The Scarlet Cord©
The Basket Case©
In the Beginning©
The New Covenant©
31 Behold, the days are coming, says the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah,32 Not according to the covenant which I made with their fathers in the day when I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt, My covenant which they broke, although I was their Husband, says the Lord.33 But this is the covenant which I will make with the house of Israel: After those days, says the Lord, I will put My law within them, and on their hearts will I write it; and I will be their God, and they will be My people.34 And they will no more teach each man his neighbor and each man his brother, saying, Know the Lord, for they will all know Me [recognize, understand, and be acquainted with Me], from the least of them to the greatest, says the Lord. For I will forgive their iniquity, and I will [seriously] remember their sin no more. (Jer 31:31-34 AMPC)
19 So [as the result of the Messiah’s intervention] they shall [reverently] fear the name of the Lord from the west, and His glory from the rising of the sun. When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the Lord will lift up a standard against him and put him to flight [for He will come like a rushing stream which the breath of the Lord drives].(D)20 He shall come as a Redeemer to Zion and to those in Jacob (Israel) who turn from transgression, says the Lord.21 As for Me, this is My covenant or league with them, says the Lord: My Spirit, Who is upon you [and Who writes the law of God inwardly on the heart], and My words which I have put in your mouth shall not depart out of your mouth, or out of the mouths of your [true, spiritual] children, or out of the mouths of your children’s children, says the Lord, from henceforth and forever.(E) (Is 59:19-22 AMPC)
Now concerning covenants, we find throughout scripture, we find God’s reference to His Covenants. We read the Lord created us in His image. He shaped us with His Fingers, breathing His Spirit in us. In the Beginning we read how God, created the heavens and the Earth. He spoke these things into being.
Reading in John’s Gospel the 1st chapter we read: – “In the Beginning [before all time] was the Word (Christ), and the Word was with God. Himself. He was present originally with God. All things were made and came, into existence through Him; and without Him was not even one thing made that has come into being. In Him was the Light of men. And the Light shines on in the darkness,for the darkness has never overpowered it [put it out or absorbed it or appropriated it, and is unreceptive to it!]. (Jn 1:1-5 AMPC).
We know our Lord created all things, through the power of His Spoken Word. According to Heb 11 and other Scripture, we are aware that nothing came into being, without Him. He calls those things which are not as if they are. Right in the beginning our Lord had a plan for us. After all He created us in His image. It’s written: “God created man, male and female created He them. He created us in His own Image.” (See Gen 1:26-31).
He also gave us dominion, ie authority over all His Creation. What we said, would surely come to pass. Yet we sold out to le Deceipt. We heeded the Deceiver, the Enemy of all that is Godly. Due to this fatal decision, we lost out on God’s Supreme plan, dream & vision which He had in mind for us. Our Lord, still revealed to us His subsequent plans, for restoring us back to our former state which we had in Him.
When our Lord, came in the cool of the day to fellowship with us, He found us hiding from His Presence. Immediately He knew something went wrong, giving us equal opportunity to repent. Then He promised us, He would send the Seed of the Woman; Who would shortly crush Satan under His Feet (see Gen 3:9-15; Rom 16:20; 1Cor 2:6-16 & Col 2:8-17).
God’s Plan Revealed
God’s Plan Revealed
The Lord revealed His plans to Adam & Eve, while they had still been in Eden. Remember in Him (i.e. Christ Jesus), we live and move and have our being.E’en today He first lets His servants, the prophets know, about His Plans before causing them to come to pass .7 Surely the Lord God will do nothing out revealing His secret to His servants the prophets.(A) (see Amos 3:7 AMPC).
From Scripture we see, God’s Scarlet Thread of Redemption, winding throughout our lifetime. E’en today He is repairing our broken fellowship, & restoring our relationship with Him. He is always reaching out to His Fallen Creation. From the start of all things, even until our present day. He gave insight, to Adam & Eve, Noah his family, Abraham, Isaac & Jacob (Israel).
27 So that they should seek God, in the hope that they might feel after Him and find Him, although He is not far from each one of us.28 For in Him we live and move and have our being; as even some of your [own] poets have said, For we are also His offspring.29 Since then we are God’s offspring, we ought not to suppose that Deity (the Godhead) is like gold or silver or stone, [of the nature of] a representation by human art and imagination, or anything constructed or invented. (See Acts 17:27-29 AMPC).
After Israel’s deliverance from Pharaoh, out of Egypt. Her entering into the Promised Land, with Joshua at the helm after Moses had passed. The Lord led Israel to enter their Promised Possession. E’en so Christ Jesus, came to this world, fulfilling both the Law and the prophets. He is the Seed of the woman (Gen 314-15). He is also Abraham’s Seed. He came to deliver us from the Enemy & Sin’s, mastery o’er us. He became our sacrificial Lamb.
He is the Lamb of God Who takes away the sin of the world. He came to restore us back to Himself. He is God in Flesh. He is the Lamb Who is slain before the foundation of the world. He is the Giver of Life. He was in the Beginning with God, and He is God (see Jn 1 :1-18). Nothing came into being without Him (see 1 Jn 1:1-5). Remember our Lord calls the things that are not as if they are. (see Rom 4:15-17).
God of Covenant
God of Covenant
Should we recall from Scripture, we discover right in the beginning, God established Himself as the God of Covenant. In fact He is a Covenant God. We see this right in the beginning of time. He is Loving, Holy and Just. Beside Him there is no other God. He is Creator of Heaven & Earth. He is the Founder of a better Covenant. From the beginning He made covenant decisions, with Adam, Abraham, his descendants, Moses, Israel, as also with David and eventually the New Covenant based on better promises. This scarlet thread runs throughout Scripture.
The Lord our God is Sovereign. He is Omnipotent, Omnipresent, & Omniscient. His Glory He shares with no man. In fact His Love is so Great. He first Loved us. He chose us first, from the beginning of time He knows of us. Our ev’ry hair is numbered by God. He wants an intimate relationship with us. So much so, that He created us to rule and reign with Him, in this world, this age yea; even in the age and the world to come. It is written as He (our Lord) is; so are we in this world.
The psalmist writes, asking the Lord: – “what is man, that You are mindful of him. You made him a little lower than God, (Elohim).”
Psalm 8 Ps 8/ What is man
1 O Lord, our Lord, how excellent (majestic and glorious) is Your name in all the earth! You
have set Your glory on [or above] the heavens.2 Out of the mouths of babes and unweaned infants You have established strength because of Your foes, that You might silence the enemy and the avenger.(A)3 When I view and consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, the moon and the stars, which You have ordained and established,4 What is man that You are mindful of him, and the son of [earthborn] man that You care for him?5 Yet You have made him but a little lower than God [or heavenly beings], and You have crowned him with glory and honor.6 You made him to have dominion over the works of Your hands; You have put all things under his feet:(B)7 All sheep and oxen, yes, and the beasts of the field,8 The birds of the air, and the fish of the sea, and whatever passes along the paths of the seas.9 O Lord, our Lord, how excellent (majestic and glorious) is Your name in all the earth!