Summary: To show that our hearts, thoughts and will are engraved with GOD's WORDS.
Is GOD's WORDS written on your heart?
II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:
To show that our hearts, thoughts and will are engraved with GOD's WORDS.
Hebrews 8:10 (Amplified Bible)
8:10 For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the Lord: I will imprint My laws upon their minds, even upon their innermost thoughts and understanding, and engrave them upon their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people.
Declare with faith:
Thank You LORD JESUS You made me the Israel of GOD, for Your WORDS are treasured inside the vault of my hearts, never to be stolen and this is the wealth with no sorrow that have already made me rich.
New Covenant With The House Of Israel
A. Date of writing: Before AD. 70
B. Style of writing: Best Greek style
C. Authorship: Not specific, but generally attributed to Apostle Paul. Can be also ascribed to Barnabas, Luke, Apollos
D. Audience: Hebrew Christians
E. Theme: Christ is superior to the prophets; Christ is superior to angels—J. Vernon McGee's Thru The Bible
F. Purpose: The chief doctrinal purpose of the writer was to show the transcendent glory of the Christian dispensation, as compared with that of the Old Testament.—Thompson Chain - Bible Book Outlines
VIII. MAIN BODY:
A. New Covenant made with the house of Israel
"For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the Lord:"
Hebrews 10:16-17 (Amplified Bible)
10:16 This is the agreement (testament, covenant) that I will set up and conclude with them after those days, says the Lord: I will imprint My laws upon their hearts, and I will inscribe them on their minds (on their inmost thoughts and understanding),
10:17 He then goes on to say, And their sins and their lawbreaking I will remember no more.
Jeremiah 31:33-34 (Amplified Bible)
31:33 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.
31:34 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.
The House of Israel pertains to the nation of Israel physically and to the Israel of GOD (figuratively)
Galatians 6:16 (Amplified Bible)
6:16 Peace and mercy be upon all who walk by this rule [who discipline themselves and regulate their lives by this principle], even upon the [true] Israel of God!
So this entire promise of GOD are for both the physical Israelites and the CHRISTians.
B. These are the terms of the New Covenant:
1. GOD will imprint His Laws in our minds
"I will imprint My laws upon their minds,"
2 Corinthians 3:3 (Amplified Bible)
3:3 You show and make obvious that you are a letter from Christ delivered by us, not written with ink but with [the] Spirit of [the] living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of human hearts.
GOD's Laws this time are not printed on stones but on the human heart of every CHRISTians. You won't be able to forget GOD's WORDS as long as you fill your minds with them.
Colossians 1:9 (Amplified Bible)
1:9 For this reason we also, from the day we heard of it, have not ceased to pray and make [special] request for you, [asking] that you may be filled with the full (deep and clear) knowledge of His will in all spiritual wisdom [in comprehensive insight into the ways and purposes of God] and in understanding and discernment of spiritual things—
2. GOD will imprint His Laws upon our innermost thoughts and understanding
"even upon their innermost thoughts and understanding,"
2 Corinthians 3:8-10 (Amplified Bible)
3:8 Why should not the dispensation of the Spirit [this spiritual ministry whose task it is to cause men to obtain and be governed by the Holy Spirit] be attended with much greater and more splendid glory?
3:9 For if the service that condemns [the ministration of doom] had glory, how infinitely more abounding in splendor and glory must be the service that makes righteous [the ministry that produces and fosters righteous living and right standing with God]!
3:10 Indeed, in view of this fact, what once had splendor [the glory of the Law in the face of Moses] has come to have no splendor at all, because of the overwhelming glory that exceeds and excels it [the glory of the Gospel in the face of Jesus Christ].