141 – Zechariah 3.9 – Second Covenant

The Jewish Prophet Zechariah 3.9 – The Second Covenant – David & Rebecca Jewish Wedding / Boca Raton / Florida / By focus Video. In this video we see another beautiful Jewish couple in another beautiful Jewish wedding. Jews are beautiful people.

It is important for non-Jews to understand things of Judaism, especially if there is any kind of bond which supports Jew-Gentile relationships. It is the purpose of these articles to make more of Judaism understandable to Gentiles. Such, especially, is the case of the information that is contained in this article. Because there is a lot of common ground between Jews and Christians, it is very important for followers of Christ to have a good understanding of the things that are important to Jews, especially when such things apply to Christians. The need to understand things of Judaism extends beyond the mindset of those who have a belief in Christ as the Messiah.

This article is a continuation of the post: “140 – The Jewish Prophet Zechariah – 3:9 – All People,” The First Covenant.

In this article we will continue our discussion of the time of Isaiah 2:4 (760 B.C.) which is known as the Kingdom Of God, and is also known as the millennium and the thousand-year reign of Messiah/Christ. We will discuss the second of four covenants that relate to the return of Israel to the promised land in the Kingdom Age, as promised by God to His chosen people (Deuteronomy 7:6). See the following specific land promise (Genesis 15:18) and description of that land ( Genesis 15:19-21), as follows:

Genesis 15:18 New King James Version (NKJV) (Specific land promise)

18 On the same day the Lord made a covenant with Abram, saying:

“To your descendants I have given this land, from the river of Egypt to the great river, the River Euphrates—

Genesis 15:19-21 New King James Version (NKJV) (Description of the land)

19 the Kenites, the Kenezzites, the Kadmonites, 20 the Hittites, the Perizzites, the Rephaim, 21 the Amorites, the Canaanites, the Girgashites, and the Jebusites.”

Comment: MacArthur Study Bible. 15:18–21 river of Egypt to the…Euphrates. Scripture records both general (Ex. 23:31) and specific (Num. 34:1–12) descriptions of the Promised Land, centering on the ancient land of Canaan. Such precise geographic demarcation will not allow for any redefinitions which would emasculate God’s promise of its specificity. The river of Egypt was most probably what became known as the Wadi El Arish, the southern border of Judah. Kenites…Jebusites. The various peoples who inhabited the land are named. Such precise detailing of the nations in the land of Canaan attests again to the specificity of the Promised Land in God’s promises.

“You must be born again,” are words that relate to the spiritual state that anyone must have in order for them to be in the eternal Presence of God/Elohim/Yahweh/Adonai/Theos/Messiah/Christ (Ezekiel 36:24-27, John 3:3-8, 2 Corinthians 5:17, 1 John 1:5.)

In my post “139 – The Jewish Prophet Zechariah,” the words, “in one day,” are written. The wording of that verse follows:

Zechariah 3:9 New King James Version (NKJV)

9 For behold, the stone That I have laid before Joshua: Upon the stone are seven eyes. Behold, I will engrave its inscription,’ Says the Lord of hosts, ‘And I will remove the iniquity of that land in one day.’

Unless otherwise stated, the NKJV translation will be used in this post.

The following terms are used interchangeably. Kingdom of God, Kingdom Age, Millennium, Millennial reign of Messiah/Christ.

“The Day,” in question, will be the dividing line between all that has been bad for Israel, and all that will be good for Israel, from then and forever. The term, “millennium,” dictates that the The Kingdom Age will last for a thousand-year period of time. It will be during the millennium that Israel will experience true peace. It is important to know that Israel is the only group of people that is identified as a nation that will have a specific place on earth for its habitation during the Kingdom Age. Other people will also be present on earth during this time of peace, but none of them will occupy the land of Israel. During the millennium, non-Jews will reside outside of the boundaries of Israel. When the Kingdom Age ends, all born again Jews and Gentiles will enter the eternal state (Rev 21-22). With that having been said, it must also be stated that the Messiah/Christ will rule and reign over all of the earth during the millennium (Revelation 20:4-5), and that no one will enter the Kingdom Of God, or the eternal state, without first having been born again (John 3:3).

SECOND COVENANT

2. THE SECOND COVENANT. This covenant relates to the promises that the possession of the land of Israel are fulfilled by Israel in the Kingdom Age. All of the spiritual blessings that Israel will receive will be the fulfillment of this covenant.

Deuteronomy 30:3 New King James Version (NKJV)

3 “… the Lord your God will bring you back from captivity, and have compassion on you, and gather you again from all the nations where the Lord your God has scattered you.”

Ezekiel 36:24 New King James Version (NKJV) (Israel to be taken to its own land)

24 “…I will take you from among the nations, gather you out of all countries, and bring you into your own land.”

Comment: MacArthur Study Bible. 36:24 “bring you into your own land.” God assured Israel that He will bring them out of other lands back to the Promised Land (v. 24), the very land from which He scattered them (v. 20). It is the same “land that I gave to your fathers” (v. 28), a land distinct from those of other nations (v. 36), and a land whose cities will be inhabited by those who return (vv. 33, 36, 38). The establishment of the modern state of Israel indicates this has initially begun.

The following information comes from Scofield Reference Notes.

This Covenant gives the conditions under which Israel entered the land of promise. It is important to see that the nation has never as yet taken the land under the unconditional Abrahamic Covenant, nor has it ever possessed the whole land (cf. Genesis 15:18; Numbers 34:1-12. This Covenant is in seven parts.)

(1) Dispersion for disobedience, Deuteronomy 30:1; Deuteronomy 28:63-68 (See Scofield “Genesis 15:18”)

(2) The future repentance of Israel while in the dispersion, Deuteronomy 30:2.

(3) The return of the Lord, Deuteronomy 30:3; Amos 9:9-14; Acts 15:14-17.

(4) Restoration to the land, Deuteronomy 30:5; Isaiah 11:11; Isaiah 11:12; Jeremiah 23:3-8; Ezekiel 37:21-25

(5) National conversion, Deuteronomy 30:6; Romans 11:26; Romans 11:27; Hosea 2:14-16

(6) The judgment of Israel’s oppressors, Deuteronomy 30:7; Isaiah 14:1; Isaiah 14:2; Joel 3:1-8; Matthew 25:31-46

(7) National prosperity, Deuteronomy 30:9; Amos 9:11-14

The following video shows Jews in Israel whom have come to know Christ as Messiah.

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