judah in 1967. The Palace (Temple) has not been rebuilt yet to this day (2019)!
Jer. 31:5 “5Again you will plant vineyards on the hills of Samaria;
the farmers will plant them and enjoy their fruit.”
2000 years ago only saw the start of the Final exile. Emptying the Land of its Hebrew population and turning it into a wilderness, a barren desert. The return of Judah since 1948 saw the “Dessert blossoming again.” The ‘vineyards on the Hills of Samaria are a Miracle of the last decade only, placing Israel amongst the top wine producers of the world in just a few years. “These are the Days Coming “ in which He promised to establish an NC. We are not fully there yet.
31:8 “See, I will bring them from the land of the North
and gather them from the ends of the earth.”
Only half of the Jewish population of the earth has returned back to the land, and the ingathering of the exiled House of 10-Israel has just started in a trickle over the last decade or two, The NC Time is thus still ahead.
Promises of the Ingathering of the exiles proceed through the rest of Jer. 31 the first 30 verses, setting the Time for the establishment of the NC which accordingly is even future from this time (2019).
Verse 23 “This is what HaShem Almighty, the God of Israel, says: “When I bring them back from captivity….”
Verse 27, “The days are coming, declares HaShem, “when I will plant the kingdoms of Israel and Judah with the offspring of people and of animals. 28 Just as I watched over them to uproot and tear down, and to overthrow, destroy and bring disaster, so I will watch over them to build and to plant, declares HaShem.”
Only then comes the NC Promise (verse 31), which Christian theology has pulled so totally out of its Time context, pre-empting it by more than 2000 years!
No! Even in this day (2023) we have not entered the NC Dispensation yet. We are still under Law / Torah / His Will – as we will always be according to the fundamental requirement of His Kingdom Rule. And we shall be disqualified from His Kingdom by not complying and by rejecting His Torah.
Those who have earnestly endeavored to comply shall be fully endowed with His Grace and Spirit.
Alternative Scriptural confirmations
There are several alternative Scripture sections that all confirm the various factors of the NC as reviewed above under Jer. Ch. 31.
In every instance, when read in its wider context, these sections repeatedly confirm the same Time Setting, i.e., AFTER the Ingathering of the exiles, the 12 Tribes, BOTH Houses, back to the Land where ONE Nation, ONE Kingdom, when a New Dispensation will be established, founded on Torah.
We are referring to:
This Principle is foundational to the entire Kingdom Message.
Blessed are those who strive to conform.