The New Covenant; Hope of Deliverance!
When Messiah the Christ comes, he will be joyfully welcomed by his repentant people, he will enter Jerusalem from the mount of Olives to an even greater rejoicing then when he entered the city a few days before Passover in 31 A.D.!
When Christ comes both physical Israel and Judah will be humbled and sincerely repentant and will be reunited as one nation under the resurrected king David, who will be under the King of kings over all the earth! In that day God’s Spirit will be poured out on all flesh (Joel 2:28) and all Israel including Judah will KNOW THE ETERNAL!!!
Jeremiah 31:1 At the same time, saith the LORD, will I be the God of all the families of Israel, and they shall be my people.
When Messiah comes, he will give a millennial Sabbath of rest to the earth. This is what the weekly Sabbath and the Seventh Day High Day of Unleavened Bread represent.
The seven day Feast of Tabernacles has absolutely NOTHING whatsoever to do with a thousand year millennium, because in long term prophecy 2 Peter 3:8 But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.
Jeremiah 31:2 Thus saith the LORD, The people which were left of the sword found grace in the wilderness; even Israel, when I went to cause him to rest.
Jesus Christ has loved his Called Out of physical and spiritual Israel, and after we are corrected and turn to God in sincere repentance; he will rejoice to deliver his repentant beloved.
31:3 The LORD hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee.
The Chosen of Spiritual Israel and the remnant of physical Israel will be delivered and they will rejoice in their God and his Word when their Beloved comes to save them. And the whole of humanity will be grafted into the New Covenant Spiritual Israel!
31:4 Again I will build thee, and thou shalt be built, O virgin of Israel: thou shalt again be adorned with thy tabrets, and shalt go forth in the dances of them that make merry.
In the millennium the earth shall bring forth much fruit of the physical vines of the earth, and much spiritual fruit of the true spiritual vine of Christ the Messiah (John 15).
31:5 Thou shalt yet plant vines upon the mountains of Samaria: the planters shall plant, and shall eat them as common things.
The house of Jacob and all flesh shall turn to the Eternal to worship God in sincerity and truth, zealously learning and living by every Word of God and going up to worship God in the Ezekiel Temple at Jerusalem.
31:6 For there shall be a day, that the watchmen upon the mount Ephraim shall cry, Arise ye, and let us go up to Zion unto the LORD our God.
The hour of the resurrection of the Chosen and the deliverance of the whole earth is almost at hand.
31:7 For thus saith the LORD; Sing with gladness for Jacob, and shout among the chief of the nations: publish ye, praise ye, and say, O LORD, save thy people, the remnant of Israel.
The scattered of all the tribes of Israel will return to the physical land of promise! and the resurrected Chosen shall enter the Promised Land of eternal life!
31:8 Behold, I will bring them from the north country, and gather them from the coasts of the earth, and with them the blind and the lame, the woman with child and her that travaileth with child together: a great company shall return thither.
All Israel [and all humanity] shall come in deep repentance to turn away from living as it seems right to them; and to turn toward learning and living by every Word of God!
31:9 They shall come with weeping, and with supplications will I lead them: I will cause them to walk by the rivers of waters in a straight way, wherein they shall not stumble: for I am a father to Israel, and Ephraim is my firstborn.
The day of great rejoicing when spiritual Israel is resurrected and gathered as the collective bride to the marriage of the Lamb; and the great rejoicing of all physical Israel when their Deliverer comes to save his repentant flock!
31:10 Hear the word of the LORD, O ye nations, and declare it in the isles afar off, and say, He that scattered Israel will gather him, and keep him, as a shepherd doth his flock.
Israel has been redeemed by the hand of the Messiah, the Deliverer; who died for humanity and was resurrected by God the Father in heaven; and he will come to save mankind!
31:11 For the LORD hath redeemed Jacob, and ransomed him from the hand of him [Israel’s enemies] that was stronger than he.
In the millennial Sabbath of rest, physical Israel and all humanity will flourish as they seek to learn and live by every Word of God!
31:12 Therefore they shall come and sing in the height of Zion, and shall flow together to the goodness of the LORD, for wheat, and for wine, and for oil, and for the young of the flock and of the herd: and their soul shall be as a watered garden; and they shall not sorrow any more at all. 31:13 Then shall the virgin rejoice in the dance, both young men and old together: for I will turn their mourning into joy, and will comfort them, and make them rejoice from their sorrow.
31:14 And I will satiate the soul of the [faithful] priests with fatness [the richness of the Word of God], and my people shall be satisfied with my goodness [the wonderful goodness of every Word of God], saith the LORD.
A prophecy of the killing of the children of Bethlehem by Herod; and in duality, a prophecy of the tribulation.
31:15 Thus saith the LORD; A voice was heard in Ramah, lamentation, and bitter weeping; Rahel weeping for her children refused to be comforted for her children, because they were not.
Weep not Rachel [Rachel as a type of her children, Judah] for out of these sorrows deliverance will come.
31:16 Thus saith the LORD; Refrain thy voice from weeping, and thine eyes from tears: for thy work shall be rewarded, saith the LORD; and they shall come again from the land of the enemy. 31:17 And there is hope in thine end, saith the LORD, that thy children shall come again to their own border.
Ephraim will be humbled and will sincerely repent, turning to learn and live by every Word of the Mighty One of Jacob.
31:18 I have surely heard Ephraim bemoaning himself thus; Thou hast chastised me, and I was chastised, as a bullock unaccustomed to the yoke: turn thou me, and I shall be turned; for thou art the LORD my God. 31:19 Surely after that I was turned, I repented; and after that I was instructed, I smote upon my thigh: I was ashamed, yea, even confounded, because I did bear the reproach of my youth.
Jesus Christ will have mercy on Ephraim [the modern British peoples of Anglo Saxon Norman stock]. Ephraim is a half tribe of Joseph, and Manasseh [America] is the other half tribe of Joseph; the two together being the whole tribe of Joseph.
31:20 Is Ephraim my dear son? is he a pleasant child? for since I spake against him, I do earnestly remember him still: therefore my bowels are troubled for him; I will surely have mercy upon him, saith the LORD.
Israel including all of its tribes will be brought back to Palestine; which is symbolic of being brought back to the Mighty God of Jacob to learn and to live by every Word of God; instead of following the false traditions of men.
31:21 Set thee up waymarks [directional signs], make thee high heaps [landmarks for travelers]: set thine heart toward the highway, even the way which thou wentest: turn again, O virgin of Israel, turn again to these thy cities.
Israel is likened to a wicked daughter who repents after strong correction and returns to godliness; and Israel [pictured as a woman] is then raised up above the men [nations] of the earth.
31:22 How long wilt thou go about, O thou backsliding daughter? for the LORD hath created a new thing in the earth, A woman shall compass [rise above] a man.
Jerusalem in Judah will be the dwelling of the Just One and the capital of the whole earth, and the righteousness of the whole Word of God shall flow from the King of kings.
31:23 Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; As yet they shall use this speech in the land of Judah and in the cities thereof, when I shall bring again their captivity; The LORD bless thee, O habitation of justice, and mountain of holiness.
The shepherds of the flocks are a type of the priests of the LORD who will teach all people to live by every Word of God and God’s righteousness.
31:24 And there shall dwell in Judah itself, and in all the cities thereof together, husbandmen, and they that go forth with flocks.
Christ will fill the hungry soul physically and spiritually
Matthew 5:6 Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.
John 6:35 And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst.
Jeremiah 31:25 For I have satiated the weary soul, and I have replenished every sorrowful soul.
The deliverance of Israel and humanity is sweet and precious to God the Father and to the Son.
31:26 Upon this I awaked, and beheld; and my sleep was sweet unto me.
The deliverance and building up of the nations in the righteousness of the whole Word of God in God’s Kingdom.
31:27 Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will sow the house of Israel and the house of Judah with the seed of man, and with the seed of beast. 31:28 And it shall come to pass, that like as I have watched over them, to pluck up, and to break down, and to throw down, and to destroy, and to afflict; so will I watch over them, to build, and to plant, saith the LORD.
In the kingdom of God there will be a fullness of justice and every person will be rebuked for his own sin.
31:29 In those days they shall say no more, The fathers have eaten a sour grape, and the children’s teeth are set on edge. 31:30 But every one shall die for his own iniquity: every man that eateth the sour grape, his teeth shall be set on edge.
Then a New Covenant will be extended to all Israel; and to all nations as they are grafted into spiritual Israel. All people will be sincerely repentant and spiritually circumcised (Deu 4:16, Jer 4:4); with the whole Word of God written on their hearts through the indwelling of God’s Holy Spirit.
Ezekiel 36:26 A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh.
A major part of the New Covenant is the gift of the Holy Spirit to enable an understanding and keeping of the whole Word of God (Joel 2:28).
All nations and people will be grafted into a Spiritual Israel in a New Covenant, just as they could be grafted into Physical Israel!
Exodus 12:48 And when a stranger shall sojourn with thee, and will keep the passover to the LORD, let all his males be circumcised, and then let him come near and keep it; and he shall be as one that is born in the land: for no uncircumcised person shall eat thereof.
This promise of a New Covenant was formalized at Pentecost in 31 A.D. with the outpouring of God’s Spirit on the repentant (Acts 2); in a small fore-type of a pouring out of God’s Spirit on all flesh (Joel 2:28) on a future Pentecost to begin the Kingdom of God!
Jeremiah 31:31 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: 31:32 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:
The whole Word of God, is the constitution of the Kingdom of God
If we are called and if we accept the call into the New Covenant we will have the law and Word of God written on our hearts through the Holy Spirit of God, and we will be keeping and living by every Word of God (Mat 4:4).
31:33 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. 31:34 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 [be at ONE in complete spiritual unity with God the Father and Jesus Christ, through the zealous keeping of every Word of God], 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.
The Mighty One of Jacob declares that the law of God and the whole Word of God are permanent and will be forever. This was quoted by Jesus Christ.
Matthew 5:18 For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled [the whole Word of God will be fulfilled (that is KEPT) forever!].
As long as Israel [including eternal spiritual Israel] exists; the whole Word of God will be kept in enthusiastic zeal!
Jeremiah 31:35 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: 31:36 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.
31:37 Thus saith the LORD; If heaven above can be measured [by physical man], 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.
The capital city Jerusalem and the Ezekiel Temple will be built after Christ comes; and after the cleansing of the earth by fire the New Jerusalem will come and it shall exist forever.
31:38 Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that the city shall be built to the LORD from the tower of Hananeel unto the gate of the corner. 31:39 And the measuring line shall yet go forth over against it upon the hill Gareb, and shall compass about to Goath. 31:40 And the whole valley of the dead bodies, and of the ashes, and all the fields unto the brook of Kidron, unto the corner of the horse gate toward the east, shall be holy unto the LORD; it shall not be plucked up, nor thrown down any more for ever.
Jeremiah is imprisoned for discouraging the people and prophesying defeat in the siege
Jeremiah 32:1 The word that came to Jeremiah from the LORD in the tenth year of Zedekiah king of Judah, which was the eighteenth year of Nebuchadrezzar.
Jeremiah spoke the Word of God warning that the people would not be able to save themselves from Nebuchadnezzar.
The issue here is obedience to God. God said do not fight; so the people fought!
32:2 For then the king of Babylon’s army besieged Jerusalem: and Jeremiah the prophet was shut up in the court of the prison, which was in the king of Judah’s house. 32:3 For Zedekiah king of Judah had shut him up, saying, Wherefore dost thou prophesy, and say, Thus saith the LORD, Behold, I will give this city into the hand of the king of Babylon, and he shall take it; 32:4 And Zedekiah king of Judah shall not escape out of the hand of the Chaldeans, but shall surely be delivered into the hand of the king of Babylon, and shall speak with him mouth to mouth, and his eyes shall behold his eyes; 32:5 And he shall lead Zedekiah to Babylon, and there shall he be until I visit him, saith the LORD: though ye fight with the Chaldeans, ye shall not prosper.
Jeremiah knew that he was to buy the land of Hanameel because God had told him that Hanameel would come with the offer.
32:6 And Jeremiah said, The word of the LORD came unto me, saying, 32:7 Behold, Hanameel the son of Shallum thine uncle shall come unto thee saying, Buy thee my field that is in Anathoth: for the right of redemption is thine to buy it. 32:8 So Hanameel mine uncle’s son came to me in the court of the prison according to the word of the LORD, and said unto me, Buy my field, I pray thee, that is in Anathoth, which is in the country of Benjamin: for the right of inheritance is thine, and the redemption is thine; buy it for thyself. Then I knew that this was the word of the LORD.
The purchase was properly and legally registered.
32:9 And I bought the field of Hanameel my uncle’s son, that was in Anathoth, and weighed him the money, even seventeen shekels of silver. 32:10 And I subscribed the evidence, and sealed it, and took witnesses, and weighed him the money in the balances. 32:11 So I took the evidence of the purchase, both that which was sealed according to the law and custom, and that which was open: 32:12 And I gave the evidence of the purchase unto Baruch the son of Neriah, the son of Maaseiah, in the sight of Hanameel mine uncle’s son, and in the presence of the witnesses that subscribed the book of the purchase, before all the Jews that sat in the court of the prison.
Jeremiah charges the authorities to keep the evidence of ownership in a very secure place.
32:13 And I charged Baruch before them, saying, 32:14 Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Take these evidences, this evidence of the purchase, both which is sealed, and this evidence which is open; and put them in an earthen vessel, that they may continue many days.
The evidence of the purchase was to be secured for the descendants of Jeremiah, at the return of the repentant of Judah in 70 years.
32:15 For thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Houses and fields and vineyards shall be possessed again in this land.
Jeremiah prays and asks why he was told to buy the parcel of land.
32:16 Now when I had delivered the evidence of the purchase unto Baruch the son of Neriah, I prayed unto the LORD, saying, 32:17 Ah Lord GOD! behold, thou hast made the heaven and the earth by thy great power and stretched out arm, and there is nothing too hard for thee: 32:18 Thou shewest lovingkindness unto thousands, and recompensest the iniquity of the fathers into the bosom of their children after them: the Great, the Mighty God, the LORD of hosts, is his name, 32:19 Great in counsel, and mighty in work: for thine eyes are open upon all the ways of the sons of men: to give every one according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings:
32:20 Which hast set signs and wonders in the land of Egypt, even unto this day, and in Israel, and among other men; and hast made thee a name, as at this day; 32:21 And hast brought forth thy people Israel out of the land of Egypt with signs, and with wonders, and with a strong hand, and with a stretched out arm, and with great terror; 32:22 And hast given them this land, which thou didst swear to their fathers to give them, a land flowing with milk and honey;
This also applies to us today; for we were delivered from slavery to Satan and sin by the mighty hand of God and espoused to Jesus Christ our Deliverer at our baptismal commitment; yet we do not obey our Lord, but instead follow men, loving and exalting them above out espoused Husband. Therefore we will be corrected just as ancient Judah and Israel were corrected, unless we repent and turn to a passionate zeal to live by every Word of God.
32:23 And they came in, and possessed it; but they obeyed not thy voice, neither walked in thy law; they have done nothing of all that thou commandedst them to do: therefore thou hast caused all this evil to come upon them: 32:24 Behold the mounts, they are come unto the city to take it; and the city is given into the hand of the Chaldeans, that fight against it, because of the sword, and of the famine, and of the pestilence: and what thou hast spoken is come to pass; and, behold, thou seest it.
Jeremiah asks why he was to buy a field when the nation was going into captivity.
32:25 And thou hast said unto me, O Lord GOD, Buy thee the field for money, and take witnesses; for the city is given into the hand of the Chaldeans.
Jesus Christ [YHVH, Yeshua Mashiach] then testifies against the wickedness of the nation.
God is NOT a respecter of persons; he will correct us just as he corrected them, if we commit the same sins; which we most certainly ARE committing.
32:26 Then came the word of the LORD unto Jeremiah, saying, 32:27 Behold, I am the LORD, the God of all flesh: is there any thing too hard for me? 32:28 Therefore thus saith the LORD; Behold, I will give this city into the hand of the Chaldeans, and into the hand of Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon, and he shall take it: 32:29 And the Chaldeans, that fight against this city, shall come and set fire on this city, and burn it with the houses, upon whose roofs they have offered incense unto Baal, and poured out drink offerings unto other gods, to provoke me to anger. 32:30 For the children of Israel and the children of Judah have only done evil before me from their youth: for the children of Israel have only provoked me to anger with the work of their hands, saith the LORD.
32:31 For this city hath been to me as a provocation of mine anger and of my fury from the day that they built it even unto this day; that I should remove it from before my face, 32:32 Because of all the evil of the children of Israel and of the children of Judah, which they have done to provoke me to anger, they, their kings, their princes, their priests, and their prophets, and the men of Judah, and the inhabitants of Jerusalem. 32:33 And they have turned unto me the back, and not the face: though I taught them, rising up early and teaching them, yet they have not hearkened to receive instruction.
Today’s Ekklesia factions have filled the spiritual Temple of the Ekklesia with the abominations of idolatry [man worship] and the false traditions of men; polluting Sabbath and Holy Days, and many other sins.
32:34 But they set their abominations in the house, which is called by my name, to defile it.
Today’s church of God groups have exalted their Baal’s [idols] of exalting men, corporate idols and the false traditions of their own ways above the Word of God, and so have the Mark of the Beast; which is rebellion against the Word of God.
Because the leaders have taught the people to equate loyalty to them with loyalty to God; making idols out of themselves instead of being HELPS to bring the brethren closer to God and the whole Word of God, they will be corrected in great tribulation.
32:35 And they built the high places of Baal, which are in the valley of the son of Hinnom, to cause their sons and their daughters to pass through the fire unto Molech; which I commanded them not, neither came it into my mind, that they should do this abomination, to cause Judah to sin.
What happened to those sinful men in Jeremiah’s days will also happen to us today [spiritual Judah], because we are guilty of the same sins.
32:36 And now therefore thus saith the LORD, the God of Israel, concerning this city, whereof ye say, It shall be delivered into the hand of the king of Babylon by the sword, and by the famine, and by the pestilence;
When physical and spiritual Judah and Israel repent and turn to the righteousness of the Word of God; the repentant of spiritual Israel will be delivered to eternal life and the repentant of physical Israel will be delivered from their enemies and will enter into the New Covenant of Jeremiah 31.
32:37 Behold, I will gather them out of all countries, whither I have driven them in mine anger, and in my fury, and in great wrath; and I will bring them again unto this place, and I will cause them to dwell safely: 32:38 And they shall be my people, and I will be their God:
Then the people will have true spiritual UNITY with God the Father and with Jesus Christ, and they will be zealous for the whole Word of God.
Jesus Christ will establish an everlasting marriage covenant in its fullness with all Spiritual Israel, and Physical Israel will be called into espousal in that same eternal covenant of marriage to the Lamb, and all nations shall ultimately be grafted into spiritual Israel the spiritual bride.
The resurrected chosen will be married to the Lamb at the resurrection of the first fruits (Rev 15, 19); and after that all people will also be added to the bride at their appointed time: First by their calling and then by their sincere repentance and living a lifetime to prove themselves, and then by also being changed to spirit to join the resurrected chosen first fruits.
32:39 And I will give them one heart, and one way, that they may fear me for ever, for the good of them, and of their children after them: 32:40 And I will make an everlasting covenant with them, that I will not turn away from them, to do them good; but I will put my fear in their hearts, that they shall not depart from me.
When we have been humbled to contrite repentance and our great pride has been crushed; then we shall surely sincerely repent in sorrow, and our God will delight to forgive us in his tender mercies and to do good to all those who take delight in God to live by every Word of God.
32:41 Yea, I will rejoice over them to do them good, and I will plant them in this land assuredly with my whole heart and with my whole soul.
God will humble us and correct our sins in order to bring us to sincere repentance and a true zeal to live by every Word of God; then God will be quick to forgive and will take great delight in bringing his creation into the physical promised land, and ultimate into the Promised Land of Eternity.
32:42 For thus saith the LORD; Like as I have brought all this great evil upon this people, so will I bring upon them all the good that I have promised them.
In Judea and Israel after the tribulation, men will again have their fields and lands for an inheritance, and they will be zealous to obey and live by every Word of the Mighty One of Jacob.
32:43 And fields shall be bought in this land, whereof ye say, It is desolate without man or beast; it is given into the hand of the Chaldeans. 32:44 Men shall buy fields for money, and subscribe evidences, and seal them, and take witnesses in the land of Benjamin, and in the places about Jerusalem, and in the cities of Judah, and in the cities of the mountains, and in the cities of the valley, and in the cities of the south: for I will cause their [them to return from their] captivity to return, saith the LORD.