Everlasting Covenant: Isaiah 24: 1-5

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Everlasting Covenant – Isaiah 24: 1-5 God does not enter into any relationship without entering into a covenant. A covenant must consist of a relationship between humankind and God; and, it is eternal, which is why it is called an everlasting covenant. The everlasting covenant can only be broken if man fails to maintain an intimate and personal relationship with God or chooses separation from God through sin, as was the case with Israel. Their hearts had strayed and many sins entered their lives. It was not God who divorced Israel, but Israel’s sins broke the everlasting covenant with God that produced a temporary separation from Him. However, in His loving mercy, He had a plan of salvation that would involve not only Israel but, all of humankind with an everlasting covenant that would reconcile those who desired to be in a relationship with Him. This section will discuss the identity and significance of the everlasting covenant to show that God was faithful to keep His promise of the everlasting covenant An everlasting covenant is a promise from God that is characterized as eternal. Charles Spurgeon describes the significance of a covenant as, “the only ladder, which reaches from earth to heaven.” Covenants have historically connected to many passages all throughout the Old Testament; however, eternal covenant is mentioned in the New Testament as well (NIV, Hebrews 13:20). The reason eternal covenant is only mentioned once in the New Testament is because the Blood of the Lamb is the only needed element, as the work of the cross covers all sins for all people. An example of an Old Testament covenant is the Noahic Covenant , which is still significant today, is God’s promise to never flood the earth again (NIV, Genesi... ... middle of paper ... ...e enemy is thrown into the lake of fire (Revelation 19:1-3; 19:11-20:15), and the doom of death is celebrated (Isaiah 26:19). Works Cited Day, John N. God and Leviathan in Isaiah 27:1, in the ATLAReligionDatabase with ATLASerials, Ipswich, MA, (1998). Chisholm, Jr., Robert B. “The 'Everlasting Covenant' and the City of Chaos': Intentional Ambiguity and Irony in Isaiah 24.” Master's thesis, Dallas Theological Seminary, 1993. Payne, David F. (n.d.) The Everlasting Covenant, in the ATLAReligionDatabase with ATLA Serials, EBSCOhost, Tyndale House Bulletin no 7-8:1016. Spurgeon, C.H. “Blood of the Everlasting Covenant.” Sermon, Music Hall, Royal Surrey Gardens, New York Street Park Pulpit, September 4, 1859. Accessed February 9, 2014.http://www.spurgeon.org/sermons/0277.htm. Webb, Barry G. Webb, The Message of Isaiah. Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press, 1996.
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